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Grated Summer Squash Salad: A New Favorite

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Summertime eating is the best! We’ve been enjoying fresh vegetables from our garden and from our farm share. And I’ve been swimming in zucchini and yellow squash, so I came up with this simple, pretty and very tasty summer squash salad. I’ve tried it with…

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What are the Good Fats for Diabetes and Heart Disease?

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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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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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What is the Best Prediabetes Diet?

peanut stew

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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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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How to Love Chocolate and Keep Your Healthy Diet

Is chocolate healthy?

Chocolate is one of my three favorite foods. (FYI, the others are peanut butter and dark-roasted black coffee. And, oh boy, are these three delights even more delightful together!) My clients and friends often ask me if chocolate is healthy. I sure want it to be….

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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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