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5 Healthy Habits to Start Losing Weight

At times, we all need to jump start our lives and get back on track to eating well and moving more. If you are interested in improving your health and wouldn't mind losing some weight...and keeping it off!.... Start by incorporating these healthy habits into your daily routine! 1. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Research… Continue reading 5 Healthy Habits to Start Losing Weight

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Healthy Tips for the Holidays from a Registered Dietitian

Wondering how to stay healthy and stick to your diet this holiday season? Customs this time of year often revolve around the food on the table making the holidays the dieter’s arch nemesis. However, the holidays are meant to be enjoyed and celebrated not spent stressing over every morsel of food. Follow these tips for… Continue reading Healthy Tips for the Holidays from a Registered Dietitian

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Rethink Your Drink! 10 Low Calorie Drink Recipes

If you are trying to drink less soda and sugary beverages but crave those bubbles and a little sweetness, trade in your favorite sugary drink for one of these low calorie mocktails to cut down on empty calories that have no nutritional value! 1. Pingo Seltzer by Island RDN Ingredients 1 Can of Mango La… Continue reading Rethink Your Drink! 10 Low Calorie Drink Recipes

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5 Healthy Vegetarian Curry Recipes

Curry is a staple dish around the globe. In the Caribbean, the availability of coconut milk makes curry a go to dish for many islands. Although it may be popular everywhere, every place and every chef has their own version of a curry. Depending on what you put into it, curry can be a healthful… Continue reading 5 Healthy Vegetarian Curry Recipes

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#BEACHBODYPOSITIVE – Get the Perfect Beach Body in One Step

Every year we are inundated with diet fads and individuals looking for the secret to the perfect beach body (aka summer body if you're landlocked). Millions of dollars are spent every spring and summer looking for that quick and easy way to get a "beach-ready" body before vacation. However, many individuals are continuously having to… Continue reading #BEACHBODYPOSITIVE – Get the Perfect Beach Body in One Step

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Nutrition to Lower Your Cholesterol

If your doctor has recently tested your blood and told you that your cholesterol is high, there are changes you can make in your diet to help lower the level of cholesterol in your blood and decrease your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. Some patients can manage their blood cholesterol with diet alone and many stop taking medications after… Continue reading Nutrition to Lower Your Cholesterol

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Turmeric “Fried” Rice

Back in my college days, fried rice was all the rage! Co-ed's flocked to several popular Japanese restaurants in Athens, Ga for a cheap but gigantic portion of fried rice that often lasted several meals. While I am sure those dishes from my school days were loaded with sodium, I still become nostalgic. However, I… Continue reading Turmeric “Fried” Rice

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Sweet & Spicy Maple Roasted Cauliflower

Roasting vegetables is my favorite and THE BEST way to eat cauliflower in my opinion. If you have been on the fence about cauliflower, check out this recipe or try roasting it. I promise you will not be disappointing! I sometimes get into a rut and cook my vegetables the same way, so for this… Continue reading Sweet & Spicy Maple Roasted Cauliflower

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Quick Guide to Low Sodium Nutrition

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, kidney failure, or liver disease your doctor may have recommended you follow a low sodium diet. Sodium is important for our bodies but too much attracts fluid into your blood stream increasing pressure inside the blood vessel. High blood pressure for long periods of time can… Continue reading Quick Guide to Low Sodium Nutrition

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Balsamic Snap Peas

Snap Peas have become an obesssion of mine recently. Something about that first bite, or snap, has me coming back for more and more. This recipe I threw together while staying with a friend. We are both avid gardeners so we threw in a few peppers from her garden and some cherry tomatoes from mine.… Continue reading Balsamic Snap Peas

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Nutritional Yeast: What Can It Do For Your Heart

I've been hearing this term and seeing it pop up on recipes as a low sodium, dairy-free cheese substitute. Considering a large portion of my patients struggle with hypertension and other cardiovascular aliments, I have decided to do a little digging into Nutritional Yeast and its benefits related to heart disease. What Is Nutritional Yeast?… Continue reading Nutritional Yeast: What Can It Do For Your Heart

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25 Low Sodium Recipes to Improve Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension is an epidemic in the Caribbean. Caribbean cuisine is traditionally high in sodium resulting from geographical isolation and the need to preserve foods in the hot and humid environment. This meant adding salt. Today, with the invention of refrigeration we no longer need to heavily salt foods to preserve them.… Continue reading 25 Low Sodium Recipes to Improve Your Blood Pressure

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Caribbean Quesadilla! Sneak Peak from My Modern Caribbean Kitchen by Julius “The Chef” Jackson!

I know waiting till July may seem hard... BUT for all you lucky folks I have a sneak peak at Julius "The Chef" Jackson's new cookbook My Modern Caribbean Kitchen that you can try at home today! In honor of Cinco De Mayo, I am sharing this delicious Caribbean & Mexican fusion recipe! Let me start by… Continue reading Caribbean Quesadilla! Sneak Peak from My Modern Caribbean Kitchen by Julius “The Chef” Jackson!