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The Yummiest Lemon and Mustard Marinated Tofu Recipe

healthy marinated tofu recipe with lemon, mustard and herbs

Marinated tofu is a great way to enjoy plant protein with your favorite flavors! Tofu lends itself to most any flavor experience you’re after. In that way, it’s a lot like chicken. You can cook it with different ingredients each week to come up with…

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How to Start a Healthy Morning Ritual in 5 Steps

Journaling as part of a healthy morning ritual

Here’s how to start a healthy morning ritual for weight loss, blood sugar management, heart health and more! My morning ritual needed some tweaking. How I start my day sets the tone for the next 16 or so hours. And I want those hours to…

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13 Delicious Ways to Eat Out Healthy

Who doesn’t love eating out? I sure do. But healthy eating out can be tricky! Some of the problems: Restaurant portions are often enormous. It’s hard to know which foods are swimming in sugar, sodium and saturated fats. Plus what sounds like a wholesome wrap…

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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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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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Friday Food Finds: Healthy Dip for Veggies and More!

healthy dip and veggies

This is the first post in a series called Friday Food Finds (FFF). Every few weeks – on a Friday – you can expect a post about a store bought food find that gets my stamp of approval for taste, convenience, and at least a…

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12 Delicious Ways to Eat More Beans + How They Shield Your Health

Packing a nourish bowl is an important part of your diabetes bedtime routine.

Eat more beans! Delicious, nutritious, disease-fighting AND fast to prepare! Yep, canned beans are all that and more. In honor of National Eat Beans Day (and the other 364 days of the year), I’m sharing 12 things you can do with canned beans or other…

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Reset Your Day in 5 Minutes or Less

Everyone needs a do-over now and then. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to reset right now! Don’t wait until the morning – or Monday – to start fresh. I know how hard lifestyle changes are. They’re hard for me and they’re hard for my…

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Chicken Stew: A Simple, Healthy One-Pot Meal

Healthy one-pot meal

One-pot meals are perfect for the busy holiday season. And this healthy chicken stew recipe provides nourishing yumminess even while eating on the run. And that’s no easy task! I’ve been making some version of this stew since my children were very young. It’s become…

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6 Powerful Reasons to Make Time for Family Meals

Family Meals Help Kids and Parents

Family meals are worth the trouble. I promise. Here are 6 reasons to make family meals a priority and 8 tips to make them doable. My daughters are both young women now. And we still cherish family meals. All of us, not just my husband…

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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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