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5 ways to get your extra servings of veggies in!

Hide it: It’s the easiest way, even for the most pickey of eaters. Maybe you don’t like the taste of a lot of fruits and veggies, or maybe eating them alone or raw is a complete turn off. Add broccoli to Mac & Cheese give your comfort food some extra nutrients Spinach in your smoothie! […]

Smoothie Recipes to Kick Start Your Day!

Directions for smoothies: use frozen fruit or ice to make cold, blend to desired consistency and add more liquid if needed. Blueberry Sunshine 1 cup lemonade 1⁄2 cup blueberries 1⁄2 cup apple sauce 1 large banana Chunky Monkey 1⁄2 cup of yogurt (I use vanilla greek) 1 large banana 1 TBSP of peanut butter 1 […]

The Lockdown on Lunchables

The Lockdown on Lunchables “Mommy? What’s for lunch?” ”Nitrites, Nitrates, sodium, and something that looks and sort of tastes like cheese but isn’t cheese” Why I Chose to Write this Post For the past 4 years I have been working with kids and families in a variety of settings. Seeing what children had in their […]

Not Your Grandma’s Oatmeal

Looking for a quick and easy breakfast that will get you through until lunch? Intern, Jena Bartholomy, has the perfect recipe for you! This breakfast is wonderful because it has a little bit of everything in just the right amounts to keep your blood sugar steady and to keep the “hangry” monster away. Not to […]

Top Strategies to Stay Active Through the Holidays!

As the busy holiday season approaches, it can easily be used as an excuse to derail from your fitness program.  But don’t let it!  The busier we get, the more we need movement.  Not only does exercise build our resiliency to harmful stress hormones like cortisol, it increases our energy output and enhances our feel-good […]

Tasty, Simple Thai Shrimp Pizza

Pizza! Everyone’s favorite meal, right? Switch things up and try this simple, unique pizza at your next family dinner!  Thai Shrimp Pizza Pizza crust: Make your own or purchase one at the store. Other ingredients: 1.5 cups shrimp 1 red pepper ½ white onion ½ to 1 cup cheese of choice – Goat or feta, […]

Farmers Market Frenzy

Farmers Markets can be a wonderful way to find fresh, often organic, foods; along with other fun, unique goods. After going once, you’ll be hooked. But if you’ve never been, here are some great tips to follow! First things first, you need to find a farmers market. You might be surprised how close one is to […]

Stir up your weekly dinner

  Have you been looking to stir up your weekly dinner menu? Then this recipe may be just what you’ve been looking for. Everyone loves egg rolls, right? Now you can enjoy egg rolls in a new way without an ounce of guilt! This recipe is a must try – you’ll have everyone drooling over […]

You can’t out train a bad diet

A few days ago, I finally got to organizing some of my old pictures books in the basement. {Keep in mind we just moved into our new house two months ago so I think I am doing pretty good here!}  I started paging through my college year books and remembering the “good ole days” of […]

Quick and healthy on the go!

We live in a go-go-go world and it can be tough to not fall into the fast food grab and go life. But sometimes that’s all we have time for. So, we are arming you with tips to make educated decisions when you’re traveling and on the go. At Allegro, we focus on the 80/20 […]