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29 11, 2021

Zero Waste Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites

By |2021-12-01T20:11:49-05:00November 29th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites

In the spirit of giving and zero food waste, I’m giving you this cranberry appetizer that uses leftover holiday cranberry sauce. Once you have your cranberries cooked, you can whip up this appetizer to enjoy with friends over the holidays during cocktail hour or a pot luck. Cranberries [...]

3 05, 2021

High Blood Pressure Month: Do you know your numbers?

By |2021-05-27T18:11:45-04:00May 3rd, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on High Blood Pressure Month: Do you know your numbers?

Almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure―but many of us are not aware of it. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a leading cause of death in the United States. You may think that blood pressure needs to be [...]

1 05, 2021

Dip it! Tasty Tip for Enjoying More Fruits and Veggies

By |2021-05-08T09:13:42-04:00May 1st, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Dip it! Tasty Tip for Enjoying More Fruits and Veggies

There's bad news, and good news. Bad news: A recent report showed people are eating fruits and vegetables less frequently, down nearly 10% since 2004. Good news: A simple dip recipe makes snacking on apples even more appealing! This dip adds flavor, calcium, and fat and protein for [...]

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|Comments Off on Blood Pressure Lowering Ricotta Banana Bread

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|Comments Off on Personalizing Your Plate

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|Comments Off on Stuffed Mini Potato Bites

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 [...]

3 03, 2021

Health Professionals: Changing How We View Obesity

By |2021-06-17T13:32:32-04:00March 3rd, 2021|Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Health Professionals: Changing How We View Obesity

I attended a virtual conference session sponsored by Novo Nordisk, but was not paid for this post. The thoughts and opinions voiced here are my own. It’s Obesity Care Week. After decades of practice in the field of dietetics, it saddens me that there is still so much [...]

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|Comments Off on Delicious Ways to Add Salmon to Your Diet

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 [...]