Healthy New Year’s Dip Recipe

  Are you heading to a party on New Year’s Eve or having a party at home and want a healthy alternative to bring to the table?  Here is a healthier version of the classic Spinach and Artichoke dip! Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip 10-oz. plain hummus 8-oz. frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed to remove extra…

Post Holiday Blues   

Did you wake up this morning and feel like your body was hit by Santa’s sleigh?  Christmas is over and hopefully so are the cookies, eggnog and other treats we all overindulged in!  Here are a few ideas on how to detox your body in a healthy way! Water Drink up! Lots of water will…

Setting New Year’s Resolutions

It is that time of year when everyone is talking about setting their New Year’s Resolutions…lose weight, change careers, go back to school. The list could go on forever. I read something that said 75% of people make resolutions, but less than half even start to make progress on them 6 months into the year….

Perkville FAQ’s and Getting Started

Logging in to Perkville You can log in to your Perkville account at any time by going to http://www.perkville.com and select Sign In from the top menu. First, make sure you have an existing Perkville account with an email and password. If you haven’t already created an account, you may do so by choosing the…

Healthy Christmas Cookie #3

I would have to say that one of my favorite cookies my mom makes at Christmas are Coconut Macaroons!  They melt in your mouth and are out of this world! However, I do know they are not the healthiest!  So here is an updated version that combines both chocolate and coconut!  What is not to…

Surviving the Holidays…

This time of year is tough….parties, extra goodies at work, cookies, cookies and more cookies.  Did I mention cookies!  A little bit of indulgence is good for the soul, but the key is not to go overboard!  Here are a few tips on how to stay on track!  Arrive To The Party Half Full Have…

Spotlight On Eating Disorders

So, this is Jen writing a little something about a topic that I may just be an expert in.  I am on the last part of the nutrition book and this one topic that hits very close to home….eating disorders.  It has taken me almost 20 years to even be able to say those two…

Turmeric: Better Than Medication?

In my life, I’ve had many jobs – experiences – that have led me to where I am now. I have an insatiable hunger for knowledge, and love learning new things in general. For some reason, I always had a reservation about diving into certain topics – maybe you can relate. My excuses in my…

10 Ways to Get Your Recommended Fruits and Vegetables

Produce is full of nutrient-dense foods that are great for us. A lot of us are creatures of habit, and typically eat something similar in cycles – bagel or eggs for breakfast, sandwich or salad for lunch, etc – which is difficult to break. But, good news is there are very easy ways to incorporate…

Tips on How to “Go Green” with Your Diet

One thing that opened my eyes while studying for my nutrition certification is how our diet, and habits surrounding it, may contribute to global warming. The text book outlines the cause and effects of several dieting habits that we as consumers are all=to-used to. Is the American Diet Contributing to a Warmer Planet? Our food…