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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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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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6 Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Pizza Mushrooms

It’s a foundation of a healthy diet. Eat more vegetables! I advise nearly all of my patients to eat more vegetables. Imagine that you’re sitting around a big table of food with 9 of your friends and relatives. Of the 10 of you, who’s eating…

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5 Weight Loss Diet Strategies Worthy of New Year’s Resolutions

Weight Loss Diet Plate

Is a weight loss diet part of your New Year’s plan? If you’re making New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, you can up your chances of success by creatively and purposefully making a plan. Willpower is way over-rated. So are very restricted diets. Here are…

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Chunky Gazpacho

Gazpacho with avocado

More vegetables. More vegetables. More vegetables. Here’s an easy and delicious way to get an extra serving or two of these health-boosting foods. Great nutrition and only 90 calories per cup!     What’s your favorite way to prepare or serve gazpacho? Do you prefer chunky…

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Healthy Eating Tip: Roast Veggies for Deliciousness

In honor of National Nutrition Month®, my colleague Elizabeth Ward shares her tips to help you savor the flavor of eating right. Plus, get her recipe for Raisin Walnut Bread – oh yum! How (and why) to Roast Vegetables It can be challenging to include the vegetables…

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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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