Nutrition and Fitness in One Place

Great News! I’m teaming up with dietitian Lynn Umbreit to broaden the services at Body Positive. Lynn and I have been colleagues for almost ten years. She is an expert in sports nutrition and weight management and is also a Certified Diabetes Educator. It makes sense to bring fitness and nutrition under one roof, if only figuratively for now. Lynn does one on one consulting, grocery store tours (way more eye opening than you might imagine!) in-home “kitchen makeovers,” and many wonderful classes. The first one is coming up Saturday August 19th: “Grab and Go: Healthy Meals in 20 Minutes or Less”. More.

Here’s a colorful tidbit from Lynn
All berries are nutritional powerhouses, low in calories & high in nutrition. Strawberries are beautifully ripe right now. Here’s how to enjoy them:

8 medium strawberries (5 oz; 1 cup) contain only 50 calories and provide 110% of daily Vitamin C
 There are 600+ different varieties of strawberries
 It is best to eat strawberries at room temperature, and within 2 days of purchase to maximize nutrition and taste.

Super Simple Dessert: Strawberries in Balsamic Vinegar
A gourmet way to serve this fantastic summer fruit! The balsamic vinegar brings out the berries’ beautiful color and makes their flavor “pop”. The strawberries are great simply served by themselves in a parfait glass (6 servings; 50 calories per serving).

16 ounces fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, & halved
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2-4 tablespoons white sugar (or SPLENDA to taste)

Place strawberries in a bowl. Drizzle vinegar over strawberries, and sprinkle with sugar. Stir gently to combine. Cover and let sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before serving.