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Lunches A La Carte

As an alternative to sandwiches or salads, or as accompanying side items, here are some additional wholesome, lunch bag-friendly options. Keep the three basic building blocks (smart proteins, fiber-rich carbs, and a calcium rich food) in mind to put together a winning a la carte lunch. -Finger-friendly or cut up fresh fruit—fresh strawberries or blackberries, […]

March 18, 2017 • Kids Health

Lunches A La Carte

As an alternative to sandwiches or salads, or as accompanying side items, here are some additional wholesome, lunch bag-friendly options. Keep the three basic building blocks (smart proteins, fiber-rich carbs, and a calcium rich food) in mind to put together a winning a la carte lunch. -Finger-friendly or cut up fresh fruit—fresh strawberries or blackberries, […]

March 18, 2017 • Kids Health

Healthy Lunch Box Tips

-Involve your child in the selection and preparation of school lunches. Studies show this enhances healthful eating while saving you time and equipping your child with the “hands on” skills they need to become more independent eaters. -Recognize that color and variety incite eating behavior and use this to your advantage. Instead of a bag […]

A healthy school lunch should always include the following four features: 1) A healthy protein package 2) At least 1 piece of produce — the more the better! 3) A calcium-rich food *Note: these features can certainly overlap. Dr. Ann’s Top Picks Within These 4 Essential Categories: A Healthy Protein Package Sliced lean deli meats […]

Knowing that herbs and spices are teeming with potent antioxidant compounds, researchers from Penn State set out to determine if adding a blend of herbs and spices to a high fat meal could mitigate its adverse effects. For this study, they fed 6 overweight, but healthy men two separate test meals on two separate days. […]

Want to cut your chances of getting a cold or flu? Take your vitamin D. In the largest and most definitive evaluation to date, taking a regular supplement of vitamin D reduced the risk of an upper respiratory infection substantially. The study combined the data from 25 clinical trials including over 10,000 study subjects from […]

In a first-of-its-kind laboratory evaluation, scientists have preliminary evidence that prebiotics, dietary fibers that feed the good bacteria in our guts, may benefit sleep and stress resiliency. For this lab study scientists fed one group of mice a diet enriched with prebiotics and a control group of mice the same diet without the prebiotics. The […]

To fully experience all the dazzling benefits of fruits and veggies, science says to aim for 8 or more servings a day. Here is my personal failsafe means of doing so.  I eat 1 cup of berries (typically frozen) and ½ of a banana at breakfast = 2.5 servings  I include a piece of whole […]

The single most powerful influence you can have on your microbiome is to “feed it” properly! The good bacteria in your gut thrive on the fiber present in the plant-based foods you eat. In contrast, the bad bacteria tend to prefer processed, industrial foods and animal foods that lack fiber. And when it comes to […]

If you are looking for a tasty and easy way to get even more nutritional oomph from your salad veggies, then look to eggs. That was the conclusion from a study that sought to find out if adding cooked eggs to a salad would increase the absorption of a prized group of veggie-based compounds called carotenoids. For […]

I always include 1 cup (that’s 2 servings) of fruit at breakfast. Most often, frozen berries or frozen berries with banana, kiwi, pear, or apple. I always include 1 ½ cups of veggies at lunch (that’s about 2 – 2 ½ servings). I most often have a combination of leftover dinner veggies and a fresh […]

Let’s Talk About Garlic Did you know that garlic… is a medicinal food? can help prevent colds and the flu? can help lower blood pressure?  Did you also know that when you use it at home YOU ARE IN CONTROL of how many health benefits you can get from this superstar food? Join me in […]

February 14, 2017 • Events/ Retreats

News & Events

 Wellness Retreats April 14th, 2017 May 12th, 2017  Details Here Dr. Ann in Men’s Fitness Read the article here! Dr. Ann on News 2 See the Healthy Lunchbox Series here! Dr. Ann Supports Run for Adela Register Here