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Friday Food Finds: Healthy Frozen Pizza

Sweet Earth Pizza

The crust is sooooo crispy! And even though this Veggie Lover’s Pizza is frozen, it tastes so fresh. Veggie lovers and pizza lovers can bond over this healthy frozen pizza. Great job Sweet Earth! I only recently discovered the Sweet Earth brand of frozen foods….

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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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Healthy Shrimp and Grits: Yes, there is such a thing!

healthy shrimp and grits

Healthy shrimp and grits! Indeed, this Southern comfort food doesn’t have to be laden with extra calories, sodium and saturated fat. And the taste is still amazing. I grew up in Florida and was raised to love grits (as well as all types of citrus…

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Unstuffed Cabbage: a healthy one pot meal

Healthy unstufffed cabbage one pot meal

I enjoyed stuffed cabbage rolls as a kid. Unfortunately, they’re time intensive. All that boiling and rolling cabbage leaves! So I created this one pot, unstuffed cabbage version and “healthified” it, so I could still enjoy a healthy comfort food without all the fuss. What’s…

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5 Healthy Comfort Food Hacks

healthy comfort food white whole wheat chocolate chip banana bread

Holidays or no holidays. Cold weather or warm. We all need a little comfort food now and then. They tantalize the taste buds, warm the soul and take us back to a time and place when life was simpler and problems were small. But yikes!…

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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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Lentil and Sweet Potato Chili: Healthy and Delicious

lentil and sweet potato chili with topings

Lentils make such a terrific substitute for ground meat! This lentil chili did not disappoint! I’m always looking for innovative ways to increase plant proteins like lentils, beans and tofu. I make lentil sloppy joes and lentil spaghetti sauce often. And I toss beans into…

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Healthy Comfort Food: Hashbrown Casserole with Veggies

Here’s another comfort food that I chose to “healthify.” This one is a healthy hashbrown casserole. Have you seen my Greek-Inspired Healthy Macaroni and Cheese yet? It’s one of my favorite healthy comfort food recipes! A friend asked me to bring a hashbrown casserole to…

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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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Trimmed-Down Sweet Noodle Kugel

Healthy Jewish Sweet Noodle Kugel

Sweet noodle kugel is a favorite food from my childhood. We’d eat it only a couple times each year on one Jewish holiday or another. The sweetness, the creaminess and the pasta combine to make it a dish I always loved. When I started making it for…

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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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