Healthy Holiday: What to do with all the yummy options? 

We all know holiday meals tend to be BIG— more like a buffet rather than a sit down dinner. This means we are usually going back for seconds and thirds. 
But one must remember, calories are calories so it’s important to be mindful of your plate. 

Tip: use a smaller plate and fill up on the salad and veggies first. This can help you feel fuller and eat less of the more indulgent foods.

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Healthy Thanksgiving Tips 

​Ahh the holidays! The time of year for abundant savory meals and delicious desserts. It can be challenging to stay on track. The holidays do not have to be a time to gain weight or lose sight of healthy eating. 

My family tries to incorporate a new vegetable dish each year instead of the same typical sides. Adding more vegetables, a nice leafy green salad or even using whole grain bread for homemade stuffing are all great alternatives and new ways to introduce healthy traditions to your family. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love spending time with my favorite people, family, friends and my other favorite thing, food. All the prep and time it takes to make the perfect meal for your loved ones and poof, it’s all over within a short amount of time. After the food coma, it’s time to take the leftovers home. But what to do with all the leftovers? Here are some healthy alternatives to the typical leftovers you may eat for the next few days after Thanksgiving. Turkey is low in fat and high in protein — a perfect and healthy option to many creative dishes. -Leigh Anne Hansen

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Healthy Holiday: don’t skip your meals! 

Did you know the average American gains a total of 2 pounds during the holiday season?? 
This sure doesn’t seem like much but research does show that these pounds tend to stick around and add up through out the years. 

But you don’t have to gain the pounds if you’re mindful of what you’re eating. 

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Meet the dietitian on Healthie 

Get to know me. I truly believe dietitians are the future of healthcare and preventative care in the US. We don’t only help people lose weight, but we help manage chronic disease through food 🍏🍐🍊🍋🍌 click on the link below and learn more 😀

Meet me — Dalina

Graduating with my Masters degree in Nutrition Education ’15 after graduating in 2010 from PennState University with my bachelors in Nutritional Sciences. 

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Mommy, Maker, and Ladies night out

We’re having a party! Dalina and I are so excited to announce that our first official Mommy, Maker, and ladies night out event is set for Septemeber 27th! It’ll be at the We Work office in Northern Liberties and the space is so amazing! 

We will have a few select local brand vendors set up for you to shop as you please while mingling and have some snacks and beverages along the way. If you’re looking for a night out this is a must! If you’d like to get more details we have a Facebook event set up that we will be sharing more info as we go along so send us a message! In order to get in you’ll have to be on the check in list, safety first 😘 

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Spinach garlic dip 

Our friends at Trimona Bulgarian yogurt sent us some samples over the weekend and I immediately fell in love! 

It is such a great product! Very nutritious and a great source of vitamin d (my favorite vitamin 😀). It’s made with no artificial flavors and its also a great source of protein. It is a full fat yogurt and many people are used to the lower fat options on the market. It is also lower in sugar because it’s plain and no flavors are added to it. You can always add fresh fruit or granola for a little sweetness. 

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Becoming healthier on your own terms 

When people hear I’m a registered dietitian the first thing they say to me is “can you give me a diet?” No joke that’s the first thing out of 95% of people mouths. Now I don’t get offended and I usually laugh it off, but I immediately respond with “I don’t do diets.” 😀

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Easy Frozen Yogurt Treats

It’s finally been nice out here in Philadelphia. The Sun ☀️ has been shining and it’s been super warm. 

Nayla is super obsessed with Mr. Softee, our local ice cream truck— when she hears him coming down the street after dinner she literally runs to the window and is full of excitement. 

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Sophie’s Barnyard 3rd Birthday Bash

While walking through the party isle at target a few months back I never really imagined Sophie would say she wanted a farm party. She LOVES animals but I was so sure the explosion of pink princesses, Minnie Mouses, and girly galore items would catch her attention and over rule any dreams of me getting to go all out with farm decor. But it stuck! She told everyone we know that she is having a barnyard birthday and was so excited even though I don’t think she had a clue what I had up my sleeve. 

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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

I am finally spilling the beans on my favorite recipe ever. We legit have these yummy muffins at least once a month in this house. 
Have any bananas that look sort of like this? 

We buy bananas like its our job and every once and a while we let them go too long and no one thinks they are pretty enough to eat anymore. 
Well this recipe is great because the uglier they are the better they are! I am by no means a good baker, this recipe is pretty fool proof.

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