Diet

4 Reasons to Always Choose Organic Dairy

March 3, 2016
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When it comes to buying organic, there are many different ways to prioritize. The Dirty Dozen is a great guide to produce, but there’s more to buying organic than just produce! When it comes to milk and dairy, organic milk is my milk of choice. The reason I choose milk (instead of milk alternatives) is […]

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The Truth about Calories and Calorie Counting

October 21, 2015
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We see the word “calorie” everywhere: from food labels to nutrition articles, calories are at the center of conversations about weight loss and health. But what is a calorie anyway? A calorie is just a measure of energy that is generated from food. It’s as simple as that. At a high level, if you eat […]

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50 Vegetarian and Plant Based Protein Sources

September 28, 2015
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One of the most frequent questions I get when I tell people I’m vegetarian is: “But then where do you get your protein?” It’s common knowledge that meat is a great source of protein, but you don’t actually need to eat meat to get enough protein! Somehow, being vegetarian has become synonymous with just eating leaves (which do […]

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The Milky Way Index: How Much Sugar Is In Your Food?

July 19, 2015
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The husband was drinking a glass of orange juice a few days ago when he turned to me and asked “Is juice bad for you?” I said, “Yeah, it is – because it’s basically full of sugar.” And he said, “What do you mean ‘full of sugar?’” And the nutritionist in me started listing facts: […]

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The Secret Way to Make Guacamole without Avocado (Edamame Guacamole!)

July 14, 2015

Summertime is perfect for enjoying cookout foods at your outdoor BBQ, on a picnic, or just lounging on your deck at home! One of my favorite summertime foods are different, unique, and healthy versions of “chips and dip.” While the traditional “chips and dip” can run you over 500 calories per serving, my made-over guacamole is insanely rich […]

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Smoky Vegetarian Fajitas

April 9, 2015
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There is nothing better than the sound of a sizzling fajita platter coming to your table at a Mexican restaurant. Served with warm corn tortillas, shredded cheese, salsa, and avocado – this dish just screams deliciousness. I’m a creature of habit – every time the husband and I go to a Mexican restaurant, I’ll usually […]

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