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what’s normal eating

Sugar-free, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, caffeine-free, fat-free, GMO-free, carb-free, soy-free, salt-free. Those all sound not only fun-free but mental-sanity-free. And sure, there are allergies and intolerances to certain foods. However, eliminating foods to be hip wid it or in hopes to lose weight is harmful. It's also unsustainable. Dieting is one of the top risk factors for… Continue reading what’s normal eating

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berry patriotic pies

Apple pie is the most American pie, no doubt about it. But these berry mini pies are the most patriotic pies. If you were looking for a sign to bake this weekend, here it is! The berries are so juicy & sweet this time of year. Block parties are bound to pop up. And an American… Continue reading berry patriotic pies

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the greatest chocolate chip cookie you’ll ever have

Yup, you read that right. This cookie (and its dough, if you're a daredevil like me and risk the salmonella) is guaranteed to rock your world. It's my tried and true, my favorite, and my formerly secretive recipe. It's my recipe my dad asks me NOT to make so he doesn't feel compelled to eat all two dozen.… Continue reading the greatest chocolate chip cookie you’ll ever have

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how to get back on track

It's Monday. Maybe this past weekend you "let yourself go" or you "cheated" a lot and now you're wanting to get back on track. First of all, I am all for fresh starts. They can be so refreshing and exciting! But I think it's important to point out that a healthy eating pattern shouldn't cause… Continue reading how to get back on track

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crispy baked falafel​

In my nutrition classes, they teach us that a healthy diet has balance, moderation, and variety. Balance means eating plenty of nutritious foods as well as satisfying foods. Yes, I'd argue a person needs both kale AND french fries in a well-rounded diet. Moderation means understanding and listening to hunger cues. It's important to recognize when… Continue reading crispy baked falafel​

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cheesy pesto pasta

I am not a big fan of Mondays. But I am a big fan of 10-minute dinners...especially on Mondays. Every Monday, I try to eat meatless. Mostly because I am a sucker for alliteration #MeatlessMonday. But going without meat on Mondays has other benefits too. First of all, plant sources of protein are usually less… Continue reading cheesy pesto pasta

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body & brain hunger

Body hunger is typical hunger, the kind where your stomach growls. Brain hunger deals with the emotions, like cravings and eating for the experience. Body hunger Body hunger includes stomach growls, headaches, shakiness, lack of concentration, irritability, and nausea. Without a doubt, find food ASAP once one or more of these symptoms start. Keep in… Continue reading body & brain hunger