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Farro Waldorf Salad

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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

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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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10 Ways to Follow a Mediterranean Diet at Dinner

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The Mediterranean diet is hot hot hot these days! And I am so glad. I love that there’s more focus on healthy eating plans for life instead of diets for fast weight loss. If you don’t currently follow a Mediterranean diet, ease in. Here are…

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Friday Food Finds: Fast, Delicious and Easy Whole Grains

shrimp meal bowl with dog overlooking

Clients tell me that whole grains take too long to cook. Hah! I’ve got a solution for that. And they say that whole grains aren’t tasty. Also not true. If you want fast, delicious and easy whole grains, I’ve got you covered. Health organizations recommend…

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How to Pick the Best Probiotic

how to pick a probiotic supplement

A reader asked about choosing a probiotic supplement, so I went straight to an expert to learn what makes the best probiotic supplement. Q: I want to take a probiotic supplement for better health. How do I know which are the better and stronger strains?…

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10 Easy Ways to Get Fiber

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We know that fiber is really important. More than 80% of consumers said so in a survey. But guess what? We’re not eating nearly enough! I’ve got you covered. Here are 10 easy ways to get fiber! Thanks to Bay State Milling, the makers of…

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Aging Gracefully: Eat and Move Your Way to Healthy

Easy healthy wasabi salmon with sauce

Healthy heart. Strong mind. And enough strength and stamina to enjoy life. You need some healthy eating tips for these terrific healthy aging goals! If you haven’t already, it’s time to fully embrace healthy living. Here’s how you can start – whether you’re in your…

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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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