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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

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

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

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

Watch What You Drink: Not All Bottled Water is Created Equal via @LashindaDemus
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted April 18, 2014 at 11:13am

As an athlete, I am always trying to find ways to improve. And by improve, I don’t just mean get faster, although that is the ultimate goal. There are so many things that go into “getting faster” besides running faster on the track. As...more

Spring Clean Your Eating and Your Pantry
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted April 9, 2014 at 9:18pm

Spring reminds me of renewal and rejuvenation.  It’s a great time of year to give everything a little tune-up, including your eating habits.  When spring arrives, it inspires me to freshen up my menu with foods from the Earth. I love the ...more

Time for Happy Hour! (No, it’s not what you think)
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted April 7, 2014 at 7:41pm

A few weeks ago, I taped some interview segments for The OWN Show – web exclusives for the Oprah Winfrey Network (that’s right, Oprah!!). The host of the show and I talked about a variety of health and nutrition issues, but the one theme ...more

Exercise for the Health of It
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted April 3, 2014 at 8:40am

Spring is in the air which means its time to come out of hibernation and start movin’! During April I will be promoting the Exercise Attitude Adjustment Challenge! This challenge encourages you to focus on exercising for the health of it, rathe...more

Spring into Health
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted March 31, 2014 at 10:00pm

Now that spring is in the air it’s time to turn over a new leaf and shake off those winter blues! Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with CNN’s Karin Caifa to share my ideas on how to make some healthier switches as spring a...more

Flavorful Ways to Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right — Any Time of Day!
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted March 18, 2014 at 9:40pm

We’re still celebrating National Nutrition Month and I’ve had a great time spreading the word that we can all “enjoy the taste of eating right.”  You know, to “enjoy the taste of eating right” we want to focus o...more

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right with Flavorful Foods
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted March 13, 2014 at 7:47pm

It’s National Nutrition Month and all month long we’re sharing fun and delicious ways to “enjoy the taste of eating right.” To me, it’s all about making practical food choices, and about blending taste and nutrition. When we&...more

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