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September Tip of the Month: Eating Better Breakfasts

September is Better Breakfast Month, and while many people have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, not many actually act on that fact. A study conducted by Kellogg recently found that about one-third of the 14,000 people across America that were surveyed found time to fit breakfast into their schedules.  Overall, breakfast […]

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Recipe of the Month- Holiday Peppermint Fudge No Bake Energy Bites

Indulge in some of your favorite holiday flavors without all the calories! Ingredients: 1/2 cup cup raw almonds 1/3 cup pitted medjool dates 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon mini dark chocolate chips 1/2 cup crushed peppermint   Directions: 1. Put almonds in a food processor and chop. 2. Add the dates and blend well. 3. Add the cocoa […]

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Tip of the Month: Multivitamin Supplementation

Food is important. Food is great. But food is complex. In the world of ever-changing dietary information and diets, all aspects of nutrition should be understood! Foods are essentially complexes of macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients – proteins, carbohydrates, and fats – are the sources of energy and building blocks that are derived from consumed foods. […]

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Recipe of the Month: Slow Cooker Jambalaya

A healthy twist on a New Orleans favorite!   Ingredients: 1 (14 oz.) package Smoked Chicken Sausage 1/2 lb. (about 2.5 cups)  cooked shredded chicken 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 yellow onion, diced 2 cups low sodium chicken broth 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice 1 pound shrimp […]

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Tip of the Month: Protein Intake

Protein is one of the three macronutrients, and is considered a primary “building block” for tissue repair and growth. What are macronutrients? Macronutrients are components that make up the largest parts of our diets. They are used for energy, energy storage, and tissue repair and growth! The three macronutrients are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, all […]