Monthly Archives: February 2018

6 Winter Fruits You Need to Stock up On

While the weather outside may be frigid, the produce shelves at the supermarket are overflowing with winter fruits from warm climates. These SmartCarbs are sweet and juicy, and they are ideal for snacks or as flavorful ingredients in your flex meals. Even better, they’re packed with nutrients and fiber that protect your health and may even help speed up your weight loss results. Be sure to load your cart with these tasty winter fruits while they’re in season. Here are six winter fruits you need to stock […]

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10 Plant-Based Options for Meatless Meals Monday

Chili without beef? Absolutely! Tofu Tacos? Give it a shot. These meatless meals, inspired by some of your favorite dishes, are loaded with lean and hearty ingredients to keep your belly full and body energized. They are the perfect meals for Meatless Mondays, and they taste so good you may want them on Tuesday, too. 10 Cauliflower Recipes So Good You’ll Forget You’re Eating Veggies Read More Here are 10 mouthwatering meatless meals perfect for Monday (or every!) night: 1. Chunky Vegetarian Chili > Quite possibly the […]

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5 Nutrients Your Body Needs More of This Winter

To stay warm during the freezing season, you’ll need a coat, boots, hat, scarf and maybe even long underwear. To stay healthy, you’ll need a nutritional game plan. The right vitamins and nutrients not only help you resist the bacteria and viruses that cause colds and flu, but they also help ease symptoms of—or shorten the duration of—your winter illnesses. These are the five nutrients your body needs more of in winter: 1. Vitamin D Nonfat, fortified milk is a protein-packed way to get vitamin D, so […]

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Nutrition Listen: Broccoli

Broccoli is one of the most underrated dark leafy vegetables around. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I love this member of the cruciferous vegetable family — here’s why. Broccoli health benefits are plenty. This powerful veggie delivers a host of health benefits thanks to its antioxidants, sulforaphane, minerals, vitamins, and fiber. Its fiber compounds bind really well to bile acids in our digestive systems, ultimately lowering cholesterol. Did you also know… Broccoli offers anti-inflammatory benefits and protection against oxidative stress. Click on the link below to listen […]

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