Category Archives: Healthy tips

Apples – Market Basket of the Month

The goal of WellSpan Health’s Market Basket of the Month program is to “to bring together the school cafeteria, classroom, home and community through a strategic effort to promote healthy habits for students.”  For the next year, I will devote … Continue reading

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Snack smart: Know when and what to enjoy as a treat

This story is not meant to take away your love of snacks, we are the snack capital of the world, after all.
But if you’re going to have a treat, at least make sure you know what you’re eating and as always, snack in moderation. Dieticians still don’t recommend eating junk food, sorry to break it to you.

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CSA Summer: Week 11, featuring squash-tomato gnocchi, rosemary potato chips

After our recent tomato bonanza, I wouldn’t let Jeff grab any extra tomatoes that weren’t among the 4 pounds we could take as part of our regular CSA share from Goldfinch Farm. We still ended up with some beautiful tomatoes, along … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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CSA Summer: Week 1, featuring sweet pea pasta, strawberry salad

Aaaaaand, we’re back! Last summer, my fiance Jeff and I enrolled in our first-ever CSA (community-supported agriculture program). Every week, we picked up a bounty of produce from Miller Plant Farm, determined our weekly menu based on what we got … Continue reading

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A girl and her water bottle – A love story

I recently went into Target to pick up a new planner, a notebook, and a pair of flats to prepare for my new internship. If you’re anything like me, you never actually get what you need from Target and you … Continue reading

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