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31 Days of Healthy Eating: Day 3 Tip from Elena Paravantes

March 3rd, 2015
  It’s day 3 of National Nutrition Month! Today’s healthy eating tip is brought to you by the talented Elena Paravantes.   Stop Depending on Highly Processed Foods While some minimally processed foods such as canned tomatoes and frozen vegetables can help us improve our diets and make it easier to eat healthier, other highly processed foods may do just the opposite. We often seek processed foods…

31 Days of Healthy Eating: Tip 2 from Dawn Jackson Blatner

March 2nd, 2015
In honor of National Nutrition Month, 31 top nutrition experts are sharing their most important healthy eating tips. Today, Dawn Jackson Blatner gives us her insight on how you can eat healthier.   It’s All About the Green Base I aim to put down a handful of leafy green veggies as a base to almost everything I eat. Put hot pasta on greens to wilt perfectly, cut pizza into squares and use as croutons, turn taco night…

Must-Try Mindful Eating Techniques

March 2nd, 2015
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger Should we worry more about what we are eating, or how we are eating? “Mindful” eating is appreciating every bite, savoring every flavor, and allowing for a culinary journey when eating. This attention to your food can help promote moderation and weight loss, help calm an upset stomach, and so much more. But after years of eating one way, is it possible to re-train…

31 Days of Healthy Eating: Tip 1 from Angela Lemond

March 1st, 2015
In honor of National Nutrition Month (that’s March!), I asked 31 nutrition experts from around the country their top healthy eating tip. Each day throughout the month of March, you will find a new tip posted, giving you a different perspective and idea on how to eat more healthfully. First up is Angela Lemond, RDN, CSP, LD!   Focus on the Positive My best tip overall is to focus on foods you should eat and not so…

Bring on the Salmon (and Salmon Dill Cakes!)

February 27th, 2015
Heart disease has taken more American lives than any other disease and remains the leading cause of death in both men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 611,105 lives were lost in 2013 to the disease. One of the best ways to protect your heart is by getting plenty of Omega-3s, and salmon is one of the best food sources out there. Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that your body can’t produce enough…