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My 2014 FNCE: Food, Fitness, and Friends
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted October 24, 2014 at 10:15am

Another FNCE (Food Nutrition Conference and Expo) has come and gone. This is the one event each year where I am guaranteed to see many wonderful RDs I have had the pleasure to get to know through the years. It’s always a special time. From the educa...more

California Walnuts Harvest Tour
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted October 15, 2014 at 11:18pm

By: Michelle Burton, RD at Capitol Nutrition Group and Rebecca Scritchfield Media, LLC Last week I had the pleasure of venturing out to Sacramento and the California Central Valley for the California Walnuts Harvest Tour. I experienced the autumn walnu...more

Fun Food Ideas for Fall Tailgating, Getaways, and Entertaining
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted October 14, 2014 at 10:17am

Yesterday I appeared on Baltimore’s WBAL to share some great fall food ideas for the season’s events! Fall is here and that means football parties, weekend getaways, and outdoor entertaining. Click below to watch the full clip, or read on for ...more

Tiffany Weimer: Go Ahead, Jump
by Tiffany Weimer
posted October 13, 2014 at 1:07pm

“All you’re gonna do is jump up on this little step.” “Okay, no problem” “Whenever you’re ready, go ahead.” “Okay.” As I stood an inch away from the step, loaded in the jumping position, I co...more

Head Injuries: The Wrong Lesson
by The First Line
posted September 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

Back when I was so foolish as to write about other sports, one of the first stories that caught my attention, in part because I once found myself sitting across the aisle from her at an invitational,* was that of Jamie Carey. Some of you more dedicated w...more

Poor Athlete Recipe: Chicken Basil Pasta
by Pretty Strong
posted September 11, 2014 at 12:20pm

That's as good a name as I could come up with. This recipe is one of my recent favorites because it is: cheap, fast/easy to cook, and delicious!Fresh Basil $1.88Whole Rotisserie Chicken $6.993 Roma Tomatoes A little over $1/lbsOlive Oil Free - it's my roo...more

New Book for Student-Athletes: Beneath the College Jersey by Marten Vandervelde
by coachquam
posted August 29, 2014 at 7:35pm

Listen to the interview with Erica Quam and Marten Vandervelde on The Inner Circle for Women Who Coach - a brand new resource for women who coach...more

Foods and Snacks to Keep Your Cool
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted August 9, 2014 at 9:09am

It’s the ‘dog days’ of summer and the heat can really take a toll on our willingness to cook hot meals. Watch my recent appearance on Let’s Talk Live DC as I show some of my favorite foods and snacks that are nice and cool and you ...more

Lashinda Demus: My trip to the OTC to find out what the heck is wrong!
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted August 1, 2014 at 1:14pm

Have any athletes out there ever got to the point where you actually wish something terrible was wrong with you so that you had a valid excuse for your disappointing performance? 2014 was the first “bad season” of my career. I have dealt...more

Pro WMMA Fighter Brittney Elkin Interview with Iconici TV MMA
by syndee
posted July 30, 2014 at 9:41pm

Check out the latest interview in our MMA blog series...more

Top U.S. Ocean Surfski Paddler Beata Cseke Talks About Growing Women's Surfski
by WomenCANIntl
posted July 25, 2014 at 12:21am

Beata Cseke is an extraordinary athlete and human being.  Besides being one of the top ocean surfski paddlers in the U.S., she is an incredibly kind person who genuinely wants to help women and girls at any level get into surfski paddling and enjoy t...more

Lauren Fleshman: Exciting (Eek!) Changes at Picky Bars!
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted July 23, 2014 at 8:21pm

At Picky Bars, when it comes down to it, I have two jobs. Make recipes Be the guardian of what Picky Bars is all about as a brand The recipe part is hard work, but it is easy in comparison to number two. A perfectly balanced recipe takes time to be cu...more

Pack Zespri, It Packs a Punch
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted July 18, 2014 at 10:48pm

Team Zespri I recently participated the #PackZespri kiwifruit event in NYC that showcased kiwifruit as part of our vibrant food culture. This year I am the official spokesperson for Zespri Kiwifruit North America. For those of you who are new to Zespri...more

Sorting Out Fact From Fiction: The Gluten-Free Diet Craze
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted July 16, 2014 at 8:32pm

Gluten free diets have become the latest weight loss “fad”. I think one of the reasons this trendy way of eating has evolved is that rather than working on incorporating balance and moderation into meals and snacks, it can be easier to cut som...more

Healthy Eating for Summer Barbecues
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted July 9, 2014 at 10:39pm

It’s that time of the year again – break out the grill!  Nothing says summer like a backyard BBQ or a picnic in the park.  It’s the perfect time to start flavoring up your favorite summer foods and drinks the healthy way! The k...more

Healthy Entertaining Ideas for the Fourth of July!
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted July 3, 2014 at 5:55pm

Nothing says 4th of July like watching fireworks and getting together with family and friends for a delicious barbecue!  I recently appeared on Let’s Talk Live with fun and healthy food ideas to make your Fourth of July celebration taste great....more

Cranberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Recipe
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted July 2, 2014 at 3:04pm

  This recipe was create by the Cranberry Marketing Institute and I made it for my July Fourth TV segment. I highly recommend it for your next bbq-it’s worth the effort for this sweet and smoky sauce to compliment your gril...more

Festive Red, White and Blue “Stuffed” Burgers Recipe
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted June 30, 2014 at 10:17pm

Fire Up the Grill With the Fourth of July right around the corner you can show your patriotic pride with a full flavored burger dressed in red, white and blue! These burgers actually have a healthy twist with marinated grilled vegetables incorporated r...more

5 Easy Ways to Eat More Fruit and Veggies
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted June 26, 2014 at 7:52pm

We all need to eat more fruits and vegetables! Did you know over 2/3rds of Americans don’t meet the recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake?!  We typically throw away spoil fruits and vegetable two times a week on average, whic...more

Sleep Better with Food and Fitness
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted June 11, 2014 at 8:55pm

Just as sleep is important to our body, what we do with our body in terms of food and exercise plays a major role in the way we sleep (or don’t sleep).  Good nutrition and exercise can help you sleep, but poor sleep leads to poor eating an...more

Sleep Your Way to Better Health
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted June 5, 2014 at 9:31pm

I once heard a great Irish proverb that has stuck with me throughout my life, ‘A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.’ These days Americans are getting less and less sleep every year. Currently only 40 percent of th...more

Meatless Monday: Grilled Vegetable Lasagna
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted June 2, 2014 at 9:17pm

Happy Meatless Monday! We all know it’s sometimes a hassle to get dinner on the table. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to come home after a long day to a cooked meal waiting in the fridge?  This Grilled Vegetable Lasagna is that meal!&nbs...more

Meatless Monday: Broccoli and Cheddar Frittata
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted May 26, 2014 at 7:44pm

Happy Meatless Monday! Brinner (breakfast for dinner) is so much fun! It is an easy way to change up your meal routine a bit, or even to just enjoy that breakfast food you never have time to cook during the busy morning rush. This frittata doesn’t ...more

Fuel Your Active Lifestyle with Food and Recipe Ideas
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted May 13, 2014 at 7:16pm

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and National Bike Month! The weather is getting warmer so it’s time to get out and be more active.  You can walk, run, cycle, hike, swim – aim for about 60 minutes of movement a ...more

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