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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Recipe

Beans, beans are good for the heart and so much more! Research tells us that eating beans may help prevent heart disease and some types of cancers. Beans might improve blood sugar and blood cholesterol. Bean-eaters tend to have trimmer waistlines. Plus beans are rich in protein,…

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Increase Your Willpower? I’ve Got Something Better

Build willpower

I am no fan of willpower. It isn’t because I don’t have any. It’s because trying to increase your willpower is unreliable. One minute it’s there. Then blammo, it’s gone. Maybe it gets you through a chocolate craving several nights in a row. But then…

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I went to Canola Camp

One of the best things about being a registered dietitian nutritionist is learning about food, food and more food, especially when that learning comes with eating! What a treat for me in July when I was a guest of CanolaInfo to their beautifully designed and…

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13 White Foods to Eat

Fruits and vegetables do not have to be colorful to be nutritious! Let’s stop judging a food by its color! Plenty of white foods are plenty nutritious. Here are 13 to add to your shopping list. And check out this video to learn more about…

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Flavor Water Naturally

If you think water doesn’t taste good, I’ve got a few simple tricks for you with these tips for how to flavor water naturally.  Water is calorie-free and sugar-free, so what could be a better beverage! Over the years, I’ve watched countless patients and clients…

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National Salad Month | Cucumber Ricotta Salad with Mango Curry Granola

What a clever recipe! I’ve been following  Diane Boyd, MBA RD, LDN of Cape Fear Nutrition on social media for a couple of years because I am so intrigued by the flavor combinations of her recipes. Here’s one that screams both summer and delicious.

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It’s Mediterranean Diet Month!

Delicious, nutritious and loaded with health boosters. With an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, spring and summer are the perfect times to welcome aspects of a Mediterranean-style diet into your home and onto your plate. This diet style is linked to better brain functioning,…

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National Salad Month | Arugula & Caramelized Fennel Salad with Toasted Breadcrumbs

This creative salad was created by Kara Lydon, RD, LDN, RYT, a nutrition coach, consultant, yoga teacher and food bloggger at TheFoodie Dietitian. Several months ago, I sat next to Kara at a professional meeting. She was very busy on her computer during breaks. One glance at her computer…

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National Salad Month | Freekeh, Radish and Radicchio Salad

It’s strange to say, but I met the amazing Robyn Webb on Twitter. Shortly after I joined Twitter a few years ago, we shared a few posts and found that we had several things in common: love of healthful, delicious food; writing; working with people…

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National Salad Month | Spring Asparagus and Pea Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

Thanks to my friend and colleague Jenny Shea Rawn, I’ve got a new idea for the beautiful asparagus that’s finally growing in our backyard. I met Jenny a few years ago on a fun business-related trip. At the time, she was working as a supermarket…

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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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