Eating Plan for Brain & Heart Health

Spinach + Chickpea Recipe Ingredients on marisamoore.com

I hope you had a great Mother’s Day weekend.  I got to spend time with my sweet Grandmother who has Alzheimer’s disease. With her in mind, I thought I’d share some info on the Mediterranean Diet. Research shows that following a Mediterranean Diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables and wine with
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10 Habits, 10 Weeks and a Healthier 2013

I’m not into detox diets or diets in general.  These teasing tactics only put off the inevitable return to poor eating habits.  Instead of jumping on the current diet fad incorporate these 10 habits over the next 10 weeks for a healthier 2013. #1.   Switch to tea a few times a week. While coffee has
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A Recipe for Good Luck in the New Year

Growing up in the Carolinas, I always knew what would be on the dinner table come New Year’s Day. Without fail, my Grandma would make collard greens, Hoppin’ John (field peas and rice), cornbread, and meat (usually ham). With a handful of other superstitions, this traditional Southern meal was eaten for luck and good fortune
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My Love Affair with Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes at the Farmer's Market

Confession: I love sweet potatoes. As a child, I remember visiting sweet potato fields in South Carolina with my grandmother. My cousins and I would run through the fields getting our shoes and clothes covered in the grayish, brown dirt from the farm. I’m sure this was not appropriate—but it was fun. We’d head home
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A Spicy, Smoky Spin on Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes at the Farmer's Market

It’s National Diabetes Month and fall is in full swing!  Now is the perfect time to enjoy and celebrate the fall harvest. Some fall foods steal the show.  At only 100 calories per serving, sweet potatoes are one of the highest sources of beta carotene and are a good source of vitamin C, fiber and
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A Green Smoothie You’ll Love

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Taste This: Banana Almond Green Smoothie If you like bananas and almonds you will love this cool, creamy green smoothie. As you’ll see in the recipe, this smoothie gets its green color from a heaping helping of raw kale. Kale is a hearty, leafy green chock full of fiber, calcium, magnesium and more than a day’s worth
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