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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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20+ Healthy Side Dishes for Summer Potlucks

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Don’t you just love summer parties! Most of us do, but so many of my clients fret about their diets. What will they eat? What will they bring? No fear! Here’s a fabulous collection of healthy side dishes that are a perfect fit for any…

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Farro Waldorf Salad

waldorf farro salad in a bowl

In this version, the Waldorf salad gets a much-needed flavor and nutrient makeover with whole grain farro as a base, the brightness of orange and some pizazz from cinnamon and cardamom. Just like my red quinoa tabouli, this healthy farro salad is perfect for a…

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What are the Good Fats for Diabetes and Heart Disease?

good fats for diabetes on counter

Thank goodness the 80s notion that all dietary fat is bad – and, by extension, that all fat-free cookies are good – has gone the way of the pager! Today we know that that the type of fat matters. But there’s still confusion about what…

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Healthy Triple Orange Lentil Salad Recipe

healthy lentil salad in endive leaves

I adore lentils! But you know that if you’ve been reading my blog or following me on social media. And I love this healthy Triple Orange Lentil Salad recipe that I created for Food & Nutrition magazine and the Florida Department of Citrus. My task…

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Healthy Red Quinoa Tabouli Recipe

healthy quinoa tabouli overhead

I love grain-based salads! Here’s my take on a classic tabouli salad recipe. Traditional tabouli – also spelled tabbouleh – is made of bulgur wheat. I made this one with red quinoa. Instead of red quinoa salad, you can make white quinoa tabouli or tricolor…

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Some Truths about Carbs

hummus, crackers and bread

Let’s talk about healthy carbs, including starch. There is such a thing – even for people with diabetes or prediabetes. In recent years, eating has become fear-based. To many people, eating healthy is all about avoiding whatever food or ingredient is the villain of the…

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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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