Nutrition

Ginger Hot Cacao

ginger hot cacao

I love to drink hot chocolate, especially in the winter after coming in from shoveling the snow or a cold winter run.  This ginger hot cacao version with ground ginger is delicious. And packs the added benefits of ginger with its anti-inflammatory and digestive health effects. Note that I’m recommending CACAO powder instead of regular…

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Ginger Tea for the Holidays

ginger tea

Ginger tea for the holidays? Last week, we talked about the wonderful properties of ginger. Ginger is among the healthiest spices on the planet. And in my opinion, one of the most delicious! It comes from a flowering plant originating in China. And is closely related to turmeric and cardamon. It is loaded with nutrients and…

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Ginger Recipe – Ginger Roasted Parsnips

ginger roasted parsnips

If you’ve ever lived in Pittsburgh, you know that cookies are something we Yinzers take very seriously. The Pittsburgh Cookie Table is a long lasting wedding tradition still going strong to this day. As the snow is falling and the holiday lights are on display, we’re warming our ovens getting ready to bake. A treat…

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Strengthening your Immune System for the Winter Season

Strengthening your Immune System

Strengthening your immune system. Winter is almost officially here!  We’ve had some snow.  Holiday decorations are up.  And the “sick” season has set in.   It’s hard to avoid getting ill during this time of year with so many of us indoors and in close quarters, especially around the holidays.  Frequent hand washing is the best…

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Last Minute Sweet Potato Recipes

sweet potato

Today is one of the best days of the year! A day we are brought together by family and love. And a day we get to eat until our hearts are content (and stuffed)! It’s really easy to get off track during this time of year. You’re eating rich food you don’t normally have that…

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Winter Spaghetti Squash Bake

spaghetti squash

The temperature has officially dropped in Pittsburgh and it’s really starting to feel like winter! Today, we want to share with you a warm and toasty spaghetti squash recipe guaranteed to fill you up. The ever-popular winter gourd, spaghetti squash, is in its prime season right now. The spaghetti stands out from other squash varieties…

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Tips to Get Through the Holidays: Part Two

fitter holiday season

A few weeks ago, we began discussing tips to help you have a fitter holiday season. And today, I want to add to them! It’s really easy to get off track during this time of year. You’re eating rich food you don’t normally have that have a high amount of calories. And family sometimes guilt…

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No-Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Energy Balls

No-Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Energy Balls

Bring on the pumpkin! Quick, healthy no-bake pumpkin oatmeal energy balls taste like cookies. But we promise they are good for you! These bites are going to be your go-to healthy snack all fall long. Oatmeal balls are a perfect on the go or pre-workout snack. They’re also super easy to meal prep! Once you…

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Pumpkin Overnight Oats

pumpkin overnight oats

The weather is turning! Our warm sunny days are being traded for cold breezes and frost. And there is one ingredient ruling the cooking sphere: pumpkin. And to add to the pumpkin spiced madness, we wanted to share one more pumpkin spiced recipe for your arsenal! If you want to feel fuller and burn more…

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Tips for a Fitter Holiday Season: Part One

fitter holiday season

Tips for a fitter holiday season. It’s that time of year again. That time where we don’t need to worry about our beach bod. And where some of you may be dreading the time you have to spend with your in-laws. Fall holiday season. Some of my greatest family stories and memories revolve around this…

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