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Chia Seeds: Not Just for Clay Statues Anymore!

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  I’ve been bombarded with information and recommendations for adding chia seeds to my diet, and I finally got around to researching and trying it this week. Now I get why everyone is talking about it! Most famously known as the seeds that sprout on clay statue heads to create green fuzz, chia s...
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Warming Up with Winter Meals

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  With snowmen and snowflakes abound, January is the perfect month to stock up on comfort foods that help us stay warm and cozy on even the coldest of winter nights. If you're anything like me, you'll agree that nothing is better than snuggling up by the fire with a warm cup of tea, or a freshly ma...
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Festive Fall Salsa

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  A sprinkling of culture. A dash of spice. Anyone who knows me, knows just how much I love adding a little color, flavor and zest into my weekly routine.   So, you can imagine when I discovered that our newly created wellness program, “Living Well with Whitsons,” was hosting a pico de gallo...
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Is Juicing Worth the Hype?

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  From detox to weight loss, “juicing” has taken the health world by storm as an alternative way to squeeze in some flavorful nutrition — both figuratively and literally. Known as “cleansing,” juicing is the act of extracting juice from fresh produce, whether to enjoy as a nutritious snack or drink...
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Love Your Heart ~ Get Heart Healthy!

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February is American Heart Month, so it’s the perfect time to talk about heart disease and how you can keep that all-important ticker of yours healthy and strong. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in this country? According to the Centers for Di...
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Stop Cold and Flu with Elderberry Extract!

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With winter now in full swing, so is cold and flu season. Everyone seems to have their own immune-boosting rituals to make sure they don’t get sick, including me. I personally take and recommend elderberry extract after having it recommended to me by many friends and my preceptors during my dietetic...
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For the Love of Flan!

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Flan is a delicious creamy custard that’s covered in ooey gooey goodness called "caramelo," which means "caramel” in Spanish. And it’s simply DIVINE! Flan is one of those traditional Latin desserts that originated from Spain and is made with simple ingredients of eggs, milk and sugar that can be emb...
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The Bountiful Benefits of Breakfast

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I don’t know about you, but when it comes to eating a nutritious breakfast each morning, I simply can’t start my day without it. There’s something special about the sights, sounds and smells of morning — the coffee, the toast, the eggs, the cereal — that gets my taste buds flowing.   But my love f...
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Salsa, Salsa, Salsa

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Salsa has many meanings in and out of the kitchen, but “salsa” simply translated means “sauce” in Spanish. Some believe that Salsa is a term that has more relation to the kitchen than to music or dance. But for many fans of Salsa, outside of the kitchen it means listening to the hot, funky beats of ...
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Live Freely

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Life seems to place us on the exact path on which we need to be, although we may not always recognize it at the time. I was reflecting on that bit of wisdom recently while working on projects for our NuLife Foods certified gluten-free line of products. I truly believe that NuLife Foods saved my husb...
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September-bound…In June?

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Right now, with June so close we can smell July. Everyone’s anxious as we run into the home stretch to get some much deserved R&R.  For me, as well as my corporate office associates, June is just the beginning alright.  But it’s the beginning of what’s annually referred to as “Getting ready for Sept...
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Got Coconut Oil?

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I recently embarked on a new dietary journey, and along the way I have come to love coconut oil. How I have never happened upon this versatile wonder before, I don’t know; but now that I have, I am absolutely hooked.   And it’s not just the aroma that fills up my kitchen that is delightful. The mo...
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