My twin daughters’ best friend came back from summer sleep away camp and was excited to tell me that she was a vegetarian. She knew I was a registered dietitian and she was proud of her efforts to avoid meat and wanted them to be acknowledged. Interestingly, after spending the night at our house, I realized that what she called being a “vegetarian” really meant that she was … [Read more...] about Easy Ways to Get Protein and Nutrients as a Vegetarian—World Vegetarian Day
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Now that your family is home around the clock, it may feel impossible to keep your refrigerator full for long enough before you have to run back to the grocery store. But, this isn’t the only reason your grocery budget has become bloated recently. According to the most recent Consumer Price Index from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, food costs rose an average of 2.6%—the … [Read more...] about 5 Shopping Strategies For Saving On Groceries During The Pandemic
There is no better taste of summer than fresh corn on the cob. This yummy family favorite goes well with just about everything, adding a touch of crunchy sweetness to the plate. Read on for some delicious main dishes to serve with corn on the cob for complete, family-friendly meals. Meals That Pair With Corn on the Cob What could go better with fresh, crunchy summer … [Read more...] about Meals That Pair With Corn on the Cob
A decade ago, no one had a specific number in mind when thinking about how many steps they should take in a day. These days, however, the cardinal rule is to hit 10,000 steps per day, whether you exercise or not. You may be wondering how many calories does 10000 steps burn or exactly how beneficial it is to your body. Walking more, in general, has positive health benefits. … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Does 10,000 Steps Burn?
With flu season reaching its peak in January, my office will soon start filling up with parents and their children who are sick with a cold or the flu. The influenza virus causes a staggering 32 million missed school days and 100 million missed days of work. Symptoms of the flu are often hard to distinguish from those of a common cold; coughing, sneezing, runny nose, … [Read more...] about 5 Tips For Surviving Cold & Flu Season