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Spring Super Food Salad

This simple, seasonal salad is a must try. Perfectly balanced with plant-based protein, healthy fat, and complex carbohydrates, it’s a crowd pleasing favorite for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Blueberry & Quinoa Arugula Spring Salad:  Ingredients 1 cup cooked red quinoa 1 … Continue reading

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Spring Clean Your Wellness Routine

Winter months are full of holiday parties, family gatherings, and cozy nights spent next to the fire. For many, it’s easy to fall off the wellness wagon during this time of year. Not to worry. Spring has finally arrived, and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sweets, Beans & Greens

This recipe is quick and easy, and makes a great lunch or dinner option to meet increased iron needs during altitude training. Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes Massaged Spinach: 1 8-ounce bag of baby spinach 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil … Continue reading

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Winter Sports Nutrition Tips

Whether you ski, run, hike, or snowboard, it’s important to note several key nutrition concerns when training in the cold or altitude. Fluid, energy, and iron needs are all increased at altitude and below freezing temperatures. Follow these simple nutrition … Continue reading

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Go Nuts for Heart Health – 10 Simple Ways to Incorporate Nuts in Your Daily Eating

  Top oatmeal, yogurt, or cottage cheese with almond or pistachio slivers to boost the nutrient density of your breakfast. Look for cereal brands that list nuts in the ingredient list, such as Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Cereal with Almonds, Kashi … Continue reading

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A Serving of Nuts a Day May Keep Heart Disease Away

We’ve all heard the health claims associated with nut consumption. They help lower cholesterol, provide protein and fiber, and can even help lower triglyceride levels. But in terms of disease prevention, are nuts really all they’re cracked up to be? … Continue reading

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A Healthier Thanksgiving

It’s easy to overindulge on Thanksgiving since it’s a day focused on eating.  Here are some tips to help you enjoy a healthier holiday.  1. Don’t Go Hungry. Many people either eat very little or forgo eating in anticipation of … Continue reading

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