Tag Archives: Nutrition

Katlyn’s Korner

It’s spring! A change in seasons means many things but one of the most important things is a shift in the “in-season” fruits and vegetables. One of the spring seasons’ highlighted vegetables and one of my personal favorites is…asparagus! Asparagus, scientifically known as Asparagus officinalis,…

Healthy Food Obsession

New Dietary Guidelines – What do they mean?

Every five years, the federal government publishes a set of recommendations, known as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs).  These guidelines offer nutrition and health advice about the best known ways to prevent disease and stay healthy.  In January, the new 2015-2020 guidelines were released. …

No, I don’t only eat vegetables

When people find out that I’m a vegetarian their first question is always “are you sure you’re getting enough protein?” As an avid runner and equestrian I’m extra careful to make sure I’m nourishing my body properly so that I’m able to continue to practice…

Organic

The Clean 15

Organic foods were once “specialty items” only found in health food stores. Now, when you enter most grocery stores, you’ll notice that produce items are often in both the conventional (non-organic) and organic form. But which should you choose? In a perfect world, we should…

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The Importance of Healthy Eating

Healthy eating can be really hard. Many young people would rather grab a bag of chips than an apple. The reason why many teens suffer from a poor diet is because they either don’t have the time to eat right or because most of the…

PCOS Blog

PCOS Friendly – Lunch Ideas

Happy PCOS Awareness Month! September is PCOS Awareness Month. It also means time for many to go back to school!   I remember when I was younger, going back to school brought on the stress of planning and packing my brown paper bagged lunch. Now I’m…

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Vegetarianism? Veganism?

Vegetarianism? Veganism? What do all of these –isms even mean? I was always told, “Just eat what’s on your plate!” when I was growing up; no matter what was being served. So what’s up with young people these days choosing to cut certain foods from…