Category Archives: Snacks

Before There Was Candy There Was Dried Fruit

Dried fruit – Mother Nature’s original candy!  As a dietitian with a serious sweet tooth, I would like to dedicate this post to dried fruit.  A powerhouse of calories, dried fruit will reward you with all the sweetness you crave along with nutrients and antioxidants.  Consider it a delicacy and practice portion control unless you are…
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Pumpkin Nutrition

Pumpkin, one of my favorite winter squashes, comes to center stage during the month of November. Both the fleshy part and the seeds are nutrient-rich and work well in both sweet and savory dishes. Nutrients Pumpkin flesh (or the mushy part) is a fantastic source of fiber, potassium and beta-carotene (an antioxidant and precursor to…
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Eating and Exercise during Travel

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="283"] From Pewclimate.org[/caption] A dear family member asked me for help the other day on how to travel more healthfully.  She has found herself completely outside of her normal routine of early morning gym work-outs and access to healthy foods now that she travels regularly for work.  This is a common problem…
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