Posts By: allisonjstowell

Make-Ahead Dinner Strategies

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Allison Stowell

There is no better time for wholesome, make-ahead dinner strategies than the return of the school year and all that comes with it. Take out, fast food and eating at restaurants is not only costly, but usually isn’t nutritionally balanced. While offering a gourmet dinner is also not likely to happen, we need to find the middle ground and develop a strategic plan for getting healthful meals to your family’s table.

Make-Ahead Dinner Strategies

Allies in Health: Helping Healthful Children Grow

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Allison Stowell

We all share the common goal of raising healthy children, but are we going about it the right way and working together to create the desired result? There are words to use and those to avoid, messages to monitor and partnerships to create that will ensure our kids grow up in a healthy environment.

Allies in Health: Helping Healthful Children Grow

Getting in the Habit of Healthy Eating

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Allison Stowell

Webster defines a habit as something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way or an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary.  Within this definition is the concept of a habit not requiring thought and of it happening naturally. As a dietitian, I am in the business… Read more »

Getting in the Habit of Healthy Eating

What’s in a Melon?

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Allison Stowell

A perfect pool snack, refreshing salsa, sweet summer soup or a rejuvenating drink, melon is a versatile fruit that screams summer when added to just about any meal or snack. The produce section of your local market abounds with different melons, each offering a unique taste and fragrance to your plate.

What’s in a Melon?

Fantastic Freezer Ideas

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Allison Stowell

Hot summer afternoons are made for frozen treats. If the ice cream truck is a constant presence at your local park or other spots your family frequents then you need to have great options on hand at home to compete. Recipes and ideas abound for frozen treats that you will feel good about giving your kids (and won’t leave their faces dyed blue).

Fantastic Freezer Ideas

Sugar Wars: Soda vs. Juice

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Allison Stowell

Last week the journal Nutrition made headlines with a new study that analyzed the fructose content of soda and juice in an effort to compare drinks that use high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) with those that don’t. The results may surprise you.

Sugar Wars: Soda vs. Juice

Seafood Guide: Best Choices

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Allison Stowell

The American Heart Association recommends consuming two, 3.5 ounce servings of grilled or baked fish per week. With worries about mercury, confusion about wild caught vs. farmed fish and uncertainty about sustainability and how companies are getting fish to our table, it can be tough to know right choice of fish for you and your family.

Seafood Guide: Best Choices