Local Dairy Farms: My Tour of Hornstra Farms

October 16, 2014 Healthy Lifestyle
Hornstra Farms - Juggling With Julia

Have you ever petted a cow? Looked into her eyes? Marveled at her sheer size? Called her by name? Heyyy, Juanita! Yo, Crackle! Pop! Looking good, Autumn! I have! Thanks to the New England Dairy and Food Council I got to muck around at the Hornstra Farms with registered dietitians Kara Lydon, aka The Foodie […]

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The Simplest Nutrition Philosophy: Don’t Stress

October 14, 2014 Healthy Lifestyle
Nutrition Philosophy Don

What’s  your nutrition philosophy? Making decisions about what to eat can be hard, right? It is no wonder. Nutrition information is coming at us from every directions – TV commercials, magazine ads, food packaging, infomercials, best-selling books, and a score of nutrition enthusiasts who share their stories on social media and blogs, encouraging everyone to […]

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Best Ever Low Fat Pumpkin Bread

October 5, 2014 Breads/Quick Breads
Best Ever Low Fat Pumpkin Bread - Juggling With Julia

Low fat never tasted so amazalicious. Today, with great effort, I’m stopping just long enough to wipe the crumbs from my mouth so I can share with you the best ever, moistest, yummiest low fat pumpkin bread you’ll ever have. It is SO MOIST and SO PUMPKIN-Y that the wax paper I wrapped it in […]

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Quinoa Kale Salad with Edamame

October 1, 2014 Salads/Sides
Quinoa Kale Salad with Edamame -- Juggling With Julia

Quinoa Kale Salad with Edamame and an easy lemony dressing. Yep, I’m back again with another fast, delicious, super-charged healthy salad. If you hadn’t heard, that’s kind of my thing now. What? You hadn’t heard? Let’s review. First there was Massaged Kale Salad, which I’ve made so many times I’ve lost count. I even ate […]

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Opening Day of Lunch-Packing Season

September 9, 2014 Healthy Lifestyle
Opening Day of Lunch Packing Season -- Juggling With Julia

Yesterday was Opening Day for the lunch-packing season (aka the first day of school), and did it ever catch me by surprise. For the past week, in our soccer- and volleyball-filled life, we had been eating take-out pizza, burgers, cold cereal, and lots of bagels. The occasional Caesar salad. Maybe one really yummy truly home-cooked […]

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Purple Cabbage Cranberry Apple Slaw

August 24, 2014 Salads/Sides
Purple Cabbage Cranberry Apple Slaw -- Juggling With Julia

Purple Cabbage Cranberry Apple Slaw. Look at that gorgeous array of colors. That’s my kind of rainbow. Beautiful AND edible Eat the rainbow! Eat the rainbow! Why is it we dietitians are always saying that? I’ll tell you. It’s all about the phytochemicals – those tiny ninja butt-kickers that protect your insides. Colorful fruits and […]

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Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal with Chocolate Chips

July 28, 2014 Breads/Quick Breads
Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal with Chocolate Chips --  Juggling With Julia

Yesterday was a trying day. I was feeling low. To cure my foul mood, I came home and baked. Out came this amazing peanut butter baked oatmeal with chocolate chips. All better now Baking definitely soothes my soul. There is just something about mixing and measuring and scooping and stirring that works for me. Creating […]

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Lemon Garlic Green Beans

July 23, 2014 Salads/Sides
Lemon Garlic Green Beans -- Juggling With Julia

Simple, zesty, and fresh – that’s the best way to describe these amazing Lemon Garlic Green Beans. Straight off the farm these beans came, and a bit o’ pizzazz is all they needed to make them pop!They were the perfect addition to a simple meal of corn on the cob and steak. We had big […]

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No-Guilt Cranberry White Chocolate Cookie Bites

July 20, 2014 Breakfast/Brunch
No Guilt Cranberry White Chocolate Cookie Bites -- Juggling With Julia

Apparently, the thought of a sinless cookie appeals greatly to the masses The No-Guilt Banana Oat Chippies were a huge hit, and continue to cause excitement around the Internet. I say this gleefully, while simultaneously trying not to sound too excited, as if this is NBD and it happens, like, all the time. Which it […]

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Kale and Watermelon Salad with Feta

July 6, 2014 Salads/Sides
Kale and Watermelon Salad with Feta -- Juggling With Julia

Fast food? You betcha. I whipped this salad together in 5 minutes with kale I picked down the street. If not for Karen, my volleyball pal (check her out at the Healthy Green Flamingo), I might never have thought to put kale and watermelon together. As we hung out in the shade at last weekend’s […]

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