Here you will find articles from our C4C nutritionists and other information that can help you live a healthier life. Our recipes are specifically chosen for their great taste as well as their benefits to your wellness. Enjoy and feel great!

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    Tips for Eating More Plant Foods

    Without a doubt, research tells us over and over again that those consuming more plant foods are the healthiest. A diet based on plant-foods has been shown to help prevent and reverse symptoms of type 2 diabetes and heart disease and prevent cancer.

Melissa Mouton, MS, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian & Holistic Nutrition Counselor

Founder/Owner of Nutrition Wellness (, which provides individual nutrition counseling sessions in addition to group nutrition education workshops and Food-For-Life cooking classes.

Nutrition Articles

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    Is going gluten-free always necessary?

    Given the growing amount of gluten-free foods available at the grocery store, it seems a number of people have trouble digesting the stuff. But are they truly gluten-intolerant, and is there a clear diagnosis for that?

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    Does Beer Affect Your Training?

    It’s there after almost every race. There are running clubs associated with it. Now even Lance Armstrong is in their commercials. In recent years, beer has become increasingly popular in the running community.

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    For the Littlest Hearts

    The American Heart Association recommends taking a positive approach that gets your children more involved and invested in their food choices, so that the decision to eat healthier comes from them, not you.


    The Mighty Leaf Vegetable

    Although they come from a very wide variety of plants, most share a great deal with other leaf vegetables in nutrition and cooking methods. Nearly one thousand species of plants with edible leaves are known.

Healthy Recipes

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    Miso Glazed Black Cod

    Easy and healthy recipe that combines fresh and flavor filled ingredients that will satisfy your taste and be mindful of your stomach.

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    Apricot Ginger Chicken

    In plastic bag, place flour, salt and pepper and shake to mix. Add chicken breasts and shake again to coat. Heat oil over medium-low heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once, until cooked through, about 10-15 minutes. While chicken is cooking, mix remaining ingredients in small saucepan. Heat gently over low. Pour apricot mixture over top of cooked chicken and serve.

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    Apple Spice Bread

    Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan (8×4 or 9×5- inch) with nonstick cooking spray. Combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and clove and mix well. In another bowl, combine egg whites, brown sugar, applesauce, milk, and apples and mix well. Combine wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

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    Apple Pie Smoothie

    1/2 cup nonfat yogurt 8 ounces nonfat milk 2 tablespoon frozen apple juice concentrate dash ground cinnamon 1/2 whole green apple, seeded and cut in pieces Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. You can add ice …