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5 Smart Substitutions

Smart substitutions Bryee Shepard, M.S., R.D. | Tasteful Wisdom

Small yet smart substitutions are a great way to accentuate the positives in our meals….but I’d rather starve than eat food that tastes like herb-smothered cardboard. That is why I like to make small changes that have a pretty big impact on the nutritional makeup while sacrificing very little in taste. Here are 5 of my simple subs that you may want to try: (more…)

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Nutrition Trend: Bone Broth


Coming to a health food store near you…Mark my words, this trend is soon to take over your green smoothie. Marketed as the health and beauty end-all, bone broth is now being sold in uber chic urban burrows by way of way-too-cool-for-me broth bars and pubs in most major cities. Served in paper to go cups or coffee mugs, this glorified soup has hit its stride.

So what is it? Bone broth is basically stock made from the bones of any animal. The bones should be from organic, free range birds, and grass-fed beef with no added hormones. The bones are boiled with the usual soup veggies (give or take one or two): onions, carrots and celery. The boiling process may go on for 12-18 hours, thus leaching out many nutrients from the bones. The soup is then strained, and you are left with a rich liquid broth. (more…)

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Avocados, all day, everyday!



Ok so here’s the truth about the avocado…it is truly one of the best additions to your diet possible. And they are so darn delicious that its easy. Avocados are approximately 85% fat, and this alone might scare many away. Yes, they are high in calories, and yes, you should probably consider portion control when eating them. Regardless, their nutritional benefit blows away any doubt about the calories. (more…)

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Top 5 Posts of 2014

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Happy New Year! As we waltz in to 2015, I wanted to take one last look back at last year and consolidate the top 5 most popular posts of 2014. It was a year filled with tons of new research, great learning, and a continuation of the growing health movement in this country. The following posts have been shared hundreds of times, and truly earned their keep on the Top 5 list. Now is a good time to catch up if you’ve missed out! Enjoy! (more…)

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