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  • Riced Cauliflower Stuffing…Trader Joe’s Frozen Version vs. “You Can Totally Make Your Own!!”
    Well, the holidays are here and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Most people already have their menus planned out, some kind of starchy vegetable, turkey, cranberries, cakes and pies, and of course, stuffing. Like everything in the food world nowadays, there is always opportunity to have a traditional version of a dish, but with food allergies abound, paleo, ketogenic, gluten-free and vegan versions of everything are trending, and the holidays are no exception this. ... Read More
    Published on Friday, November 16, 2018
  • A Look Back at 2018
    A Look Back at 2018 by the Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Team Can you believe 2018 is almost at an end? It seems just like yesterday we were watching the ball drop. We’re getting closer and closer to that time when we reflect on our favorite moments of the year and think about what we want to accomplish in the future. Given that, Laura thought it would be an ideal time to ... Read More
    Published on Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Chana Masala…Trader Joe’s Frozen Version vs. The Homemade Version
    Have you had Chana Masala before? It’s a pretty simple dish that originated in India consisting of chickpeas, tomatoes, onions and a variety of spices that many of us may have lingering in our cupboards. Even so, American culture has us lazy to the point that there is a frozen version of this recipe, and it is alive and well at Trader Joe’s grocery stores. Here is a shot of the nutrition label. There is ... Read More
    Published on Monday, November 12, 2018
  • 3 Lifestyle Changes to Make before Obesity Surgery
    Back in 2003 before going under the knife for my gastric bypass, I believed obesity surgery was supposed to fix the flaws which make it tough for me to look in the mirror. Losing weight, whether organically or surgically, is after all an excellent way to boost our confidence and feel like an attractive person again. And once my surgery date was scheduled, I felt it was up to my bariatric surgeon to do his ... Read More
    Published on Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Three Reasons Why You Should Eat More Cranberries
    I love cranberries, especially cranberry sauce (even if you don’t, keep reading and I might be able to convince you to start liking cranberries). I don’t eat this tasty berry nearly enough. Sometimes I only get cranberries on Thanksgiving day. Pouring cranberry sauce onto my turkey and on leftovers the days after and…that’s it. I may not eat any more cranberries until next year. If you’re anything like me, that means you’re missing out ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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