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21 01, 2021

Fiber One™ Cereal Waffle PBJ Sliders

By |2021-04-26T16:36:12-04:00January 21st, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Fiber One™ Cereal Waffle PBJ Sliders

I created this recipe as part of a paid partnership with Fiber One™ Original Cereal but all content and ideas are my own. Why just “take” you fiber when you can flaunt it? It's Fiber Month so I partnered with Fiber OneTM Original cereal to create some high [...]

20 01, 2021

5 Easy Ways to Add More Fruit to Your Diet

By |2021-03-26T09:44:09-04:00January 20th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on 5 Easy Ways to Add More Fruit to Your Diet

Looking to add more fruit to your day? Sure, you can grab a banana or an apple. However there are many more creative ways to add more fruit into your diet. Fresh, canned or dried, fruit provides important antioxidants and potassium to your diet. Mango salsa tops [...]

14 01, 2021

Fiber-Boosted Butternut Squash Gratin

By |2021-01-14T16:46:36-05:00January 14th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Fiber-Boosted Butternut Squash Gratin

I created this recipe as part of a paid partnership with Fiber One™ Original Cereal but all content and ideas are my own. This warm squash gratin is perfect for comfort food season. I partnered with Fiber One™ Original Cereal for National Fiber Month to create a few [...]

13 01, 2021

Salads with Staying Power

By |2021-01-11T14:55:34-05:00January 13th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Salads with Staying Power

If you are working on easy ways to improve your diet, adding more salads is a good option. Salads can be so versatile. They aren't just about lettuce, but are a canvas for lean protein, beans, nuts, seeds and other vegetables and fruits. Topping your salad with these [...]

11 01, 2021

Simple Caprese Salad on a Stick

By |2021-01-11T13:34:58-05:00January 11th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Healthy Aging, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Simple Caprese Salad on a Stick

This DASH-Diet-Approved appetizer is a crowd pleaser and is "pandemic-friendly" since there's no need for utensils. You can use short party picks or longer skewers for a larger portion. Caprese Salad on a Stick Keep this quick and easy recipe on hand the next time your friend asks [...]

18 12, 2020

Tis the Season to Enjoy Cookies

By |2020-12-18T15:45:47-05:00December 18th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Just for Fun, Recipe, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Tis the Season to Enjoy Cookies

Wait. A dietitian is telling me to eat cookies? Yep. Does your family have a special cookie you enjoy every year? The holidays are a time to enjoy special foods with family and friends. This year, you won't be seeing as many friends and family members, so you definitely [...]

1 12, 2020

A Great Nutrition Resource for All

By |2020-12-01T12:42:57-05:00December 1st, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on A Great Nutrition Resource for All

My coauthors and I are excited to bring you this excellent resource for heart-healthy living. It's on bookshelves and available online at a bookstore near you: DASH Diet For Dummies®, 2nd edition. It's About Healthy Living DASH isn't a fad diet. It's about meal planning and lifestyle change. [...]

2 11, 2020

New Options for Holiday Cooking

By |2020-11-02T10:44:36-05:00November 2nd, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Wellness|1 Comment

You may be hosting a smaller gathering this year, so how can you change up your menu while still keeping it special? You can get together safely and still have fun, but do stay abreast of pandemic safety guidelines. Here are  a few of my ideas: Make fewer [...]

27 10, 2020

Planning Good Times: A Guide to Holiday Gatherings During a Pandemic

By |2020-10-27T15:10:09-04:00October 27th, 2020|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Planning Good Times: A Guide to Holiday Gatherings During a Pandemic

It’s likely that the fall activities you normally have on your calendar have changed this year. With restaurants open to limited capacity, football tailgating canceled, and large family gatherings indoors off limits, what can you do to stay engaged with family and friends? I've often said if you [...]

9 09, 2020

Why Aren’t You Eating More Fruits and Veggies?

By |2020-09-09T14:47:23-04:00September 9th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Why Aren’t You Eating More Fruits and Veggies?

You probably have heard that eating more fruits and vegetables is a healthy habit. You may have seen the MyPlate graphic, which depicts a picture of a plate that is 50% covered in fruits and veggies. So why don't you eat more of them? Better Health, Better Mood [...]