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Is Pasta Fattening?

A lot is written about pasta being a dieter’s enemy. Even some of my own patients and clients are shocked when I give them recipes that include pasta or when I suggest pasta salad as an appropriate side dish. The problem with pasta, I hear,…

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Staying healthy on Vacation

Healthy eating out

When it’s finally time for a vacation, all I really want to do is close the door to my office and get going. But that will never do because one of my goals is to come home without the regret of an unhealthful diet or extra pounds….

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Veggie-Powered Pasta Sauce with Lentils: a Delicious Meatless Meal

Vegetarian Pasta Sauce Recipe

Spaghetti and meat sauce has been a favorite in my house since my girls were old enough to eat solid food. Over the years, we’ve all embraced more plant-centric meals. This creation of pasta sauce with lentils brings favorite flavors together for a delicious spaghetti dinner without…

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Kitchen Timesavers: Cool Tools to Save You Time in the Kitchen

Kitchen timesaving tools

I have a love affair with kitchen stores. I must know about each new, cool kitchen tool on the market. Let me see it, touch it, formulate an opinion. I want any kitchen tool that promises to make my life a bit easier or my…

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Kitchen Timesavers: 8 Healthful Foods to Prep on the Weekend

Healthy Foods to Prepare in Advance

Get a head start on food prep to help you eat healthfully. I’m a big fan of doing what I can now to make my life a bit easier all week. Anyone who has worked with me or read much of my work knows that I…

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Lifestyle Changes versus Drugs: Which is Better for Diabetes Control

Control Your Diabetes

Just the other day a friend from my childhood contacted me for diabetes advice. What she said is one of the most common things I hear from friends and clients who have been recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes: “My doc wants me to take medications for my…

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Chunky Gazpacho

Gazpacho with avocado

More vegetables. More vegetables. More vegetables. Here’s an easy and delicious way to get an extra serving or two of these health-boosting foods. Great nutrition and only 90 calories per cup!     Here’s a nutrient-packed, low-calorie summer soup to love. I prepare this on…

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5 Mistakes You’re Making with Herbs and Spices

Red Lentil Stew with Cliantro

  Fresh and dried herbs and spices can take everyday cooking from good to great. Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to use herbs and spices in ways that maximize both flavor and health. Here are 5 common mistakes that many people make with seasonings….

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Smoked Salmon Frittata: Perfect for Mother’s Day

Healthy Mother's Day Brunch

Frittatas – which are along the lines of a crustless quiche – are way easier to prepare than you might think. My daughters and I make this Smoked Salmon Frittata together frequently for Mother’s Day and other special days. I first created this recipe on a…

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Books for Mom: Healthy Living Books for Mother’s Day

Books for Mom

Mom deserves to live healthfully and happily. Here’s my list of favorite books for Mom. One – or more – will make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. I am acquainted with most of these authors. In fact, one of the authors is me! Some of these…

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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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