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Welcome Fellow Foodies!

Hello and welcome to My Food Farmacy! Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself. I am a fourth year Nutrition & Dietetics student at Saint Louis University. I have many strong passions that include encouraging others to live healthy lifestyles, promoting a locally-sourced plant-based diet, discrediting faulty diet advice, and trying …

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Keeping an Eye on Ingredients

Recently, I had a bit of a wake up call regarding the ingredients in things that I buy. I've been purchasing almond milk and soy milk for years, and never really thought twice about the ingredients in them. But then I heard someone say that a lot of plant milks are made with an ingredient …

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2018 Christmas Gift Recommendations!

Christmas is right around the corner! So I wanted to share some of my favorite new products with you all, in case you were looking for some gift ideas. These gifts may be totally not your style, and that's ok! They're certainly not for everyone. It takes a specific type of health/sustainability junkie to put …

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6 Nutrition Experts Give Their Opinion on Collagen Peptides

There's been a lot of buzz lately about collagen peptides. Me being the curious nutrition student that I am, I wanted to learn more about what they are and why everyone is so interested in them. After doing some research, I felt like I understood a little bit more about what collagen peptides are. So …

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10 Ways to Combat Winter Blues

With daylight savings time ending and the needle on the temperature dial getting lower and lower, it's common for people to be feeling more down than usual. I know I've experienced it recently, and if you have too, keep reading. For this post, I'm focusing more on overall wellness rather than specifically nutrition. I want …

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3 Ridiculously Simple Thanksgiving Recipes

With Thanksgiving coming up this week, it can seem like an impossible task to eat healthy. It's undeniably more difficult, that's for sure. While it's certainly ok to treat yourself a bit during the holidays, it's important to make sure you're still eating nutrient-dense foods. Whether you're hosting this year or simply bringing a dish …

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8 On-The-Go Snack Ideas That Are Nutritious & Delicious

Being a college student is hard. We all know how it goes. You jump out of bed, workout, run from class to class, go to various club meetings, hit the library for a night-time study session, and by the end of the day, you realize that all you've eaten is a bunch of on-the-go snacks …

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Homemade Applesauce with No Added Sugar

It's finally starting to feel like fall here in Missouri. (We get a bit of a late start here, and I'm not a fan.) So I figured it was a fitting time to dust off my homemade applesauce recipe and share it with you! I love this recipe because it only has 3 ingredients, none …

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7 Life Lessons I Learned From Working in a Bakery

My sophomore and junior years of college, I worked in a bakery on campus with one of the chefs from our Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Chef Todd. Throughout those 2 years, I learned a lot about baking. But I also learned a little bit about life too. Here are some of the valuable life lessons …

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My Ultimate Salad Guide

It wasn't until this year that I truly came to appreciate homemade salads. I always had this preconceived notion that salads that were made at home never turned out good. It always seemed like such a chore to buy all of the ingredients and put them together, only to have a bland, sub-par meal. And …

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7 Reasons to Check Out Your Local Farmers’ Market

When I got my first apartment during my sophomore year of college, I was thrown into the world of grocery shopping. While I had done it from time to time before college, I was never completely in charge of buying all of my own food. It was harder than I'd expected. Over time though, I …

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