Magnesium: what it does, how much you need, and what foods have it

Magnesium: what it does, how much do you need, and what foods have it

Magnesium has been in the news a lot recently and seems to be high on the list of “trendy” supplements these days. But before you spend your money on another supplement, let’s take a look at what magnesium does, how much magnesium you need, and what foods are high in magnesium.

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How to host a family friendly Cinco de Mayo party with no added sugar

How to host a family friendly Cinco de Mayo Party with no added sugar

Keep reading to find my tips for everything you need to host a family friendly Cinco de Mayo party (and for celebrating National OJ Day on May 4th!), including Florida Orange Juice no added sugar recipes, and both mocktails and cocktails for your friends and family to enjoy!

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What to eat before and after a workout

What to eat before and after a workout

There’s a lot of misinformation about nutrition out there, so when it comes to fitness nutrition, it’s important to understand why I give certain recommendations. Here I’ll briefly cover how we fuel activity, why everyone’s needs for exercise vary, and main goals of food intake before and after. Then, I’ll provide actual suggestions for what to eat!

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19 quick and easy ways to satisfy a sweet tooth

19 quick and easy ways to satisfy a sweet tooth

…I’m thinking of a real life “I want to eat something sweet” type of scenario. You just want something quick and easy that will bring a smile to your face. There’s many ways to do this that taste amazing, AND don’t involve diet products or convincing yourself that ignoring it will make it go away… o, and that you can have ready in under 10 minutes…

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Teaching thankfulness at Valentine's Day with gratitude jars

Teaching thankfulness at Valentine's Day with gratitude jars

Growing up, I always looked forward to Valentine’s Day because it meant that my mom would give us treats and a pair of goofy heart socks. For us, it was never about the date night, but rather simply one more opportunity to express how much our family means to each other, but in fancy footwear. 

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How much protein do you actually need?

How much protein do you actually need?

So, how much protein do you actually need? What are the best types? Plant based or animal protein? And so on… It’s probably the most talked about nutrition topic or nutrient across all media platforms, yet the one that leaves the most questions in consumer minds.

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Eat intentionally: 11 food choices to make in 2019 that won't set you up for failure

Eat intentionally: 11 food choices to make in 2019 that won't set you up for failure

Rather than setting unrealistic weight loss goals, or proclaiming you’re going to never eat sugar again, let’s try setting ourselves up for success and vowing to eat intentionally in 2019. No crazy goals, diets, or fads, just realistic plans and perspectives on food.

Still not quite sure what I mean? Keep reading for 11 food choices to make in 2019 that won’t set you up for failure like a traditional New Years resolution would…

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14 fun facts about chia seeds

14 fun facts about chia seeds

Chia seeds are popping up everywhere from restaurant menus to home kitchens, and rightfully so. Let’s explore some fun facts about chia seeds, and discover some of the many reasons they are not only nutritional powerhouses, but also loved by professional and home chefs alike.

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How to Stay Awake Without Coffee

How to Stay Awake Without Coffee

Let’s face it – life is exhausting. Juggling work, school, spouses, partners, kids, friends, and making time for yourself can leave even the most motivated of us in need of a hefty slumber. So, how can we stay energized when our lives are so demanding? Often, we reach for our beloved super hero, coffee, to make it through the day. It really can feel like a savior sometimes! And don’t get me wrong, I love coffee just as much as the rest of the world, but sometimes you just need more options! So how can you stay awake without coffee? Keep reading to learn how to stay awake without coffee…

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DIY Holiday gifts in a jar: Protein balls and energy bites

DIY Holiday gifts in a jar: Protein balls and energy bites

You've probably already heard that no-bake protein balls & energy bites are the cool new "cookies" that Santa's Elves are rolling. So when it comes to DIY gifting, if you're like me and love the idea, but sometimes miss the mark a tad (think: pinterest fail, lol), these DIY Christmas Jars are a simple and foolproof way to avoid the land of misfit gifts. Plus, they're delicious & healthy, so whether it's a hostess gift or a teacher gift, or any other type of gift for that matter, these DIY mason jars are perfect! 

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3 Diabetes-Friendly Holiday Recipes

3 Diabetes-Friendly Holiday Recipes

The holiday season can be an uncertain time for people living with diabetes. As someone with type 1 diabetes, I know the struggles of navigating parties, family dinners, and other holiday events. And when it comes to cooking for others, it can feel next to impossible trying to balance what is diabetes-friendly with what is easy to cook and tastes delicious

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FNCE 2018: A diabetic dietitian does DC

It’s been a few weeks since I got home from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo 2018 (FNCE for you non-dietitians), and just like last year, I’m so glad I went! In a job where your “co-workers” are online and I almost always work from the comfort of my dining room table, it’s so refreshing to see my friends and fellow dietitians in person, as well as meet some of the faces behind brands and organizations I know and love.

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Top 5 Foods for Glowing Skin

Top 5 Foods for Glowing Skin

Whether you want your skin to be smoother, brighter, less wrinkled, softer, more supple, less congested, or with diminished acne and/or scarring; it is almost ALWAYS the answer. Just exfoliate and hydrate! There are many pricey ways to do this at a spa: acid peels, enzyme scrubs, tonics, serums, lotions, etc. But, what about treating your skin from the inside out? There are specific foods that can help your body exfoliate and hydrate your skin naturally…

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