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All Hail Kale!

Kale is a super-nutritious and ultra-delicious type of cabbage which, in its leafy-green form, looks more like an exotic type of lettuce. Enjoyed extensively by the ancient Greeks and Romans, kale is widely known in nutrition circles as richly packed with antioxidant vitamins and minerals.

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Brighten Up! Citrus Season Is Here

Bone-chilling winter means a tragic dearth of fresh fruits and veggies? Worry not! I’m here to bring the good news: Sweet, bright, beautiful oranges, tangerines, clementines, grapefruits, pomelos, key limes, and more are at the peak of their wonderfulness. A lavish, juicy mandarin; or a salmon-hued, candy-sweet cara cara can lighten up the bleakest winter […]

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A Visit from Alessandro Luchetti: An Italian Business Student, Olive Oil Legacy and Food Lover

I was excited to meet Alessandro Luchetti, our summer intern. You should be, too. Alessandro was born in Madrid, and grew up in Italy and Spain. He comes from serious olive oil pedigree: his dad was the head of the International Olive Oil Council. He’s been cooking–rolling out pasta by hand and all–since he can remember. This young […]

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Two Women Eating

5 Must-Know Diet Tricks

Losing weight isn’t easy, especially when you’re craving snacks and trying to break old habits. So here are five easy strategies that will help keep you focused on your weight-loss goals and curb your cravings. Try my water trick. If you are used to eating until you are full (more likely stuffed), drink three glasses […]

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Boiled Quinoa

New Year, New You: 15 Must-Have Foods

It’s that time of year when we all set health goals for ourselves, and stress ourselves out with overzealous plans. The resolutions are great, but instead of overwhelming yourself with impractical expectations, take small steps every day to successfully meet your goals, and those steps can start with incorporating these 15 health foods into your […]

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Thanksgiving Meal — Healthy Side Dishes

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Holidays are a time for getting together and celebrating with family and friends, and they should be a time of fun and catching up, but often it can be stressful especially if you’re watching your weight or trying to stay healthy. It sometimes seems that overeating are often as much of the holiday traditions as […]

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Fairway Market Fresh Plain Bagels

The Doc’s Way to Break the Fast

Yom Kippur is probably one of the most important Jewish holidays of the year. It literally means “day of atonement.” Even Jewish people who aren’t very observant participate in some way on this day. Participating in Yom Kippur means to refrain from work, attend synagogue, and fast. The most challenging of these is the fast […]

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Fish & Potatoes Dinner

Yom Kippur Fast Approaching

This year Yom Kippur falls from sundown to sundown on October 7th and 8th. Yom Kippur is a day of atonement and repentance that includes fasting for 25 hours! No food or water. Fasting isn’t easy, but it may actually have some benefits. The idea of fasting is that it allows you to focus on […]

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Family Eating Dinner

Kids Nutrition: Back-to-School Dinners Done Easy

Being able to provide quick and healthy meals to your family is one of the hardest challenges as a parent, but it is also important to accomplish, and easier than it seems. And it’s definitely worth the effort, because mastering the ability to serve a convenient, healthy meal at dinnertime will make you feel just […]

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Girl Making Smoothie

Kids Nutrition: Back-to-School Breakfast Bites

We know you’re doing everything you can to fit in morning meals, but fast-paced schedules and picky eating preferences are most likely getting in the way of healthy eating habits for breakfast. So you and the kids get a good to start the day, here are some things you need to know. Research has shown […]

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