Healthy Eating

Follow these BBQ tips for delicious, healthy grilled meals all summer long

This guest post is from Katie Serbinski (formerly Caputo), a registered dietitian who blogs foodie-inspired recipes at and tweets healthy tips and tricks @katieserbinski. She works as a nutrition and health communications consultant for various food industry organizations and small businesses. Nothing…


Avocados: Good For More Than Just Guacamole

Avocados tend to get overlooked unless you’re making guacamole or topping a salad. But the smooth texture and mild flavor of these fruits (yes, fruits!) make them a nutritious addition – or substitution – to many recipes. They are a…


Five Essential Ingredients for a Healthy Diet

Do all the parts of a healthy diet seem a bit complicated? Are you scratching your head when it comes to figuring out proper amounts of nutrients, protein, carbohydrate and fat? You are not alone. Healthy eating sounds simple enough…



Know Which Foods to Limit or Avoid When You are Pregnant

As a registered dietitian, I have discussed the “proper” diet with many a pregnant woman. This includes the standard advice to eat well-balanced, nutrient-dense foods with lots of color throughout the day, making sure to include whole grains, lean proteins and plenty of water…


The Strawberry: Nature’s Heart-Shaped Superfood

It’s almost here…Of course I’m talking about Michigan’s strawberry season! The early season starts in late-May, but the picking is ripe through the month of June and into the beginning of July. There are many u-pick farms throughout Michigan. Click…

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Uh Oh, You Might Be Cooking Your Veggies All Wrong

Ask any nutritionist whether you should eat more vegetables and the answer will be yes. But then you have to decide how to cook those veggies. You probably know that deep-frying isn’t encouraged (as delicious as French fries are, they…



Make Your Food Pantry Donation Count

Want to make a difference for families in need? Filling up a bag with non-perishable food and household items and donating to your local food bank is a great way to help. Before you raid the pantry, take a minute…


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Want a Summer Garden? Do These Four Things Now

Having your own vegetable garden can make it easier to cook healthy meals, help you save money at the supermarket and give you a fun hobby that keeps you active and reduces stress. But it won’t happen magically—you have to…



Why Eating All Five Food Groups Is Essential to Your Health

  There’s a lot of truth to the phrase “you are what you eat.” What you eat every day determines how well your body is fueled and how efficiently it functions. Our bodies run – or drag – thanks to…