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Pork Chops with Savory Apples


Farmers Market to Table

Our Pork Chops with Savory Apples recipe serves 4 people and happens to be gluten free. Each serving contains about 271 calories, 24 g protein, 13 g fat, 71 mg cholesterol, 13 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, and 75 mg sodium. (Serves 4) Notes:  Gluten Free           Ingredients: 2 medium apples 1 medium onion 1 large clove garlic 4 pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick, with bone (about 1-1/2 pounds total) 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream Directions: Quarter and core apples. Peel if desired. Cut onion in half and then slice it. Use a large frying pan with a lid. Heat oil over medium-high heat and add pork chops and garlic. … Continue reading

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Robin Duhon, RD, LMNT

3 Recipes to Try the Latest Nutrition Trend – Food Bowls


Nutrition, Wellness

Food bowls were introduced by many restaurants in the past few years, but really gained popularity in 2015 and are expected to be a hot trend in 2016. This popular way of eating an entire meal in one convenient bowl is also known as bowl food, power bowls, broth bowls or smoothie bowls. These nutrient packed dishes usually have an emphasis on lean protein, whole grains and dense vegetables while adding out of the ordinary topping such as seeds, nuts and avocado. A food bowl is great way to try something that you may not usually eat, such as tofu or ancient grains, because the other components in the dish help add flavor to tie it all together. Quinoa, kamut … Continue reading

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Robin Duhon, RD, LMNT

Making Your Own Healthy Summer Snacks


Nutrition

Summer brings a schedule packed with activities, the weather is nice, the kids are out of school and the sun sets late.  Healthy snacks you can take anywhere are important to keep you full of energy and lasting all day. Beware of packaged items that are high in sugar and salt. Many granola bars and trail mixes are loaded with sodium and sugar-covered dried fruit, so be sure to read the ingredients. These foods can leave you feeling tired or cause severe thirst, which many people mistake for hunger, leading to overeating. Having healthy snacks handy will not only give you the energy you need for summer fun, but it will also reduce your temptation of reaching for convenience foods … Continue reading

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Robin Duhon, RD, LMNT

How to Sneak Veggies into your Spring Smoothie


Nutrition, Wellness

Spring is here and fresh fruits and vegetables will soon be in full harvest. If you enjoy smoothies, now is the perfect time to gather your favorite fresh ingredients.  If you are interested in boosting the nutritional value of your smoothie by adding some vegetables but you are scared of how it will taste, try the following tips: Add the vegetables in very small amounts and only one at a time. Remember, your taste buds are constantly changing so you can develop a taste for something that you may have once thought was too bitter or strong. Use sweeter fruits, such as apples, pears, cherries or bananas to balance the strong flavor of green vegetables. Carrots, celery, and avocado have … Continue reading

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Robin Duhon, RD, LMNT

5 “Scary” Halloween Treats To Make At Home With Your Kids


Nutrition, Parenting, Wellness

Halloween is a fun time of the year for kids and grown ups. Costumes, decorations, parties! Candy and treats play a big part of the Halloween festivities, but the average serving of Halloween candy provides around 250 calories, but hardly anything else.Remember, your kids will get plenty of candy from trick-or-treating. Make the rest of Halloween as healthy as possible!   Here are some fun and creative ways to provide healthier snacks for your kids this year that provide better nutrition than anything found in their trick-or-treat bag! Apple Teeth This healthy treat is something that the kids can help create and will have fun with. Cut apples into slices and spread peanut butter on one side. Next, line a slice … Continue reading

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