Category Archives: Jenny Kramer, RD

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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Holidays Jenny Kramer, RD

So last month we cleared up the confusion over calories so this month I want to talk about how to eat and drink to get the most out of your workout. The amount of “fuel” you need depends on how long you are exercising, how hard you are exercising, and the environment you are exercising in – is it 50 degrees or 95 degrees? Eating and exercise are important to consider and for new exercisers this is an area often … continued…

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Fitness Healthy Habits Jenny Kramer, RD

Hopefully Judy’s recent post answered some of your questions about what a calorie actually is. There is a lot of talk about calories and cutting them out of your diet but how do you actually do that? The easiest way to start is to become aware of what is going in your mouth! It’s easy to just eat and not pay attention to what and how much we are eating. Start with turning over your food package and reading the … continued…

Fitness Jenny Kramer, RD

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day but only if you are making good choices. A pastry and a cup of coffee on the way out the door are not the best choices. Skipping breakfast to save calories is also not a good idea. There are numerous studies which indicate that people who do this, more than make up for those calories by consuming more later in the day. Even if you aren’t hungry in the morning, … continued…

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Healthy Habits Jenny Kramer, RD Tips, Tools & Techniques

It’s Trail Mix Day so to celebrate, lets make some! A handful of trail mix can be just what you need for an energy boost on-the-go. I love trail mix but hate the load of calories that comes in a small serving of purchased trail mix. It’s hard for me to stick to the usual ¼ cup serving sizes. The calories aren’t the only negative to purchased trail mix – it usually comes with added sodium, preservatives, and too much … continued…

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DIY Jenny Kramer, RD Snacks

As the temperature soars, there is nothing better than an ice-cold slice of watermelon. When I was pregnant with my daughter in the heat of July, I swore watermelon was like air conditioning in my mouth! Watermelon is rich in vitamins A and C and has a fair amount of vitamin B-6. Remember last month’s post about staying hydrated – watermelon is a great choice! There are so many things you can do with watermelon other than just cutting it … continued…

Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy Jenny Kramer, RD Snacks