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24 06, 2019

A Healthier Tex-Mex Layered Dip

By |2019-09-11T14:58:29-04:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Beans are good food. They are loaded with fiber and important B vitamins as well as magnesium, potassium and protein. A half cup of beans provides about 7 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein. Canned beans are also really economical and easy to prepare. I [...]

5 06, 2018

Easy Ways to Create a Plant-Based Summer Menu

By |2019-06-26T13:50:45-04:00June 5th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Weight Management|0 Comments

The calendar may not officially say "summer" but that summertime vibe is definitely here. Somehow summertime seems to be less scheduled than other months of the year. This lack of structure can unknowingly impact your eating plan. You may find yourself on vacation, taking a long weekend, running [...]

3 05, 2017

More Matters: Canned Veggies can be Easy Ways to Add More Veggies

By |2019-08-27T15:37:34-04:00May 3rd, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Just for Fun|0 Comments

You know that adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet should be a weekly goal. This dish is a variation of my coauthor and culinary dietitian Cindy Kleckner's Southwest Corn with Chipotle Peppers, from DASH Diet For Dummies® (check out Toby Smithson's video here). Adding black beans provides more fiber, [...]

21 10, 2016

We Went, Saw, Tasted, Heard: Now We Decide

By |2019-06-26T13:53:37-04:00October 21st, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|2 Comments

This year, 10,400 registered dietitians, registered diet technicians and students (along with certified personal trainers, food scientists, and others), went to Boston to participate in the annual conference called FNCE® (food, nutrition conference and expo). I didn't get much sleep there, but had a blast. Opening session was [...]