Eating Well


  • Maintain your brain

    by Kate Kinne | May 31, 2021
    For National Senior Health and Fitness Day this year, my nutrition talk focused on brain health and what you can do to feed your brain. My interest in the topic was piqued when I heard neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta discussing his new book on a podcast, so I bought and read it. It motivated me to share the information with you, because contrary to popular belief, there is opportunity for each of us to keep our brains sharp as we age and make our brains resilient to disease.
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  • Healthy habits cooking demo - take two!

    by Kate Kinne | Mar 25, 2021
    It's week 3 of the Galter LIfeCenter Healthy Habits Challenge, and I was able to provide a second cooking demo to challenge participants via Zoom tonight. I picked a couple recipes to share, and as I was preparing for the demo, I had the thought that perhaps these recipes were too "easy." But, isn't that the point? I like to choose recipes that are easy to put together, flexible for all tastes, and healthy. So, I hope you will try and enjoy these quick ones!
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  • Healthy habits cooking demo

    by Kate Kinne | Mar 11, 2021
    To those of you enrolled in the Galter LifeCenter's March Healthy Habits Challenge, congrats for pushing yourself to take on and maintain healthy lifestyle habits. Participants are invited to attend my Cooking Demo tonight via Zoom and on Thursday, March 25. However, even if the challenge isn't on your radar, there's no reason you can't enjoy these easy, healthy recipes!
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  • New recipes, stat!

    by Kate Kinne | Feb 26, 2021
    What day is it, anyway? Taco Tuesday? Slow Cooker Thursday? Take out Friday? For me, the days are blurring together and the meals I've been making are stuck on repeat. There are only so many times we can eat the same meals over and over while it's just the four of us stuck at home. I set out to find some new recipes for the rotation, and my requirements are quick, healthy and agreeable to all family members. Here are three recipes that were winners in the Kinne home!
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  • Holiday meals, 2020-style

    by Kate Kinne | Dec 02, 2020
    The Thanksgiving Holiday was a bit different this year, wasn't it? While we don't usually host a large group at my house, we do typically have my in-laws spend a couple days with us for Thanksgiving, and sometimes my mom as well, so our standard menu includes everyone's favorites. This year, it was just my husband, boys and me.
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  • National Senior Healthy and Fitness Day: Summer recipes

    by Kate Kinne | May 27, 2020
    Today I met virtually with a great group for National Senior Health and Fitness Day to demo some summer oven-free recipes. In case you missed it, you may be interested in these recipes too!
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  • Change your relationship with food (bonus: recipe)

    by Kate Kinne | May 22, 2020
    Since my last blog, I've had a lot of discussions about the hunger scale and eating only when hungry, with my family and others. It sounds like an easy concept, but life just gets in the way and so many respond with food, I think it is the biggest challenge when it comes to weight control.
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  • Check the (hunger) scale

    by Kate Kinne | Apr 22, 2020
    I had an interesting conversation with my nine-year-old son the other day. It was dinner time and he wasn't eating much, and when I asked about snacks he said he had eaten too many pretzels. He said that he wasn't even hungry when he ate them, but he just felt like it should be snack time. Gah!
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  • One goal at a time

    by Kate Kinne | Apr 07, 2020
    You know what I need right now? Goals. Something to focus on other than how many projects I should be doing at home, revisiting junior high Spanish with my son, and washing infinite dishes because it seems like it is always meal time when four people are locked up at home.
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  • Stress management, anyone?

    by Kate Kinne | Mar 30, 2020
    ​How are we all doing out there during this COVID-19 lockdown?! It's touch and go for me. One day goes well and then the next I'm really struggling.
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  • Think outside the candy box

    by Kate Kinne | Feb 06, 2020
    I love Valentine's Day. Not the romantic aspect with candlelit dinners and roses (although I'm not opposed to that), but just the atmosphere of love and giving and showing the people you love that, well, you love them! I always assume that at any holiday, most people are getting plenty of sweets and chocolate, so they probably don't need more from me.
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  • 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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