Gingerbread Bites

Servings This Recipes Yields about 8Serving Size 2-3 bitesGingerbread 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 18Grinch 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…

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…

How a Permission Slip can help…

Imagine getting a call and learning that you have the opportunity to sit down with Oprah for an interview. Would you be nervous and awestruck? Would you try to play it cool? When Brene Brown, author and researcher, had this very experience she went through all those emotions. Before she went on the show, she…

Do you need to replace electrolytes on these hot steamy days?

A recent visit back to my hometown in Indiana inspired me to answer this very question. My dad always has his refrigerator stocked with little bottles of Gatorade for him and the grandkids and I was reminded that many people believe Gatorade is the best way to hydrate. He was a little offended and surprised…

Charity’s #TransformationTuesday Story

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 I started with Well Balanced Nutrition because I had gained weight and I wanted a boost to continue my weight loss journey and to get healthy. Where it all started I had been exercising and trying to eat right, but the scale wasn’t moving. My husband contacted Lucy because he works…

Lucy’s Friday Favorites!

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 My favorite at home yoga tool: Doyogawithme.com This is a fantastic resource for people that are interested in doing more yoga or starting out and feel intimidated by the group fitness classes. There are several styles offered and different levels depending on your ability. The length of the videos start at…