Category Archives: Healthy Living

Peppermint Power

Written by: Omar Guerrero, Dietetic Intern and Masters Student at Florida State University Precepted by: Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN, Community Wellness Dietitian at TMH Now that pumpkin-spice season is behind us, ‘tis the season for peppermint! Peppermint bark and peppermint hot chocolate are all the rage, but did you know that there is more…
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Pumpkin Spice Latte – Friend or Foe?

Written by: Omar Guerrero, Dietetic Intern and Masters Student at Florida State University Precepted by: Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN, Community Wellness Dietitian at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare It is fall and Pumpkin Spice Latte season is among us! This popular drink has become a staple in many individuals’ lives. However, how many of us really…
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Healthy Ways to Tailgate

By Katherin Snyder, RD, LD/N, CDE In Tallahassee, football and tailgating go hand in hand. However, eating healthy at tailgate parties can be a challenge.  Here are a few tips to consider on your healthy eating journey - Have a snack or light meal before showing up to the party, to avoid being too hungry…
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Food Fun Can Mean Better Nutrition for Kids

Jennifer Steiner, PhD, Dietetic Intern- Florida State University & Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN- Community Wellness Dietitian, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Serve it with Style and Swag We eat with our eyes as much as our mouth and a child is more likely to explore and try things that look fun to eat.  Some ways to add…
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The Truth Behind Protein

The Truth Behind Protein Supplements Rebeca Person, RD, LDN, CNSC Protein Supplements: Pros and Cons Protein supplements have always been popular with athletes and body builders, but are they necessary for the average person?  There are many reasons to consider using a protein supplement, and with so many varieties, including many new plant based drinks and…
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Healthy Crispy Baked Chicken

Looking for a healthier option to fried chicken on National Fried Chicken Day? Try our Mindful by Sodexo Crispy Baked Chicken recipe. With less than half the fat of that of fried 4oz chicken breast, you can still enjoy the satisfying crunch without sacrificing taste and flavor! Crispy Baked Chicken Breast By: Sodexo 3 Tbsp…
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Red, White and Blue French Toast

This Independence Day, the celebrations begin with a festive breakfast. Ingredients Whole grain bread - 18 slices Liquid pasteurized eggs - 1 1/2 pint Fat free milk - 1 cup Water - 8 oz. Granulated Sugar - 3 oz. Cornstarch - 3 tsp. Lemon zest - 1/2 tsp. Fresh strawberries - 6 oz. Fresh blueberries…
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Fun In The Sun: Staying Hydrated This Summer

It's summer time! For many of us this means more outdoor activities and get-togethers with friends and family.  Along with this comes eating, drinking, heat, and the dreaded sweat. Most of us place a lot of emphasis on food and fun, but don’t let hydration take a backseat in your planning. In someone of a healthy…
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Heart Rate-Based Interval Training

Heart Rate-Based Interval Training How would you like to burn more calories, in less time, burn more calories for hours after your workout and increase your metabolism long term? Heart rate-based interval training may be for you. This is high-intensity exercise. Check with your medical provider before attempting. It’s also quite advanced. Some level of…
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