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Breakfast is Important-Can It Be Easy and Fun?

Posted 3 years ago by Lori Scholle

The morning rush can be a tough time in our house.  Each child has a different personality – the 6 year old is always up between 5:30 and 6:00am, the four year old has to be dragged out of bed every morning and the two year old has a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality, […]

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Quick and Easy Banana Snacks

Posted 3 years ago by Lori Scholle

Bananas are quite possibly one of the best foods for little ones. Not only do they come in a bright and cheery yellow package, they are also fun to eat!  Bananas are a nutrition powerhouse offering carbohydrates for quick energy , fiber for good bowel health, B vitamins, iron and potassium - which is important for maintaining a […]

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Why Should Cholesterol and Triglycerides Matter to Me?

Posted 3 years ago by Lori Scholle

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist I am asked a lot of different questions about health everyday.  One of the most common questions is “Why should cholesterol and triglycerides matter to me?”  The answer to this question can be complicated so I have focused this week’s blog on answering it.     What are Triglycerides? The chemical form […]

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“Bird’s Nest” Taco Recipe

Posted 3 years ago by Lori Scholle

Making a meal that the whole family likes for dinner every night is one of the challenges a mother faces everyday.  Sometimes the process is fun and you feel inspired and other times it feels like a chore.  It is helpful to have a few recipes in your back pocket that you can bring out on […]

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Grass-Fed Beef – Is It Better For You?

Posted 3 years ago by Lori Scholle

When it comes to eating red meat, specifically beef, the opinions on the subject are as varied as the number of cuts available.  For years we have been told to stay away from red meats because of their saturated fat content and it’s effect on your cardiovascular health.  It is important to note that despite these […]

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Roasted Spiced Chick Pea Recipe

Posted 3 years ago by Lori Scholle

Beans are a nutrient powerhouse that people often shy away from because they are scared to prepare them.  The Bean Institute estimates that on average, cooked dry beans provide roughly 120 calories per ½ cup and are full of B vitamins, folic acid, selenium, zinc, fiber, and low-glycemic carbohydrate.   With so many bean varieties available in their cooked […]

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How Much Liquid Should Your Child Be Drinking Per Day?

Posted 3 years ago by Lori Scholle

If someone asked you how much water you should be drinking per day to stay hydrated you would probably have the answer, right?  Information about keeping adults hydrated is everywhere but do you know how much liquid  your child should be drinking each day?  Keeping your child hydrated is important for numerous reasons including maintaining body temperature and […]

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Roasted Squash and Pesto Pizza Recipe

Posted 3 years ago by Lori Scholle

After a busy week of school, work and extra curricular activities our family is sure glad to see Friday night!  On my weekly meal plan I usually try to include a meal on Friday that is easy to make that I know will please everyone’s taste buds so we start our weekend off on a […]

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Does Lack of Quality Sleep Affect Your Weight?

Posted 3 years ago by Lori Scholle

As spring approaches us everything seems to be bursting with new energy and life. Even our clocks “spring ahead” like they did this weekend taking away one hour of our sleep. Missing one hour of sleep might not seem like a big deal but as everyone starts their first day back at work or school […]

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Frozen Vegetables – A Healthy Snack for Kids

Posted 3 years ago by Lori Scholle

I was speaking to another mother at the playground one day and the subject of eating vegetables came up. She said that her kids were usually ok with eating vegetables but really loved to eat frozen vegetables directly from the freezer. In my mind I thought that was really strange – why wouldn’t you cook […]

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