Green smoothies … worth the hype?


By now, you’ve probably seen someone walking around with a sludgy-looking green juice or smoothie, and may have even asked WHY in the world anyone would drink something so … green.  Sales of super-premium fruit and vegetable juices have risen 58% since 2004, and smoothie chains on every corner are offering “healthy add-ins” or green…

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A trip to the garden (2 easy recipes!)


Sometimes the smallest details make the biggest differences, and that has definitely been the case with two recent recipes I’ve prepared.  So what were the small details, you ask?  Garden-fresh, just-picked produce!  Our close family friend has a beautiful garden full of fresh vegetables and herbs, and she recently allowed me to take some of…

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Mixing up your workouts to maximize your benefits


It’s no secret that I love running.  It certainly wasn’t always that way (see my “About Megan” story for more on the transition), but now running is a source of stress relief, pleasure, and personal challenge.  When I first got into running, I pretty much just ran … and I also suffered through a few…

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Going for whole grains


You may have read in my post on the “BDD Rule” that one of my simple tricks for eating healthily at restaurants is to (usually) avoid the bread basket.  Aside from the added calories, one reason this makes even more sense is that the majority of breads restaurants place on tables are refined grains or…

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The “BDD Rule” for eating out


Eating at restaurants is a topic near and dear to my heart: in a normal week, I eat 12 meals per week out of the house due to traveling Monday through Thursday for work … and that’s without any social outings or date nights on the weekends (note: this post was written in 2013, before…

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