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Are Food Delivery Services as Healthy as They Claim?

In today’s world of quick access and instant gratification, there is a surge in food delivery service options — HelloFresh, Marley spoon, Blue Apron, Plated, Sun Basket, Home Chef, Green Blender, Balance, Freshly, Terra’s Kitchen and the list keeps growing. The convenience of having a meal ready to prepare and delivered to your door is  

How to Avoid the Guilt of Eating Out

We’ve all done it: “saved up” our calories or eaten lightly all day in preparation of a delicious dinner out at a restaurant. But according to experts in the nutrition field, that isn’t the smartest choice. “Our ability to make healthy choices goes out the window when we let ourselves get too hungry,” says Brittany  

Women Take Heart: Your Love of Salt puts Your Heart at Risk

If you are like most people you keep a salt shaker on your table at each meal and you add salt to every recipe you cook. Did you know your love of salt is putting you and your heart at risk? “Most Americans have too much salt in their diet. It is time that we  

Don’t Season with Salt, Try Chimichurri

Next time you’re in the kitchen, don’t reach for the salt to season your foods. Instead, use herbs. It’s an easy way to be heart-healthy. Need a little inspiration? Try this Chimichurri recipe, which uses Italian parsley and mint. Chimichurri is used to baste meats for grilling. Ingredients ½ cup Olive Oil 2 T Lemon  

Infused Water: Add a Kick to Your Drink

What is infused water? You may have noticed a growing trend in restaurants, stores and maybe even in your friend’s kitchen: serving infused water. Inspired by the tried-and-true original lemon water, infused water takes it a step further by adding fruits and vegetables to water and extracting those flavors. With warm weather right around the  

Get Your New Year’s Resolutions Back on Track as We Spring Forward

If you are like most people, your motivation for New Year’s resolutions falters on January 12. It seems we set ourselves up for failure by creating resolutions at the worst time of year—the long holiday season is over, the weather is cold, the nights are long, and our moods are affected by the lack of  

Bariatric Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes: is There a Connection?

Could weight loss surgery help to control your type 2 diabetes – or even take it into remission? A recent study* published by the American Diabetes Association provided much-needed guidance for physicians about using weight loss surgery to treat obese patients with type 2 diabetes. The new guidelines introduce the use of diabetes-related parameters to  

Stuffed Butternut Squash

Ingredients 1 butternut squash Salt Pepper Olive oil 1 small zucchini, cubed 1 tomato, diced 1 red pepper, chopped 2/3 cup quinoa 5-10 pitted black olives, chopped (optional) 1 ¼ cup water 3 oz feta, cubed or crumbled 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano Parmesan cheese, grated Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the squash  

Trendy Diets – Do They Work?

Keto, Paleo, 21-day Fix and intermittent fasting – they are grabbing headlines for the hottest diet trends in 2018. But do they work? Rachel Wagner, MS, LD, a licensed dietitian at St. Elizabeth Physicians Weight Management Center tells us the pros and cons of the hottest diets and how to achieve your long-term weight goals. “Trendy  

Nutrition Facts Labels Changing – Eventually

The current nutritional label (food label) can be very confusing: who really knows what 15% of Vitamin A really means? Did you know a 15 oz. can of soup is 2 servings? The good news is a newer, more user friendly nutritional label is coming. The new label was originally scheduled to be on all