Healthy Habits

from the Newbury Street Nutrition team

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Substituting Recipes with Healthy Ingredients You and Your Family Will Love

January 13, 2014

Did you know that making small substitutions can help you and your family stay healthy? Here’s how: using avocados, greek yogurt, spaghetti squash, apple sauce and black beans in place of common options like butter, oil, sugar, flour or cream not only allows you to experiment in the kitchen, but also makes some recipes more nutritious. Check […]

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New Year. Healthier You (and your family)!

January 2, 2014

It’s that time of year, where many make resolutions related to diet and health, and unfortunately, some impossible to keep. Research has shown that although 45% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution, only 8% succeed. How do we make resolutions for ourselves and our families that are realistic but also those we can stick […]

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Foods to Watch: Matcha Tea

December 16, 2013

Matcha, also called Macca, may just follow in the footsteps of other trend setters in the food world much like pomegranate, coconut water, Acai berries and the list goes on. So what do we need to know about this up and comer tea and will it live (or leave) up to the hype? Matcha has […]

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Unconventional Ways to get Kids to Eat Veggies!

December 8, 2013

“Yuck!” “Ew.” “What is that?” These are typical responses I get from many of my pediatric patients when I ask them to try new vegetables. Generally following their responses I ask, “When was the last time you tried “X” vegetable?” The response is almost always, “I don’t remember.” Getting kids to eats veggies is no […]

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The Skinny on Sugar Substitutes

November 27, 2013

Perhaps one of the most commonly asked questions I receive as a dietitian is regarding sugar substitutes (any sweetener that you use instead of regular table sugar a.k.a sucrose), their safety and ways they can be used. Today’s post focuses on 4 different sugar substitutes and how sweet they are…or aren’t?  Artificial sweeteners: Synthetic sugar substitutes that may […]

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5 Superfoods to Keep you Well this Holiday Season

November 9, 2013

It’s that time of year, when families come together for Holidays meals, parties, and occasions. Keeping your immune system healthy is important during this wonderful time of year. Here are 5 Superfoods easily incorporated into your diet to make sure you stay sniffle-free this holiday season. 5. Garlic: Healthy for your heart, not so good […]

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The Season’s Sweetest Vegetable: Squash

November 7, 2013

It’s that time of year, when the farmer’s markets and grocery stores fill with a variety of squash, but what do we do with this vegetable and why is it so healthy? Squash is a nutrition powerhouse, loaded with potassium, fiber and cancer-fighting antioxidants. Better than that, children might be more willing to try it […]

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What’s for Lunch?

November 3, 2013

The morning rush hits. You are running out the door. What did you forget? Lunch! Having a balanced lunch is important. For children, lunch provides energy to stay alert in class. For children and adults, frequent meals and snacks (every 3-4 hours) promote a healthy metabolism and allow the body to use calories more efficiently. […]

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