Hydrate July 4 with Fruits and Veggies

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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July 02, 2015

Summer is here and temperatures are rising.  How can you keep hydrated and save calories at the Fourth of July picnic? It’s simple if you include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Fruits and vegetables are full of water, low in calories and full of antioxidants. Try to skip the heavy mayo-based pasta […]

Memorial Day Moroccan Spiced Chicken

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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May 25, 2015

Memorial Day is a special day to pay tribute to all those great women and men who have given or continually give their lives, time and service for the well-being of our country. It’s also one of the biggest grilling weekends of the season. Although there are cooking methods that are better than grilling, you […]

Chocolate for Valentine’s Day?

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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February 13, 2015

Chocolate is probably the No. 1 most craved food in North America today.  In addition to containing fat and sugar, chocolate contains flavonoids, which act as antioxidants, protecting cells from damage.  A correlation has been found between chocolate‘s flavonoid content and its antioxidant activity.  Flavonoids are found in several other plant foods, including apples, berries, beans, nuts, […]

What Should I Drink During the Holidays? (Part I)

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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December 22, 2014

When choosing what to drink this holiday everyone always asks me “What should I drink to stay healthy?” So as we move into winter and the many festive occasions we attend, let us cheer to a new and healthy year by carefully choosing what we drink. TIPS FOR CHOOSING HEALTHY DRINK OPTIONS: Definitely the preferred […]

Healthy Sweet Potatoe Pie

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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November 24, 2014

Sweet potatoes always take you back to this time of the year. They are a main ingredient in many of the popular recipes enjoyed in the holiday season’s festivities. Sweet potatoes are packed with Vitamins A and C, as well as fiber, which make a healthy choice all around. One medium sweet potato provides more […]

Eat Low Fat Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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September 01, 2014

If you are trying to get back on track after Labor Day, this is the time to set small, realistic goals to improve your diet and manage your weight. If you already have implemented healthy habits and food choices into your lifestyle then CONGRATS! If you still feel you can do better, one area where […]

Tasty, Heart-Healthy July 4 Dessert

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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July 03, 2014

One of my favorite holidays is July Fourth, because it represents a celebration of freedom.  It is a day when families and friends get together and commemorate the occasion with food, companionship and fun. As we celebrate, remember that we also have freedom in the food and health choices we make, and hopefully our choices […]

Memorial Day Healthy Grilling Tips

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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May 26, 2014

Today is a great day to pay tribute to all those great women and men who have given or continually give their lives, time and service for the well-being of our country. It’s also one of the biggest grilling weekends of the season. Although there are cooking methods that are better than grilling, you can […]

Eggs for Easter and Passover

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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April 07, 2014

During the Easter and Passover holidays, eggs play a very important role. Eggs are a part of the Seder plate on Passover, and on Easter kids take part in Easter egg hunts and decorate eggs. Contrary to popular belief, eggs are good for you. Whole eggs are a good source of protein, fat-soluble vitamins (A,D, E, […]

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