Sugars, Sweeteners, and What’s Best for Your Health with RD Kaylee Brown

Join us for a fun educational seminar to learn about sugar, sweeteners, and how to navigate your options during the holidays. If you’ve ever been confused about which sugar packet to pick in the coffee line or what it means when the label says “made with pure cane sugar,” this seminar is for you! Join […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Fun Food Facts – Potatoes

Fun food fact: You might think that white potatoes are nothing but unhealthy calories, but did you know they actually provide a lot of nutrition? Potatoes are packed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. When you hear potassium, you might think of bananas. However, potatoes have more potassium than bananas, which is an important nutrient […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Berry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Try this amazing smoothie for a burst of antioxidants and a burst of flavor! Ingredients: -1/2 Carton Banana Premier Protein Shake (individually packaged) -1/2 C. Milk -1/4 C. Orange Juice -1 C. Red grapes -1 C. Frozen Berry mix -1 (best if frozen) Banana Notes: -Frozen Berry mix: blueberry, raspberry, blackberry -Milk: Whatever type you […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Healthy School Lunches

Do you have kids you’re packing school lunches for? Here are some healthy ways to vary it up, keep it appetizing, and continue nourishing those little bodies. Peanut butter and jelly à peanut butter with grapes or blueberries in the middle , with extra on the side Turkey sandwich on whole grain bread à cut into 4 triangle pieces […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Omega 3’s

Omega 3 fatty acids provide anti-inflammatory, cholesterol-lowering, and mental acuity-improving properties. There are three types that are all necessary in the diet: EPA (found in fatty fish like salmon) DHA (found in fatty fish like salmon and in whole eggs) ALA (found in plant foods like canola oil, walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, kidney beans, […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: A Healthy Plate

Building a healthy plate for each meal is a simple way to help lower your risk for developing chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, some types of cancer, and help you manage your weight. Aim to follow these simple steps: Make ½ of your plate Non-starchy vegetables and fruit Make ¼ of your plate starchy […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: All About Fats (Part 3 of 3)

​Saturated fats are the type of fat that we do want to limit.   Saturated fats raise cholesterol and contribute towards inflammation. Foods high in saturated fat also tend to be high in sodium, added sugar, and additional calories. Saturated fats are found in foods like whole dairy products, butter, coconut oil, highly processed meats like bacon, sausage, […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: All About Fats (Part 2 of 3)

When it comes to fats, we do want unsaturated fats in our diet. Unsaturated fats still play an important role in health and wellbeing, as well as supporting healthy weight loss. Unsaturated fats help lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, support brain and nerve function, and protect against dry eyes. Look for foods like nuts (walnuts, peanuts, almonds, etc.), […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Meal Prepping (Part 2 of 2)

​2 Ways to Meal Prep: Full and Partial Full: Prepare & portion into containers ahead of time to easily pull from the fridge.  (Example: Prepare 5 containers of chicken, rice, & veggies per person.) Partial: Prepare INGREDIENTS of meals ahead of time that you can easily turn into various meals.  (Example: Prepare a large amount […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Meal Prepping Part 1

5 ways meal prepping can help your health and fitness: Make healthier choices in busy moments Save time in deciding what to eat & cooking from scratch Save money from not going out to eat Prevent symptoms like lack of focus, fatigue, shaky hands, and irritability from getting too hungry Prevent overeating after being too […]

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Dietitian Tip of the Week: Summer Sweets

Do you crave cool summer treats, or something sweet from time to time? Try these fun ideas! Snack on a bag of frozen blueberries (buy frozen, or buy fresh and freeze) Snack on a bag of frozen grapes (buy fresh and freeze) Peel and chop a banana, top with peanut butter and a little chocolate […]

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Trainer Tip Tuesday (Dietitian): Food & Culture

Challenge: try a new meal from a different culture! Of course, food is important in our health, but it is also important in culture. Visit these links to get healthy meal ideas for various cultures such as Asian, Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Latin American, and Middle Eastern. Personalize Your Plate Tip Sheet_AsianIndian_Final Personalize Your Plate Tip […]

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Trainer Tip Tuesday (Dietitian): Is Salt Healthy?

Are some versions of salt healthier than others? Popular types of salt include table salt, sea salt, and pink Himalayan salt. Sea salt and pink Himalayan salts are often marketed with health foods. Does that mean they are healthier options or worth the extra price point? Sea salt comes from dehydrated seawater. Pink Himalayan salt […]

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