Great Grills of Fire

Grilled Veggie Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Goodness, gracious, it’s time to fire up the grill! Whether you’re celebrating a graduation, Father’s Day, preparing for an epic 4th of July, or just savoring the gorgeous weather, summer is a glorious time to make your meals over a covered flame. By balancing lean proteins and fresh produce, the grill can be a powerful tool for nutritious cooking.

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Fight Pregnancy Nausea with Nutrition

Melissa's Green Breakfast Smoothie.

When I found out I was pregnant, the first thing that crossed my mind after the initial excitement was worry about the pregnancy nausea. That’s right, I’m calling it pregnancy nausea, not the euphemistic and optimistic “morning sickness.” Fortunately for me, my behind-the-scenes work with the excellent dietitians at Guiding Stars has, over the years, armed me with knowledge that helped me get through those rough weeks without reverting to the Simple Carbs Only Emergency Diet that’s often the easiest way to cope with pregnancy nausea.

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Brunch: What Belongs?

Tempeh Bacon

Planning brunch is an interesting challenge, nutritionally. Guests often look forward to enjoying one or two sweet treats, and many people love the chance to show off their favorite muffin recipes or the new pastry technique they learned watching their favorite baking show. Without careful thought, brunch can often end up being a festival to highly processed carbs that spike our blood sugar and leave us all crashing soon after. If you want to plan a brunch that gives guests a nutritious start to their day, here are a few types of food to consider including.

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Prepping Produce for Freezer Storage

Broccoli Peanut Stir-fry

If freezer meals are your jam, working with the properly frozen produce straight from the store is often the easiest option. One of the many budgetary benefits of freezing food, however, is that it lets you keep fresh food from going to waste. Whether you’ve got a bumper crop of peas in the garden or a bunch of odds and ends that need using up, it’s worth knowing how to use your freezer to get the best bang for your buck.

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