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9 06, 2021

Turn that Cucumber into a Delicious Sandwich Topper

By |2021-06-09T11:56:25-04:00June 9th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Recipe, Wellness|0 Comments

A 2020 study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics found that the average U.S. household wasted 31.9% of its food. The total annual cost of the wasted food was estimated to be $1,866 per household. With a little planning and creativity you can turn your leftover produce [...]

26 04, 2021

Cookbook Review: Low Carb Mediterranean

By |2021-04-26T18:53:25-04:00April 26th, 2021|Book Review, Family meals, Food Trends, Weight Management, Wellness|1 Comment

In her upcoming cookbook, The Low-Carb Mediterranean Cookbook: Quick and Easy High-Protein, Low-Sugar, Healthy-Fat Recipes for Lifelong Health, chef and registered dietitian Michelle Dudash offers delicious recipes to help you add healthy variety to your diet. Now, I'll be honest, I've never loved the term "clean eating" (and [...]

12 04, 2021

Blood Pressure Lowering Ricotta Banana Bread

By |2021-04-12T17:05:11-04:00April 12th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|0 Comments

If you've been diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure), your doctor may have recommended some lifestyle changes. Diet, exercise, stress reduction and compliance with medication are all part of the plan. If you are already physically fit, you may be wondering how else you can improve your cardiovascular [...]

24 03, 2021

Personalizing Your Plate

By |2021-03-25T10:38:04-04:00March 24th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|0 Comments

This year's theme for National Nutrition Month® is about personalizing your plate. I encourage you to work on this all year long. Every five years the USDA publishes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The DGA are dietary guidelines based on the current body of evidence that associates [...]

17 03, 2021

Stuffed Mini Potato Bites

By |2021-03-17T15:06:17-04:00March 17th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|0 Comments

Growing up in Pittsburgh, we often went to the St. Patrick's Day parade. My godfather was a city detective, and while he was Italian, his wife was Irish, and I always enjoyed celebrating St. Paddy's Day with them. Of course he would cook spaghetti at the post-parade social [...]

18 02, 2021

Listen More. Talk Less.

By |2021-02-19T09:32:13-05:00February 18th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Weight Management, Wellness|0 Comments

I attended a virtual conference session this week, sponsored by General Mills Big G Cereals, but was not paid for this post. The thoughts and opinions voiced here are my own. It’s really quite simple: ⁣⁣Listen more. ⁣⁣Talk less. ⁣⁣Allow people to be heard.⁣⁣ This was the nugget [...]

4 02, 2021

Delicious Ways to Add Salmon to Your Diet

By |2021-02-04T18:06:08-05:00February 4th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|0 Comments

The updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans include recommendations to include fish each week in your diet. Fish is a good source of protein, low in saturated fat and cholesterol, a good source of B vitamins, Vitamin D, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids.  These types of fats are also [...]