Ricotta, Caramelized Onion and Fig Flatbread Recipe: Easy and Delicious

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The other day, someone asked me what types of food I like to cook. I immediately told her about this recipe. I love cooking with fresh summer produce and combining favorite flavors. This simple ricotta, caramelized onion and fig flatbread certainly fits that criteria. I’ve…

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Grated Summer Squash Salad: A New Favorite

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Summertime eating is the best! We’ve been enjoying fresh vegetables from our garden and from our farm share. And I’ve been swimming in zucchini and yellow squash, so I came up with this simple, pretty and very tasty summer squash salad. I’ve tried it with…

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20+ Healthy Side Dishes for Summer Potlucks

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Don’t you just love summer parties! Most of us do, but so many of my clients fret about their diets. What will they eat? What will they bring? No fear! Here’s a fabulous collection of healthy side dishes that are a perfect fit for any…

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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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Healthy Triple Orange Lentil Salad Recipe

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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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Orange-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe: Sweet and Tangy

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A little sweet, a little tangy, delightfully citrusy, just the right amount of ginger and mustard, and a whole lot of yum. This orange-glazed baked salmon recipe is a winner. I’ve been thinking about brain and heart health lately. Maybe it’s my age (yikes!). Maybe…

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Chickpea Waldorf Salad Recipe: A Quick & Easy Lunch

This Easy Chickpea Waldorf Salad Recipe is made with dried cranberries, chopped apples, walnuts, and Greek yogurt. It’s a quick and healthful lunch that’s full of plant-based protein and fiber. This is a guest post written by fellow registered dietitian, Emily Cooper of Sinful Nutrition….

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Mushroom Barley Soup: Healthy and Delicious

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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…

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

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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…

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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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