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Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Brendan Stapleton Jul 2, 2018 Nutrition

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad, feta, French green beans, olives and marinated tomatoes.   3 pounds sweet potato, scrubbed clean Kosher salt and pepper ½ pounds French beans, trimmed 3 tablespoons red verjus 1 tablespoon yuzu juice 2 teaspoons honey ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped thyme 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 8...

Body-weight Training: Don’t Let a Lack of Equipment Keep You From Your Goals

Kelley Vargo Jun 18, 2018 Fit Fun

Whether you're on the road a lot, can't afford a monthly gym membership, or simply don't have any equipment at home to use, don’t let these excuses keep you from your health and fitness goals. Body-weight training is an effective way to exercise just about anywhere. Here are a few benefits of this mode of training:

5 Nutrient Deficiencies You Need to Know About

Katie Ferraro May 25, 2018 Nutrition

With a well-balanced diet, it is certainly possible for a healthy person to obtain all of the vitamins and minerals he or she needs from foods alone. Dietary supplements are not a replacement for eating healthful foods; rather, they are intended to do just what their name implies—to supplement a diet.

There are circumstances, however, in which the foods we eat may not provide all of the important nutrients that our body needs, resulting in a nutrient deficiency. Here’s a quick rundown of five nutrient deficiencies that are more common than you might think.

Kale and Quinoa cakes

Brendan Stapleton May 21, 2018 Nutrition

Kale and quinoa cakes 2.5 cups cooked quinoa, cooled 4 cups kale, cleaned, deveined, chopped small 3 large eggs, beaten 1 tsp salt ½ Spanish onion, diced small ½ cup chopped chives ½ cup parmesan, grated 2 ea garlic cloves, minced ¾ c finely ground panko crumbs 2 tbsp olive oil   Combine quinoa, eggs, parmesan...

Grilled barbecue shrimp

Brendan Stapleton May 19, 2018 Nutrition

Grilled BBQ Shrimp  serves 4   2 sticks butter 4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon tabasco 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary ½ teaspoon ground black pepper Salt 1 pounds shrimp, 24 count, peeled and deveined Canola oil 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley French...

Is Comparison Sabotaging Your Success?

Jeanne Bellezzo May 18, 2018 News

You’ve been faithfully following your workout plan and you’re seeing results, but your friend at the gym seems to be making more gains. And your neighbor dropped almost 15 pounds, while you’re still focusing on losing 10.

Even when you’re making progress, frequently comparing yourself to other people—at the gym, grocery store, Instagram or wherever—can leave you feeling frustrated or discouraged. So why do so many of us do it?

25 Power Snacks to Take to Your Child’s Game

Michelle Zive May 10, 2018 Nutrition

It's your turn to bring snacks to your soccer star’s tournament or your little slugger's baseball game. Like most parents, your first thought may be, "What can I grab in a hurry to bring to the game this weekend?" Fortunately, being the team parent responsible for bringing healthy and nourishing snacks doesn’t have to add stress to your already hectic week.

It's never too early to show children the importance of eating snacks that provide calories and replenishment. You want to fuel-up your little athletes, not bog them down, so the snacks you choose should:

Are You Using the Right Cooking Oils?

Rebecca Lewis May 4, 2018 Nutrition

Did you know that fats are essential nutrients that are fundamental to how the body functions? In fact, fats are integral to cell structure and also are included in hormones that control muscle contraction, immune function, blood clotting and blood pressure. Additionally, when it comes to healthy eating, there are some vitamins (A, D, E and K) that require fat to be fully absorbed and usable in the body.

The fat in nearly all foods is a mixture of fatty acids—saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. You want to choose fats that are unsaturated more often. Unsaturated fats are oils—they are plant-based and liquid at room temperatures. These types of fats are considered a better nutrition choice because of the positive effects they have on cardiovascular health.

It can be a challenge to know which oils to use when cooking. You want to make healthy choices, but you also want your food to turn out delicious. Here is a brief primer on how to choose the right oils, along with detailed descriptions of the most common oils you’re likely to use.

5 Tips for Staying Accountable to Health and Fitness Goals at Work

Niki Campbell Apr 19, 2018 Fit Fun

Sometimes the biggest pressure at work isn't a looming deadline, a demanding client or an upcoming performance review. It's the pressure to stick to your health and fitness goals in the face of pizza lunches, birthday cake celebrations and Friday happy hours. While being a part of the office fun is important and builds a team atmosphere, it can also derail health and fitness goals.

The first step in achieving better health and fitness is setting SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) goals. For example, if you have a SMART goal to lose 10 pounds in 60 days by walking at lunchtime three days a week and cutting back on sugar, going out for lunch or taking part in the office holiday cookie exchange can quickly derail both fitness and nutrition goals. So how can you stay focused and still be social at work? How can you turn SMART goals into long-term, sustainable habits?

Here are five tips to help you stay accountable, reach your goals and still be part of the fun:

5 Seasonal Foods Not to Miss This Spring

Rebecca Lewis Apr 12, 2018 Nutrition

When it comes to healthy eating, seasonal foods have so many benefits to offer. Not only are these five foods available at the peak of their ripeness, giving them maximum flavor and nutrition density, but they are also at their least expensive price.  

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