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Are Store-Bought Toddler Foods a Good Thing?

Do you think packaged meals are a good choice for children? Think again. A Centers for Disease Control study of commercial foods released this month reports that more than seven in ten packaged meals for toddlers and young children have too much sodium and more than a third of cereal bars and breakfast pastries contain […]

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day Your Way

For Valentine’s Day, people often exchange cards, gifts and flowers with their special “someone.” What will you do this year? Unfortunately, if you want to go out for dinner, many restaurants narrow their menu selections and increase their prices substantially. It can be stressful to get a reservation, show up on time and hope that […]


Which Yogurt is Right For You?

Did you know that almost 70% of your immune system is located in your gut? That’s right. Trillions of friendly bacteria, called probiotics, are at work strengthening your immune system. Keeping those good bacteria working properly promotes better digestion and gives you an edge in fighting infection. Yogurt is a natural go-to food to help […]

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Game Day Snacks

  Whether you are watching the game at home or are heading to a friend’s or family member’s home, you are going to want plenty of tasty snacks. The Big Game party is one of those times when most of us waver from our usual diets and consume more rich, high calorie foods in just […]


Banana Chocolate Smoothie with Flax Seed

Banana Chocolate Smoothie with Flax Seed Serves up to 4 Ingredients: 2 large bananas, about 2 cups 1 cup plain, full-fat, Greek yogurt 1 1/2 cups milk, or kefir or other milk substitute 1/2 cup coconut milk, optional 2 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 4 tablespoons ground flax seed 6 ice cubes   […]


Breakfast Matters

Do you want to have consistent energy and stable moods throughout your day? Eat breakfast! All meals are important, but we sometimes prioritize our meals based on time and convenience and skip breakfast due to the morning rush. However, studies have shown people who eat breakfast regularly have more consistent energy and are less likely […]

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The Power of Choice

Smart nutrition starts with smart choices in the grocery store. You have the power to decide which foods to buy. You have probably heard that you should “shop the perimeter of the store.” What does that really mean? It means you should shop there first because that is where the fresh foods are found. Think […]

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A Great New Years Resolution

A Great New Year’s Resolution: Eat Less Sugar   Sugar. Everyone is talking about it as one of the main culprits in our healthcare crisis. What’s so amazing about sugar is how it can affect how you look and feel. It contributes to tooth decay and obesity. Do you want a stronger immune system? Less […]

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Preventing and Managing a Diabetic Diet

Diabetic Diet Welcome, December! With all the exciting things going on at the Chef Marshall Group, November just flew by. In case you missed it, November was National Diabetes month. We would be remiss if we didn’t address this important health condition that affects the lives of so many. According to the Centers for Disease […]

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How to Prevent the Holiday Weight Gain

How to Prevent the Typical Five Pound Holiday Weight Gain Do you realize the typical American gains between one to five pounds over the holiday season? While this is not an issue for active people who lose this weight fairly easily once all the festivities subside, many individuals only end up losing a fraction of […]

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