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Healthy (and easy!) Holiday Entertaining
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted December 17, 2014 at 9:48am

Feeling overwhelmed by the holidays?  Are you looking for ways to simplify holiday entertaining so you can focus on the things that really matter, like hanging out with your family and friends?  I totally get it, which is why I recently appeared...more

Healthy Holiday Entertaining #HolidayCheer
by Pretty Tough
posted December 14, 2014 at 7:20pm

Holidays provide an opportunity to celebrate traditions and spread good cheer. But they also bring lots of opportunities for over-eating and drinking. Even the most disciplined people struggle with temptation during the holiday season. Here are a ...more

Hug It Out for Happiness #HappyHolidaysChallenge
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted December 10, 2014 at 9:58am

Hello there! If you’re reading for the first time or just stopping by for the fun, I’m doing a “Happy Holidays” wellness challenge to help you cultivate more health and happiness the rest of 2014. Catch up on the details on how t...more

#HappyHolidaysChallenge: The Big “O”…Overeating.
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 25, 2014 at 11:02pm

Hello there! If you’re reading for the first time or just stopping by for the fun, I’m doing a “Happy Holidays” wellness challenge to help you cultivate more health and happiness the rest of 2014. Catch up on the details on how t...more

Food Ideas for Delicious Holidays
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 25, 2014 at 10:15am

Need an easy appetizer? How about nutritious foods in festive colors? Or simple tweaks to those classic favorites for a flavor twist? And of course, what to do with leftovers. My “how-to-do-it” ideas for your holidays in this blog and my ...more

#HappyHolidaysChallege : Healthy Stress-Free Cooking around Thanksgiving
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 24, 2014 at 7:31pm

Hello there! If you’re reading for the first time or just stopping by for the fun, I’m doing a “Happy Holidays” wellness challenge to help you cultivate more health and happiness the rest of 2014. Catch up on the details on how to ...more

#HappyHolidaysChallenge: Give Yourself Permission to Eat
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 18, 2014 at 10:28pm

Hello there! If you’re reading for the first time or just stopping by for the fun, I’m doing a “Happy Holidays” wellness challenge to help you cultivate more health and happiness the rest of 2014. Catch up on the details on ...more

Healthy Holiday Entertaining on WBAL
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 11, 2014 at 8:13pm

Are you counting down the days to Thanksgiving? Is your grocery shopping list already taking shape on the refrigerator? WBAL TV11 News Before you set those Thanksgiving dinner menus in stone, take a look at my Healthy Holiday Entertaining tips from my...more

Justin Gaethje Hot Seat Interview
by syndee
posted November 11, 2014 at 10:05am

Iconici MMA host Laura Kelley put World Series of Fighting Lightweight Champion Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje in the hot seat at Grudge Training Center on the heels of his fight with Melvin Guillard....more

#HappyHolidaysChallenge: The “F” Word We All Love…FUN!
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 10, 2014 at 4:53pm

Hello there! If you’re reading for the first time or just stopping by for the fun, I’m doing a “Happy Holidays” wellness challenge to help you cultivate more health and happiness the rest of 2014. Catch up on the details on how t...more

#HappyHolidaysChallenge: Fitting in Fitness
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 6, 2014 at 9:56am

Hello there! If you’re reading for the first time or just stopping by for the fun, I’m doing a “Happy Holidays” wellness challenge to help you cultivate more health and happiness the rest of 2014. Catch up on the details on how t...more

#HappyHolidaysChallenge: Eat With Awareness
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 3, 2014 at 10:27pm

  Hello there! If you’re reading for the first time or just stopping by for the fun, I’m doing a “Happy Holidays” wellness challenge to help you cultivate more health and happiness the rest of 2014. Catch up on the details ...more

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

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