Category Archives: Nutrition

CSA Summer: Week 3, featuring onion-scape flatbread and sausage-chard tortellini

This week’s full-share bounty from Goldfinch Farm was a whopper. As in, substantial and, therefore, difficult to photograph. Behold: The farm also offered up to 10 fresh sprigs of basil, but I decided to take two bell peppers — one … Continue reading

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Vacation doesn’t have to ruin your health routine

Going on vacation can really put a Twix bar in your health routine. If you plan out all of your meals for the week and have an exercise schedule you’re following, leaving for a week can break the good habits you’ve worked so hard to keep.

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Stroller Moms Keep Pushing

I met the stroller moms while on a run on the rail trail. I was heading the opposite way as two ladies pushing strollers ran by… then another…then a few more, I finally stopped the last two women in the … Continue reading

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Better your breakfast with some easy swaps

What’s your go-to breakfast option? Maybe it’s a doughnut or other sweet pastry. Puffed colorful cereal with milk? Or perhaps you’re someone who opts for nothing at all.

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So, do you eat enough protein? Conquering a vegan myth

If I had a nickle for every time someone asked me if I ate enough protein or showed some concern about my protein intake, I would have a chunk of change in my wallet. Most vegans roll their eyes at the ‘ol … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 2, featuring zucchini ravioli and scallion pancakes

As we mourn the end of strawberry season, let us celebrate the bounty of summer. Behold, our full CSA share from Goldfinch Farm: (Brandie took some broccoli, the summer squash, two scallions, a cucumber and half the salad mix for … Continue reading

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Tips and tricks for grilling vegetables

I not only love to eat, I love to cook. Cooking outside over leaping flames though? Nope, I’ve never been a griller. The grill master in our home, my husband, unfortunately works as a nurse on second shift. So what’s a woman to do when she wants the taste of grilled goodness? For me, it means learning how to do it yourself of course!

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CSA Summer: Week 2, featuring turnip-apple salad, grilled veg spaghetti

Jeff and I started out this past week pretty ambitiously — we planned to use that vegetable for this, and this fruit for that — but you know how best-laid plans often go. Here’s our half-share bounty from Week 2: (Brandie’s … Continue reading

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Watch what you drink this summer

Summer is often a time when people lose weight from making desirable health improvements like getting outside more, including lots of fruits & veggies, and cooking in a low fat method on the closest grill. If you do want to make it a weight loss summer and you’re an iced coffee fanatic you may want to think about what’s in your favorite beverage concoction.

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Slices of hydration: cucumbers and Greek yogurt

Last week I shared my tips for battling a lack of energy with a breakfast/snacktime egg muffin recipe; this week I’m all about the grazing. If there’s one crucial point of health you need to follow to ensure your energy … Continue reading

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