Your Grocery Bag

Support Our Troops with #MilitaryMonFoodPhotos in May

I am an Air Force wife. Lord willingly, we are lifers. That’s military for 20+ years. My husband is also a dietitian like me, but he doesn’t practice anymore. That’s how we met. We were interns together in Lexington, KY. Fast forward to 2012 and today is actually our 7 year wedding anniversary. (Happy Anniversary, […]

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Blueberry Banana Quinoa Parfait

I have been on a major quinoa kick lately. Honestly, I could eat it for every meal. I mostly eat it like oatmeal in the morning with banana, walnuts and almond milk. My 3-year-old daughter got really excited about helping me in the kitchen this morning with this recipe. Being the creative 3-year-old she is, […]

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Healthy Shopper Series: Meet Jennie of Skinny Green

Why do people make the choices they do at the supermarket? What compels them to eat better? What confuses them the most when it comes to shopping healthier?  These are all questions the food industry try to answer and keep a thumb on. I like to take it a step further and meet real people […]

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4 Ways Pinterest Helps Me With Grocery Shopping

I have been on Pinterest a few months now. It has to be my favorite site right now due to the visual content. I mainly pin recipes, home ideas, and stuff to do with my kids. Before I start encouraging you to use Pinterest for your weekly meal planning, I want you to be aware […]

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Not My Mama’s Chocolate Pudding (Dairy Free)

It’s hard not to love chocolate. I love it even more now that a new study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed lower insulin levels and blood pressure readings with consumption of this flavonoid rich food. Dark chocolate is better known for its richer flavonoid content but this study used different varieties of […]

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Choose Better Fats When Shopping For Your Heart

If you or someone you love has heart disease, it is no laughing matter. According to the CDC, heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. Fortunately, some risk factors of heart disease can be combated by simply changing eating and exercise habits. While there are many factors we can focus on nutritionally with […]

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9 Healthy Foods to Show Your Love on Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and friendship. It’s a day we get showered with beautiful roses, chocolates, and candy galore. With adult and childhood obesity on the rise, I think it’s important to challenge ourselves to think outside the box and give the gift of health for holiday celebrations. There are many other […]

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Mini Strawberry Country Cupcakes (Gluten Free & Whole Wheat)

My husband, kids, and I made a spread for the Super Bowl last night. I must confess I didn’t get to watch much of it because what was supposed to be a quick dessert ended up being a full on experiment. Three hours later I have gluten-free and whole wheat mini cupcakes, dozens of them. […]

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Diabetes & Paula Deen: You Have To Meet Her At Sweet Tea

I was born and raised in the South. If it wasn’t for my husband’s military career, I would be there now. I ache for it. It’s in my blood and soul, just like SEC football (War Eagle!). I grew up in a small town south of Nashville. I grew up on my fair share of […]

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3 Ingredient Cherry Almond Bites

I have a serious Pinterest addiction. I have been browsing through a ton of energy bites and bars lately so I was inspired to come up with one today.  I dug through my pantry looking for ingredients and found dried cherries and dates. I then remembered Lara Bars are made with cherries,  dates, and almonds […]

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