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Healthy Holiday

The holiday season gives us reason to celebrate and indulge.  And although the holidays, most certainly, should be enjoyed, some of us are great at managing the amount of celebrating we do, and some of us wish we were better. …...

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Artificial Color and Artificial Dyes

Small changes really add up to make a big difference in one’s health and well-being. Every week I provide one of my favorite small changes for you to incorporate into your life. Today’s change: Eliminate Artificial Colors from Your Diet…...

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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

This delicious recipe comes from Melody over at Little House on the Vegan Prairie via Erin Madore at Creative Soul in Motion. I love quinoa, and my recent autumn quinoa recipe called for cumin and cinnamon, making me love this recipe…...

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Non-GMO Project InfoGraphic

If you haven’t heard of the Non-GMO Project yet, it might be time to tune in. GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through genetic engineering, that merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant,…...

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For parents looking for healthier options for Halloween, there’s good news: tons of brands are providing healthier options. Watch my segment on Better Connecticut on how to make your Halloween Party and/or Trick-or-Treating treats healthier. Regardless if you are shopping…...

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Gluten-free

Gluten intolerance and sensitivity, as well as celiac disease, have become more and more of an issue today. And the industry is responding: It seems everywhere we look, gluten-free products are flooding the market. As a matter of fact, while…...

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Quinoa

Now that it is fall, a whole host of new ingredients and flavors are available.  Quinoa is a wonderful substitute for rice, containing a greater amount of protein and a tasty nutty flavor. I keep testing out different ways to…...

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Soda Ban in NYC

Yesterday (Thursday, September 12th), the New York City Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal limiting the size of sugary drinks sold in many venues (restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts) to 16 ounces. The vote was…...

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Pineapple Smoothie

I’ve completely fallen head over heels for my newest breakfast smoothie. It isn’t very complicated, but the way the flavors combine is absolutely delectable. I call it “heaven in a glass.” Pineapple is loaded with Vitamin C and Bromelain –…...

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Sugar

How much sugar should we be consuming? According to the World Health Organization, we should be consuming no more than 10 percent of our daily calories from added sugar (table sugar and sugars added to packaged foods when processed). The…...

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