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Diabetes Bedtime Routine for a Soothing Night & Energized Day

herbal tea in cup

I’m a big fan of  habits. A good set of habits makes your life easier, healthier and safer. The way you end your day sets the tone for your sleep and for the following day. If you have diabetes, your nighttime habits – or your…

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13 Delicious Ways to Eat Out Healthy

Who doesn’t love eating out? I sure do. But healthy eating out can be tricky! Some of the problems: Restaurant portions are often enormous. It’s hard to know which foods are swimming in sugar, sodium and saturated fats. Plus what sounds like a wholesome wrap…

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Easy Honey Mustard Salmon Recipe: Healthy & Delicious

There’s no such thing as having too many easy salmon recipes! And once you taste this healthy honey mustard salmon, you’ll decide that this recipe is a definite keeper. When I travel, I love to visit supermarkets and lots of restaurants to try different foods,…

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Unlock the Disease-Fighters in Your Food

Get more health-boosters in every bite. Here’s how to boost nutrient absorption. And availability and absorption of those phytonutrients too. We sure don’t want to forget about those thousands of tiny disease-fighters hiding in our food. 10 Ways to Boost Nutrient Absorption If you’re like many, you’re…

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What Foods are the Best Sources of Prebiotics?

Prebiotic food sources including onions, garlic, oats and edamame

What foods have prebiotics? Everyone is talking gut health these days! You know about the microbes in your gut, and you’ve probably heard of probiotics in your food or supplements. But what about prebiotics? What are prebiotics? In short, prebiotics are food for the good…

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Easy Chickpea Bowl with Asparagus, Mushrooms and Feta

Bowl with chickpeas, asparagus, mushrooms and feta cheese

Easy, delicious, nutritious, plant-based, veggie-loaded! What more could you want? This easy chickpea bowl comes together quickly, especially if you have leftover brown rice, farro or other whole grain. I love a recipe with a good story. Cooking for my daughters is usually a treat…

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Carbohydrate Foods: Get Answers to Your Questions

shrimp tacos

Aak, carbohydrates are vilified as public enemy number one. Again and again and again. Carb-bashers claim carbohydrate foods are the root of obesity, inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, you-name-it. No berries and yogurt for these folks. No sandwiches, tacos, lentil soup or brown rice either. They…

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Friday Food Finds: Healthy Frozen Pizza

Sweet Earth Pizza

The crust is sooooo crispy! And even though this Veggie Lover’s Pizza is frozen, it tastes so fresh. Veggie lovers and pizza lovers can bond over this healthy frozen pizza. Great job Sweet Earth! I only recently discovered the Sweet Earth brand of frozen foods….

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How to Turn a Healthy Salad into a Satisfying Meal

healthy salad of greens, berries and salmon

A healthy salad is so much more than lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers. And a main dish salad can be way more interesting than a hunk of dry grilled chicken over lettuce. If you want something simple and versatile, follow my blueprint to a delicious, nutritious,…

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How Saying “I can’t eat that” Ruins Healthy Eating

cookies on a platter may lead to emotional eating

“I can’t eat that!” And other negative thoughts that derail healthy eating. Even if it’s only in your head, words have power. So let’s choose our words carefully. Maybe you’re surprised to learn that negative thoughts might be holding you back. I’m not because I’ve…

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Welcome to my Blog

Like most of my patients and clients, I lead a busy life. You probably do too. Fortunately, you don’t need weeks, days or even hours to start living better and healthier. This blog offers timesaving strategies and bite-sized nutrition and health information. Come by often for tips and inspiration to healthy living – no matter how busy you are. I am a registered dietitian nutritionist offering credible, practical nutrition advice to keep busy people healthy. Yes indeed, we can be both busy and healthy.

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