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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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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…

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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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Orange-Scented Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

These are oh my my delicious!

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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Healthy Comfort Food: Greek-Inspired Macaroni and Cheese

Healthy Comfort Food

Yes indeed! A health-boosting diet can (and should) include your favorite foods. When clients ask me about this, I’m happy to show them ways to prepare healthy comfort food. My first strategies to “healthify” a recipe are to reduce the saturated fat, trim calories wherever…

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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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