April 14, 2016

Spring Clean Your Kitchen

Spring has arrived and that means it’s time for some spring cleaning! You might be thinking about cleaning out your closets – swapping out your cold weather clothes for lighter spring and summer items – or cleaning up your yard and planting some flowers. But what kind of shape is your kitchen in? Could it use a little freshening up?

One of the most effective steps you can take to eat more healthfully is to set up your environment to support healthy habits. Here are a few tips to give your kitchen its own spring makeover.

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April 12, 2016

Dining Solo: Meeting the Challenges of Cooking for One

“Cooking for one is just plain boring,” an elderly patient recently told me.  Day in, day out, she’s dining alone and tired of eating “the same old thing.”

Old, young, or somewhere in between, many adults are in a living situation that requires cooking just for themselves.  Some people resort to eating out all the time or breaking out a bowl of cereal for dinner, but that can be a recipe for poor nutrition and possible weight gain.

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April 8, 2016

Skinny Recipe: Italian Cream Pie with Strawberry Sauce

This Italian Cream Pie with Strawberry Sauce recipe is a creamy goodness nestled in a flaky crust and topped with a delicious strawberry sauce. This recipe is the perfect dessert when you are looking for something rich and creamy, but something that will not affect your waistline.

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April 7, 2016

Quick Tip: Fill up on iron.

Did you know not eating enough iron can cause fatigue and even depression? Keep your energy high by chowing down on oatmeal, lentils, eggs, prune juice and/or lean meats. Bonus: Iron boosts muscle strength, making it easier to get through the workday and your workout.