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Once You Pop, You Just Can’t Seem To Stop

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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I’m not ashamed to say that this weekend I found myself standing in front of my pantry looking for something to satisfy my snack craving when I spotted it, the bags of Lays Potato Chips. The golden yellow bag looked so tempting and delicious I told myself, “I’ll just have one”. Lets all be honest… who can have just one chip? Next thing I know, the bag is sitting next to me on the couch and I’m elbow deep.  We’ve all done it. Face it, chips are addictive!

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Mandatory Nutrients Before You Think About Going Meatless

Friday, May 13, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Friday, May 13, 2011

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Whether you are contemplating cutting meat out of your diet to try and lose weight, be more friendly to animals, or because you just don’t enjoy a big, juicy, burger anymore, there are eight essential nutrients you are going to have to ensure are in your new meatless meal plan. Many times, when people decide to go all green and stop eating meat, they wind up depriving themselves of important nutrients. There are those who replace meat with hearty vegetables, beans, legumes and nuts, while others replace meat with potato chips and cakes.

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Have You Had Your OJ Today?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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New research on the favorite morning beverage demonstrated that 100% orange juice can have many more benefits than you may have thought.

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The Not-So-Sweet Facts on Artificial Sweetners

Monday, April 11, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Monday, April 11, 2011

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From the days the “S” word became a threat in the dieter’s world, and we’re talking sugar here, the search for the perfect substitute has been endless. There is practically a rainbow of artificial sweeteners on shelves throughout grocery shops nationwide. From the pink packets of Sweet’N Low, to yellow packets of Splenda, just what is behind these sweeteners? Are they safe? Is one better than the other? And are they truly effective for weight loss?

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To Buy Organic or Not To Buy Organic, That is the Question

Friday, April 8, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Friday, April 8, 2011

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There’s recently been a lot of commotion surrounding organic goods. You walk down the grocery aisle and nearly every single item has an organic counterpart that is about twice the price of the non-organic option. Despite your good intentions, you probably cannot afford to buy everything organic. The question is, then, which goods are worth buying organic and which are not so important? Here is a list of the top five goods that you don’t necessarily need to buy the organic version of:

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Tricks of the Trade—Affordable Fruits in the Winter

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Sarah Sceery
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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During these cold winter months, it isn’t uncommon to find that the price of strawberries or blueberries in the store may seem a little higher, or not quite affordable with your dwindling college budget. Yet, those fruits are still important for antioxidants, getting your vitamins, and keeping your body healthy. There are several options that might work for you to avoid choosing those less nutritious foods just because they fit into the budget.

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Cook Your Way through National Nutrition Month

Monday, March 28, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Monday, March 28, 2011

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Let’s face it, living on your own as a college student doesn’t exactly include homemade meals hot out of the oven, and Ramen and frozen pizza ends up on the menu more often than not. But why shouldn’t we be eating as well as we might if mom had cooked us dinner at home? As adults it is about time to learn how to cook delicious and healthy meals because it is an important skill that is used through out the rest of our lives. Cooking can be easy and fun, but if you’re especially scared of the oven, signing up for a free cooking class might be a good idea.

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National Nutrition Month

Monday, March 21, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Monday, March 21, 2011

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March is National Nutrition Month so I figured this week’s nutrition blog would be a great way to honor it by sharing a little about campaign. The American Diet Association (ADA) sponsored this year’s educational operation in efforts to increase informed, healthy decision-making when it comes to food choices.  The theme this year is “Eat Right with Color.” What exactly does that mean?

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Smoothie Your Way to a Healthier Life

Monday, March 7, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Monday, March 7, 2011

Having a tough time consuming your recommended servings of fruit per day? Ever tried making a smoothie? Smoothies are a quick and easy way to fit in your daily recommended intake of fruits while enjoying a delicious sweet treat. All you need is a blender, some fruit, and some juice. The best part, you can hide other healthy foods in them too! My personal favorite smoothie is what I call the Tropical Island Smoothie. Here’s the recipe:

                 ¾ cup frozen mango

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Counting Calories

Friday, February 25, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Friday, February 25, 2011

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Often times when consumers think about counting calories or evaluating nutritious choices, beverages are not the first thing that comes to mind.

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