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Cookbook Review: A Modern Way To Eat

July 20th, 2015

By Valentine Reed-Johnson RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger As a dietitian, love of food comes with the territory. The joy of eating is parallel with the functions delicious foods provide. Life is food, and finding the next best way to get back into the kitchen is essential to maintaining a culture of sitting down and “breaking bread.” A Modern Way To Eat is geared towards a younger generation, who we rely upon to continue…

5 Amazing Summer Produce

July 15th, 2015

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger My favorite part of summer is all the fresh produce that’s in season. There’s nothing better than biting into a cold, juicy fruit on a hot summers day, or enjoying a vegetable crudité before your family barbecue. They’re so flavorful, sweet full of nutrients. Here are my top summer produce picks with easy and nutritious recipes that you can whip up in a flash. Tomatoes

12 Reasons to Love California Strawberries

July 13th, 2015
This post was sponsored by the California Strawberry Commission, whom I work with as a spokesperson. You often here the term “farm-to-table” but not many folks have actually visited a farm or understand the flow-of-food from the farm to their table. I firmly believe that if I am going to discuss and write about healthy food, then I should follow the farm-to-fork trail. I have been lucky enough to visit California…

Taste Test: Lactose-Free Cow’s Milk

July 6th, 2015

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger At the age of seven, my doctor administered a hydrogen breath test to check me for lactose intolerance. He told me my results were the highest he had ever seen. Not something I was hoping to hear at that young age. I didn’t want to stop eating pizza, ice cream or drinking my delicious milk. I wanted to enjoy the same treats as my friends. I began taking Lactaid pills every time I wanted to consume…

How To Start Eating Clean

July 1st, 2015
  By Alicia Slusarek, guest blogger The best compliment to the spring and summer bounty is clean eating. As you head to the farmers’ markets, enjoy your favorite whole foods and ditch the processed stuff. What is Clean Eating?
Eating clean isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle. It’s all about choosing wholesome foods over processed options. This sounds simple, but might require some lifestyle changes for those…