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Smoothie Bowls: Tasty and Satisfying

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jun 19, 2019

If you're reading this, chances are you care deeply about your health and well-being. You've either been consistently following a healthy, balanced diet or you've reached a point in life where you're ready to start. Good for you! Your body will love you for it.

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Topics: Healthy Recipes, healthy nutrition

How to Build a Better Salad

Posted by Lindsay Silbert

May 15, 2019

We all know the saying; April showers brings May flowers. Well along with those flowers (and the unfortunate resulting allergies), May brings us National Salad Month. There is no better time than now to seek out local farmers markets, produce stands, and grocery stores to grab ingredients to put together a healthy, filling, and delicious salad. Below you will find some tips and recipes to bulk up your salads that will have the whole family eating those leafy greens all the way into the cooler months ahead. 

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Topics: nutrition tips, healthy nutrition, food recipe

Healthy Green Recipes

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Mar 20, 2019

St. Patrick's Day, one of the biggest eating and drinking holidays in the US, has come and gone. But that doesn't mean we should stop the green eating! Instead, try some of our registered dietitian Charlotte Martin's favorite healthy green recipes below, which can be enjoyed year round.

Also, checkout this clip to watch Charlotte share these recipes on Baltimore's WJZ.

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Topics: healthy nutrition, healthly recipes, healthy eating, food recipe

Spring-Clean Your Diet

Posted by Lindsay Silbert

Mar 13, 2019

It's hard to believe that with the unpredictability of March’s weather, springtime is right around the corner. Regardless of what Punxsutawney Phil said a short month ago, spring officially begins on March 20th.  In addition to the changing of the seasons, March is also National Nutrition Month. Started by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 1980, National Nutrition Month is “an annual nutrition education and information campaign focusing on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits,” which comes at the perfect time considering that winter is notorious for poor eating habits. During the cold and dark months, we typically hibernate to our couches and are warmed by hearty comfort foods and Netflix binge-fests to escape the harsh winter weather.

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Topics: nutrition tips, healthy nutrition, food nutrition diet

Your Healthy Gut: Probiotics

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Feb 20, 2019

Probiotics have been getting a lot of press, particularly over the past few years in the United States. While they might sound like the cutting edge of medicine though, probiotics have actually been around for centuries. The only real difference is now we can take them in pills and gummies, rather than simply relying on eating them in their naturally occurring forms.
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Topics: nutrition tips, healthy nutrition, food nutrition diet

How 'Bout Them Apples?

Posted by Leslie Warren

Aug 29, 2018

We do believe the old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and September is apple month! We are going all apple and teaching the benefits of this fabulous fruit. Let’s learn about our metabolism, cutting out added sugar and junk food, and good food substitutions for your cravings. High-processed foods can be loaded with sugar, salt, chemicals and trans fats, which can lead to health issues. Cutting junk food is an easy way to eliminate empty calories that don’t contain any nutrients.

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Topics: healthy nutrition, healthy eating

Staying Sane During Back to School

Posted by Lindsay Silbert

Aug 14, 2018

It seems like we wait all year for summer to arrive when we can finally relax, unwind, and have some fun. Once Memorial Day hits, vacations, BBQs, and other festivities fill our weeks and weekends and before we know it, it’s time to start thinking and planning for Back to School. We should begin to set our sights on the upcoming fall season and how to keep our bodies and minds healthy and happy as the weather starts to cool and the festivities slow.

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Topics: healthy nutrition, healthy eating habits, healthy eating

Real Food for Thought

Posted by Leslie Warren

Feb 27, 2018

N-U-T-R-I-T-I-O-N time! Time to focus on what you put in your body. March is National Nutrition Month and we are here to help you build a better game plan for your kitchen. Learn about the benefits of making your own food instead of eating pre-packaged food, how meal prepping can help you stay healthy and how to grocery shop for your meal prepping!

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Topics: healthy nutrition

5 Nutrition Tips for Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Oct 31, 2017

If you like nutrition advice that's easy and gives you lots of choices for delicious meals and snacks, there's one place to start. Eat more fruits and vegetables. They're low in calories, high in the nutrients your body needs, and they taste great.

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Topics: healthy nutrition