How to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with fewer people

It’s no doubt Thanksgiving will look quite a bit different this year than usual. Whether you’re cooking a meal for just your immediate family, ordering in from a restaurant or making a full feast and preparing for leftovers, my guess is many traditionally large get togethers just aren’t happening this year. But, that doesn’t mean…
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Chef Julie is on Maternity Leave!

Hi everyone!  I want to introduce you to Meghan Rector. She is a registered dietitian and part of the Stride wellness team. Meghan will be posting my new In the Kitchen recipes and responding to your comments while I’m on maternity leave. I’ll be back in November and look forward to re-connecting with you all then. Welcome,…
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Finding balance in your diet

There are endless articles and blogs out there about making changes in your diet and lifestyle, many of them contradictory, which can cause confusion and frustration on what choices to make. And the truth is, everyone has unique needs when it comes to nutrition. That means what works for your friend, co-worker or neighbor may…
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Simple ways to nourish and support your immune system

Following a healthy, balanced lifestyle can help set you up for a strong immune system. While good nutrition and health don’t guarantee you won’t get sick from a bacteria or virus, it can potentially help you fight illness and recover quicker. Harvard Health suggests there are lifestyle measures we can take to support a strong…
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Build a better snack

Last week I posted about using pantry staples to make quick and nutritious meals and how to get kids involved in the kitchen. This week I am talking snacks and immune system (stay tuned for that blog – tomorrow!). Keeping snacks around that are tasty, satisfying and nourishing can sometimes seem impossible – especially with…
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How to get kids involved in the kitchen

With so many of us now working towards working from home (with kids!), most of us are also cooking more. This is the perfect opportunity to teach kids the basics of cooking and let them help out in the kitchen! Not only does this provide some relief for parents, but research shows kids who help…
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