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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 [...]

25 02, 2021

Getting Comfy in the Kitchen: Tips for College Students

By |2021-06-16T11:33:20-04:00February 25th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Food Facts, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Getting Comfy in the Kitchen: Tips for College Students

Are you a college student, know a college student, or are going to be a college student? I was recently a guest on SpotOn, a podcast hosted by Dr. Joan Salge Blake from Boston University. The episode was "Cooking For a Few or JUST U". We chatted about [...]

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 [...]

4 02, 2021

Super Bowl Sunday! Balancing out your spread

By |2021-02-02T16:28:44-05:00February 4th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Super Bowl Sunday! Balancing out your spread

Super Bowl Sunday is a party waiting to happen for most folks, whether they are football fanatics or not. Plus, I always look forward to the commercials! As you go grocery shopping for your party goods this week, consider adding some healthier ingredients to your cart. I'm not [...]

27 01, 2021

Fruit Cup with Ricotta Crunch

By |2021-01-27T10:21:13-05:00January 27th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Fruit Cup with Ricotta Crunch

I created this recipe as part of a paid partnership with Fiber One™ Original Cereal but all content and ideas are my own. Most Americans only consume about 15 grams of fiber per day. That falls quite short of the 25 to 30 grams that’s recommended daily. Getting [...]

26 01, 2021

Nutrition Tips for Teens and Young Adults

By |2021-04-21T11:57:03-04:00January 26th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Nutrition Tips for Teens and Young Adults

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the U.S. Department of Agriculture calls for a minimum intake of 1.5 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables for girls 14 to 18 years old and 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of vegetables for boys in that age group. [...]

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 [...]