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Recipe: Energy Blasts

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Last week I was attending an intensive yoga teacher training. The days were long and they were working us hard, so at any given opportunity we were refueling.  I always pack an endless supply of snacks whenever attending these long days because breaks are short, but my hunger level is super-high!  Making a batch of these Energy Blasts was a lifesaver in the afternoon when there were still many more hours left in the day and more handstands to be mastered.  Continue reading “Recipe: Energy Blasts”

FNCE 2015: New Food Trends to Try Together

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This past weekend I was at our annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, lovingly referred to as FNCE (pronounce “fence-E”), hosted by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. First off, I’d like to say “HI!” to all the fellow dietitians I met over the past few days. We truly have some amazing minds and leaders in our field. If you haven’t heard the words “microbiome” or “FODMAP” yet, they’ll become household names and topping your Google searches soon. In addition to learning about new research and happenings in the field of nutrition, it also was a chance for food companies to debut new products & trends. Continue reading “FNCE 2015: New Food Trends to Try Together”

Bulking Up

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A great article has been published in the latest issue of Food & Nutrition magazine promoting bulk bins in the grocery stores as the latest trend.  It was perfect timing, as I had just stocked up at my local grocery store on whole grains, legumes, and seeds to make stews, soups, salads, and side dishes for the upcoming chilly fall and winter months.  Have you visited the bulk aisle lately? Continue reading “Bulking Up”