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6 Tips for Surviving and Thriving in the Upcoming Holidays

6 Tips for Surviving and Thriving in the Upcoming Holidays

The holidays will soon be here along with parties, cocktail hours and family feasts. It’s a time when schedules become hectic with shopping, travel, and social events, often making it tough to keep up a regular exercise and healthy eating routine. Yet studies indicate that taking off merely a couple of weeks of exercise can ... Read More
 
Healthy Meal Planning Tips for Busy Families

Healthy Meal Planning Tips for Busy Families

Summer is over and it’s back to school time once again. Between school, work, after-school activities, and your regular exercise program, it often seems there’s little or no time for meal prepping or making a healthy dinner. In fact, with minimal free time and so many other priorities in your schedule, spending time to plan ... Read More
 
Speedy Spicy Lemon Shrimp

Speedy Spicy Lemon Shrimp

  For a simple, meal that’s full of both flavor and protein, and best yet, cooks in just minutes, try this spicy lemon shrimp. Serve with a cool, crisp salad and a side of pre-cooked quinoa. ½ teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon garlic powder A dash of cayenne pepper ½ ... Read More
 
4 Secrets to Making Your Healthy Meals More Enjoyable

4 Secrets to Making Your Healthy Meals More Enjoyable

An awesome meal is about so much more than its taste. The company with whom we enjoy a meal, and the little touches like candlelight, music or table linens influence our emotional states and the way we experience our food in a profound way. Our five senses can all be utilized to enhance our dining ... Read More
 
Fresh and Flavorful Chimichurri Sauce

Fresh and Flavorful Chimichurri Sauce

August 29th has been designated as More Herbs, Less Salt Day. So in honor of this holiday, our recipe utilizes three of the healthful, flavorful herbs of summer, but feel free to experiment by substituting other fresh herbs. This sauce, which is full of anti-oxidants, adds a powerful flavor boost to steak, chicken or fish, ... Read More
 
Sweet and Spicy Citrus Chicken with Black Beans

Sweet and Spicy Citrus Chicken with Black Beans

When you get tired of the same old boring chicken recipes, create some excitement with a Caribbean twist. This simple to prepare and healthful, protein-filled recipe will give your body the fuel it needs in order to perform a great workout, while leaving you not only filled, but also fulfilled. 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ... Read More
 
Easy Meatless North African Stew

Easy Meatless North African Stew

This hearty North African style vegetarian stew is brimming with protein and fresh vegetables in a fragrant mix, yet is so simple to prepare. To make this a no-chop meal, buy an already diced onion and celery mix from your supermarket. 1 teaspoon olive oil ½ C. chopped sweet onion ½ C. chopped celery 1 ... Read More
 
Flavorful Smoked Turkey Salad

Flavorful Smoked Turkey Salad

Loaded with flavor, plenty of protein and fresh vegetables, this quick and easy to prepare salad is perfect to pack for lunch or enjoy for a fresh, no-cook dinner. Use radicchio leaves for a pop of color and a burst of vitamins and minerals, if available. 4 ounces diced smoked turkey 1 C. drained artichoke ... Read More
 
Healthy Springtime Lunch Gazpacho

Healthy Springtime Lunch Gazpacho

Spring begins in March and continues until mid-June, bringing warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours. Yet, for many people these spring days are spent working long hours, which can result in a combination of stress, high blood pressure and unhealthy diets. Finding time to make a healthy lunch can be a challenge, but here is ... Read More
 
Q&A With Dietitian, Cheyenne Richards

Q&A With Dietitian, Cheyenne Richards

1.) What is your favorite exercise that you use most frequently to  counsel your clients, and why?  Walking. Walking is totally underrated (although new tools and apps such as Fitbit are giving walking some true credibility). Walking provides many of the same benefits of other types of activity (e.g., burns calories, increases blood flow, enhances mood). It’s ... Read More