Eating Well


  • Confessions of a chocoholic

    by Kate Kinne | Nov 26, 2019
    My name is Kate, I am a Registered Dietitian, and I am a Chocoholic. I always have been. Remember the restaurant Bennigan's (does that still exist somewhere)? When I was a kid and my family would go there, we would order a dessert called Death By Chocolate to share, which was something like this... chocolate cookie crust with chocolate ice cream, hard chocolate coating over it, and hot fudge. OMG.
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  • Change your mind

    by Kate Kinne | Nov 01, 2019
    I dread a counter full of dishes. After a long day, shuttling the kids around, helping with homework, and cooking dinner, the last thing I want to do is stand at the sink and wash a ton of lunchboxes, water bottles, tupperware and all other items I don't put in the dishwasher. The other night, though, as I was finishing the clean-up, I felt a real sense of accomplishment.
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  • Easy summer recipes from National Senior Health & Fitness Day

    by Kate Kinne | May 29, 2019
    Today Galter LifeCenter hosted it's 26th annual celebration of National Senior Health & Fitness Day. I had the privilege of hosting a nutrition talk with a great group of seniors this morning. I presented Easy Summertime Meals, demonstrating the preparation of four easy, plant-based, favorite recipes of mine.
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  • FItness Fest recap and recipes

    by Kate Kinne | Feb 06, 2019
    Galter LifeCenter recently held Fitness Fest, an event for members to come try some classes and discover how Galter is here to help you reach your health and fitness goals for 2019. The event was a great success, and because I have had several follow up requests for the recipes that were offered at the crock pot stop, I decided to post them here.
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  • 2019: Do it together

    by Kate Kinne | Jan 07, 2019
    I have been thinking, life can be so much easier with the support of others when you need it. Especially when taking on new challenges and goals, doesn’t it seem less daunting if you know you aren’t doing it alone? Many of you may be setting goals for 2019 regarding health and wellness, among other things. Let’s talk about how you can involve others if you think it will help you be successful.
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  • Healthy habits for a happy life

    by Kate Kinne | Nov 05, 2018
    I want to encourage you, all of us, to live life fully, enjoy what we do and the people we have in our lives. Enjoy healthy foods and the life they promote, don't focus on the negative. Life's too short.
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  • Add this to your grocery list

    by Kate Kinne | Aug 22, 2018
    I keep lists saved in my phone to remind me to pick up certain food items when I go to certain stores like Mariano's, Costco and Trader Joe's. They are my "go-to" products, I suppose. They make my life, or at least meal prep, so much easier. It struck me that if I love these products, you might too! If you haven't already, you may want to check them out.
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  • Go further with food

    by Kate Kinne | Mar 27, 2018
    Are you still focusing on the health and nutrition goals you set for yourself for 2018? Let's take this opportunity to check in on our eating habits, as we should all do periodically.
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  • Eat more plants

    by Kate Kinne | Feb 13, 2018
    Our moms were on to something when they made us eat our vegetables. In the work I do as a dietitian on a day to day basis, I see clients with varying health issues and concerns. The one nutrition recommendation that always holds true for the majority of health states is "eat more plants."
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  • Make a colorful turkey with your turkeys!

    by Kate Kinne | Nov 20, 2017
    My littlest turkey was SO excited to make this adorable side dish to take to dinner at a friend's house this weekend.
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  • Slow cooker for the win!

    by Kate Kinne | Nov 06, 2017
    Last week was a crazy week for me. My husband was traveling, I took on some work that kept me in the suburbs all day and then had other work commitments in the evenings. I had zero time for cooking. Luckily, I followed my own advice and did a little planning ahead the week before.
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  • A meal for you, a meal for me

    by Kate Kinne | Aug 18, 2017
    One week last month I found myself in a cooking binge. I had a friend (a parent from my kids' school) in the hospital for much of the month (with a wife at home with 3 young kids), a client friend who had hip surgery, a healthy potluck for the Eat Move Lose group weight loss class wrap-up party, and a family to feed. So one week, I made a list of easy, healthy, yummy recipes, stocked up on to go containers for the friends, and went to work in the kitchen.
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  • A recap of "Nutrition for Seniors"

    by Kate Kinne | Jun 05, 2017
    Last Wednesday was National Senior Health and Fitness Day. I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak to a group of seniors regarding how nutrient needs change as we age. We covered a lot of good information, and I received many great questions during the event, as well as good feedback regarding the helpful information. In case you missed it, here is a brief summary of some of the important points we discussed, as well as some yummy recipes that can help meet your nutrient needs.
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  • Put your best fork forward

    by Kate Kinne | Mar 20, 2017
    March is National Nutrition Month®, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and yours truly, reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. It comes at a good time too, I think. Many of us have gotten away from those New Year's Resolutions, and spring is in the air, so it's time to check in with your diet and set some health-focused goals.
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  • In with the good

    by Kate Kinne | Jan 06, 2017
    Happy New Year! The year 2016 is now a thing of the past, which, according to my Facebook feed, is music to the ears of many. I get the sense that a good number of us are hoping for more positivity and kindness in this new year. I’ve been thinking, wouldn’t it be nice if we able to apply that same positivity and kindness to ourselves and our own goals?
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  • Fruit turkey!

    by Kate Kinne | Nov 22, 2016
    Have you ever noticed that the Thanksgiving table can be pretty bland looking? Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, bread, stuffing, you get the picture. Here's an idea to make your table much more colorful.
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  • Easy summer salads

    by Kate Kinne | Jul 11, 2016
    Happy Summer! Backyard BBQs, block parties and beach days are in full swing. If you are in need of some easy, healthy summer salads to accompany the grilled chicken and brats, give these a try.
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  • Road trip!

    by Kate Kinne | Apr 13, 2016
    My kids had spring break just after Easter, so we took a quick trip to the Dells and spent a few days at an indoor waterpark. It's a great getaway, only a three hour drive and we felt like we were on vacation. It isn't cheap, especially during spring break! One way that I like to save some money is pack our snacks, drinks and several of our meals. The money saved is one benefit, but obviously, we are also able to eat so much more healthy as well.
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  • New recipes for National Nutrition Month

    by Kate Kinne | Mar 15, 2016
    March brings us St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and everybody's favorite, National Nutrition Month (NNM)! You did know that, right? Well, perhaps it is not cause for pomp and circumstance, but it is a good opportunity for us to pause to evaluate our eating habits. "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right" is the theme for this year's NNM, which encourages us to take time to enjoy and appreciate the traditions and pleasures that food adds to our lives.
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  • Checking in on your resolutions

    by Kate Kinne | Feb 16, 2016
    February is already over! How are your new year's resolutions coming along? Hopefully your year has gotten off to a great start, and this is YOUR YEAR to drop a few pounds, become more financially stable, and learn to play the piano. I know a few people who have given up on annual resolutions altogether, because by February they are frustrated and have thrown in the towel.
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