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How to Track Macros Without the Dairy

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If you’re like me, you’ve looked people straight in the eyes when they asked, “What are the macros for that recipe?” and acted like you knew exactly what they meant. But you really didn’t. It’s okay! Not everyone is well versed when it comes to macronutrients, or macros. However, you can learn and become adept at nutrition tracking, allowing you …

Benefits of Probiotics

4 Benefits of Probiotics

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Keeping your body healthy is a balancing act, as it involves ensuring you get enough of the good things and avoid the bad. This is especially true when it comes to bacteria. You want to limit the amount of bad bacteria in your system while keeping the good bacteria, and that’s where probiotics come in! Probiotics are simply supplements and …

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4 Ways Kale Benefits Your Body

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Look at any list of superfoods, and kale is on it for sure. And yet, despite the fact that kale is clearly healthy, not everyone consumes this leafy green on a regular basis. Why? Well, let’s face it. Kale can be kind of intimidating, especially if you don’t know what to do with it. Plus, nutritious, green foods can be …

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Good Fatty Acids and the Best Way to Get Them in Your Diet

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If you’ve been staring at that giant bottle of fish oil pills in your medicine cabinet, dreading taking the next pill, you’re not alone. Though many people are aware of the benefits of the good fatty acids found in fish oil, not everyone relishes the idea of taking it in pill form. Fortunately, there are other ways to get daily …

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Grilled Chicken Summer Salad [and Tacos!]

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Now that’s a mouthful: Grilled Chicken Summer Salad [and Tacos!]. Well, that’s because it’s a combination of meals, all in one, thanks to two of my favorite foodie bloggers, Gaby Dakin of //”>What’s Gaby Cooking, and Lindsay Ostrom of //”>Pinch of Yum. I’ll also start by saying that when I originally saw this recipe, I sent it to a friend who …

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Lactose Intolerant—Here are Five Ways to Get the Calcium You Need

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Dairy tends to be the go-to source of calcium for many people, but if you’re lactose intolerant, you’ve got a whole different challenge. The good news is that dairy is far from the only way to get calcium in your diet. In fact, there are plenty of lactose-free, calcium-rich foods available for the lactose intolerant. Here are just a few …

National Nutrition Month: An Interview with Danielle Omar, RD and Cal-EZ nutritionist

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In today’s online world, it is increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction. When it comes to eating well and optimizing our health, we rely on the expertise of credentialed professionals like Cal-EZ registered dietitian Danielle Omar. Registered dietitians like Danielle guide us to make informed choices and develop healthy, research-backed nutrition habits. In honor of //”>National Nutrition Month, we …

3 Clean Soup Recipes for a Cold Day

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While we await spring’s arrival, when it comes to our wellness routines the team at Cal-EZ is all about maximizing and working with the remaining days of winter, not fighting it!  That means brisk outdoor runs in our favorite winter running gear, reacquainting ourselves with the treadmill when it’s too cold outside and filling up on delicious and equally nutritious …


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Turmeric has been used for centuries in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine, but now it’s becoming more popular in the United States, and for good reason. In addition to flavor, color, and preserve foods, the spice is also a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Turmeric contains a substance called Curcumin, which is largely responsible for its antioxidant powers. Studies have shown …

5 Secrets to Feeling Young & Energetic After 40

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I spend so much time taking care of everyone else, it’s easy to neglect my own health. Sound familiar? As a busy mom, wife, and business owner, I admit my yearly physical gets postponed (or never scheduled), exercise gets put off, sleep seems more and more elusive, and I lack the energy to do the things I love. I know …

Small and Mighty: 8 Tiny Foods That Pack a Healthy Punch

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  From hemp hearts to flax to sunflower seeds, these mini nutrition superstars are loaded with essential nutrients like protein, fiber, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids. Both a versatile and functional part of a healthy diet, they pack a powerful punch in a small package.  

8 Foods You Fear But Shouldn’t

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Are there foods out there you’re not so sure about? You’ve heard they’re unhealthy to eat regularly and you’ve been avoiding them like the plague, only to hear on the news that they’re actually good for you. As a dietitian, it’s something I’m asked about all the time, especially when I’m the one being seen happily enjoying these said foods. …

4th of July BBQ Recipe Roundup

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One of the year’s best cookout holidays (if not the best) is this coming weekend, and if you’re hosting, you may have already started planning what you’ll be serving your guests to impress. Although the usual favorites––pulled pork and burgers with sides of chips and dip––are always welcome, I’m here to tell you to change it up this year. There’s …

Nutrition is Essential

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This was the final week taking Danielle Omar’s //” target=”_blank”>Nourish: 21 Days of Clean Eating program. For the last few weeks, I brought you along from prep week (and tossing tons of non-nourish foods) to going vegan for a week, to seeing big changes in my body. This week was the culmination of all my learnings, the most enriching week …

Sugar is the New Fat

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Sugar is the new fat when it comes to your health. Remember back in the ‘90s when fat was thought to be the root of all evil? Well, now it’s sugar. Sugar is blamed for almost everything, whether it’s weight gain, brain fog, or chronic disease––sugar is on the no-no list. Is sugar really the root of all evil, though? …

If Your Body Hates Detox, You’re Doing It Right

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This has been the first “real” week of doing Danielle’s phenomenal //” target=”_blank”>Nourish: 21 Days of Cleansing program. It’s been a tough week; this week makes last week’s caffeine withdrawal seem like a cake walk. Only eating raw (uncooked) super veggies like kale and collard greens, accompanied with homemade dressings gave my body a big shock, and then… bliss.

Preparing for 21 Days of Cleansing

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If you remember way back a week ago, we hosted a giveaway where two winners got a seat in //” target=”_blank”>Danielle’s Nourish: 21 Days of Cleansing Program! It’s a hard core detoxing plan, where you spend four weeks (one week prep + three weeks on a specific meal plan) rebuilding your body and lifestyle.  I am so happy I also …

[EXTENDED] Win a Seat in the Nourish: 21 Days of Clean Eating Program!

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* UPDATE: We extended the deadline to 12PM Eastern on Thursday, April 14th! There’s still time to enter! Get excited––because we are! We teamed up with registered dietitian and frequent contributor to our blog, Danielle Omar, to bring you the latest and greatest giveaway yet! Two lucky winners will get to participate in Danielle’s exclusive //” target=”_blank”> 21-day Nourish clean eating …

Healthy Snack Foods? Yes, Please!

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I absolutely love finger food. There’s nothing better than “app night” for dinner at our house. We stand around eating cheese and crackers, hummus and veggies, roasted veggies with dip, and my favorite warm roasted shrimp with cocktail sauce. We do this every few weeks and it’s always a different mix, depending on what I have stocked in the fridge. …