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 By Cathryn Arndt    News    November 9, 2022

Healthy baking alternatives, Part 1: Sweeteners

It’s evident in stores already: The holidays are almost here. Not only will it soon be time to prepare your décor, it’ll also be time to adjust your menus. From crumble-topped muffins the size...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    October 12, 2022

Healthy You: Dealing with issues of food restriction and guilt (Part 2)

Last month I opened the infamous "can of worms" as I began the first of this two-part series regarding food, mindset, guilt and restriction. In September, we discussed the necessity of how mindset...

 

Dealing with issues of food restriction and guilt

You hear it all the time. Likely, you’ve even said it: “I was bad today” or “I was good today.” “Good” and “bad” — terms commonly used for moral and ethical issues — somehow...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    August 10, 2022

Producing with produce in the summertime

Summer is a unique time, when we have different encounters with the foods of the season. From barbecues to farmers markets to our own maverick zucchini plant in a pot on the porch, it offers a...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    July 13, 2022

Considerations for the Traeger and barbecue cooking

Do you ever have a nutrition question that hovers around the edges of your mind for a time until it finally makes its way to the forefront, where it firmly demands to be answered? You're in good...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    June 8, 2022

The power of hope when making changes

Hope. It’s a powerful emotion, a potent fire that can burn in a very dark place. It looks ahead at the future with confidence. Likely, we all have experience with hope in one way or another. In the...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    May 11, 2022

Dipping into the health benefits of chocolate

Mother’s Day just slipped by, and it’s likely that many of you indulged in a food hailed as a “heart healthy food”: chocolate. Let’s talk about it and take a brief peek into its health...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    April 13, 2022

Healthy solutions to youthful snacking

I’ve written about kids and snacks before, but I thought I’d address it once again. It’s a frustrating topic for a lot of parents, and I want to talk about some specific frustrations and...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    March 9, 2022

Learning to listen to those gut feelings

How often do you move in a day? I’m not talking about the frequency of your exercise routine, but how often your gut compels you to go to the bathroom for a bowel movement. There, I said it: How...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    February 9, 2022

Sweet treats for a sweet Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here, a time to celebrate the sweet things in life with the ones we love. Just remember: It’s not a celebration about the sweets but about the sweet things ...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    January 12, 2022

Four tips for achieving your health goals in the new year

Here we are again, at the start of a new year!  No doubt you, like so many others, want to make some healthy changes this year and nutrition is an area in which most of us can improve! I will not...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    December 8, 2021

It's never too late to get it together for your health

The year 2021 has been unprecedented for its amount (and rate) of change, controversy, lack of control and overall “uncertainties.” For many adults, changes in employment, work stress, finances...

 

Finding the right dieting pathway to health

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Call me late to the party, but as I considered all the people I've personally known to have struggled with cancer (breast or otherwise), it got me thinking a...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    October 13, 2021

'Tis the season for all things pumpkin

It has begun! It's the season for cinnamon sticks, vanilla and all things pumpkin! Just take a look at some of the menus of local restaurants and coffee shacks.   While pumpkin is an expected...

 

Column: The barbecue-and-cancer question: Is there a connection?

Do you ever have a question about nutrition that hovers around the edges of your mind for a time until it finally makes its way to the forefront, where it firmly demands to be answered? If this sounds...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    July 14, 2021

Kids and snacking: Finding a happy, healthy balance

Kids and food — it’s a tricky topic. There are a whole host of issues with kids and eating: allergies, pickiness, disabilites … the list goes on and on! I won’t attempt to plumb the depth of...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    June 9, 2021

How to get get over roadblocks in shopping, cooking, eating

People sometimes think that being a dietitian makes eating healthy automatically easy for me. It doesn’t. I struggle with the balance of budget, time, food sensitivities, availability of products,...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    May 12, 2021

Juices, smoothies can be good ways to consume fruits and veggies

We know that adding more fruits and veggies into our diets are good for us but how do we get more in? Truthfully, there is no magic formula. There are many ways to do it. Making smoothies and juices...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    March 10, 2021

Gluten-free diet may not be answer for everyone, and must be done right

I still remember the first time I heard about the gluten-free diet. It was from a new acquaintance, well before I had changed my focus in college from culinary arts to nutrition. This acquaintance had...

 

Though 'toxic,' with proper preparation lectins can provide great nutrition

I remember it distinctly. Three years ago I received a lot of questions regarding a certain doctor’s book (and his numerous YouTube ads) regarding a certain food “toxic” substance present in...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    January 20, 2021

When focusing in on new year, avoid these diet pitfalls

We have turned the corner! 2021 is (finally!) here! If you haven’t read last month’s article regarding several encouragements to make healthy changes going into the new year, then you may find...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    December 9, 2020

Making healthy changes can sometimes mean step at a time

It’s never too late to get it together when it comes it eating healthy! The year 2020 has been unprecedented for most of us in the amount (and rate) of change, controversy, lack of control and...

 

Gearing up for the holidays? Check out these recipes

We all want to know how to eat well during the seasonal festivities don’t we? Regardless of how your 2020 Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities may look this year, the reality is the food is at...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    October 14, 2020

Autumn note: Don't 'fall' behind in your veggie consumption

It seemed as if a light switch was flipped after the recent fires. The smoke and haze that was cleared away with the assistance of rainstorms brought on suddenly the feelings of Fall. In a matter of...

 

Which is better – three square meals or snacks throughout day?

Three square meals or 5 small ones...which is better? There are many different diets available out there, but one question comes up consistently: Which is healthier – three square meals a day or...

 

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