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Good News: “Plant-Based” Does Not Mean “Vegan!”

As a dietitian who promotes plant-based eating, I often notice that some people use "vegan" and "plant-based" interchangeably when they are indeed different: Vegan: No animal products in the diet whatsoever including meat, seafood, dairy, honey, and sometimes yeast....

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Practical Mindful Eating Tips from 4 Registered Dietitians

The concept of mindful eating has been around for a long time but lately, we're hearing more about it as health professionals share its message on their social media networks with hopes of improving our connection with the eating experience. What exactly does mindful...

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{Video} How To Build a Healthy Smoothie Bowl

Hi There! Since my appendectomy 2 weeks ago, I finally started feeling much more like myself yesterday. To celebrate, I made this video as a follow up to the last article I wrote on smoothie bowls; how to avoid making yours a big sugar bomb, and how to make one in...

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Learn How To Balance Your Plate and Never Diet Again

Knowing how to build a balanced plate and putting it into practice is one of the simplest yet most powerful health-enhancing practices you can have. By being mindful about including several food groups on your plate at meal time, you provide your body with the right...

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How to Build a Better Salad

I'm about to get pretty snobby about salad. You've been warned. I feel like people hate eating salads because of the typical "House Salad" they've been introduced to at restaurants: iceberg lettuce topped with a few cherry tomatoes, some shredded carrots, and a few...

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Anatomy of a Balanced Breakfast + Siggi’s Toast

I did not receive compensation for promoting Siggi's in this post. I support Siggi's because I enjoy their products and believe that they are a healthy alternative to many other high-sugar, ingredient-laden yogurts on the market.  Ever thought of spreading yogurt on...

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Cooking For a Crowd

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the thought of entertaining family and friends may be creating some undesired stress. Whether your stress comes from trying to cook to please everyone or just the thought of getting all that food on the table, these tips have...

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Five Tips for Making Healthier Tacos

I was never really a fan of tacos until I met David. I mean, I liked tacos, I just never considered them a staple for dinner. David on the other hand, could live happily on only tacos. In our wedding vows, he even tried to require that tacos be served for dinner at...

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How To Stay Healthy Without a Magnesium Supplement

[Tweet "“Over 60% of Americans are deficient in Magnesium today and it’s nearly impossible to get the recommended amount of 400mg through diet. You must take this supplement if you want to stay healthy and avoid being magnesium deficient.” -said some salesman,...

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