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30 08, 2022

Zero Waste Tuna Salad with Buffalo Ranch Hummus

By |2022-08-30T22:43:30-04:00August 30th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Tuna Salad with Buffalo Ranch Hummus

One strategy for wasting less food, is to start taking note of the bits of vegetables that end up sitting in your refrigerator. And the dips or condiments that don't quite get finished. I had noticed that every time I bought a bunch of celery, I'd use some, [...]

9 08, 2022

Try Budget-Friendly Lentils to Amp Nutrition

By |2022-08-09T18:37:50-04:00August 9th, 2022|Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Try Budget-Friendly Lentils to Amp Nutrition

You are probably hearing a lot about plant-based diets these days. For some, it's an all or nothing deal. Whether you're vegetarian or vegan, or a meat-eating omnivore, plants add a health bonus to your eating plan. If you choose a vegetarian lifestyle, cool. But if you are [...]

28 06, 2022

Rethinking Food Waste to Save Money and Eat Better

By |2022-06-28T09:16:15-04:00June 28th, 2022|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Rethinking Food Waste to Save Money and Eat Better

This is my hypothesis and observation: When you start working on wasting less food, you automatically end up eating better. Why? Because the celery doesn't rot in the fridge - you blend it into a smoothie. The pieces of chicken get defrosted from the freezer and turned into [...]

3 06, 2022

Multipurpose Super Green Super Sauce

By |2022-06-03T15:23:11-04:00June 3rd, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Multipurpose Super Green Super Sauce

A key strategy to reducing your food waste at home is learning to use similar ingredients in different ways. I originally made this sauce as a salad dressing. I had leftover spinach that was wilting, along with a large basil plant in the garden. In lieu of pesto, [...]

22 04, 2022

Earth Day (is everyday) Reminders: Stop Food Waste

By |2022-06-03T15:16:08-04:00April 22nd, 2022|Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Earth Day (is everyday) Reminders: Stop Food Waste

It bears repeating - Thirty to forty percent of all food is wasted. I was a guest on the Nutrition Diva Podcast where we chatted about food waste and how we can all take a look at our current shopping, cooking and food waste habits and consider small [...]

4 04, 2022

Zero Waste Bread Pudding

By |2022-04-02T09:40:12-04:00April 4th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Bread Pudding

Yes, yes, banana bread. I love it personally, and I frequently make banana muffins or a loaf with my overripe bananas. But how about something different? Use your overripe bananas for Bread Pudding! They sub in for the sugar, and make the bread pudding moist and delicious. You'll [...]

11 03, 2022

Zero Waste Cooking Strategy: Cook Once Eat Thrice

By |2022-03-28T17:02:01-04:00March 11th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Cooking Strategy: Cook Once Eat Thrice

What would you do if someone gave you $1500 right now? That's the amount of food that the average American wastes in a year. I recently had the pleasure to be a guest on dietitian Ellie Krieger's  podcast, One Real Good Thing. We spoke about my new book [...]

20 02, 2022

Properly Storing Fruits and Veggies

By |2022-02-20T10:55:45-05:00February 20th, 2022|Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste|Comments Off on Properly Storing Fruits and Veggies

When it comes to food waste, it really starts with how you shop and store your food when you return from the grocery store. Perishable foods like dairy, fruits and vegetables need to be stored right to last longer. Here are some tips for making the most of [...]

21 12, 2021

5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste Now and in the New Year

By |2021-12-21T15:38:22-05:00December 21st, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Wellness|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste Now and in the New Year

You are at the grocery store. Stop. Think. Do you really need that? Will you be home to eat it?   The holidays are often a time of impulse buys, including grocery items. It may stem from concerns that you won't have enough food for your family or [...]