Bean and Barley Salad Recipe: Healthy and Diabetes-Friendly

Barley salad is perfect for the warmer weather! And this tasty recipe is good for the heart and good for your blood sugar. Basically, that means that it’s good for all of us and especially for people with diabetes or prediabetes. Beans and barley both…

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Orange-Scented Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

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If you’re not yet convinced about the deliciousness of parsnips, the orange, thyme and other flavors in this roasted carrots and parsnips combo will turn you into a fan. Plus, this recipe is easy to pull together and loaded with health-boosting nutrition. I’ve learned that…

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Savory Oats and Lentils Recipe: Healthy Easy Side Dish

I think I’m a little late to the savory oats trend. I decided to explore oats as a dinner side dish to get more variety of fibers in my diet. And it turns out that putting a fried egg on this dish turns it into…

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Easy Wasabi Salmon Recipe

Easy healthy wasabi salmon with sauce

This healthy and easy wasabi salmon recipe looks fancy enough for guests, but it requires so little hands on time that you’ll cook it up any ole night. I adore salmon. Why not? It’s loaded with protein, vitamins, selenium and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. And…

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Creamy Oats and Lentils with Sweetly Spiced Apples: A Healthy Breakfast

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Searching for a healthy breakfast recipe? A bowl of oatmeal is a great way to start your day. This one takes a common pairing of oats and apples and adds lentils and milk to boost the protein. And cardamom and cinnamon make the taste AMAZING!…

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Lentil and Sweet Potato Chili: Healthy and Delicious

lentil and sweet potato chili with topings

Lentils make such a terrific substitute for ground meat! This lentil chili did not disappoint! I’m always looking for innovative ways to increase plant proteins like lentils, beans and tofu. I make lentil sloppy joes and lentil spaghetti sauce often. And I toss beans into…

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Award-Winning Healthy Dessert: Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cereal Nachos

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This nutrient-packed, sweet and delicious healthy dessert recipe is a winner! Literally! Call me lucky! I was invited to spend a couple days at the General Mills headquarters in Minneapolis with a small gathering of colleagues. We were treated to a fun and informative event…

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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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Diabetes Recipes: A Round Up to Boost Your Health with Fruits and Vegetables

Diabetes-friendly recipes should be loaded with health-shielding ingredients that protect the body without jacking up blood sugar levels. And, of course, the dish should taste fantastic. You’ll love this diabetes recipe round up during National Diabetes Month and every month! Thanks to colleagues and others…

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Quick Healthy Meal Idea | Healthify Your Sandwich

Healthy Sandwich

A sandwich is a start to a healthy quick meal! Sometimes I just can’t get my planned dinner on the table. My solution is definitely not fast food or greasy takeout. A healthy sandwich is the perfect go-to food when you’re short on time. 4 tips…

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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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