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What is a SMART goal?

MAC Nutrition Team - Sunday, December 01, 2019

With the New Year right around the corner, a lot of people are making resolutions and setting goals. So, this is a good time to discuss what a SMART goal is. SMART goals are: Specific: What exactly do you want to do? Get as detailed as possible. Instead of “I will eat healthier,” choose a specific area of nutrition to focus on ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: June 2019

MAC Nutrition Team - Saturday, June 01, 2019

Start-of-Summer Smoothie June marks the start of summer! In the summer, many people crave colder foods, and some may prefer to spend a bit less time cooking. Enter: a refreshing summer smoothie! This dragon fruit smoothie’s bright pink color just screams summer. Dragon fruit gets its name from the scaly spikes on its skin.  ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: May 2019

MAC Nutrition Team - Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Springtime Salad As the weather gets warmer, sometimes people want to spend a little less time in the kitchen. When that’s the case, I’m a big fan of assembling a meal rather than spending a lot of time cooking. This Southwestern-style salad is a nice and quick dinner meal for a busy night. You can make it even quicker and easi ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: April 2019

MAC Nutrition Team - Monday, April 01, 2019

Are you in need of a quick, healthy appetizer to bring over to your family’s get-together for Easter or another holiday? Or just a protein rich, fun snack? We’ve got you covered! I chose an Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip from Jenn Laughlin (https://peasandcrayons.com/2014/06/healthy-white-bean-dip-with-avocado-and-cilantro.html) to sh ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: March 2019

MAC Nutrition Team - Friday, March 01, 2019

Spring is just around the corner (finally)! For many people, this can mean a natural inclination towards slightly lighter food options, while still craving some warming foods as it can still be quite chilly out. A soup and a salad lunch or dinner can be just the thing this time of year: light yet satisfying, and refreshing yet warming.  ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: Feb 2019

MAC Nutrition Team - Friday, February 01, 2019

Lighter Valentine’s Day Indulgence From fancy dinners out to chocolates and other rich desserts, Valentine’s Day can bring its healthy-eating challenges. This chocolate mousse recipe is an attempt at making a dessert that tastes rich, decadent, and satisfying, with more balance, less saturated fat, and less sugar than many oth ..

5 Ways to Stay Motivated AFTER January 1st

MAC Nutrition Team - Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Happy New Year! If you’re like many people, with the New Year comes New Year’s Resolutions. And for many people, those resolutions involve changing their diet or exercise plan, adopting another health-related habit, or some combination of these elements. But, for a lot of these resolution-makers, those resolutions can quickly fall by the  ..

How to Recharge after the Holidays

MAC Nutrition Team - Thursday, January 03, 2019

Take Advantage of Nature's Caffeine “I have less energy than I used to.” “I feel tired all the time.” “What can I do to have more energy?” I often hear these questions from clients, particularly during this time of year, which can feel especially hectic and draining. The truth is that starting the morning with enough energy and maintaining i ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: Jan 2019

MAC Nutrition Team - Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Energy Boosting Snack In the New Year, many people set resolutions, often health- or weight-related. This year, you may want to think about setting resolutions centered on how you want to feel, rather than focusing on something that is less present on a daily or even moment-to-moment basis, such as a number on the scale ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: Dec 2018

MAC Nutrition Team - Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Healthy Holiday Treats For many people, cookies and other sweets are a big part of holiday festivities. You may have your favorites that you make every year and give out to your friends, family, and coworkers or bring to holiday parties. You may have a recipe that has been handed down from your grandmother. However you enjoy holi ..