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Why Our Healthy Eating Specialist Believes in Moderation

Posted on 11/6/15 10:18 AM by Beth Roessner
Contrary to what most of my coworkers may believe, I do not only eat kale. I spend most of my days dreaming about dinner, and vacations for me are planned around bakeries and sandwich shops. I believe in eating, and I mean eating, but thanks to an idea from my mother, I always enjoy within moderation. If you're active and you're doing most of your cooking at home, you should eat in moderation and also treat yourself in moderation.
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How to Make Cheesy Cauliflower Mash

Posted on 11/6/15 10:08 AM by Beth Roessner
It’s about that time of year when we’re all looking for that heart-warming comfort food, right? Maybe some good ol’ mac and cheese or those creamy, irresistible mashed potatoes. So how can you enjoy your favorite fall foods without feelings of guilt? Actually, it’s incredibly manageable, and the even better news is that you won’t even have to sacrifice taste. It’s about making smart substitutions and portion control.
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How to Create a Nutritious Lunch

Posted on 11/2/15 9:24 AM by Beth Roessner
Salads are so 1999. Now, we love lunch bowls. This revamped-salad bowl lends itself to endless opportunities for variety. Plus, it's loaded with healthy proteins and fats, nutrient-dense greens, and textures to keep your mouth happy.
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What Are Your Health Goals?

Posted on 11/2/15 9:24 AM by Beth Roessner
What is your vision of yourself in five, 10 or 20 years? Specifically, what is your vision of where you want to be with your health at those times? What are your goals and main priorities? What do you really want? To have enough energy for all of the activities you enjoy? To avoid chronic disease? To always have the perfect beach body? As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I work with people every day who want to be healthy. You surely do, too. What does that really mean, though? What is your vision of health? Do you know what you are searching for? I encourage you to spend the time to really consider what you want. Then work for that goal with all of your heart. Build a passion for it. Just make sure that you always keep your end vision in mind.
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How Savoring Food Can Make You Healthier

Posted on 10/27/15 9:52 AM by Beth Roessner
Food is meant to be enjoyed, and this mentality may pave the way for a healthier way of living. The more you savor your food and have what you really want in the amounts that actually make you feel good, the healthier and happier you will be. That means enjoying that bowl of ice cream when you want it.
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Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato & Banana Pancakes

Posted on 10/27/15 9:52 AM by Beth Roessner
All too often, I wake up hungry and craving sugar and want nothing more than a hot stack of pancakes dripping maple syrup down the sides. But we all know this isn’t the healthiest of options to start the day. But don’t toss the pancake idea just yet. There are certainly ways to make your favorite comfort foods healthier.
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How I Learned to Love Myself

Posted on 10/21/15 11:36 AM by Beth Roessner
I try to live an overall healthy life. I eat wholesome foods, indulge without guilt, eat when I'm hungry and exercise because I enjoy it. I've studied nutrition and hope to become a dietitian. But, my healthy outlook wasn't always the norm. There was a time when I did not put my overall health first.
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The Truth Behind Juice Cleanses

Posted on 10/19/15 9:49 AM by Beth Roessner
Thinking about detoxing from a week of indulgence with a juice cleanse? You may want to think twice before going on a “fast” or “cleanse”. Fasting is the act of willingly abstaining from all or some food, drink, or both, for a designated period of time. Having been around for centuries, fasting is part of many religious faiths. But, when it comes to using it as a diet tool, the costs may outweigh the benefits, literally. Not all cleanses are created equal and some can be brutally expensive and dangerous.
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Are Those Beans in My Brownies?

Posted on 10/19/15 9:49 AM by Beth Roessner
Beans generally aren’t considered something you would enjoy as a part of one of your favorite desserts. But beans can actually be a fantastic substitution for flour in certain recipes. By using beans, you’ll be limiting your use of nutrient-lacking white flour, and adding extra protein and fiber. The best part is, your taste buds won’t even notice!
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Guilt-Free Comfort Food Recipes

Posted on 10/13/15 9:50 AM by Beth Roessner
Everyone has those few foods they know aren’t healthy but they just can’t resist! There is just something about diving into a bowl of alfredo or sipping on a thick milkshake. But with a few simple substitutions, you can enjoy your favorite recipes with little guilt. Three classic recipes--alfredo sauce, chicken noodle soup and a cookies-and-cream milkshake get makeovers with healthy ingredients like cauliflower, zucchini and cottage cheese. 
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