Category Archives: Heart Health

Slow Cooker Barley and Bean Soup

The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that all adults eat at least half their grains as whole grains – that’s at least 3 to 5 servings of whole grains every day. The average American eats less than one … Continue reading

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7 Benefits of Eating Less Meat + best ever veggie burger

Have you ever considered going meatless as a way to improve your health? I’m not suggesting a full-fledged vegan lifestyle. I’m talking about taking meat off the dinner table one night a week – Mondays for example. There are many … Continue reading

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Creamy Avocado Egg Salad

For many people, the Easter season brings with it the tradition of coloring and decorating eggs.   But what do you do with the eggs afterwards – eat them or throw them away?  Aren’t eggs too high in cholesterol?  Questions about … Continue reading

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Tex-Mex Bean and Chicken Burrito

February is for love and heart health!  It’s American Heart Month. Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of Americans?  Each year, more than two million heart attacks and strokes take place resulting in 800,000 deaths. … Continue reading

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Stop counting calories and track fiber instead (+ easy dinner recipe you can make today)

If you’re trying to lose weight and find it helpful to track your progress, why not track something that will actually benefit your weight and health?  That something I’m referring to is FIBER. High fiber foods can help with weight … Continue reading

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5 Healthy Cook-Out Tips (+ decadent grilled dessert recipes)

Can you believe it’s August already? As usually, the summer is flying by. There’s only one more month (yikes!) before the official end to summer. What have you been up to this summer? I’ve been spending time outdoors hiking in … Continue reading

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9 foods that lower cholesterol and decrease inflammation (+ must try recipe)

The key component of a diet to lower cholesterol is a plant-rich eating plan. Include plenty of whole fruits and vegetables, unrefined whole grains, and protein mostly from plants. Aim for at least 75% plants and no more than 25% … Continue reading

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Recipe for Spaghetti Squash: It’s Good For Your Heart!

Here’s a bit about my family history. Perhaps you can relate. I have a strong history of heart disease in my immediate family. My dad had high blood pressure much of his adult life and passed away from a stroke … Continue reading

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Anti-inflammatory Meal Plans Made Easy

BIG NEWS! I’m so excited to announce that I have partnered with Gathered Table to bring you healthy meal plans with quick, easy, and delicious recipes. Many of you have been asking me about this for quite a while now … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Mindful Eating

In two days from now, it will be Thanksgiving. Do you have a plan for eating? Will you count up your calories and attempt to stick to your diet; or will you throw caution to the wind and stuff yourself … Continue reading

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