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Nutrition for Heart Health

Category Diet, Health


February is Heart Month and nutrition is a great way to get your heart in tip-top shape.  Follow these simple tips and work to improve the overall health of your heart: 1. Incorporate fruits and vegetables-Fruits and vegetables have good nutrients, along with fiber.  Substitute some of your higher calorie foods for fruits and vegetables. Read More…

Navigating Holiday Parties

Category Diet, Health


This can be a wonderful time of year with catching up with friends and family, beautiful lights and holiday parties.  Most of these get-togethers typically include food and this time of year has some of the best.  Unfortunately, the consistent overindulging at these events, can lead to our clothes feeling a little tight.  Here are Read More…

Holiday Appetizers

Category Diet, Health


Cooking Light recently did a fantastic article showing different holiday appetizers and how much you can eat for ~150 calories.  I wanted to share some of that information here and add some additional to help you navigate your next holiday party! ~150 Calories 1 Iced Sugar Cookie 9 Jumbo Cocktail Shrimp 38 Olives 11 Roasted Read More…

Online Seminar

Category Uncategorized

We have officially launched our online seminar!  If you are unable to attend one of our free information seminars on Tuesday night at 6pm, please feel free to watch our online seminar to get started in our program.   Click here to watch our online seminar now! Read More…

Crockpot Lime Chicken

Category Diet, Health


This easy crockpot recipe is a delicious and quick meal to keep in rotation! Ingredients:  4 Chicken breasts 2 Onions chopped 1 tsp garlic 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 3 Tbsp lime juice 1/4 cup chicken broth Directions:  1. Place chicken breasts and onions in crockpot. 2. Combine all spices and add Read More…

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Category Diet, Health


It’s almost Halloween and many of us are preparing with costumes, decorations and pumpkin carving.  Remember, when you’re carving your pumpkin don’t forget to save those pumpkin seeds, as they can be a delicious treat! Pumpkin seeds are a good source of healthy fats and are packed with different vitamins and minerals.  For ~85 seeds Read More…

Nutrition Down-FALL

Category Diet, Health


Fall can be an incredible time of year with the weather cooling down and the trees changing colors.  However, Fall can also be a pitfall for many of us when it comes to nutrition.  With the cooling weather we start to crave comfort food and aren’t as motivated to cook and/or exercise.  There are also Read More…

Chicken and Capers

Category Diet, Health

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This is a super easy, fast dish that is a favorite in my normal cooking rotation.   Ingredients:  2-3 Chicken Breasts 1 can artichoke hearts (quartered) 1 package sliced mushrooms 2-3 Tbsp capers and juice   Directions:  1. Cut chicken into 1 inch chunks.  Heat pan (I like to use my cast iron skillet) and Read More…

Apps to keep you on track

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery


I recently received the fall issue of my Food & Nutrition magazine from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Inside they listed some new apps that can help patients and dietitians alike.  Apps can be a great way to help you stay on track and motivate you.  Here are a few apps that can be Read More…

Purpose and Importance of the Liquid Diet

Category Diet, Health

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Recently, I’ve received multiple questions about why we have a liquid diet following surgery and/or people who want to skip ahead to solid food. I promise there is a “method to our madness”, which I wanted to further explain. Following any type of stomach or gastrointestinal surgery, it is very important to gradually progress the Read More…