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As a mom of three, I faced a few tough table-time challenges. One example that stands out, was when my middle son refused to eat salad. Can you imagine that…truly a nutrition nightmare for a nutritionist mom! I knew I had to think of a...
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Have you ever wondered where the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” originated? Likely when an 1866 edition of Notes and Queriesmagazine published the saying: “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” Eating apples may not...
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  If you knew you could have stopped that balsamic vinegar from splattering on your favorite white sweater, would you have done something to prevent it from happening? And if you knew you were going to drive into a pothole, causing your tire to go...
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  What do you think of when you see or hear the words “New Year, New You?” I’ve seen (and written) many stories on this subject, yet there are times when I find those words offensive. After all, what’s wrong with the old you? Sure,...
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Around this time of year, my kids love when I pack my pumpkin muffins with lots of dried cranberries. Coincidentally…cranberries actually contain substances called PACs or proanthocyanidins, that help contribute to cranberries’ health benefits. PACs are unique naturally occurring compounds known as flavonoids, that have...
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Why did you choose the foods you ate yesterday? Let’s take a look at your breakfast: Did you scramble some eggs, put a slice or two of whole-grain bread in the toaster and brew a steamy mug of tea? Or, did your morning begin with a...
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Bruschetta (pronounced broo-skeda), is generally thought of as a savory Italian appetizer, welcoming the rest of your meal with Italian bread rubbed with olive oil or butter and garlic and topped with tomatoes. But since I’m kind of a recipe rebel, I like to think...
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