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What are the Good Fats for Diabetes and Heart Disease?

good fats for diabetes on counter

Thank goodness the 80s notion that all dietary fat is bad – and, by extension, that all fat-free cookies are good – has gone the way of the pager! Today we know that that the type of fat matters. But there’s still confusion about what…

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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

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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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10 Ways to Follow a Mediterranean Diet at Dinner

Mediterranean Diet dinner

The Mediterranean diet is hot hot hot these days! And I am so glad. I love that there’s more focus on healthy eating plans for life instead of diets for fast weight loss. If you don’t currently follow a Mediterranean diet, ease in. Here are…

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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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What is the Best Prediabetes Diet?

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If you have prediabetes, you have lots of company! Prediabetes – which is the leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes – is on the rise. A whopping 84 million Americans have prediabetes. Sadly only about 12% of them know that have it. That’s still…

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What is the Best Nut for Health?

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The short answer is that there is no best nut anymore than there is a best fruit, best vegetable or best bean. Each type of nut has a unique array of nutrients and phytonutrients. Enjoy them all for what they have to offer. They are all…

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Cold Cucumber Yogurt Soup

Cold cucumber yogurt soup on a Mediterranean diet

This cold cucumber yogurt soup truly tastes like summer! It’s one of my favorite ways to serve up all those fresh cucumbers and mint in my backyard garden. Plus, you can whip it up in only 15 minutes! I’ll be honest: I don’t really eat…

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Tomato and Goat Cheese-Walnut Pesto Flatbread

Heirloom Tomato Flatbread

Beautiful heirloom tomatoes inspired this delicious flatbread. And tomato flatbread is so simple to make, yet fancy to serve. I look forward to picking up my farm share each week. We belong to a community supported agriculture (CSA) and thoroughly enjoy it. I never know…

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Diet for Fatty Liver Disease

healthy diet for fatty liver

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD for short, is on the rise. It’s the most common form of liver disease in the developed world and afflicts 1 in 3 American adults. It’s on my radar because it tends to travel with other health problems I see…

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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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