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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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Ricotta, Caramelized Onion and Fig Flatbread Recipe: Easy and Delicious

Ricotta caramelized onion and fig flatbread on a wooden board

The other day, someone asked me what types of food I like to cook. I immediately told her about this recipe. I love cooking with fresh summer produce and combining favorite flavors. This simple ricotta, caramelized onion and fig flatbread certainly fits that criteria. I’ve…

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Lifestyle Reset: Your 24-Hour Prediabetes Action Plan

healthy fish and salad for prediabetes action plan

Prediabetes is a wake-up call. It’s a sign that something is metabolically awry. Your very best opportunity to reverse prediabetes or slow it’s progression is today! Here’s your 24-hour prediabetes action plan to help with your lifestyle reset. Prediabetes: A Complete Guide is your lifestyle…

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Grated Summer Squash Salad: A New Favorite

close up of summer squash salad with basil

Summertime eating is the best! We’ve been enjoying fresh vegetables from our garden and from our farm share. And I’ve been swimming in zucchini and yellow squash, so I came up with this simple, pretty and very tasty summer squash salad. I’ve tried it with…

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What are Phytochemicals? Boost Your Health Today!

Brussels sprouts have phytochemicals

The word phytochemical literally means plant chemical, and there are thousands of them in the diet. What are phytochemicals? They’re compounds that give plants color, flavor and aroma. They help protect the plant from attacks by insects and diseases. But they are also a treasure…

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5 Ways Poor Sleep Hurts Your Blood Sugar

sleep and blood sugar are related

Sleep rocks! Am I right? Sadly, more than 1/3 of adults in the US fail to get enough Z’s. Oddly, that’s the same number of adults with prediabetes. Related? At least a little. Sleep and health are closely linked and so are sleep and blood…

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Healthy Carbs to Start Eating Again

Fresh and dried fruit on a boar provide healthy carbs

Bring carbs back to the table! No more food fears, especially when it comes to healthy carbs. Below you’ll find my picks for healthy carbs to help shield the body from chronic illnesses. Thanks to Bay State Milling, the makers of HealthSenseTM High Fiber Wheat…

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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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