3 steps to Stay Healthy Through a Sugar-Coated Holiday Season

If you’re wondering “how can I be healthy through the holidays?” You came to the right place! Today we are bringing you three steps to staying healthy this holiday season. Step 1: Decide how you want to feel on January 1st. Do you want to wake up in New Year thinking “oh man, how am…

Gingerbread Bites

Servings This Recipes Yields about 8Serving Size 2-3 bites355Gingerbread Bites Save Recipe Print Recipe 1/4 cup organic oats1/4 cup almond flour1 tsp pumpkin pie spice1 tsp ground ginger1/4 tsp salt1/2 tsp vanilla extract1 cup dates, pitted1/4 cup coconut flakes, optionalInstructionsMix all ingredients, minus dates, into a food processor and blend into a fine flour consistency.Add…

Grinch Fruit Snacks

Servings This Recipes Yields 1Serving Size 1834Grinch Fruit Snacks Save Recipe Print Recipe 1 small bunch green grapes1-2 ripe bananas1 pint strawberriesYogurt raisins (or mini marshmallows)ToothpicksInstructionsPrepare ingredients:Wash & remove grapes from the stem.Slice banana into 1/4 inch round slices.Wash strawberries and remove the green top.To assemble:Start by sticking 1 yogurt raisin on the tip of…

Where are you on the diet spectrum?

You know how there’s a new diet or nutrition news article coming out every day?! It’s overwhelming and confusing for most people – especially those of us trying to be healthy and make better choices. For many people, diet is a 4-letter word (literally and figuratively!) that makes one shutter and recoil. Here’s the thing,…

Sometimes a diet is the answer… How IBS changed my life

Why me? It’s not fair. How did this happen? For 1 in 5 American’s suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), these are common thoughts and questions that cross the mind. Maybe after a weekend of eating out and enjoying food with friends and family suddenly, cramping, bloating, and discomfort takes over the gut and all…

Clearing out the cobwebs out of the mind | The first step to happiness

The other morning I was reading a great book by Kate Northrup titled Money: A Love Story. This is not your typical financial planning book. Instead, it’s an opportunity to take a mindful journey to understand and develop a healthier relationship with money. Northrup goes on to explain there are a lot of feelings and emotions around money and anybody…

Should I go on a ketogenic diet?

Should I follow the “keto” diet? Lucy and I have been asked this question a lot lately. The answer is (drumroll please)… it depends. Read on to find out the facts, determine if it’s right for you and see what we recommend. Ketogenic Diet Explained Let’s start by answering the question, WHAT IS THE KETOGENIC…

Top 10 Ways to Wellness in SoDu

As a registered dietitian, and owner of Well Balanced Nutrition, I am always on a mission to find more health and wellness resources for myself and my clients. The original intent of this article was to highlight the different wellness businesses and programs in South Durham; instead, I discovered not just businesses but passionate individuals on…