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Black Bean Soup So Easy You Can Make It Now!

Vegetarian black bean soup served with fruits and vegetables

This smoky vegetarian black bean soup is so easy to make, you can enjoy it in about 30 minutes. It’s comforting and made with ingredients you probably have on hand. Plus, get ideas about what to serve it with. I’m calm amid the terrifying coronavirus…

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Is This Missing From Your Cholesterol-Lowering Diet?

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If your LDL cholesterol is higher than ideal, this missing ingredient might be the solution to your problem: plant stanols and sterols, which are collectively called phytosterols. I use phytosterol supplements, and I’m happy with the results. Heart disease is still the number 1 killer…

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Easy Chickpea Bowl with Asparagus, Mushrooms and Feta

Bowl with chickpeas, asparagus, mushrooms and feta cheese

Easy, delicious, nutritious, plant-based, veggie-loaded! What more could you want? This easy chickpea bowl comes together quickly, especially if you have leftover brown rice, farro or other whole grain. I love a recipe with a good story. Cooking for my daughters is usually a treat…

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Healthy Carbs to Start Eating Again

Fresh and dried fruit on a boar provide healthy carbs

Bring carbs back to the table! No more food fears, especially when it comes to healthy carbs. Below you’ll find my picks for healthy carbs to help shield the body from chronic illnesses. Thanks to Bay State Milling, the makers of HealthSenseTM High Fiber Wheat…

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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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Friday Food Finds: Boost Umami with No-Waste Tomato Paste

tomato paste gives umami

What’s so special about tomato paste? Umami, of course! And what makes tomato paste in a tube so cool? There’s no waste! Gone are the days of opening a can of tomato paste to use only a tablespoon or two. Even with good intentions –…

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Do You Know the Numbers that Can Help You Prevent Heart Disease?

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Here are 5 numbers that can save your life! If any of these numbers indicate that you’re at high risk for heart attack, take action! Even small changes can go a long way to help prevent heart disease. First a few statistics: Heart disease is…

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How to Eat Healthy: 15 Easy Ways Without Counting Macros or Calories

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The macro diet or counting macros was trendy last year, and I suspect it will be this year too. Counting calories has been a solid strategy for longer than I can remember. And while there are advantages and disadvantages to these strategies, I’ve got good…

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Easy Black Bean Burger Recipe: Healthy and Delicious

Black bean burger platter

I love a good veggie burger. And a black bean burger might just be my favorite type. I worked on a black bean burger recipe for a long time before I was finally satisfied. This one is easy, healthy, and delicious. Just a quick reminder…

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Lentil Sloppy Joes Recipe: a healthy, delicious take on an old favorite

Lentil Sloppy Joes on a bun

Sweet and savory. Delicious and nutritious. Fiber-rich and protein-rich. And a bit of comfort too. You’re going to like these lentil sloppy joes! When I found my cholesterol level creeping up, I knew I had to change something. But what? I already had a really…

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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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