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Strawberry Pluot Oatmeal

I eat a lot of oatmeal. I wish you would too. Not only is it absolutely delicious, but it can help lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugars so you avoid that mid-morning crash, AND, it's rediculously simple to make. Do your body good and have some oatmeal every...

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No Bake Granola Bars: Better Than Store Bought Bars

Did you know that peanut butter mixed with maple syrup is a nutritional synergistic superfood? Just kidding ūüôā But wouldn't that be something? I CAN tell you however, that the two pair so marvelously together that they will¬†change your pancake game forever. Peanut...

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Video: Three Tips to Help You Choose a Healthier Yogurt

Hi Everyone! I'm back with another Grocery Guide video, and this time I'm giving you three tips to help you choose a healthier yogurt. One of the most interesting points here is that full-fat yogurt can be a healthy choice. After  years of recommendations to choose...

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Video: How to Choose the Most Nutritious Peanut Butter

Hi Everyone! I'm excited to share my first video of The Grocery Guide, a video series dedicated to helping you make the most nutritious choices at the grocery store. With misleading label claims out the wazoo, it's easy to get confused about which products to buy to...

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Chickpea Flour Pancakes with Coconut-Apricot Yogurt Sauce

Hey ya'll, happy Friday! I've had a super productive day and I think the pancakes are to blame (and maybe the rainy weather that made me stay inside all day). I made my pancakes with chickpea flour which has more protein and fiber than most other flours, and my energy...

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Sausage Lentil Stew

As promised via Instagram, here's the recipe for this soul-warming stew. Lentils are one of the cheapest sources of protein and iron, and have a magnificent way of adding a velvety texture to soups and stews. This lovely #turmeric spiked lentil sausage stew will warm...

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Seven Simple Goals to Help You Eat Well

What's the secret to making lasting changes to  your diet? Make one small change at a time. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither are healthy diets. Today, pick one tip to incorporate into your daily life. Once you've mastered it, move on to the next and you'll be...

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Healthy Granola Recipe

Looking for a granola recipe with a little less sugar but still tastes great? Try this Everyday Granola recipe adapted from The Kitchn. After dusting off and opening up The Kitchn's cookbook for my last redux challenge, I found a recipe for Everyday Granola that was...

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Cumin-Spiked Guacamole

Packed with heart healthy monounsaturated fats, guacamole is a nourishing dip to keep on hand when you need a quick pick-me-up. To celebrate the Recipe Redux's 54th month, members are grabbing their nearest cookbook and reduxing the recipe on page 54 or 154....and...

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Vanilla Cardamom Coffee Cake

Knock your guests socks off this Holiday season with a cardamom spiced coffee cake. High protein yogurt, whole wheat flour and oats make this version a bit healthier. I'm not much of a baker. But when the seasons change and it gets cool outside, I'm a sucker for a...

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Sweet & Savory Butternut Squash Risotto

Have you ever made risotto? It's a starchy rice cooked in stock, a little butter and often topped with parmesan, and produces one of the creamiest rice dishes you'll ever taste. Not the healthiest of foods, no; but paired with a nice salad it's a balanced meal. You...

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Peanut Butter Apricot Chewy Bars

These soft and chewy nutty granola bars are a nourishing grab and go snack that will keep your energy levels up right where you need them.  Happy National Nut Day! To celebrate National Nut Day, Recipe Redux members are coming up with nut-inspired meals, bites and...

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Antibiotics in Your Food & Why it Matters

Hello from Nashville! I’m here for the gigantic, annual Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) to get my learn on about all the new happenings in Nutrition Science, and share the relevant material with YOU.  First up is antibiotic use in food animals and it’s...

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The New Way to Top Your Waffles

Avocado?? (Enter cringed and slightly disgusted face) Yeah baby! But you MUST include the sea salt. Eating avocado without salt should be a crime, and I'm convinced that people who don't like avocado, have never had it proper. Salt brings out the true taste of avocado...

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Be Mindful About the Non-Dairy Milk You Choose

Like the isle full of eggs, the milk isle is just as daunting. I mean really, how many milks are there!? soy, almond, hemp, coconut, rice, oat Don't get me wrong, I love me some soy milk and and I absolutely adore a homemade nut milk every now and then. But when the...

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20 Minute Vegetarian Pad Thai + How to Make it Gluten-Free

I shared this pad thai photo on Facebook and Instagram a few weeks month ago and am finally getting around to sharing the recipe. Though I'm not quite sure it qualifies for being a recipe because it doesn't require exact measurements. No exact measurements = my...

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How Does Thiamine Stack Up in Your Diet?

Nutripedia is a series of posts designed to help you learn more about the importance of essential nutrients & how to easily incorporate them into your daily life. Your body requires Thiamine to adequately metabolize carbohydrates and proteins; critical for energy...

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Meatless Sheppards Pie #TheRecipeRedux

Hey Ya'll! It's time for another Recipe Redux. The goal of this month's theme is to get the family back to the table after a crazy summer by reduxing an old family favorite.   Sheppards Pie anyone? This was most definitely a staple of ours growing up and it...

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Making Sense of The Claims on Egg Cartons

How daunting is the egg isle at the supermarket? Just about as daunting as the milk, yogurt and meat sections, right? These next string of posts on the Grocery Guide will focus on what these labeling claims actually mean for each product so you don't waste anymore...

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PERSONAL NUTRITION COUNSELING

Blog author, Ashley Thomas, is a Registered Dietitian with a private practice in Peoria, IL. If you’re looking for more personalized nutrition advice from a practicing professional, schedule an appointment with Ashley today by clicking the button below.