My Grocery Bag

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Alyson Dykstra, Helping Oklahoma Get Healthy with Homeland Stores

Alyson Dykstra is the fabulous Supermarket Dietitian for Homeland Grocery stores in Oklahoma. She was named Oklahoma City District Dietetic Association Distinguished Dietitian of the year. If that’s not enough, she was awarded 2013 Supermarket Dietitian of the Year by Produce for Better Health. Alyson received this award for all of the amazing work she does […]

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Freebie Friday: Dietitian Subway Art

Hey guys! It’s Friday! So glad this week is over. It’s been so busy here! I haven’t had a great deal of time to blog, so I wanted to share with you some new inspirational subway art that would make a nice addition to your office or home. I know that this won’t apply to […]

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The One Salad You HAVE To Make: Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing

Are you new to quinoa or are you on the bandwagon? Personally, I love it! I have used it repeatedly for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s a gluten free pseudocereal, not grain, that hails from South America. It’s related to beets, spinach, and swiss chard. From a nutritional standpoint, it is high in protein and […]

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{Recipe Redux} Mini Pavlova’s with Whipped Cream and Marinated Limoncello Berries

Lately, I am dreaming of Italia. The food, the culture, the history, and the views enchant me. I am in the process of planning our first trip. My husband’s boss recently got back from Sorrento, in the Campania region, and brought us the cutest “limoncello” towel with the recipe on it. I am a sucker […]

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Organic or Conventional Produce? Know your farmer.

Do you buy more organic or conventional produce? Do you know where your produce comes from at your local supermarket? Did you know both conventional and organic farmers use pesticides? Leah McGrath, corporate dietitian for Ingles Markets based in Ashville, North Carolina, recently visited local farmers near Ingles headquarters. Knowing where your food comes from and […]

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Color Your Cart With Blueberries and a NEW Retail Dietitian Kit

Disclosure: This post is in affiliation with my partnership with the US Highbush Blueberry Council. July is Blueberry Month! The US Highbush Blueberry Council is celebrating by releasing their new Retail Dietitian kit, Color Your Cart. It is a tool to help dietitians educate consumers on filling their carts with colorful fruit and vegetables, like […]

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A New Burger Recipe for Your Fourth of July

Grilled Turkey Burgers – A Yummy, Healthy Alternative to Your Fourth of July Favorite!  Every Fourth of July, my family does the traditional grill-out and swimming party. It is always oh-so fun, complete with every delicious summer food imaginable. This year, though, I wanted to change things up and provide options that are a little healthier […]

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World Cup Parfaits & Fruit Trays

Why do I have AWESOME ideas at the 11th hour? Why can’t my brain come up with these things a week before? Of course, it hits me after I all ready posted a new blog post today. So I guess you are getting 2 today. I am making up for lost time. I have been […]