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Eating Healthy on a College Budget

April 18th, 2016
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Being a college student with varying meal times each semester, it is hard to stick to a healthy eating plan. Here are four tips to combat those unhealthy habits: 1. Locate your local grocery stores. This one may seem like a given, but many students do not know where local grocery stores are located. Many times, as I have witnessed on my campus, students will frequent the local pharmacy…

The Update On Cholesterol: What You Need To Know

April 13th, 2016
  By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger In recent years, many folks have stayed away from eggs, butter, and full fat milk because of the high amounts of cholesterol found in these foods. With the recent release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, the latest cholesterol recommendations (of lack thereof) may have you enjoying eggs again. What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol has many functions in the body including making…

My 5 Healthy Reasons to Enjoy Peanuts

April 11th, 2016
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by Planters Peanuts who also sent me samples.  Since I was a little girl, I’ve always adored peanuts. But as I got older I realized it’s not only the taste I love, but also the fact that these nuts (technically legumes) are brimming with good-for-you nutrients. Here are 5 reasons why peanuts can fit into your healthy eating plan and creative ways to enjoy them. #1: Plant-Based

National Nutrition Month: 30 Days of Cookbooks & A Wedding Gift

March 31st, 2016
March is National Nutrition Month. For the past month I have been highlighting cookbooks and nutrition books that can be part of any healthy library. Each book author donated a copy of their book to my future sister-in-law and fellow registered dietitian Gena who is marrying my brother this weekend! If you missed any day of this month, here is a recap of the 30 books. A huge THANK YOU to all the talented authors who participated…

National Nutrition Month Day 30: The Greek Yogurt Kitchen

March 30th, 2016
For day 30 of National Nutrition Month, it’s my cookbook The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day. Many folks eat Greek yogurt for breakfast or as a snack, but you can do much more with it. The Greek Yogurt Kitchen highlights 131 ways you can use Greek yogurt including ice pops, marinades, dressing, muffins, bread, and dips. Gena, I know you were around when…