What's for dinner? 8 chicken-free dinner ideas

What’s for dinner? 8 chicken-free dinner ideas

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: Because it was free range. Hearing about people’s diets is one of my favorite parts of being a dietitian. I sure do hear about a lot of baked chicken! Of course, people tend to highlight what they consider to be the healthy parts of their diet […]

3 steps to flip upside down eating

3 steps to flip upside down eating

Monday, March 20, 2017 It’s Monday morning, you’ve decided this is the week, “I’m going to be healthy and lose weight!” You start with a fruit and vegetable smoothie, a handful of 7 almonds for a mid-morning, a tossed salad with grilled chicken and light dressing at lunch, and a piece of fruit in the afternoon. Then […]

Delicious ways to indulge your sweet tooth AND nourish your body

Delicious ways to indulge your sweet tooth AND nourish your body

It’s rare that I meet someone who doesn’t have a sweet tooth. Some of us struggle more than others with sweet cravings. How do we indulge our sweet tooth in a healthy way? Here are some thoughts. Mindful Pause First, we must take a mindful pause before we eat. Until we are fully aware of […]

What does my sleep routine have to do with my weight?

What does my sleep routine have to do with my weight?

Monday, March 13, 2017 How much sleep you get, how you wind down at the end of the day, the quality of your sleep, and how you wake up in the morning has A LOT to do with your weight and general well-being. Don’t take it from me! Here is more information from Health Ambition on how […]

Chi-chi-chia! Are chia seeds a fad or a true health food?

Chi-chi-chia! Are chia seeds a fad or a true health food?

How in the world did we go from using chia seeds to grow green “fur” on Chia Pets to eating the seeds as a health food? Is this hype or are chia seeds really a health food? In history, Mayan and Aztec cultures consumed chia seeds for their supernatural powers. I don’t know about supernatural […]

3-ingredient Cereal Treats

3-ingredient Cereal Treats

We recently made these for a health fair held for City of Durham employees. We were honored to be there and meet so many wonderful people! We got rave reviews on these treats so we thought we’d share with everyone here. I didn’t snap a photo of my own and I owe full credit for […]

Kristen's Friday Favorites

Kristen’s Friday Favorites

Hey, everyone! I hope your week went well! I recently read in Parents magazine that 31 % of women say prep time remains the number one challenge to cooking weekday dinner. Are you among those women? I know I am! The next greatest hurdle is clean up. Weeknights can be so challenging! So, what can […]

4 steps to make Mondays awesome

4 steps to make Mondays awesome

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 I love that moment when I tell people that Mondays are my favorite day of the week… If I could read minds, I’m guessing their thinking, “there’s something wrong with this girl,” or “she must be on something.”  As the story goes, in 2009, when I started Well-Balanced Nutrition (the first […]

The trouble with dreaming big and why baby steps matter

The trouble with dreaming big and why baby steps matter

It’s National Nutrition Month and the theme, Put Your Best Fork Forward, has me thinking about the trouble with DREAMING BIG. It’s great to dream big and set big goals for yourself because nothing is impossible.  The trouble is when we dream big yet forget how powerful the little things can be. For instance, when […]

Lucy's Friday Favorites!

Lucy’s Friday Favorites!

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 My favorite at home yoga tool: Doyogawithme.com This is a fantastic resource for people that are interested in doing more yoga or starting out and feel intimidated by the group fitness classes. There are several styles offered and different levels depending on your ability. The length of the videos start at […]