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Paleo Brownies
Friday, July 10 2020 1:34 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
Paleo Fudge Brownies Ready for some brownies? We are too with these ooey-gooey delicious brownies, which use healthy alternatives you’ll hardly notice! Ingredients Cooking spray 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup almond flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 cup almond butter 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 large eggs 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract Sea s… Read Article
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
Sunday, May 31 2020 3:41 PM
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Recipe adapted from The Yummy Life Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Makes 7 (3/4 cup) servings Ingredients: 2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2-1/2 to 3 cups chopped) 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk (or substitute non-diary alternative like almond milk) 1-1/2 cups water 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or substitute maple syrup or other desired sweetener) 1-… Read Article
Recommit to Healthy Eating
Thursday, May 28 2020 2:39 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
  The month of May is National Recommitment Month. Now, is the perfect time to recommit to healthy eating! Pay close attention to what you choose to fuel your body with. After all, diet contributes to about 80% of overall health and well-being. If you’ve been hitting the gym but still aren’t seeing results, nutrition might be the answer. In honor of National Recommitment Month, we encour… Read Article
Summer Grilled Vegetable Salad
Sunday, May 17 2020 2:40 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
Recipe by Amy Flannegan, Certified Nutritionist   One concern we see a lot in the nutrition world is how to stay interested in and make healthy foods taste great. A lot of healthy, plant-based meals are lacking in the ingredients that trigger our drool-response—melty cheese, fried or greasy foods, and creamy, buttery sauces. As we continue in spring and are brought into summer, try making fresh … Read Article
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili Recipe
Thursday, May 14 2020 12:29 PM
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With all the craziness going on, we are definitely craving those comfort foods. Try this lightened up version of traditional chili to put a smile on your face!   Slow Cooker Turkey Chili: Ingredients: 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 lb ground turkey 2 (10.75 oz) low sodium tomato soup 2 (15 oz) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed 2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 medium onion, chop… Read Article
Healthy White Chicken Chili
Friday, May 8 2020 5:33 PM
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Healthy White Chicken Chili is a 30 minute dinner with chicken breast, white beans, corn, cumin and yogurt. Easy to make on the stove, crockpot or Instant Pot. Author: Olena of ifoodreal.comPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 25 minutesTotal Time: 30 minutesYield: 6 servings 1xCategory: Soup and StewMethod: Stove, Instant Pot, Slow CookerCuisine: Mexican   Ingredients 1.5 lbs (3 medium) boneless and skinl… Read Article
Healthy Banana Coconut Crumb Muffins
Monday, April 27 2020 3:40 PM
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Perfect for a healthy breakfast or day time snack! Delicious Banana Crumb Muffins Ingredients: 2 cups almond flour 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 4 medium ripe bananas, chopped 4 eggs 2 tbsp melted coconut oil 2 tsp pure vanilla extract   Crumb Topping: ¼ cup almond flour 2 tbsp unsweetened finely shredded coconut 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp coconut oil, softened 1 tbsp almonds, choppe… Read Article
Peanut Butter Green Smoothie
Thursday, April 23 2020 11:59 AM
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All you need is 5 ingredients, 6 if you add protein powder. This nutrient packed shake is perfect as a breakfast or snack! If you need a quick and easy option, this smoothie is perfect for you! Find out more amazing smoothies on Fit Foodie Finds     Ingredients 1 Frozen Banana (in place of ice - if not frozen, add ice) 2 Tbs Peanut Butter 1/4 cup of peanuts 1 cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk (st… Read Article
Ground Chicken Tacos
Tuesday, April 21 2020 4:34 PM
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30 minute Ground Chicken Tacos cooked with vegetables and all the fixins in one skillet for a healthy taco family meal. Perfect for busy weeknights and kids love these chicken tacos! Author: Olena of Prep Time: 8 minutes Cook Time: 24 minutes Total Time: 32 minutes Yield: 10 tacos 1x Category: Dinner Method: Stove Cuisine: Mexican Ing… Read Article
Nutrition Labels, Explained | Part 3 | Can you trust them?
Wednesday, April 15 2020 11:45 AM
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In this series about nutrition labels so far, we have discussed the history in Part 1 and the nutrients listed in Part 2. Today, we tie it all together, answering the important question… Can You Trust Nutrition Labels? Unfortunately, nutrition labels aren’t as transparent as we – the consumers – might hope. Margin Of Error The law allows a margin of error of… Read Article
Nutrition Labels, Explained | Part 2 | Nutrient Breakdown
Tuesday, April 14 2020 11:30 AM
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Picture this: you’re on a cheesy game show just steps away from winning an enormous amount of money. The final question posed to you: “What do all the food items in the inner aisles of a grocery store have in common that raw fruits and vegetables don’t?” Did you answer, “They all have their nutrition facts listed on them”? If so, then… DING, DIN… Read Article
Nutrition Labels, Explained | Part 1 | How It All Began
Monday, April 13 2020 11:01 AM
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Have you ever wondered about those nutrition labels plastered on all your favorite food items? Nutrition Labels, Explained - Part 1 In this three-part series, we dive deep into nutrition charts, their history and their nutrients listed. Before we break down the nutrients, here’s a history lesson on how nutrition charts came to be. History of the Nutrition Facts Label The beginni… Read Article
Spinach Protein Pancakes Recipe
Sunday, April 5 2020 10:37 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
Spinach and pancakes, you ask? Before you go running for the door, consider giving these simple yet nutritiously delicious pancakes a try. Much like a smoothie, the other ingredients quickly hide the taste of spinach, and the same happens with these pancakes. The spinach flavor takes a backseat and you're left with a nice, slightly sweet pancake packed with protein and whatever toppings you desire. Try this … Read Article
Can We Get Energy From Food?
Saturday, April 4 2020 10:31 AM
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Energy from Food There’s a right answer to this question. Spoiler: don’t look to quick fixes like energy drinks or triple shots of espresso! Registered Dietician and Wellness Coach, Brooke Floerke, RD, answers the important question below.   Can we get a natural energy boost from food? We live in a hectic, schedule-driven society. It seems as though we just keep getting busier and busier, … Read Article
Happy Healthy Recipe from a Nutritionist - Breakfast Bars
Friday, April 3 2020 10:18 AM
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Wanting a better breakfast that will keep you going all day long? Here’s one for you that’s sure to keep you satisfied.This recipe was made by Nutritionist Amy Lemezis, and make about 12 servings. Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Ingredients: ½ cup vegetable oil ¼ - ½ cup white or brown sugar 1 cup applesauce (no sugar added)  2 cups pla… Read Article
Debunking the calorie myth
Wednesday, December 11 2019 4:11 PM
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In the 1930’s a research study released findings that those who consume more calories weigh more than those who do not. Ever since diets that promote calorie counting have used this model to inspire weight loss through cutting calories. What is a calorie? Calories are not a measure of how much food you have consumed, they are a measure of energy. One calorie contains approximately enough heat/energy to r… Read Article
What Is the Difference Between a Vegan and Vegetarian Diet?
Friday, October 4 2019 8:48 AM
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Here’s the short answer: vegetarians don’t eat meat (including poultry and fish) but may eat dairy, eggs or both. Vegans take it a step further and don’t consume any animal products. Many vegans also avoid clothing, personal care and household products that are tested on animals or contain animal products. All vegans are vegetarians, but not all vegetarians are ve… Read Article
Low-Carb Dieting For Beginners
Tuesday, October 1 2019 8:30 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
A low carb diet can be hard to navigate, especially for beginners that are just getting familiar with the idea. Studies show that low-carb diets can result in weight loss and improved health markers, and just about everyone knows someone who has tried it once or twice. If you’re curious about hopping on the low carb train too, here’s where to start. What Is a Low Carb Diet? A low carb diet is one… Read Article
Healthy Food Hacks for Back to School
Monday, August 26 2019 3:42 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
The crush of back-to-school backpacks, meet the teachers and school lunches is upon us. Don’t drown in the ads for “healthy” snacks; we’ve got some creative tips to help make food healthy and fun, without eating up all your time!   Healthy Grab easy to eat fruits and veggies for snacks, not chips and cookies! Some of our favorites are: baby carrots, berries, grapes (try… Read Article
8 Tips For Eating Healthy During the Holidays
Monday, November 20 2017 3:19 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
The struggle is real. Eating healthy during the holidays almost requires a well thought out strategy so you don’t go over the deep end. We get it. Luckily, it’s possible to stay on track and enjoy your holidays, with a healthy diet by following a few simple steps during the holiday season. 1. Don’t Skip Meals Resist the urge to “save up” your calories and skip mea… Read Article
Healthy Restaurants in Omaha
Thursday, September 7 2017 11:52 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
After learning that Omaha ranks in the bottom 25% on an America’s healthiest cities study done by Niche in 2016, we decided to do our part in helping the city of Omaha creep higher on the list. We provide easy gym access, but what about nutrition? As we all go to restaurants (hopefully in moderation!), it’s important to know which ones won’t leave you helplessly craving the wrong meal. Here are… Read Article
What Are the Best Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks?
Friday, August 4 2017 11:29 AM
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It can sometimes feel as though it’s hard to have a social life while being conscious about what you’re consuming. Keep in mind that indulgence is the key to leading a balanced life, so it’s good to live a little every now and then as long as you don’t overdo it. Here are the best low calorie alcoholic drinks so you can enjoy your friends and family, relax and unwind. M… Read Article
What is a Keto Diet?
Wednesday, April 12 2017 9:06 AM
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A keto diet, also known as a ketogenic diet, is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet that incorporates moderate amounts of protein. You may be thinking, “That’s great, I can eat fatty junk food all day!” But, quite the contrary. A keto diet is rigid, mathematically calculated and doctor-supervised, and requires healthy fats, whole foods and no sugars. It’s much stricter than the modified low-carb Atk… Read Article
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