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Simple Ways to Prepare Healthy Side Dishes for Holiday Meals

Food is indeed a focal point of holiday celebrations and high-calorie, carbohydrate-rich side dishes are without doubt main staples in virtually every household. Unfortunately, if you’re watching your weight, eating such foods can be quite…

Micronutrients: The Nutritional Building Blocks for Good Health

I always emphasize that a nutritionally balanced diet is of the utmost importance for weight management, disease prevention, and overall good health. When most people think of such a diet, the first foodstuffs that generally come to mind are…

The Surprising Health and Nutritional Benefits of Shrimp

Many people completely avoid eating shrimp due to their relatively high levels of cholesterol. Although this is perplexing to me it’s completely understandable, as cholesterol is among the most touted boogeyman in the medical community. But,…

Five Simple Ways to Build a Healthier Pizza

Although pizza has its origins in Italy, it is indeed a staple food in many countries around the world. While you won’t necessarily find it on a list of healthy foods, believe it or not, this popular dish isn’t at all completely devoid of…

The Ultimate Salad for People Who Hate Salads

Salads are undeniably the most common go-to food for people trying to lose weight or even maintain a weight loss. Problem is, many fall into the same ole rut of adding fat-free dressing to a big bowl of mixed greens and all-purpose garden vegetables…

Turkey and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers with Goat Cheese

Bell peppers are extremely high on the list of nutrient-dense foods, as they supply an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting antioxidants that promote overall good health. In addition to their nutritional qualities, bell peppers…

Simple Tips for Adding Healthy Fats to Your Diet

Consuming dietary fat is critical for maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet. This holds especially true for monounsaturated and polyunsaturated (omega-3) fatty acids, which are generally classified as "healthy" or "good" fats. Monounsaturated…

How to Make Candied Sweet Potatoes in a Healthy Way

A few years back one of my clients asked if it were possible to cook candied sweet potatoes in a "healthy" way? I chuckled a little at first, as the words "candied" and "healthy" generally contradict each other. But, after having heard her…
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Home-Style Pressure Cooked Pinto Beans with Smoked Turkey

Like other types of beans, pinto beans are an incredibly cheap yet all-too commonly forgotten source of protein. They are also rich in countless health-promoting micronutrients including B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and iron.…
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Herb-Crusted Wild Salmon with Sautéed Bok Choy and Mushrooms

Whether your nutrition goals are centered on losing weight or just improving your health, wild salmon is among the best and most essential 'superfoods' to regularly include in your diet. By pairing this fatty fish with amazingly nutritious veggies…
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Citrus Honey Glazed Golden Beets

Beetroot (beet) is a beneficial source of countless essential nutrients. It’s also an incredibly rich source of important antioxidants like betaine and beta-carotene, which have been shown to enhance liver health and protect against heart…

Eight Super-Simple Ways to Get More Veggies Into Your Diet

Like many folks, I used to hate vegetables and then, oddly enough, I became a vegan. Now, that was well over a decade ago. While I'm no longer a vegan, my past adoption of this lifestyle truly changed the ways in which I approached and embraced…

Easy-to-Find Foods That Should Always Be on Your Grocery List

If you’re trying to eat healthy but having a difficult time finding the right foods to buy, a trip to the grocery store can be quite intimidating. For weight management, disease prevention and overall good health, it’s important to eat a…

The Nutritional Power of Eating Chocolate

Chocolate is by far one of the most popular and sought after indulgences worldwide. In addition to being a valuable source of essential micronutrients like iron and magnesium, chocolate contains powerful all-natural chemicals that prevent disease…

Quick and Easy Ways to Snack Smarter

As one who diligently follows an intermittent fasting regimen I’m personally not a big fan of snacking. But, every once in a while I’ll have pesky hunger pangs that just won’t go away without some sort of nourishment. Funny enough, a little…

Portion Size Essentials for Weight Management

A lot of people overeat due to a misunderstanding of portion sizes. Portion sizes are often considered serving sizes but they're not the same. Many pre-portioned foods actually contain multiple servings. For instance, the recommend serving…

Infographic: Shop Smart & Fill Up Your Cart: Your Healthy Grocery Shopping List

If you're trying to eat healthy but having a difficult time finding the right foods to buy, a trip to the grocery store can be quite intimidating. For weight management and overall good health, it's important to eat a wide variety of food sources…
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Grilled Honey-Mustard Chicken, Steak and Shrimp Kebabs

As one who follows the Mediterranean-style of eating, I can appreciate the nutritional value of a good kebab that supplies healthy portions of veggies, seafood and lean meat. Here’s one of my hearty and absolutely delicious homemade kebab…

Beware of the Grocery Store Tasting Station

Are you one of the many folks who love to frequent the grocery store for the sole purpose of getting free samples of meats and cheeses, cereals, snack foods, pre-packaged meals, and desserts? Be careful, as just a few "free" samples can cost…

Tip to Dieters: Beware of Empty Calorie Foods

These days, so many dieters and weight watchers alike have become completely obsessed with "low-fat" and "low-calorie" products, oftentimes to a point where good nutrition no longer matters. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen folks…