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National Nutrition Month Day 12: Expect the Best

March 12th, 2016
For day 6 of National Nutrition Month, Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD was kind enough to provide a copy of her book Expect the Best: Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During & After Pregnancy. The book explains why it’s important for both the man and woman should be at a healthy weight and eat healthfully before conceiving and discusses how to lose weight safely post pregnancy. It’s perfect for anyone who…

National Nutrition Month Day 11: Plant-Powered For Life

March 11th, 2016
  I needed to include one of Sharon Palmer’s cookbooks during National Nutrition Month. Sharon, also known as the Plant Powered Dietitian, has published numerous plant-based cookbooks. In this particular cookbook, you’ll find 125 yummy recipes with over 50 tips for better health. I was recently at a sponsored trip to Napa where Sharon and I got to cook together at the Culinary Institute of America…

5 Reasons to Love Idaho Potatoes

March 10th, 2016
This post was sponsored by The Idaho Potato Commission Although spuds get a bad reputation, they’re actually nutritional all-stars! Idaho potatoes with the “Grown In Idaho” seal let you know that you’re getting high quality potatoes filled with all kinds of benefits. Here are 5 reasons why you should show some love to these deliciously healthy potatoes. 1. Always in season
Idaho’s growing season…

National Nutrition Month Day 10: The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook

March 10th, 2016
For Day 10 of National Nutrition Month, I wanted to highlight The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook by the Meal Makeover Moms.  Liz Weiss, M.S., R.D. and Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RDN are the two power women behind Meal Makeover Moms. Coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore. It’s a way adults can now relieve some stress. Plus, the smoothie bowl recipes and mouthwatering! Gena, I know you’ll…

National Nutrition Month Day 9: First Bites

March 9th, 2016
  Day 9 of National Nutrition month is a cookbook created by my dear friend and colleague Dana Angelo White who I met on the day her husband proposed to her. Dana, a mother of 3 beautiful girls, makes her own baby food and cooks for her family daily. Her book First Bites lists 50 superfoods for babies and toddlers along with delicious recipes. The recipe Dana shared below is for homemade fruit leather. Although fruit…