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Laurie Norris Mar 26, 2020 Nutrition

With farm markets closed, and fresh produce getting picked over at grocery stores, it can be difficult to find fresh fruit and vegetables right now. But is buying fresh really necessary? In some cases, buying frozen fruits and veggies is actually better. First of all, fresh produce doesn’t keep long. Since we are trying to limit our trips to the stores, going several...

Laurie Norris Mar 2, 2020 Nutrition

Many of us eat out on a regular basis, at least once or twice a week. When we are eating healthy, it can often be a challenge to find a meal on the menu that won’t throw us off track. And most meals contain huge portions that can be triple normal serving sizes. Make Good Choices Before you go to the restaurant, look up the menu. Choosing a few healthy options beforehand...

Laurie Norris Jan 27, 2020 Nutrition

With the start of a new year, many people think they need to clear their digestive systems after over indulging through the holidays. Cleansing, or detox dieting, has become popular, claiming to eliminate toxins over several days, giving your healthy eating habits a jump start. Cleanses can be done several ways. Some require fasting, while others require drinking special drinks...

Laurie Norris Jan 1, 2020 Nutrition

Happy 2020! If you are like many, you are going into the new year resolving to be healthier, which likely means you’ll be working out more and eating better. Instead of “dieting” (the word “diet” has always made people cringe), what we really need to do is adopt a healthy lifestyle, balancing the food that is good for us with the occasional treat. Here...

Kara Sabatino RD LD Dec 4, 2019 Nutrition

It is officially winter here in NE Ohio! Among the sickness that goes around, along with the lack of outdoor physical activity, we have a lack of sunshine! What this can bring is a lack of Vitamin D! Many people have heard of Vitamin D deficiency, only when they get bloodwork and their doctor gives them a prescription! Check out the blog below to get the skinny on Vitamin D - how much do you need, and how do you meet those nutritional needs through the winter months?

Laurie Norris Dec 3, 2019 Nutrition

Many items at the grocery store contain claims on the labels that are enticing you to buy them. But buyer beware! Multi grain, heart healthy, organic, low sugar, low fat – They all sound great, however what do these claims truly mean? According to, there are three categories of claims. The first refers to nutrient content, usually addressing sugar,...

Kara Sabatino RD LD Nov 12, 2019 Nutrition

The Holiday season can be tough to stay motivated and heathy while dealing with parties, shopping and baking! However, just like most things in life - we can always come up with an excuse or reason to push our goals to the back burner. This year, challenge yourself to do some positive things! Here are some suggestions for staying on track with your healthy lifestyle during the Holidays! 

Laurie Norris Oct 28, 2019 Nutrition

Whether you are considering giving up meat for health or ethical reasons, the first thing you need to do is get more information. Find some good books or do some research on line. This will help you decide if this lifestyle change will truly suit you. It’s also a good idea to transition slowly. Find some good recipes and have one or two vegan meals a week. Start adding...

Kara Sabatino RD LD Oct 16, 2019 Nutrition

Football season is here and the tailgating and parties can be challenging in terms of eating healthy and maintaining our healthy lifestyle habits. It is easy to justify our behaviors because it is just “a short time during the year”, or just “one day each week”. I firmly believe that we need to make time to enjoy these seasons of life, and find healthier alternatives that taste good! 

Laurie Norris Sep 30, 2019 Nutrition

For pumpkin spice lovers, this is the most wonderful time of the year! From the beloved PSL, to pumpkin spice flavored Spam (yes, really!), the flavor is promoted everywhere. And grocery stores have stocked their shelves with plenty of canned pumpkin puree anticipating all of us baking muffins, cookies and pies. But the versatility of pumpkin goes much further than baked goods. First...

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