A Note From a Nutritionist: Winter Wellness
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by Elise Smith
6M ago
New on the blog, A Note From a Nutritionist featuring the Wel Nourished team! With the winter season upon us, it is important to choose foods that will nourish our bodies and keep us healthy during cold and flu season! The nutritionists at Wel, encourage their clients to eat seasonally because it promotes variety and ensures that our bodies get the nutrients they need. Read a note from the Registered Dietitians at Wel below! Alyssa Justice, RDN Jacy Beckenhauer, RD Oranges, grapefruits, and clementines are some of our favorites here at Wel Nourished ..read more
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Ask a Nutritionist: Kid-Friendly Summer Snacks and Meals
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by Elise Smith
1y ago
We are back with another post from our Ask a Nutritionist series featuring the Wel Nourished team! School’s out for the summer and many families are looking for healthy summer snacks the kids can enjoy at home and quick meals for busy parents. Look no further, the nutritionists at Wel have you covered! Alyssa Justice, RDN Sara Rima, RD Jacy Beckenhauer, RD School’s out for the summer and the Wel Nourished team is sharing kid-friendly recipes, practical tips for busy parents, and how to help your picky eater. Read more from each of the Registered Dietitians at Wel below! A ..read more
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Cheers to Dad: Creative Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day
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by Elise Smith
1y ago
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to honor and celebrate the incredible dads in our lives than with a delicious drink and heartfelt gestures? In this blog post, we’ll share two fantastic recipes that Dad is sure to love: the Peach Lime Beergarita and the Boozy Peach Arnold Palmer. These refreshing beverages will quench his thirst while adding a touch of uniqueness to the celebration. But that’s not all! We’ll also provide some creative ways to celebrate Dad on his special day, making it an unforgettable Father’s Day experience. Peach Lime Beergarita Kick off your ..read more
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Five Ways to Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day
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by Elise Smith
1y ago
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to show the moms in our lives just how much we appreciate them. One way to do this is by making a homemade breakfast that is sure to impress. Dads and kids, this one’s for you! Five Ways to Celebrate Mom First, let’s talk about some ways to celebrate mom on her special day. Here are some ideas: Start the day off with breakfast in bed. This is where that homemade breakfast recipe will come in handy! Give her a thoughtful gift that shows you know her interests and hobbies. Take her on a nature walk or to a local park for a picnic ..read more
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How to Create the Perfect Autumnal Cheeseboard
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by Elise Smith
1y ago
Autumnal Cheeseboard The first step to a great cheeseboard is to pick a board. Once you’ve selected your favorite wood platter, tray, or cutting board place a layer of parchment paper or plastic wrap along the bottom. This will protect your beautiful serving vessel and make for an easy cleanup Now that you’re prepped, here’s how to layer your ingredients… Base – an assortment of cheeses, we recommend: Aged – aged white cheddar, gruyere, gouda, dubliner Soft – brie, camembert, goat, herbed cheese spread like Boursin Firm – Manchego, parmesan Blue – gorgonzola, Shilton, Roquefort   C ..read more
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A Practical Guide for Storing Produce
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by Elise Smith
1y ago
Store Smart: A Practical Guide for Storing Fruits & Veggies For many families, it’s important to keep a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables around the house for snacks, meal planning, and eventually spending time together gathered around the dining room table, enjoying a home-cooked meal. Now that you know how to pick produce like a pro, it’s a good time to refresh yourself on how to properly store it. Kids love having delicious fruit available for a quick snack, and parents enjoy watching their family make smart food choices. With fresh foods, though, we’re always racing the clock. F ..read more
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Ask a Nutritionist: Nutrition Over the Holidays
Homegrown Organic Farms
by Elise Smith
1y ago
Welcome back to our Ask a Nutritionist series featuring the Wel Nourished team! In this four-part wellness series, we are answering all your burning health questions, debunking food myths, and sharing resources to help you discover a happier health journey! In part one the Registered Dietitian Nutritionists at Wel answered some common food, health, and nutrition questions. In part two, the team at Wel helped us discover the basis of how our nutrition can impact our mental health and the physical health of our brain. In part three, the Wel Nourished team shared their tips ..read more
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Everyday Smarter Snacking
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by Elise Smith
1y ago
Everyday Smarter Snacking It’s 3:29 pm. Lunch has been eaten and the afternoon slump has arrived. It’s easy to daydream of simply closing your eyes momentarily for a quick nap. Before totally submitting to the temptation, you somehow manage to snap yourself awake before your head hits the desk. Crisis averted, the day ticks on. After what seems like ages, the clock once again draws your eye. It’s 3:30 pm, and now your hunger strikes. Unfortunately, it isn’t even close to dinnertime. How are you supposed to survive the hunger pangs and deflating mood?! A snack is just the thing you need. Desp ..read more
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A Foolproof Guide for Picking Great Produce, Every Time
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by Elise Smith
1y ago
A Foolproof Guide for Picking Great Produce—Every Time​ Knowing how to select the best fresh produce like a champ is a learned life skill. We’re enthusiastic believers that everybody has what it takes to learn this skill and become master produce shoppers. That includes you! Knowing the best way to pick fruit from the supermarket as well as what to avoid are skills that will become second-nature to you in no time. As always, it starts with the basics. All About Ripening First, it’s important to know that not all fruit continues to ripen after harvest. An extremely common set of misconcept ..read more
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Why You Should Be Eating More Grapes!
Homegrown Organic Farms
by Elise Smith
1y ago
Why You Should Be Eating More Grapes! Fruit is nature’s candy, and we’re so grateful for each and every harvest dedicated farmers provide to us. Think about it: we know fruit is refreshing, energizing, and it tastes so good. Plus, the human body is really good at processing and digesting it. At Homegrown, we are of the belief that you can’t go wrong with organic fruit, especially grapes this time of year. Not only do they serve as an easy, tasty snack, but grapes also bring many health advantages along with them. Essentially, you would be correct in assuming that we are big grape fans. And ye ..read more
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