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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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Easy Chickpea Bowl with Asparagus, Mushrooms and Feta

Bowl with chickpeas, asparagus, mushrooms and feta cheese

Easy, delicious, nutritious, plant-based, veggie-loaded! What more could you want? This easy chickpea bowl comes together quickly, especially if you have leftover brown rice, farro or other whole grain. I love a recipe with a good story. Cooking for my daughters is usually a treat…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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