Packing Lunches: Think In and Outside the (Lunch)Box

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I received a request to write a blog post about packing lunches for kids (and kids-at-heart!) that are a step above the traditional sandwich and very easy to put together. Instead of recreating the wheel, here is an awesome post from Katie Serbinski, MS, RD at Mom to Mom Nutrition (momtomomnutrition.com). Katie is a registered dietitian, mom…

Greens for Two Meals

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Leafy greens have no shortage of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Notably, my three favorites – spinach, swiss chard, and kale – contain the trifecta of phytonutrients – beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin.  All three of these phytonutrients are in the carotenoid family. Large studies demonstrate that regular consumption of leafy greens preserves eye health and lowers…

The Diet For You

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I try to avoid using the word “diet.” It’s become such a dirty word in our culture, and conjures up memories of fasts, cleanses, and avoiding things that we really enjoy. The first definition of “diet” in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is this: “food and drink regularly provided or consumed.” Bottom line: a diet is whatever…