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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|Comments Off on More Matters: Canned Veggies can be Easy Ways to Add More Veggies

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 [...]

15 01, 2016

Easy Bean Salad

By |2016-01-15T18:10:52-05:00January 15th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Weight Management|Comments Off on Easy Bean Salad

Sometimes healthy eating just needs to be easy. If you have a bowl of salad ready to eat in the fridge, you'll make the right choice. This bean salad will last in the refrigerator for up to a week. It's loaded with fiber and flavor, and so easy [...]

17 02, 2015

New Dietary Guidelines, Cholesterol and Your Heart

By |2015-02-17T17:29:17-05:00February 17th, 2015|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Dietary Guidelines, Cholesterol and Your Heart

The upcoming US Dietary Guidelines for Americans (currently under review for release of the 2015 version) are eliminating the guideline to limit dietary cholesterol. Interestingly, most dietitians have never focused on this guideline, so this is not news to us. Photo courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition [...]