Elizabeth Finch
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Posts made in July, 2014

Healthy Summer Snack Ideas

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Featured, Healthy Snacks, Recipes | 6 comments

Healthy Summer Snack Ideas

  I’m a huge fan of including a healthy afternoon snack in order to keep blood sugar levels stable and keep metabolism buzzing along. A balanced, whole-food snack helps to maintain high energy levels, reduces cravings and keeps you from going into the dinner hour famished and ready to eat everything in sight. This is also true for kids. It’s just as important to keep their blood sugar levels even between lunch and dinner so that they don’t suffer from the effects of blood sugar highs and lows. Here are a few of my favorite fun and healthy summer snack ideas, for kids...

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Quick + Easy Breakfast Recipe: Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Breakfast, Featured, Gluten Free, Recipes, Vegetarian | 2 comments

Quick + Easy Breakfast Recipe: Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats

  July is National Blueberry Month! Although blueberries are in season from April through October, July is prime blueberry season. Many nutrition experts include blueberries in their top 10 lists of healthiest foods, and for good reason. They are low on the glycemic index, low in calories, full of fiber, and their skins are rich in beneficial antioxidants. Blueberries can be used in so many different dishes. I love to toss them on spinach salads for a bit of sweetness, or add them to my favorite smoothies. They’re delicious in chicken salad and pilafs, and of course they can be...

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5 Essential Tips For Cutting Back On Sugar

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

5 Essential Tips For Cutting Back On Sugar

  After watching this interview with Dr. Mark Hyman, who is a functional medicine doctor and one of my favorite teachers from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I’m reminded about the dangers of consuming too much sugar on a daily basis, and what it does in your body when you eat it. According to Dr. Hyman, when you eat sugar, it turns on insulin in your body. Insulin is a fat storage hormone, and it drives fat storage into the fat cells around your abdomen. It literally sucks the fuel out of your bloodstream, so you feel hungry quickly and your body thinks you’re...

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