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Recent Entries

Spicing up the Dinner Routine

by Estela Schnelle | September 19, 2013 at 9:01 pm | comments

Today I am sharing with you a quick and easy dish that can be paired with just about anything to make this a complete meal. As a Together CountsTM Ambassador, along with McCormick® Spices, a Together Counts partner, I bring you Indoor ‘Grilled’ Tilapia. I have always tried to provide my family with wholesome meals, but with our busy schedules, I needed a dish that was not only affordable, but also nutritious and tasty.

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A Little Bit of Everything

by Estela Schnelle | September 10, 2013 at 3:08 pm | comments

Eating in moderation can mean different things for everyone. As a dietitian and a Together Counts™ Ambassador, I believe that moderation means not depriving your food intake, or life of anything that you love. Not allowing yourself to eat a certain food can often lead to a backlash effect and cause you to eat more. As a mother, I know firsthand that kids will eat what their parents eat and

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Meal Planning Basics: Setting the Stage for Success

by Estela Schnelle | August 20, 2013 at 2:41 pm | comments

As a busy working mother of two little girls, I have learned that when it comes to consistently feeding my family and keeping them healthy, meal planning is key. As a Together CountsTM program ambassador, I find it easiest to go back to the basics and make a plan for balanced eating. Our lives are getting busier by the minute. Setting a goal to provide our family with three nutritious meals

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What Energy Balance Means for a Family

by Estela Schnelle | July 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm | comments

With my two girls out of school for the summer, we have been finding & creating many activities to fill our days. In some odd way, I am finding that we are actually busier in the summer than the school year. This is where energy balance comes in. As an ambassador for the Together Counts Program, I feel energy balance plays a key role in a healthy and active family lifestyle.

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Celebrating National Frozen Food Month

by Estela Schnelle | March 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm | comments

Have you ever bought fresh fruits and veggies only to have them go bad a few days later due to hectic schedules or picky eaters? If you’re anything like my family, this scenario happens quite regularly. For those who don’t know, March is National Frozen Foods Month, the perfect time to remember all the great reasons we love our frozen foods! As an ambassador for the Together CountsTM program, I’ll be

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