Healthy Eating & Maple Sugaring Time


It’s finally spring, and much too nice today to write about anything serious.  After the long winters that Vermont enjoys (yes, enjoys – but now it’s time to move on!), spring is a welcome change heralded by quickly disappearing snow and maple sugaring time.  The season’s chilly evenings and warm days make the sap start running, and maple syrup producers running after it.

Maple syrup is one of nature’s sweet treats that’s really special.  If all you’ve had is the fake kind you get in the grocery store, you’re in for an experience.  We serve locally-made syrup at Green Mountain (over yummy whole grain pancakes), and everyone loves it.  Although it’s made of simple carbohydrates, eaten along with more complex foods like whole grains, fruits, yogurt and other foods that can make up a healthy breakfast, maple syrup is a wonderful addition to a healthy eating plan.

Happy Spring, everyone!

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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

If you’re looking for an embodiment of dedication disguised as obsession, look no further. Marsha is a registered dietitian who has spent the last four decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves. Her mission in life is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about their weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat. That’s a recipe made in heaven for eating well. Marsha is the President and Co-Owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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