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Avocados pack a punch!

June 30, 2016

  Delicious and nutritious: Contain more potassium than bananas,  foods high in potassium can help reduce your risk of stroke and lowers blood pressure High in healthy fats, monounsaturated fat helps to keep your heart healthy Good source of essential vitamins and minerals, including fiber, vitamin K, B5, B6, C, and folate Help you feel…

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Siggi’s and Go Red for Women Event

June 30, 2016

    The American Heart Association Go Red for Women campaign has a mission to promote healthier lives, decreasing risk factors of cardiovascular disease and stroke, the number one killer of women. We were able to take part in the Go Red for Women event with 300 attendees here in Ames, Iowa.  We partnered with…

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FAST, EASY, DELICIOUS and dare I say it…yes, Nutritious!

February 9, 2016

This is one of my all-time favorite recipes.  It takes me literally 5 minutes to throw together.  It is inexpensive, quick, nutritious and so delicious.  Anyone who tastes it, asks for the recipe – you know that’s a keeper!I use an immersion blender which cuts prep and clean up time.  In fact, I strongly recommend…

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INSTEAD OF A NEW DIET, TRY THIS – IT WORKS EVEN BETTER!

February 9, 2016

Are you tired of the “New year, new YOU” slogan?  It is so disempowering.  A slogan dreamed up to make us feel flawed, dissatisfied with ourselves and buy into the next ‘fix’- usually a diet, diet product or machine for your house that you won’t use.  Instead of supporting the all too bloated, billion dollar a year…

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How many calories does that restaurant meal have, anyway?

October 2, 2015

I ‘m not a calorie counter.  I don’t teach it or preach it.  But if you eat out often it is important to realize that the average caloric value of a meal in a restaurant is

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TRANS FATS MEET THEIR FINAL DESTINATION – OFF THE SHELF!

August 22, 2015

People who have worked with me know my gentle ways with anything related to nutrition, with the exception of TRANS FATS.  I get a little worked up about it and rightly so!   

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On Eating ‘Clean’.

April 15, 2015

Eating clean.  This new catch phrase entertains me and irritates me.   First of all, what is it?  Secondly, eating ‘clean’ imparts some sort of sterile-ness to our food source or how we feed ourselves.  Consider for a moment…where our food comes from that makes eating ‘clean’… nearly impossible, literally (regardless of what it is meant…

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DIETS NO MORE…

April 15, 2015

I have endorsed, lived, breathed, practiced and taught mindful or Intuitive Eating for years.  As a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor it is my mission to spread the word about a practical and sustainable way to feed yourself that relieves you of guilt, food rules, emotional eating, deprivation, obsession with food and cultivates balance, health, peace…

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Cultivating a Healthier Intake…One Change at a Time.

April 15, 2015

Focus.  One thing at a time, I remind myself daily. I find myself feeling so scattered some days.  So I have my mantras…Stop!  One thing at a time…the mantras help.  I finished my last newsletter the other day and I stopped to contemplate the content.  It addressed one way to improve health: Strive for five,…

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