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Unlock the Disease-Fighters in Your Food

Get more health-boosters in every bite. Here’s how to boost nutrient absorption. And availability and absorption of those phytonutrients too. We sure don’t want to forget about those thousands of tiny disease-fighters hiding in our food. 10 Ways to Boost Nutrient Absorption If you’re like many, you’re…

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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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What are Phytochemicals? Boost Your Health Today!

Brussels sprouts have phytochemicals

The word phytochemical literally means plant chemical, and there are thousands of them in the diet. What are phytochemicals? They’re compounds that give plants color, flavor and aroma. They help protect the plant from attacks by insects and diseases. But they are also a treasure…

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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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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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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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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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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

eat healthy spaghetti with veggies

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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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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