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Grated Summer Squash Salad: A New Favorite

close up of summer squash salad with basil

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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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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Healthy Red Quinoa Tabouli Recipe

healthy quinoa tabouli overhead

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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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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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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Resistant Starch: What Foods Have It and a Recipe

Veggie-Packed Potato Salad Recipe with resistant starch

Resistant starch is a boon to health. One of my most popular posts is about resistant starches. Today I go into a bit more detail and share a delicious recipe. And for an even newer post about resistant starch, check out The Fiber You Need 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 | 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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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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