Spring has sprung and there is no better time to plant a garden. Not your bag? It’s easier than you might think. An herb garden can be as simple as some dirt, a few seeds and a pot! They’re a great way to venture into the world of gardening because they’re easy, convenient and can be grown in a container. PLUS growing your own herbs saves you money and may even inspire a new recipe.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to enjoy cranberries but you don’t have to stop at just one day! Cranberries are antioxidant powerhouses. These ruby jewels are chock full of Vitamin C and phytonutrients that protect your body from free radicals and strengthen your immune system. Cranberries have a number of health benefits. They have been shown to prevent tract infections, protect against cardiovascular disease, fight inflammation, and have some cancer-fighting properties.
I have a glass of juice every morning with my breakfast.
That’s healthy, right?
It’s 100% juice!
I hear this quite a bit and understandably so – manufacturers make you think your favorite glass of juice is just as good as eating the actual fruit. True? Nope. In fact, recent study findings published in the journal, The BJM, found an association between consuming sugary beverages – which included 100% fruit juice – and incidence of both overall cancer and breast cancer.
As the weather really starts to heat up, hydration becomes more important than ever! Proper hydration helps to cleanse your body of toxins and waste and regulates your body temperature as well as your metabolism, digestion, heart rate and blood pressure. To say hydration is imperative is an understatement, considering.
We love using fresh herbs in the kitchen. One of the easiest and tastiest ways to use them is by infusing them into your favorite olive oil. Infused oils add flavor both during the cooking process and as a finishing touch on your favorite dish. Either way it can be the perfect complement to your meal!
Upgrade your Summer with an assortment of healthy “mocktails.” Featuring kombucha and a variety of fresh ingredients, these are sure to wow guests and keep your gatherings healthy!
I often pinch myself when I think about my job with Unite for HER.
In this time of female empowerment, I get to connect with and hear the stories
of so many incredible women. Similarly, the dietitian world is filled with
women who work so hard to educate about nutrition and inspire others to live
healthier lives. Well, worlds collided recently when I spoke with Doris
Piccinin, an oncology dietitian participating in our UFH program.
In like a lion, out like a lamb… March brings us the final weeks of winter chill and can often be a difficult time for our immune systems as we battle the elements. March is also National Nutrition Month, and to celebrate we have two nourishing recipes from our Nutrition Manager, Erin Pellegrin RD, LDN.
These recipes were also featured in our recent mailer. If you would like to sign up for our mailing list,
Packed with healthy fiber and protein, our staff can’t stop raving about these energy bites. These bites are the perfect healthy upgrade for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.
Try with unsweetened cherries, or put your own spin on them with your favorite dried fruit!
The fall and winter holiday season is my favorite time of the year. I feel a little more pep in my step as I look forward to family gatherings, beautiful holiday lights and – of course – the delicious food. I am often asked, “How do you get through the holidays when there is so much temptation for decadent dishes and sweet treats?” My response is, “I enjoy the food!” I’m not one to deprive myself of these holiday treats and I don’t think you should either.