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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 [...]

5 01, 2021

DASH Diet ranked #1 Best Heart Healthy Diet in 2021 Review

By |2021-01-11T09:21:19-05:00January 5th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on DASH Diet ranked #1 Best Heart Healthy Diet in 2021 Review

Each year, US News and World Report does an annual review of diets to determine which are the "Best Diets".  They enlist a panel of medical and nutrition experts to review popular diet plans and eating styles and come up with a “best” list. The Panel [...]

29 12, 2020

2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines are here – What’s changed?

By |2020-12-29T18:48:38-05:00December 29th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines are here – What’s changed?

The first set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans was published in 1980. Every five years they are reviewed and updated. The 2020-2025 version have now been released. Every five years these guidelines are reviewed by an expert committee, then approved by the USDA  and the HHS (Health and [...]

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. [...]

5 11, 2020

How Big is Your Wine Glass?

By |2020-11-05T12:38:31-05:00November 5th, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Just for Fun, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on How Big is Your Wine Glass?

This year has been a crazy and stressful hasn't it? March was a little scary and anxiety-ridden, then it became disruptive and tiring. You may have found it challenging to maintain healthy eating habits and your exercise routine through it all. In addition, you may also be enjoying [...]

18 09, 2020

Weighty Thoughts

By |2020-09-18T14:13:03-04:00September 18th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Weighty Thoughts

There's been a big movement within my profession and embraced by other behavior specialists for "health at every size" (HAES) and intuitive eating. I certainly agree that body size or shape does not matter when it comes to someone's worth. However, I often find myself in disagreement with [...]

11 09, 2020

A Handbook for Menopause

By |2020-09-11T16:37:18-04:00September 11th, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on A Handbook for Menopause

My colleague and fellow coffee-lover, Liz Ward, sent me a copy of her new book to check out. Funny thing is, I had already ordered my own copy (so one of my other lucky friends will get one too). The Menopause Diet Plan, written by registered dietitians Hilary [...]