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Healthy Weight: Rise and Shine Juice Recipe

Source: Food Network Total Time: 5 min Prep: 5 min 2 servings Ingredients 5 to 6 ounces baby spinach leaves, rinsed 2 apples, halved and cored 2 medium carrots, scrubbed 2 celery sticks 1/2 large lemon One 2-inch piece ginger, peeled Ice Directions Pass the spinach, apples, carrots, celery, lemon…


Healthy Weight: Vegetable Gumbo Recipe

Source: Food Network Total Time: 40 min Prep: 25 min Cook: 15 min Servings: 4 Ingredients 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 small onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon soy…


Farmer’s Markets

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon Ed.D., RD CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist   Farmer’s Markets in the U.S. have grown and are projected to rise further. The USDA Economic Research Service Food Environment Atlas shows that there has been a 15% increase in Farmer’s Markets per capita here in South Florida…


Healthy Weight- Shortcut Noodle-Bowl Lettuce Wraps

Source: Food Network Total Time: 10 min Prep:5 min Cook: 5 min Serving: 4 Ingredients Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 pound prepped vegetables, such as cucumber, bell pepper and mushroom slices; shredded cabbage and carrots 2 small heads butter lettuce, leaves separated 2 scallions, white and green…


Healthy Weight-Turkey, Kale and Brown Rice Soup Recipe

Source: Food Network Total Time: 55 min Prep: 25 min Cook: 30 min Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 5 to 6 large shallots, chopped 3 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 1/3 cups) 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about…


Healthy Weight – Shrimp, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad

Source: My Recipes Ingredients  Serves: 4 Minutes: 48 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 12 ounces peeled and deveined medium shrimp 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided 1 grapefruit 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon chopped shallots 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce 1 peeled avocado, cut into 12 wedges Heat…


Move Over Quinoa; Make Room for Freekeh

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D. RDN CSSD LDN NSU Registered & Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Pronounced “Free-kah”, this ancient grain  has been consumed in the Middle East for more than 2,000 years is now available in your local grocery store. Freekeh is made from young green wheat. After harvesting, it is roasted…


Healthy Weight – Spinach-Cucumber Hummus Recipe

Source: Recipe Center There’s something heavenly about homemade hummus. Creamy, tangy and as mild or punchy as you prefer, it can be made in minutes with just a few simple ingredients and a food processor. For the smoothest possible dip, here’s a trick: carefully peel the thin, clear “skin” from…


Healthy Weight – It’s Not a Diet, it’s a Lifestyle!

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention It’s natural for anyone trying to lose weight to want to lose it very quickly. But evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Healthy weight loss…


March is National Nutrition Month

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D. RDN CSSD LDN NSU Registered & Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds us to: “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” We should always strive for healthy and tasty food choices but sometimes we need a reminder.  This month check out the nutrition…


February is American Heart Month- Let’s Get Heart Healthy

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon Ed.D. RDN CSSD LDN NSU Registered & Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist  Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Every year 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news is that there are “7 Simple Steps” highlighted by The…


Off to a Good Start in 2014

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon EdD RD CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian/Licensed Nutritionist Nova Southeastern University   As we welcome in the New Year, let’s make a plan to take better care of ourselves. Often our good health is taken for granted until we are forced to deal with illness. Someone close…


Make a November Nutrition Plan

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon EdD RD CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian/Licensed Nutritionist   Most likely you are reading this article after the Halloween Trick-o-Treat. After you finish reading; check your office, desk, dorm, and home for any leftover treats. It is time to make a clean sweep and get rid of…


The Pomegranate–Just open and eat!

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RDN CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist For some reason I always thought that the pomegranate would be difficult to prepare for eating so I never bothered. I love pomegranate juice and drink it every day for the antioxidant benefits.  It is also a good source of…


Check out the Amazing Avocado

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Once shunned due to the popularity of low fat and fat free diets, the avocado has made a comeback and deserves to be appreciated for the super fruit that it is. The predominant…


Summer Food Safety

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon EdD RD CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist It cannot be emphasized enough; the importance of safe food handling and preparation during these summer months. This is the most popular time for family picnics, holiday BBQ’s, and outdoor food preparation. The…


Mango Season Is Here!

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Finally! If you love mangoes like I do, you have been anticipating mango season. I grew up with many mango trees in the back yard. Our trees produced much more than our family,…


Chia Seed vs. Flax Seed: Is one superior?

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Ground flax seed has long been a popular additive to your yogurt, cereal, baked goods, and salads to help you reap the fiber and Omega 3 fatty acid benefits. Now, Chia Seed is…


Blueberries Grown in Florida?

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist Florida is well known for its citrus, but blueberries? You may be surprised to learn that Florida has a blueberry season. It is a short season however, only two months: April and May….


Rethink Your Drinks

Source: www.eatright.org Energy balance is the key to weight management for men and women, young or old. For a healthy weight, it’s important for adults to balance physical activity (calories out) with food and beverage intake (calories in). While food choices are important, there’s increasing evidence that many of us…


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