Category Archives: Nutrition

Treating your heart well

In the U.S., 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure, and 1 in 3 adults have high cholesterol.

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CSA Summer: Week 7, featuring roasted pepper-tomato salsa, cucumber tzatziki sauce

Last week’s CSA share from Goldfinch Farm was our most colorful yet. Check out the goods: This was the first week we got carrots, although we haven’t used them up yet. All of these vegetables would go great in a … Continue reading

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Where does Diabetes start?

When blood sugar levels start rising above normal we don’t even feel a change at first. Daily damage from sugar in the blood when it’s too high isn’t typically felt or noticed until it gets to really dangerous levels. It sneakily leads to damage to the heart, eyes, kidneys, and feet over years of high sugar levels even before someone may have a true Diabetes diagnosis.

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CSA Summer: Week 6, featuring zucchini butter, tomato tart

Jeff was out of town for another four days this past week, so before he left, he spent two days cooking up a storm to make sure I’d eat healthily during his absence. Thank goodness for husbands, and thank goodness for … Continue reading

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Meatout Mondays: Stuffed cabbage casserole

In my hometown during this time a year, each weekend is filled with church bazaars. These are similar to this area’s church or township carnivals, but with one main difference — it is centered around Polish and/or Italian food. In northeastern … Continue reading

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The best pasta-less lasagna recipe

I self-identify as a pasta connoisseur, and I say this is the best lasagna I’ve ever had. I make this recipe about every other week, it’s that good. The best part? It’s low carb, using zucchini as noodles. Don’t like zucchini? Try it anyway, it’s so good you don’t even have to like vegetables to enjoy it.

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Strawberry Shortcake

One of my favorite desserts as a child was strawberry shortcake. To be perfectly honest, I mostly just loved the buttery cake all by itself. No fruit or milk needed for my young, healthy body. As time has changed, so … Continue reading

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Why eating “clean” doesn’t always equal getting “lean”

All foods have energy. Energy in food is known as…… Go ahead, take a few seconds to make a guess.

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CSA Summer: Week 5, featuring two-bean/pea salad, trout salad

Jeff and I both spent at least five, if not six, days last week covering the 70th U.S. Women’s Open, so we went pretty easy on our recipes using produce from our CSA share from Goldfinch Farm. Here’s the goods: … Continue reading

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Yoga routine for brides-to-be

Megan Donley with Lotus Moon Yoga shares a calming yoga practice perfect for brides-to-be on their wedding day to help you be present and enjoy your day. Follow along as she leads you through this 20-minute routine. Read Caitlin Kerfin’s … Continue reading

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