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Mushroom Barley Soup: Healthy and Delicious

Mushroom barley soup recipe overhead shot

The best part of winter is soup! And stews. And heated car seats. This healthy mushroom barley soup recipe makes a big pot, so I enjoy it first for dinner and then for a few quick and healthy lunches. As filling and hearty as this…


Healthy Shrimp and Grits: Yes, there is such a thing!

healthy shrimp and grits

Healthy shrimp and grits! Indeed, this Southern comfort food doesn’t have to be laden with extra calories, sodium and saturated fat. And the taste is still amazing. I grew up in Florida and was raised to love grits (as well as all types of citrus…


Unstuffed Cabbage: a healthy one pot meal

Healthy unstufffed cabbage one pot meal

I enjoyed stuffed cabbage rolls as a kid. Unfortunately, they’re time intensive. All that boiling and rolling cabbage leaves! So I created this one pot version and “healthified” it, so I could still enjoy a healthy comfort food without all the fuss. What’s not to…


Easy Black Bean Burger Recipe: Healthy and Delicious

Black bean burger platter

I love a good veggie burger. And a black bean burger might just be my favorite type. I worked on a black bean burger recipe for a long time before I was finally satisfied. This one is easy, healthy, and delicious. Just a quick reminder…


6 Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Pizza Mushrooms

It’s a foundation of a healthy diet. Eat more vegetables! I advise nearly all of my patients to eat more vegetables. Imagine that you’re sitting around a big table of food with 9 of your friends and relatives. Of the 10 of you, who’s eating…


Easy Baked Salmon: Sweet, Spicy, Orange-y and Delicious

easy baked salmon

Don’t you just love an easy baked salmon recipe? You know, one that’s good for family dinner, company dinner or a solo dinner. Salmon is one of my go-to fish choices because it’s readily available, versatile, nutritious, a sustainable choice, and super easy to prepare….


Cold Cucumber Yogurt Soup

Cold cucumber yogurt soup on a Mediterranean diet

This cold cucumber yogurt soup truly tastes like summer! It’s one of my favorite ways to serve up all those fresh cucumbers and mint in my backyard garden. Plus, you can whip it up in only 15 minutes! I’ll be honest: I don’t really eat…


Tomato and Goat Cheese-Walnut Pesto Flatbread

Heirloom Tomato Flatbread

Beautiful heirloom tomatoes inspired this delicious flatbread. And tomato flatbread is so simple to make, yet fancy to serve. I look forward to picking up my farm share each week. We belong to a community supported agriculture (CSA) and thoroughly enjoy it. I never know…


Lentil Sloppy Joes Recipe: a healthy, delicious take on an old favorite

Lentil Sloppy Joes on a bun

Sweet and savory. Delicious and nutritious. Fiber-rich and protein-rich. And a bit of comfort too. You’re going to like these lentil sloppy joes! When I found my cholesterol level creeping up, I knew I had to change something. But what? I already had a really…


Easy Lemon Basil Sauce: Perfect for Salmon, Scallops and More

There are lots of healthy fats in salmon. Try my easy lemon basil sauce.

If I’m in a rush to serve a company meal, I rely on this bright, light easy lemon basil sauce, which I typically pour over baked salmon. And it’s a regular on my family dinner table too. The lemon basil sauce comes together in about…


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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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