Tag: nutrition

Healthy Connections July 2017

Health in the News with Nancy Oglesby Harvard School of Public Health’s Nutrition Action Newsletter reports that, “Improving diet quality over time linked with reduced risk of premature death”.The study shows the impact of making healthy changes over time, in this case twelve years. As many of you know, my book No Kale Required: Healthy Eating Ideas […]

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Craving Something Unhealthy?

Well, I was too! I wasn’t craving the worst thing, Campbell’s Vegetarian Vegetable Soup, but there are things on the ingredient list that just don’t work for me. The corn is most likely GMO which is a controversial subject, but I choose to err on the side of caution and avoid it when possible. And […]

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Here’s Permission to Play With Your Food!

Let’s go back to food for a bit. It can be a lot of fun to experiment with foods you’ve never tried. By doing a bit of research online you’ll find recipes and suggestions on how best to prepare the food. By reading the recommendations you’ll have a greater likelihood of creating a successful dish. According to […]

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Nancy’s Soon-to-Be Famous Accidental Chili

I’ve found a combination of ‘secret’ ingredients that make meatless soup, chili and spaghetti sauce taste, for lack of a better word, meaty. I’ve tested my recipes on diehard, meat-loving dudes and they are all shocked when they find out there’s no meat in them. So, add this to your meal rotation and save the […]

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Breakfast for Dinner?

Breakfast for Dinner? Research overwhelmingly shows that a plant-based diet is the best choice in reducing and preventing chronic disease. In some cases, it can totally reverse existing disease. Being the Practical Health Coach, I understand that few of my clients, or their families, are willing to make the choice to eliminate meat from their […]

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11 Kitchen Hacks … Fast, Easy, Healthy!

I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for ways to cut my time in the kitchen and still maintain a healthy diet. These are some of the things that work for me: If I want a slice of onion for a sandwich, or if I’m chopping up a few tablespoons for tuna salad, […]

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5 Freezer Hacks to Save Money

This is going to be short and sweet: Freeze Everything! Okay, maybe not quite everything, but if you’re like me, there’s often a banana that’s about to go bad, oranges that you can’t possible eat in time or you can’t take advantage of the sale on grapes because there’s no way you can use them […]

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Pilaf … The Versatile Side Dish

One of the best things you can do to streamline your dinner prep is to always have a batch of already cooked rice on hand.(I cook mine in a big batch then freeze it in single serving sizes.) This will provide you with opportunities galore! Pilaf … However you want it! This is something you […]

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Get Yourself a Prep Cook

The number one thing that stops me from preparing a healthy meal at home is the prep work. All that washing, peeling, slicing and dicing is not what I want to be doing when I get home from work. One solution would be to hire a Prep Cook. Unfortunately, I’m not Oprah. My wallet currently […]

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Smoothies Made Easy

As we discussed, Breakfast is For Champions! In my opinion, the best way to start your day is with a nutrient-packed fruit smoothie that’s easy to prepare, tastes great and packs a protein punch. So, here’s how to create a fabulous smoothie designed just for you! GREENS (2 Cups) spinach, kale,* romaine, escarole, dandelion greens, […]

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