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What Foods are the Best Sources of Prebiotics?

Prebiotic food sources including onions, garlic, oats and edamame

What foods have prebiotics? Everyone is talking gut health these days! You know about the microbes in your gut, and you’ve probably heard of probiotics in your food or supplements. But what about prebiotics? What are prebiotics? In short, prebiotics are food for the good…

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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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Some Truths about Carbs

hummus, crackers and bread

Let’s talk about healthy carbs, including starch. There is such a thing – even for people with diabetes or prediabetes. In recent years, eating has become fear-based. To many people, eating healthy is all about avoiding whatever food or ingredient is the villain of the…

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Friday Food Finds: Fast, Delicious and Easy Whole Grains

shrimp meal bowl with dog overlooking

Clients tell me that whole grains take too long to cook. Hah! I’ve got a solution for that. And they say that whole grains aren’t tasty. Also not true. If you want fast, delicious and easy whole grains, I’ve got you covered. Health organizations recommend…

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10 Easy Ways to Get Fiber

get fiber in lentil chili

We know that fiber is really important. More than 80% of consumers said so in a survey. But guess what? We’re not eating nearly enough! I’ve got you covered. Here are 10 easy ways to get fiber! Thanks to Bay State Milling, the makers of…

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The Fiber You Need to Know

6 foods with resistant starch

To help you eat more fiber, know all of your options! You really need more fiber! You know that, right? Thanks to Bay State Milling, the makers of HealthSenseTM High Fiber Wheat Flour, for sponsoring this post. Bay State Milling has compensated me for my…

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2 Surprising Foods for Prediabetes and 20+ Prediabetes Diet Recipes

What’s a good food for prediabetes, or what’s a good prediabetes diet?   These are pretty common questions. And very often my clients are surprised that carbs aren’t off limits in a prediabetes diet. There’s a lot of wholesomeness in foods with carbohydrates. Fruits, vegetables,…

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What You Need to Know About High Fiber Foods

high fiber foods include mushroom barley soup

The short response is that you probably need to eat more high-fiber foods. A mere 5% of Americans consume enough! The second part of my comment is that not all fibers are the same. Not even close. And that brings me to my third and…

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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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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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