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Creamy Tomato Soup: a healthy version

Healthy Tomato Soup recipe

How to make a healthy creamy tomato soup Pureeing the typical ingredients with a of bit bread transforms this tomato soup into something rich and creamy. And the bread adds a mere 30 calories and 5 grams of carbohydrate per serving – a boon to dieters…

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Healthy Freezer Meals: Curried Chicken and Chickpea Stew

Healthy Meals for the Freezer

I answered my daughter’s desperate call with this Curried Chicken and Chickpea Stew. Erin is a busy grad student with a job and a long-distance boyfriend. Her hectic life doesn’t leave much time for planning and cooking healthy meals, but she doesn’t allow busy to…

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Recipe

Beans, beans are good for the heart and so much more! Research tells us that eating beans may help prevent heart disease and some types of cancers. Beans might improve blood sugar and blood cholesterol. Bean-eaters tend to have trimmer waistlines. Plus beans are rich in protein,…

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National Salad Month | Cucumber Ricotta Salad with Mango Curry Granola

What a clever recipe! I’ve been following  Diane Boyd, MBA RD, LDN of Cape Fear Nutrition on social media for a couple of years because I am so intrigued by the flavor combinations of her recipes. Here’s one that screams both summer and delicious.

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National Salad Month | Arugula & Caramelized Fennel Salad with Toasted Breadcrumbs

This creative salad was created by Kara Lydon, RD, LDN, RYT, a nutrition coach, consultant, yoga teacher and food bloggger at TheFoodie Dietitian. Several months ago, I sat next to Kara at a professional meeting. She was very busy on her computer during breaks. One glance at her computer…

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National Salad Month | Freekeh, Radish and Radicchio Salad

It’s strange to say, but I met the amazing Robyn Webb on Twitter. Shortly after I joined Twitter a few years ago, we shared a few posts and found that we had several things in common: love of healthful, delicious food; writing; working with people…

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National Salad Month | Spring Asparagus and Pea Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

Thanks to my friend and colleague Jenny Shea Rawn, I’ve got a new idea for the beautiful asparagus that’s finally growing in our backyard. I met Jenny a few years ago on a fun business-related trip. At the time, she was working as a supermarket…

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May is National Salad Month! French Lentil Salad with Cherry Tomatoes from Sharon Palmer, RDN

To celebrate the deliciousness and healthfulness of National Salad Month, I’ll be posting fabulous salads created by my colleagues and some that I’ve created as well. This month I’m challenging you to be creative with your salads. If you love lettuce, tomato and cucumber, go…

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7 Processed Foods to Eat

Healthy Processed Foods

Processed foods have an undeserved bad rap. But do any of us have the luxury of creating all of our meals from scratch? Chosen wisely, processed foods make important contributions to wholesome diets. There is a big difference between ramen noodles and whole grain spaghetti,…

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Quick Healthy Meal Idea: Scooped French Bread Pizza

Combined with a salad or some soup, scooped French bread pizza has become a favorite way to wrap up a busy weekend. Every few weeks, my husband Drew and I sit down to some version of this simple, trimmed down crusty pizza. It’s a perfect…

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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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