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Beans: A Meat Replacement

Beans are a protein packed food and can add many health benefits to anyone’s diet. They are often not thought of a meat replacement at meals, but it is an option, especially for those low income households. Beans are a perfect substitution because they offer just as much protein as meat but are less expensive.…

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Spring Nutrition

Spring is the perfect time to make positive changes; after all, it is a season of renewal. Take advantage of produce that are now in season. If they aren’t typical purchases you make at the grocery store, try them at least once. You may be pleasantly surprised with how much you enjoy a new food.…

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A Healthy Grocery List

Grocery shopping on a limited budget can be difficult. Eating healthy on a limited budget can be even more difficult, even impossible in some people’s eyes. With proper planning and a basic nutrition knowledge, it is possible and easier than you think. If you have little money to spend on food each month, you have…

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100 Calories Worth of Food

For most individuals, 400-500 calories is an appropriate calorie range for a meal. Many people prefer not to spend their day counting calories. One simple way to keep track of calories but to not actually counting them is by knowing what 100 calories look like. Below I have listed foods from a variety of food…

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Feeding Baby

A new study recently came out that confirmed some of my suspicions working with children. In this particular study, it was found that 40% of mothers feed their children solids before the age of 4 months, which is not out of the fault of the parents but rather out of being given misinformation a majority…

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Children Then vs Children Now

During nutrition counseling, I often have parents compare their children’s eating habits with their own as a child. Parents often use it to excuse their child’s poor eating patterns. However, times have changed since we  were kids and that changes the big picture. Today, 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese. They are the…

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Safety Tips: Produce & Cutting Boards

Washing and sanitizing are two parts of making our food safe to consume. This covers not only the produce and meats we eat but also the kitchen tools we use to prepare them. Fruits and Vegetables: 1. Use clean scissors to open bags of produce. 2. Wash all fresh fruits and vegetables with cool tap…

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Kids, Nutrition, and Cavities

Cavities are one of the most common nutrition-related problems in children in the United States. Choosing your child’s snacks can have a big impact on developing or preventing cavities. Snacks should be from a variety of food groups and lower in sugar content. Replace sweet desserts and candy with healthier alternatives. Below are some options…

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Grocery Shopping on Budget

Many families in the United States have to do their grocery shopping on a tight budget. The rising prices of essentials, like food and gas, only make it more difficult to stay within a budget each month. The tips below have proven to be helpful in saving money at the grocery store:   Get the…

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Meals for 1-2 People

Cooking meals for 1-2 people can seem tedious, especially when most recipes are made for many more people and you do not have room in your refrigerator for more leftovers. Quite a few people have told me that it is easier to eat fast food or go to a sit down restaurant rather than cook…

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