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Got a vitamin D defiency? Discover how lounging mindfully in the warmth of the summer sunshine and eating vitamin D-rich foods can help.

Hey Sunshine! Got Vitamin D? - Healthy Eating for Families

Got a vitamin D defiency? Discover how lounging mindfully in the warmth of the summer sunshine and eating vitamin D-rich foods can help.

Cinnamon is the spice with everything nice. It tastes good, smells good, and may help lower your blood pressure, especially if you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. If your not interested in popping pills, discover the "ground-up" truth about cinnamon's effect on high blood pressure.

Can Cinnamon Decrease High Blood Pressure? - Healthy Eating For Families

Cinnamon is the spice with everything nice. It tastes good, smells good, and may help lower your blood pressure, especially if you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. If you're not interested in popping pills, discover the "ground-up" truth about cinnamon's effect on high blood pressure.

The DASH Diet: A New Eating Plan for Diabetes Health. Check out one of the best diets for 2018 #DASHdiet. It's an overall eating plan based on real food, scientifically proven to lower your blood pressure, blood cholesterol, lose weight, and now reduce blood sugar. Best part: it's delicious!

The DASH Diet: A New Eating Plan for Diabetes Health - Healthy Eating for Families

If you or a loved one has diabetes or is at-rick for developing diabetes, the DASH diet can help you lower your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. Here are ten DASH diet basics to get you started.

Top 7 foods for healthier eyes. For improved eye health, take a closer look at your grocery list.#eyehealth

Top 7 Foods for Healthier Eyes - Healthy Eating for Families

Many familiar foods have properties which are beneficial to the eyes, allowing you to envision a bright future well into your wiser years. Feast your eyes upon these seven every foods with eye-popping health benefits.

Reeling in The Facts on Fish Oil Supplements. #AmericanHeartMonth

The Truth About Fish Oil Supplements - Healthy Eating for Families

Does the recent debate on fish oil supplements have you feeling like a fish outa water? The current 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest that eating at least 8 ounces of seafood each week is good for your heart. But, can taking a fish oil supplement do the same thing?

Is the Paleo Diet Right for You? How's that New Year's resolution working for you? Thanks to my DominicanUniversity students for reviewing popular diets. Last week juicing, this week the paleo diet.

Is the Paleo Diet Right for You? - Healthy Eating For Families

The Paleo Diet is anything but ancient history. It’s one of the most popular diets today. But what exactly does eating like our Paleolithic ancestors entail and does it really offer heath benefits?

Should You Juice for Weight Loss? How's that New Year's resolution to eat healthier and lose weight coming along? Check out my next three big posts if you need help. I had my Dominican University nutrition students research three popular diets: Juicing, Paelo, and Mindful Eating.

Should You Juice for Weight Loss? - Healthy Eating for Families

Is juicing the answer to your weight loss prayers? Will it help remove your extra holiday pounds and detox your body? Juicing and juice cleanses are a fresh, popular health trend that has captured the attention of many people looking to shed a few pounds for the New Year. The truth: there is no scientific evidence supporting juicing and juice cleanses for weight loss. However, if your goal is to achieve an overall healthier lifestyle, juicing can help you reach your daily fruit and veggie…

Are stevia and monk fruit really natural sweeteners? Are they safe for diabetics? November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Check out this blog post my one of my Dominican University students and find out.

HOW TO RULE YOUR DIABETES WITH NATURAL SWEETENERS - Healthy Eating for Families

Are you tired of tiptoeing around every birthday cake or after-dinner dessert with your glucometer? Say no more. Now you can enjoy naturally sweetened, homemade treats and beverages with no added sugar and no spikes in blood glucose.

Trying to eat healthy? Research says: plate or bowl? How To Build a Healthy in 5 easy layers.

How To Build a Healthy Bowl - Healthy Eating For Families

Bowl-ing is the new craze. I’m not talking about knocking down ten pins with a heavy ball. I’m talking about striking out excess calories from carb-heavy sandwiches and overly dressed salads. Move over plates, studies are finding that eating from a bowl may be healthier for you than eating from a plate.

Greek Salad Dressing

Greek Salad Dressing - Healthy Eating for Families

DIY salad dressings are easy, tasty, and healthy. Second recipe featured in a 3 part series. By: Jodie Shield, RDN Tired of buying expensive, processed salad dressings? Make your own! It’s so easy and much healthier for you. Over the next few blogs, I’m going to share some of my go-to, homemade salad dressing recipes: […]

Guilt-Free Desserts! Guess what you get when you spell desserts backwards?  Stressed! No worries. Check out my tips and recipes for guilt-free desserts.

Guilt-Free Desserts - Healthy Eating for Families

After a long, hot, and busy day, nothing tastes better than a cool, refreshing dessert. Go ahead and let your family indulge, especially if it's healthy. Before everyone digs in, here are a few pointers to keep in mind.

Stock Up on Beat-the-Heat Meals. Too hot to cook? Here are four easy and healthy recipes -- guaranteed to get you out of the kitchen fast! Fresh Veggie Frittata, Pineapple Chicken Kebobs, Italian Grilled Cheese, and Three-Mustard Pork Chops.

Stock Up on Beat-the-Heat Meals - Healthy Eating for Families

Scorching heat. Sticky humidity. If you can't stand the heat . . . get out of the kitchen! Here are some staples to keep on hand for those hot summer nights, along with four of my favorite beat-the-heat recipes. And here's the best part: only minimal cooking required.

What Is Clean Eating? What does clean eating mean to you? Get the dirt on this popular eating trend! Great tips fro Ginger Hultin, RDN!

What Is Clean Eating? - Healthy Eating for Families

Clean eating. Eating “clean”. What does this mean exactly? A popular buzz word in magazines, on-line and among celebrities, this term can be confusing because it doesn’t have a set definition. Does it mean eating healthy? Does it mean eliminating everything processed? Read more to learn my definition and for a simple brownie bite recipe based on raw, unprocessed ingredients your whole family will love!

How to Eat Healthy When It’s Hot!  If you can't stand the heat, here's how you can get out of the kitchen and still prepare a healthy meal!

How to Eat Healthy When It's Hot! - Healthy Eating for Families

If you can't' stand the heat . . . get out of the kitchen. But your family's hungry, so what do you do? When the thermometer soars, summer dining can be a breeze. Simply plan ahead and follow these beat-the-heat cooking tips and a healthy family meal is only minutes away.

Eating Blueberries Helps Lower Blood Pressure.  A new study finds that eating a cup of blueberries every day may help lower your blood pressure.

Eating Blueberries Helps Lower Blood Pressure - Healthy Eating for Families

A bowl of blueberries a day may keep the doctor away! If you’re a woman, between the ages of 45 and 65, and a berry lover, here’s another reason to go blue. A recent study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JAND) concluded that daily blueberry consumption reduces blood pressure and may prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD).

How to Build a Healthy Hamburger. Fire up the grill! May is National Hamburger Month. Here are some tips for building a healthy burger!

How to Build a Healthy Hamburger - Healthy Eating for Families

May is National Hamburger Month—fire up the grill! Sure, I love a portabella or turkey patty, but this dietitian can’t resist a juicy, beef burger. The trouble is a typical half-pounder packs at least 600 calories and more than half your daily fat quota. Add that to the salty, fatty fixings (think: cheese, bacon, fried onions), and your burger becomes a belt-buster. Still, there’s is a healthy way. Just follow these five steps.