Squashing the Summer Blues with Quinoa Stuffed Squash

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It may be Local Summer in my Jersey Shore town, but sadly Fall will be arriving on Thursday this week. Shorter days, jackets, and pumpkin everything are here. Mr E and I are the first to admit we are not fans of the changing seasons.  But there are still a fews ways to slowly transition into the colder weather, and the first starts with food. These quinoa stuffed squash are a great way to start the move into the new season. Continue reading “Squashing the Summer Blues with Quinoa Stuffed Squash”

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”

Heat Wave Hydration Tips

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It’s a hot one here in NJ today!  Days like today it’s especially important to stay hydrated.  Dehydration can put stress on the heart & kidneys, while putting us at risk for heat cramps and stroke.  To stay cool together during these hot and sweaty days, here’s some tips for keeping you and your significant other cool. Continue reading “Heat Wave Hydration Tips”

Lighten Up this Summer

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Now that Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, it’s safe to say summer is officially here (even if the calendar and weather don’t agree). Layers of clothes are coming off. Hair gets blonder. Windows and convertible tops go down. White is safe to wear again. And, most importantly, food and beverages lighten up as well. Continue reading “Lighten Up this Summer”

Pita Chip Crust

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I don’t buy many snacks to keep around in our house. No temptation, no snacking. My husband, on the other hand, loves to have a little “crunch” with his sandwiches and always wants to have a side of chips. So as a compromise, one of the few exceptions I’ll make is for Stacy’s Pita Chips. Continue reading “Pita Chip Crust”

Springtime Sweet & Tangy Salad

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Spring is in the air, and that means wedding season is upon us.  One of my favorite food marriages is the pairing of fruits and veggies together in the same dish.  If you’re looking to change up your usual salad, try this Springtime Sweet & Tangy Salad for a quickie swap.

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