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Back to Basics: Packing Healthy Lunches

September 29th, 2016|

Written by Amber Ketchum, MDS, RD
Our society has definitely transitioned into one that does not embrace the old “brown bag” lunch.  We often go out to eat, which can take up

The Brilliance of Spinach: Your Weight Loss Best Friend

September 22nd, 2016|

Written by Katie Papo
It’s no coincidence that Popeye practically became a superhero whenever he ate his spinach. Spinach has demonstrated more health benefits than almost any other food. There is

Healthy Recipes: Chicken Tostadas

April 26th, 2016|

Chicken Tostadas
Makes 4 servings
Serving size: 2 tostadas
8 corn tortillas (6 inch)
1 pound chicken breasts
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 cup chopped sweet potato
1 cup corn kernels
1 cup chopped white onions
1 cup black

Losing Weight: Will Crunches Give You Abs?

April 19th, 2016|

Written by Katie Papo
This is a common question to people new to working out. Traditional ab exercises like crunches helpful are actually not the complete package if you want a

Healthy Recipes: Lentils with Pineapple & Plantain and Jicama Salad

March 28th, 2016|

Recipes courtesy of the Natural Gourmet Institute
Lentils with Pineapple and Plantain
Yield: 10 Servings

Ingredients for Lentils:
1 cup French lentils
3 cups vegetable stock, warmed
1 avocado leaf
2 sprigs fresh thyme
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon

The Top 5 Best Foods for Weight Loss

February 29th, 2016|

Written by Katie Papo
Though often times our body is portrayed as a “calorie-in, calorie-out machine,” the body is actually a highly-intelligent organism that recognizes the difference between real food, and