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College Eats: Healthy Late Night Snacking

May 19th, 2016

By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Whether you’re up late studying for the three exams you have the next day, or you’re trying to cram a semesters worth of information during finals week, it’s definitely stressful. Oftentimes when you’re stressed (like me!) the first thing you reach for is food. Here are some healthy tips and snacks that can help you make it through the night: Here are my three top tips that I…

Recipe: Peanut Butter and Berry Jam Parfait

May 15th, 2016
  By Toby Amidor, MS, RD
This post was sponsored by Planters Peanuts who also sent me samples. 
One of my favorite combinations is peanut butter and jelly. I’ve been eating PB&J on whole wheat bread for lunch for years! I finally decided to branch out and create a parfait with similar flavor components from peanuts, peanut butter, homemade blueberry jam, and fresh berries. It’s a perfect way to take in protein,…

Kids App Review: Food Leap

May 9th, 2016

By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Since today’s media often influences kids with advertisements for sugar-sweetened and high calorie foods, kids sometimes forget about the healthy foods available. Creator of the website Super Kids Nutrition, Melissa Halas-Liang recently released a fun and educational new app, Food Leap, to help introduce healthy foods to kids. Check out how your little one can enjoy this…

5 Healthy Breakfasts In 5 Minutes (Or Less!)

May 4th, 2016
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by belVita who also provided the header image. The morning rush oftentimes gets you out the door without a healthy breakfast. Research, however, shows that there are numerous benefits to starting your day off right. Those who eat breakfast tend to have a more nutritious diet overall, have better concentration, sustained energy levels throughout the day, and may even…

4 Nutrients to Help Spring Into Fitness

May 2nd, 2016

By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger With the warm weather finally upon us, more and more people will be heading outdoors and increasing activity. Fueling your body with the right nutrition will help you get the most out of your workouts and maximize your results. Here are 4 key nutrients to keep your eye on while ramping up your exercise regimen. Calories
The amount of calories you need varies depending…