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Caffeine and Health: Just The Facts

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES If you’re like the majority of Americans, you start your day with at least one cup of a caffeinated beverage. Whether it’s coffee or tea (or one of the popular energy drinks), most people agree that caffeine in the morning helps jump-start the day. What is caffeine? Caffeine is…

Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES No question about it… everything costs more lately, including groceries. At a glance, it may seem that healthy foods cost the most, and less-nutritious foods cost the least. However, with a little planning, you can enjoy a variety of good-for-you foods that are also tasty… and keep within your…

Which Health Foods Deserve the Hype? Our Dietitian Weighs In…

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES Walking down the aisles of a supermarket can feel overwhelming. Shelves are bursting with an ever-increasing array of products. Advertisements and food packages make all sorts of claims about their health benefits. Some foods almost seem to glow with halo-like properties. But how does one know if something really…

Simple Food Swaps for Better Health

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES As a dietitian, I am often asked, “What’s the best __ (bread, crackers, cereal…) for me to eat?” While there is no “best” option, we want to offer you some “good-for-you” selections, and share some tips on how you can judge different foods for yourself. As a general rule…

Alcohol: Finding the Right Balance for Your Health

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES Alcohol in moderation can be a part of a healthy meal plan, even for people who have diabetes or are trying to reach a healthier weight. However, drinking “in moderation” can sometimes be a challenge – and it can also impair sleep, thinking, judgment, and overall health. More people…

Plant-Based Protein Sources

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES Did you know there are many great sources of protein that come from plants? Meats, fish, poultry, eggs & dairy foods (milk, yogurt, and cheese) generally have the highest sources of protein per serving. However, with little planning, you can get plenty of protein from plant foods! Plant-based proteins…

Healthy Mexican Recipes

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…

Baking Recipes & Tips!

View the wonderful collection of delicious baking recipes + tips our dietitian created for us by clicking the image below!