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Jul142020

Foods to Help Keep You Cool During Summer

The summer months include backyard BBQS, cookouts with family and friends, picnics in the park, road trips and warmer weather. Although summertime sunshine can be enjoyable, heat indexes, higher temperatures and increasing humidity levels can leave us searching for ways to beat the heat. One of the best ways to stay cool is by staying well hydrated, but you can also beat the heat through food. 

Jul132020

The Importance of Personalized Nutrition

In order to understand what diet and lifestyle works best for you, you may want to consider personalized nutrition. To better understand the idea of personalized nutrition, we partnered with Registered Dietician, Olivia Wagner (MS, RDN, LDN) to further explain what personalized nutrition is and what’s important to consider when creating a personalized nutrition plan.

Jul132020

Ingredient Labels 101: What to Look for and Why

When shopping the center aisles of the grocery store, you may encounter an array of foods that contain an overwhelming amount of information on their labels. Avoid shopping woes with these eight tips from Registered Dietician, Olivia Wagner (MS, RDN, LDN) for deciphering ingredient labels so you can shop for your favorite foods with confidence and ease.

Jul132020

Intuitive Eats Tips from an RD

Food is fuel, but food is also an emotional experience. Think about your favorite foods from childhood or a classic holiday recipe. With one bite, you can be transported back in time to a laugh, a moment or shared experience with family, friends and loved ones. We partnered with Registered Dietician, Olivia Wagner (MS, RDN, LDN) to explain how having an emotional connection with food can help us eat mindfully and maintain balance in our approach to food and body image.

Jul092020

Summer Produce: What’s in Season!

This summer, make the switch to eat more seasonally and locally. Fruits and vegetables grown in their natural season are picked ripe and at the peak of their flavor. With adequate time to ripen, a higher percent of nutrients can be retained, increasing the overall nutrition of the produce. The wide array of fruits and vegetables that are offered naturally by the season are worth exploring new recipes to incorporate them into your meals.

Jul082020

9 Ways to Incorporate Healthy Habits at Home

While we continue to work at home in order to keep ourselves and others healthy, it is extra important to hone in on our daily practices. By mindfully doing so, we keep ourselves and our well-beings nourished and thriving. We asked Registered Dietician, Olivia Wagner (MS, RDN, LDN) to share nine ways to build healthy habits at home.

Jul072020

How to Make Food Last Longer Part 3: Produce

Making foods last longer is easy when you incorporate proper storage tips. Whether you are freezing foods or filling your refrigerator, Registered Dietician, Olivia Wagner (MS, RDN, LDN) has been sharing some of her favorite kitchen hacks for making food last longer. We have already covered freezing foods and refrigerating foods, now Wagner discusses her top tips for saving produce that is past its prime.

Jul072020

How to Make Food Last Longer Part 2: Refrigerating

When you take time each week to grocery shop  and meal plan, you want your food to last as long as possible. We partnered with Registered Dietician, Olivia Wagner (MS, RDN, LDN) to share some of her best tips for making food last longer. We already covered her favorite tips on how to make food last longer by using the freezer. Now we are highlighting Olivia’s four tips for making food last longer by refrigerating.

Jul072020

How to Make Food Last Longer Part 1: Freezing

Whether you’re stocking up the kitchen  freezer, fridge or pantry,  keeping food on hand makes preparing meals easy, especially when days and weeks get busy. We partnered with Registered Dietician, Olivia Wagner (MS, RDN, LDN) to share some of her best tips for making food last longer. Part one of this three part series will cover freezing food to make it last longer, while parts two and three will feature refrigerating food and repurposing produce that may be past its prime.

Jul062020

What is a CSA Box and Why Should You Subscribe?

A CSA box, or Community Supported Agriculture box, is a weekly (or sometimes monthly) subscription model to locally grown seasonal fruit and vegetables. Not only are you supporting your community and local farmers, which is especially important right now, but you are eating the freshest produce possible, practicing sustainability and saving money, amongst other benefits.