Nutrition

Gelatin benefits our gut health, digestion, skin, and muscles but unfortunately gelatin has gotten a bad rap over the years thanks to JELL-O, which completely over-engineered a junky version of it and then added dyes and chemicals. What is Gelatin? Gelatin is a powdered form of...
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Feeding local families in need is often something we don’t consider. If you’re in a small, safe town in the suburbs, like me, we often think about hunger in other countries or “bad” inner cities that may not even be in our state. However, hunger...
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Since I’m often asked what I mean when I say “eat clean,” I put together this handy list. Note: this is what I, Meridith (non-RD), personally mean. 85% of the time, this is what I eat. So many delicious natural foods out there that work...
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Heads up! Nutiva, my favorite (and the best), coconut oil got a new label design. Look for this packaging now!!! And if you’re using a different brand, make sure it is organic, unrefined and cold-pressed. That “medium heat for cooking” one is cheaper because it’s...
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I love this list I’m re-posting, from Produce for Kids, of fruits and veggies that are in-season in May. This means the prices—including organic!—are at their lowest this time of year! Buy extra berries and freeze for smoothies later this year. Spread berries out on...
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Cool fact I learned earlier this week: when picking out navel oranges, the bigger the “belly button” the sweeter the orange. I can confirm it’s true! I would’ve stayed away from one that looks like this before but I got 6 just like it and...
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I recently read a couple articles whose titles promised tips for eating clean on a small income, but they then proceeded to suggest buying organic everything. Umm…I don’t know where these authors live, what their other bills are, or really what they’re even considering a...
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The running joke in our house lately has been that flaxseeds are my “signature ingredient.” I put them in everything! It meets the need for improved texture, crunch, and health benefits of any dish. Just 2 T of flaxseeds alone achieves 132% of the recommended...
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Holidays are about family, friends, and food. And maybe not even in that order for some people. “Moderation is key” might be an overused saying, but it’s such a true statement. You can still give in to cravings without completely derailing your health and fitness...
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I recently read a magazine article about a boy with Asperger’s who experienced minimal behavioral improvement with a gluten-free, casein-free diet but full relief of symptoms once they added 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil per day to his diet. He’s now fully mainstreamed in school...
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