Nutrition

Recipe and Tips to Go Crazy for Cranberries

Posted by: Brenda Moeckly, Graduate Dietitian, Guest Blogger   |   Friday, January 18, 2013   |   Back to Blog

When it comes to "eating the rainbow," the boldly colored cranberry is a great choice – for your plate and your health. Here are just some of the cranberry's nutritional highlights ...

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The Awesome Avocado (with Recipe Fun)

Posted by: Brenda Moeckly, Graduate Dietitian, Guest Blogger   |   Monday, December 3, 2012   |   Back to Blog

Ever wondered, "What can I do with avocados?" They are a healthy option for dips, spreads, salsa and more. Learn about their nutritional highlights plus check out a recipe ...

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Six Steps to Simplify Healthy Eating

Posted by: Brenda Moeckly, Graduate Dietitian, Guest Blogger   |   Friday, October 5, 2012   |   Back to Blog

It seems every talk show or new study promotes a different style of eating or new miracle food. Do you ever wonder, “What am I supposed to eat?” A healthy diet shouldn’t be complicated. The following principles will help ...

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Nutrition Bootcamp: Fueling Your Workout

Posted by: Courtney Austin, Guest Blogger   |   Friday, June 22, 2012   |   Back to Blog

Nutrition Boot Camp, a free class at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, teaches people the right foods to eat to stay energized during physical activity. The class explains the meanings of words like carbs, protein, etc. Participants also learn about the importance of being careful about the sports drinks or fitness waters you use to stay hydrated ...

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Favorite Gluten-Free Meals and Snacks

Posted by: Aimee Ketterer   |   Thursday, May 3, 2012   |   Back to Blog

Out of necessity, my husband is in his second year of a gluten-free diet. Year one was rough, but we feel like we’re getting the hang of this now and would like to share some of our favorite gluten-free meals ...

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The Calories in a Dollop Could Pack a Wallop

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Friday, January 27, 2012   |   Back to Blog

What’s in a dab of this or a dollop of that? Condiments, toppings, and dressings don’t pack many calories ... or do they? The answer is – some don’t and some do. If you are counting calories, use caution.

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Nutrition and Pregnancy: What’s a Girl to Do?

Posted by: Laura Shumaker   |   Monday, January 23, 2012   |   Back to Blog

The thought of what you should eat and drink while pregnant can be overwhelming, especially since your baby is depending on you. That’s why I interviewed registered dietitian Lisa Maccaroni to get expert advice on nutrition during pregnancy.

(Bonus! This blog features custom Nutrition Scorecard printables to help you eat healthier during your pregnancy.)

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Avoid a Starvation Vacation: Tips for Gluten-Free Traveling

Posted by: Aimee Ketterer   |   Thursday, January 5, 2012   |   Back to Blog

Every winter my husband and I fall into the same routine: we engage in multiple conversations about why we live in a cold climate, his desire to retire now and live on a boat in the Caribbean, me talking him down from the ledge (and talking him out of that pricey boat for another year), and our compromise to simply go on vacation somewhere warm. This year we feel like we need that vacation more than ever, but there’s a catch ...

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A Surprise for Santa (and Mom)!

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Monday, December 19, 2011   |   Back to Blog

... one Christmas we went to the Brownsburg Ben Franklin store to visit Santa, and my youngest child was particularly excited. I remember standing in line with my son waiting our turn to talk to Santa. When the big moment arrived he climbed up on Santa’s lap and as any attentive mom, I was ready to hang onto every word my son was going to tell Santa. I stood there on a cold December afternoon and what I heard was not what I expected.

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Instead of This, Eat That! Holiday Recipe Substitutions

Posted by: Guest Blogger, Karen Hollingsworth   |   Thursday, December 1, 2011   |   Back to Blog

Making a few simple substitutions can have a huge impact on the total calories and fat of a recipe, but not the resulting product. Try some of these substitutions to lighten up your favorite recipes this holiday season, or all year long!

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