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Because We All Need That Cookie Sometimes! by Cari Culp, RD

Spring is right around the corner and many of us are looking for ways to tone up and maybe shed some of those holiday pounds. Limiting sugar is one great way to do that, but alas, for one reason or another, that sweet craving comes creeping in. We all want a little something sweet here and there, and by the way, that is totally normal! After all, what is life without enjoying a warm, fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookie from time to time?
I have a better option for that cookie craving! Why not make your own from healthier, lower carb ingredients? These are the easiest and fastest cookies you will ever whip up and so satisfying, you will hardly know they are made with healthier ingredients! These can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days or frozen and thawed as needed.  Enjoy!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
-3/4 cup creamy almond butter or peanut butter (Only nuts and salt in the ingredients list.)
-1/2 cup coconut sugar (Found on the sugar aisle in most grocery stores – lower glycemic index. May substitute brown sugar if you wish.)
-1 large egg
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
-Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in a mixing bowl and mix vigorously with a spoon
-Fold in chocolate chips
-Drop dough by tablespoonfuls on baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes
Recipe courtesy of Nourishing Meals Cookbook
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Better Snacks by Cari Culp, RD

Every household has those staple foods they love. Today I want to share my favorite staple snacks and foods items that are also packed with nutrition! Hope these items give you more healthy eating options! Love Beets: Pre-cooked and peeled beets that can be enjoyed on a salad, in a smoothie or juice or simply… Continue Reading

Healthy Bites For This Busy Holiday Season and Beyond, by Lisa Johnson, RD

By the time you read this, the doors have swung open and the race is on! The last few weeks of each year tend to be the most frantic as we aim to complete deadlines, strategize for the coming year, and celebrate where we’ve come with an abundance of food and giving. It’s a wonderful… Continue Reading

A Must Share by Lisa Johnson, RD

When you discover something that works, you must share. One of my new favorite meal-snack staples is a baked oatmeal casserole. Overnight oats became a rage because people need quick and healthy breakfast options. When preparing for the Mediterranean class, I discovered another baked version that I prefer. This healthy alternative makes a satisfying high… Continue Reading

A Better Approach to Comfort Food – Getting Comfort and Quality! by Cari Culp, RD

As we whiz into fall and chillier weather approaches, most people find themselves wanting more warm, comforting foods. I especially like comfort foods when it is a little chilly and rainy outside. With all the rain we will be getting this week and most people hunkering down indoors, I thought I would share some of… Continue Reading

Are there any healthy ice cream options?

With the temperatures of summer with no end in sight, people are still enjoying ice-cold sweet treats. So why not enjoy your favorite sweet treats, but swap them for a healthier option? Some of the more popular, trendy ice cream treats include Halo Top, Bryers Delights, and Outshine bars. The Halo Top and Byers Delights… Continue Reading

Hushup and Hustle by Lisa Johnson, RD

For many this is back-to-school week. Talk about a hustle! One thing we need at times like this is a quick, healthy breakfast to start the day on a positive note. I am a fan of these new products and have enjoyed them myself on many rushed mornings. Hushup and Hustle makes Blender Bombs and… Continue Reading

Helping Our Kids Do Their Very Best This School Year, by Cari Culp, RD

With a new school year approaching, I would like to take a moment to emphasize the importance of packing a healthy lunch for children. It is well know that nutrition plays a major roll in a child’s school performance. Proper nutrition also keeps them well and well-behaved! The reason I emphasize “packing” lunch for your… Continue Reading

Supercharge Your Summer with these Fitness Ideas By: Nicole Freeman, Nutrition Student from UNCG

Summer is the best time of the year to take advantage of the warm weather and get out and get active with your family. Greensboro is a great city with lots of outdoor activities that you and your kids can do this summer. Here I have listed a few ideas of places for you and… Continue Reading