Author: Susan Piergeorge

Healthy Snacks to keep in the fridge and pantry

By Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN We all have times where we just stare in the fridge or pantry looking for something to eat that can satisfy that hunger. Listed below are some ideas to have on hand and grab in a flash. Be sure to have snacks that include protein, fat and healthy carbs… Read more »

Try Some Turmeric

Did you know that turmeric is a cousin of ginger? Like ginger, turmeric can be utilized in both fresh and powder form. It has a beautiful yellow orange color. Powdered turmeric is somewhat mild in taste with a hint of pepper. Fresh turmeric has the taste, texture and color of a spicy orange carrot. Those… Read more »

Magnificent Magnesium and Your Body

By Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN, Nutritionist Golden Door Did you know that 78% of Americans consume insufficient quantities of magnesium? What makes this mineral so important? At the Golden Door, our guests typically engage in an active fitness program and adequate magnesium is essential. Magnesium plays multiple roles in our bodies. It is a… Read more »

Eat Your Flowers!

In the summer we enjoy the bounty a garden brings. The fruits, vegetables and flowers all just blend together for a beautiful display as well as pleasing our palate. While many fruits and vegetables do start off as flowers, there are a number of edible flowers with nutrition benefits to consider adding to your garden…. Read more »