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Striving for Optimal Health: Reflections on a Decade

By Michael

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End of Summer Pesto Pasta

By Emily

Sugarproof “Nutella” (Chocolate Hazelnut Spread)

Most kids (and adults) love Nutella, and for good reason: chocolate and hazelnut is an amazing flavor combination. But there’s another reason why Nutella tastes so good and is so popular: it’s full of added sugar. Each 15 gram serving has 8.4 grams (over 2 teaspoons) of sugar, making it over half sugar by weight. In fact, sugar is listed as the first ingredient in Nutella, followed by vegetable fat (palm). Only 13% is hazelnuts and 7.4% is cocoa powder.

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Avo-colada Smoothie

This spin on a virgin piña-colada is a smoothie that you won’t want to miss this summer. A healthy tropical vacation in a glass, it’s a fun, super refreshing treat to have on a hot day. Thanks to the addition of avocado, it’s extra creamy and has a fun green color and is extra nutrient dense with healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, folate, antioxidants, and fiber. And it doesn’t have any added sugar and also happens to be dairy-free.

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Choco-cado Pudding Pops

These decadent-tasting, fudgy pops get their creaminess from avocado which is a great source of healthy monounsaturated fat, fiber, folate, and vitamin E. They are also rich in antioxidants thanks to both the avocado and the cacao. Because they are plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten free, these pops fit a number of dietary needs. And they have no added sugar, making them a healthier alternative to standard pudding pops or fudgesicles.

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