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By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger…
When it comes to gardening, I learned from my grandfather; his vegetable garden would always produce the crunchiest cabbage and sweetest carrots. He’d pair these exquisite vegetables with just the right amount of herbs (also homegrown!) to make his famous coleslaw – which was better than any store bought brand. I never had the greenest of thumbs, but something
By: Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
The first spring veggies are now lining market shelves and thanks to my husband, I’ve grown to love asparagus! It’s one of the few veggies that he really enjoys, so it ends up being a staple for us this time of the year.
In ancient times, asparagus was thought of as a medicinal food with healing and cleansing properties. With so many health benefits, it’s
Here’s what you should eat before a workout…, but what you eat after your workout is even more important! Ideally, within the hour after your workout is complete, you want to focus on replenishing your body with the proper fuel it’ll need to aid in recovery. Skimp on calories or wait too long to refuel and you risk feeling fatigued and are more prone to injury. If your next meal isn’t within the hour, plan to have a snack
By Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing Blogger
One of my favorite ways to pair plant proteins is with the veggie “meatball”. The meatball in general has become a new trend in the food service industry, from upscale restaurants to fast casual chains.
In response to the growing number of vegetarians and vegans, many restaurants have also created “meatballs” that have no meat at all. For example, The Meatball…
By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
Eating the right amount of foods in each food group every day is no easy feat! In honor of National Nutrition Month I wanted to pay homage to MyPlate, our national icon for healthy eating, which aims to help guide us to choose the right foods.
MyPlate replaced MyPyramid in 2011 as a way to help us figure out what foods and how much of them we should be eating at each meal.