9 Vegetable-Packed Lasagna Recipes Worthy of Dinner

By Pamela Vachon / January 31, 2023 /

Many of these vegetable lasagna recipes don’t even include traditional pasta — just layers of vegetables for an ultra-healthy twist.

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9 Healthy Trader Joe’s Dips and Spreads Nutritionists Love

By Pamela Vachon / January 23, 2023 / Comments Off on 9 Healthy Trader Joe’s Dips and Spreads Nutritionists Love

Who doesn’t love dunking into a delicious dip on game day? Whether you’re going to a Super Bowl party for the game, the commercials, or merely the camaraderie, it is undeniably a social event whose culinary focus seems to be all about prolonged snacking — and these Trader Joe’s dips and spreads are the perfect…

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I’m a Certified Sommelier and This Non-Alcoholic Aperitif Lives Up to the Hype

By Pamela Vachon / January 11, 2023 / Comments Off on I’m a Certified Sommelier and This Non-Alcoholic Aperitif Lives Up to the Hype

I write about wellness, but as a certified sommelier and former Michelin-starred restaurant bartender, I also write about alcoholic beverages — two things that don’t have to be mutually exclusive, by the way. As a wellness writer, and frankly, as a human, I feel that any initiatives that promote reevaluating our individual relationships with alcohol,…

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The Best 5 Vitamin D Foods To Add to Your Diet ASAP

By Pamela Vachon / December 12, 2022 / Comments Off on The Best 5 Vitamin D Foods To Add to Your Diet ASAP

On those short winter days when it seems like your interaction with daylight is best described as “limited,” it’s important to consider whether you’re getting the necessary Vitamin D you need — and certain foods can assist you with that. “Vitamin D is considered the ‘sunshine vitamin,’ in that it can be produced in the…

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The Best 9 Foods To Lower Your Cholesterol Numbers

By Pamela Vachon / October 9, 2022 / Comments Off on The Best 9 Foods To Lower Your Cholesterol Numbers

Cholesterol can be a tricky subject to understand, as we’ve been frequently told there are both “good” and “bad” kinds. Understanding which is which, and whether your cholesterol numbers are something you need to start paying attention to — even if you haven’t been diagnosed as having high cholesterol — are important matters to consider…

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The Amazing Benefits of Eating Canned Pumpkin, Says Dietitian

By Pamela Vachon / September 23, 2022 / Comments Off on The Amazing Benefits of Eating Canned Pumpkin, Says Dietitian

During pumpkin spice season, it’s the spice element that tends to take top billing, getting mixed into our lattes and oatmeals the minute September rolls around up until Thanksgiving when pumpkin pie season gets its proper due. But while the flavor of pumpkin spice tends to be all the rage throughout those early fall months,…

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The 6 Best Trader Joe’s Soups Worth Buying, Says Dietitian

By Pamela Vachon / September 20, 2022 / Comments Off on The 6 Best Trader Joe’s Soups Worth Buying, Says Dietitian

Soup tends to take a backseat during the summer months when many of us prefer to eat fresher, and frankly, cooler meals. Now that a slight chill has started to grace the air, along with pumpkin spice everything, soup is ready to have its moment again. Thankfully, popular grocery stores like Trader Joe’s have many…

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