Posts By: Beth Ackerman, R.D.

Prioritizing Health While Enjoying Thanksgiving Feast

Heading into the holidays can be a difficult season for someone who is trying to manage their health by keeping blood sugars on target and/ or accomplishing managing weight. It’s also a busy season in which sometimes health goals lose priority. Here are some suggestions that might help you stay on track: Choosing something lower…
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Recipe: Hot Spinach Dip

Hot Spinach Dip 1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and thoroughly drained ½ cup diced red bell pepper 1 (6.5 ounce) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped ½ cup grated parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon minced garlic Black pepper to taste ½ cup fat free sour cream ¼ cup evaporated skim milk 1…
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Are you eating well?

Summertime is a great time of year to create new habits of eating more fruits and vegetables.  As gardens and farmers markets have more fresh produce to choose, here are some pointers on how to choose, store and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables: Choosing Make a goal to include a fruit and vegetable serving at…
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Being active – Developing a healthy habit

Being active has many health benefits! Not only can it help you feel better, strengthen your heart and help you fit into the clothes you bought last year, but it can also help you prevent diabetes. Studies show being active for 150 minutes a week, along with a modest weight loss for those who need…
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