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Easy Healthy Mexican Recipes

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES Black Bean Soup This hearty black bean soup includes extra veggies to increase the fiber as well as some chicken so you get a boost of protein –both the fiber and the protein will keep you feeling full longer.  Yield: Serving size:  Calories: Carbs: Protein: Fat: 7 1 cup…

Tips for a Healthy Halloween

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES Halloween has turned into a whole season of temptations, not just a single night, and it can be really hard for anyone who’s trying to eat healthier. Here are a few tips and tricks to help manage the treats. Wait to buy candy. Plan to buy the treats you…

The Best Thing To Eat For Weight and Health

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES There’s one thing that dietitians, doctors and experts everywhere agree on – if someone wants to improve their diet and their health, they should eat more fiber! Though not glamorous or trendy, many studies have found fiber to be a key component of a healthy life. In fact, the…

What’s The Best Choice?

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES As a dietitian, I am often asked, “What’s the best __ (bread, crackers, cereal, you name it!) for me to eat?” While there is no “best,” I want to offer you some “good-for-you” selections – and share some tips that will help you judge a food for yourself. A…

5 Reasons Children Don’t Need To Diet

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By Madeleine Ortiz As a parent, the realization that my child is overweight and at risk of developing health complications can be terrifying. We want to protect our children and help them be as healthy as possible, but how do we do that? Dr. Julie St-Pierre, associate professor of pediatrics and McGill University in Montreal,…