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Game Day Snack Swaps

This Sunday is a big day for football fans (and, if you’re like me, commercial fans). It’s also a big day for munching and crunching on a variety of snacks that may not line up with MyPlate guidelines. Don’t worry, we’re setting your game day snack plan in motion with a few healthy swaps.  … Read more »

Fruit Before and After Exercise

Have you ever taken a big bite of an apple and enjoyed how juicy it was? Do you snack on sweet strawberries? How much do you love biting into a ripe, yummy banana? Fruit is nature’s gift to you: it is so tasty and so healthy for you! Why else do we love fruit? There are… Read more »

Realistic Resolutions to Eat Smart

Create new healthy eating habits that will carry you through to the next decade. Eating smart provides all the basic nutrients you need for good health, helps prevent chronic diseases, and can set your children up for a lifetime of good eating habits. To help you achieve your resolutions for eating smart, check out our… Read more »

Nutrition Basics of Carbohydrates

In our previous post about the 6 Basic Nutrients, we gave a short description of the macronutrient carbohydrates. Today, we’ll go into more detail about carbs, their functions in the body, sources of carbohydrates, and some information about different diets that focus on carb intake. 

New School Year, New Healthy Routines

August is here and it’s back to school season. Making changes to your lifestyle requires changing up your current routine with new healthy habits. What better time to make some healthy changes than when you’re already establishing a new routine? This school year, commit to eating smarter and moving more as a family.

Summer Food Ideas

What we choose to eat is influenced by many factors, such as taste preferences, culture, season, and weather. Summer makes me think of barbecues, picnics, eating from the garden, and cold treats to cool off. Eat smart this summer with these ideas for warm weather recipes.

 

Build Your Own Overnight Oats

Are you looking for a quick and healthy breakfast option for those busy mornings? We have some great recipes that save time by preparing breakfast the night before. Overnight Oats don’t require cooking and are a great way to incorporate plenty of nutrients. Each overnight oat recipe described is high in fiber and packed with… Read more »

Realistic Weight Management Strategies

Often our efforts to eat smart and move more are in pursuit of other goals, especially weight loss. In fact, the CDC found that half of all Americans, especially women, report attempting to lose weight in the past year. This makes sense considering that our nation’s weight has gone steadily up over the last several… Read more »

Healthy Lifestyles in Bloom

Yesterday was the first official day of spring and we’re beginning to see signs of warmer weather on the way. The grass is greening up, trees are beginning to bud and bloom, and birds are returning from their winter migrations. And as the natural world begins to wake back up, it’s the perfect time for… Read more »

How to Pack your Lunch

Packing lunch is so much fun. To start packing your lunch, you’ll need to pick out a lunchbox so you can easily take your food with you. Maybe you like superheroes, unicorns, or a certain TV show. There’s a lunchbox for everyone out there! A bag that you can use again works as a lunchbox,… Read more »