Category Archives: Jenny Kramer, RD

February is American Heart Month and for a good reason, we need to be reminded of ways to show our heart the love it needs and deserves. Did you know that the human heart pumps nearly 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the body every day? This allows oxygen to travel throughout our body so all of our organs can thrive and we can go about our day to day activities. This is something we completely take for granted… unless you … continued…

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Healthy Habits Heart Healthy Jenny Kramer, RD Tips, Tools & Techniques

I love theme parties and this year in honor of the championship game, I think it would be fun to serve “Super Foods.” If you’ve picked up a magazine or listened to the news much in the last few years, super foods are often discussed. What does it mean to be a super food? According to The Oxford English Dictionary, it is “a food considered especially nutritious or otherwise beneficial to health and well-being.” I consider it a food that … continued…

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Entertaining Ideas Jenny Kramer, RD Snacks

Did your favorite blog post make this list? If not, please share the link in the comments section below.   Top New Recipes: 1. Laura’s Lean Beef One Skillet Meal http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/lauras-lean-beef-one-skillet-meal/ 2. Slow cooker Italian Beef With Porcini Mushrooms http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/slow-cooker-italian-beef/ 3. Oktoberfest Laura’s Lean Beef Beer Stew http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/oktoberfest-lauras-lean-beef-beer-stew/ 4. Hobo “Stew” http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/hobo-stew/ 5. Baked Cheeseburgers http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/lauras-lean-beef-baked-cheeseburger/ 6. Spaghetti and Meatball “Muffins” http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/lauras-lean-beef-spaghetti-and-meatball-muffins/ 7. Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Topping http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/cottage-pie-with-sweet-potato-topping/ 8. Triple Decker Meatloaf http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/triple-decker-meatloaf/ 9. Fat Tuesday Jambalaya http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/fat-tuesday-jambalaya/ … continued…

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In honor of “Healthy Weight Week,” take time to just celebrate where you are and focus on making day to day healthy choices no matter what size you are. By mid January, many people are struggling to keep up with New Year’s resolutions. This could be due to unrealistic plans or goals. While it is true that our country faces continuously rising rates of obesity, we also are a nation with poor self-acceptance. Women and teenagers are especially at risk … continued…

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The popular marketing phrase “power of POM” is not just clever and catchy but actually quite true! Pomegranates are a definite super food and a great winter fruit. Pomegranates come from ornamental fruit trees and shrubs. In the US, they are mainly grown in California and Arizona. The easiest way to prepare a pomegranate is to cut it down the middle with a knife and then open it inside a bowl of water. Turn the fruit inside out and the … continued…

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Jenny Kramer, RD Tips, Tools & Techniques

As obesity rises in our country, food sometimes seems to have a negative image. I have to admit… I love food! The wrong food and the wrong amount can steal our health however food can also be medicine and allows a social bonding that nothing else can mimic. My sister and I recently decided to have a real dinner party – void of paper plates and takeout food! We wanted to prepare food for our friends and enjoy an evening … continued…

Entertaining Ideas Jenny Kramer, RD

A healthy holiday can actually be achieved; it just takes some planning ahead. Before the month gets jam packed with too many activities – stop and make a game plan of how to enjoy the holidays without losing your mental or physical health. 1. Pick out several healthy recipes that you can take to any potluck parties. You have to depend on yourself to make sure there is at least one healthy food that can take up most of your … continued…

Holidays Jenny Kramer, RD Tips, Tools & Techniques

Sometimes I feel like there are days I wake up and I am hungry all day long no matter what I eat. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one out there that experiences this. My kids seem to constantly have some virus or another so in the last few years, I have been “blessed” with the stomach bug at least a few times. I always notice that after 2-3 days of not eating I get full very quickly even … continued…

Healthy Habits Jenny Kramer, RD

November is American Diabetes Month so we want to take the time to raise awareness about an ever-growing disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, there are close to 26 million people in the US (kids and adults) living with Diabetes already. That means this topic is important to a lot of people. Unfortunately diabetes is not easy to live with especially when there is a lot of mixed information out there about how a person should eat! Honestly we … continued…

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Healthy Habits Heart Healthy Jenny Kramer, RD

Hard to believe it’s Halloween time, seems like it should still be the 4th of July! I must say I’m ready for cool fall temperatures. My daughter has been talking about costume ideas for the past several months so this year we’ll be planning our treats early too! Instead of giving out candy, I want to try something a bit healthier but still keep it fun. Try some of these ideas and share a few of your own on our … continued…

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