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    Gluten Free Treat Ideas for the Holidays

    Trying to avoid gluten this holiday season? So many people are intolerant of or sensitive to gluten and for health reasons, need to steer clear of traditional holiday fare! No matter what your preferences or needs, when it comes to healthy, delicious food, look to Supplementally Speaking for scrumptious additions to your family’s table.

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    Tips and Recipes for a Healthier Thanksgiving

    Traditional Thanksgiving foods are naturally good for you. Fresh cranberries, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots and other root vegetables are packed with fiber and antioxidants. White meat turkey (without the skin) is a lean, low calorie source of protein. Keeping recipes simple and letting the seasonal ingredients shine is the key to creating a healthy but still indulgent Thanksgiving menu.

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    Efrain’s Jicama Salad: A Powerhouse Addition to Any Summer Meal

    Ready to take your summer salads up a notch? Efrain Montoya, graphic designer at Combined Insurance with a Mexican heritage, shares his love of jicama and his family’s jicama salad recipe...

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  • Healthy Eating

    Farmer’s Market Vegetable Soup

    Since we know that every diet that works is low in sugar and high in fiber, a homemade pot of vegetable soup is a good time investment in the kitchen. Farmer’s market season is a great time to experiment with different vegetables...

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  • Healthy Eating

    Avoiding Added Sugar in our Diets

    In our first post, we talked about sugar’s role in making the American diet so unhealthy. To achieve a healthier lifestyle, resolve to drastically reduce sugar from your diet. The good news is we aren’t talking about giving up...

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  • Healthy Eating

    A Healthier Lifestyle- Where to Start?

    How do you live a healthy life? This is a common question that leads to many different conversations and conclusions. Everyone seems to have an opinion on what a healthy lifestyle means. We live in a society that...

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  • Healthy Eating

    Fall in Love With These Inflammation-Fighting Foods

    Inflammation is a popular buzzword because so many everyday things trigger it, from a twist on the playing field (swollen ankle) to a trip to the pizza joint (heartburn). But so can ongoing work stress, a smoking habit or an autoimmune condition like...

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  • Healthy Eating

    Healthy Valentine's Day Treats for the Whole Family

    It’s the season of love, and we want you to treat yourself and those you love. But this Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be another sugar-filled and fake food fest. Make some of these treats...

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  • Healthy Eating

    The Skinny on Dietary Fats

    Fats are confusing. Just 15 to 20 years ago, fat was a four-letter word and for health-minded folks, a super-limited dietary component. But the avoidance of all fats...

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  • Healthy Eating

    To Buy Organic or Not?

    Organic foods can skyrocket your grocery bill, but do you need to buy all organic? Maybe not. Learn more in our latest post...

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  • Healthy Eating

    Enjoy the Joyful Gourd

    Everywhere you go this time of year, friends, family and coworkers say things like, “It’s pumpkin season!” or “pumpkin spice is back at Starbucks!” The mass of pumpkin-loving people grows from year to year with almost cult-like fervor. And why shouldn’t it? Not only does this gorgeous orange superfood...

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  • Healthy Eating

    Diet and Productivity, Part 2: Office Eats

    Did you know your brain consumes about 20% of your daily calories?1 Feed it well! Make sure the calories you consume come from foods that contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that actually help your brain perform better. Anything less, and you just might...

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  • Healthy Eating

    Diet and Productivity, Part 1: School Days

    As parents and caregivers, we want to help our kids do their very best. We want to spark new ideas, inspire creative adventures and ignite their intellectual curiosities. But they won’t get far without the right fuel for their brains and bodies...

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  • Healthy Eating

    5 FAQs about the Paleo Diet

    Some people call it the caveman diet, the primal diet, or the hunter-gatherer diet. But it’s actually not a diet at all. It’s a lifestyle that incorporates a diet of...

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  • Healthy Eating

    Summer Fun with Fruit: Diabetes-Friendly Desserts

    Monitoring sugar intake is a challenge for the 29.1 million Americans with diabetes. Nutrition labels are confusing with differing names and titles used to represent the kinds of sugar and sweeteners that elevate blood sugar; things like...

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  • Healthy Eating

    Summer Immunity Boosters

    The sun is shining. The surf is calling. The kids are pulling you by the hand. This summer, make sure you don’t miss out on any fun activities; support your immune system as it wards off seasonal germs.

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  • Healthy Eating

    Let’s Dish! 17 Food Trends for 2017

    Predicting which foods and cuisine-related trends will take hold is, in all honesty, a little bit of a crapshoot. There’s a lot that goes into the making of predictions, be it culinary vision or marketing department direction. But if you’re a lover of...

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  • Healthy Eating

    Sweeten Up Your Valentine’s Day with Heart-Healthy Desserts

    If you’re like many Americans, you’re concerned about your triglycerides, cholesterol, sugar levels or waistline—or all of the above. But you enjoy a sweet...

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  • Healthy Eating

    Gluten Free Treat Ideas for the Holidays

    Trying to avoid gluten this holiday season? So many people are intolerant of or sensitive to gluten and for health reasons, need to steer clear of...

    Read this Article
  • Healthy Eating

    Tips and Recipes for a Healthier Thanksgiving

    Traditional Thanksgiving foods are naturally good for you. Fresh cranberries, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots and other root vegetables are packed with fiber...

    Read this Article
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