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Fri

28

Apr

2017

Snacking with Sunsweet Pacific Tropicals

Snacking with Sunsweet Pacific Tropicals

 

Looking to shake up your snack routine with some tropical treats? Try these ideas!

 

Thanks to the folks at Sunsweet for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own, as always.

 

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Thu

27

Apr

2017

Flatout Chips & Salsa

Flatbread Chips & Salsa

 

Get ready for Cinco de Mayo with this chips and salsa recipe that's actually good for you! 

 

Thanks to the folks at Flatout for sponsoring this post. All opinions, as always, are all my own!

  

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Wed

26

Apr

2017

12 Ways Dietitians Save Money on Groceries

 

 

One of the most common complaints I hear about healthy eating is that it's too expensive. But stocking your cart with nutritious whole foods doesn't need to break the bank. I opt for affordable vegetarian proteins like beans and eggs to slash a few extra dollars off my grocery bill. You, too, can maximize nutrition while spending less on groceries!

 

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Sat

22

Apr

2017

How to Cook with Fresh Cherries

How to Cook with Fresh Cherries

 

Cherries are about to be in season, so take advantage of their immunity-boosting vitamin C and disease-fighting antioxidants. Jenny McCoy, pastry-chef instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education, in New York City, offers suggestions and tips to simplify your shopping and cooking. 

 

 

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Wed

19

Apr

2017

The Truth About 9 Popular Diet Trends

 

When it comes to what and how to eat, new trends seem to pop up daily. So how do you figure out which fads to follow and which ones you're better off skipping completely? One food trend that continues to gain traction is the Mediterranean Diet, consisting primarily of balanced whole foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, fish, nuts, and whole grains. I love both the delicious flavors and the many health benefits of Mediterranean-style eating. It's safe to stay that the Mediterranean Diet is one nutrition trend that's here to stay! In fact, it's not really a "diet" and is much more of a lifestyle, which is what I prefer!

 

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Mon

17

Apr

2017

Cheesy Wild Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Pizza

Cheesy Wild Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Pizza

 

How about a delicious, cheesy pizza that’s also loaded with nutrient-rich veggies? Did I mention that it’s also super easy to make?

 

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Flatout. All opinions are my own, as always!

 

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Sun

16

Apr

2017

Spiced Roasted Chickpeas 5 Ways

Spiced Roasted Chickpeas 5 Ways

 

Roasted chickpeas? YUM! Flavor this protein- and fiber-packed snack with almost any seasoning!

 

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Thu

13

Apr

2017

Loaded Berries & Cream Dessert Chips

Loaded Berries & Cream Dessert Chips

 

Get excited for a delicious dessert that also boasts plenty of filling fiber and protein! Try these dessert chips once, and you’ll definitely want to make them again and again.

 

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Flatout. All opinions are my own, as always!

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Wed

12

Apr

2017

The 1 Healthy Ingredient Dietitians Have in Their Pantries

 

Ever find yourself staring into your fridge, wondering how on earth you're going to put together a healthy meal without fresh ingredients? I know we've all been there, especially when a trip to the grocery store is overdue. The thought of healthy cooking without fresh fruits and vegetables may seem daunting, but it is possible! Instead of turning to take-out, stock up on nonperishable pantry staples like canned goods and spices so you'll always be ready to cook something quick, simple and healthy. I always have a supply of certain staples on hand just in case.

 

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Fri

07

Apr

2017

My Week of Hello Fresh Meals

My Week of Hello Fresh Meals

 

Looking for a shortcut to healthier, homemade mealsand a way to mix up your weekly eats? Consider a meal delivery service.

 

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Hello Fresh. All opinions are my own, as always!

 

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Thu

06

Apr

2017

Flatout Sweet Potato Cauliflower Pizza

Flatout Sweet Potato Cauliflower Pizza

 

Swap a traditional tomato sauce base for pureed sweet potato, and you’ll get a boost of eye-helping vitamin A! This flatbread pizza is beyond delicious.

 

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Flatout. All opinions are my own, as always!

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Wed

05

Apr

2017

6 Dishes Health Nuts Order at Olive Garden

 

When I think of Olive Garden, I think back to when I was 18 and just coming off of a plane from Israel. It was dinnertime there but breakfast in Miami, where I landed with my friend Deborah. Her grandparents took us to Olive Garden for "dinner," and we got there just as the restaurant was opening and the staff was practicing the "happy birthday" song. All memories aside, I've been at least occasionally eating at the restaurant since I was a kid, so I definitely appreciate a healthier option (or two or three). I'm sure you do, too!

         

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Wed

29

Mar

2017

Could What You Put in Your Coffee Hurt Your Weight Loss?

 

I drink my coffee as much for the flavor as for the caffeine boost, which means I really like the taste of black coffee and espresso. Of course, I know that not everyone likes the bitter taste of coffee and adding a little sweetness is certainly OK. But certain coffee add-ins can add more hidden calories than others. And how do coffee sweeteners affect weight loss?          

 

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Wed

22

Mar

2017

Try These 8 Commuter-Friendly Snacks

 

When I was younger, my friends played a "what's in Amy's purse?" game. They'd laugh because there might be a spoon in there, and there would always be one or two snack choices. And a bottle of water and...you get the picture. I never like to be in a situation in which I'm forced to eat something that's less than nutritious, so I always have my just-in-case purse snacks on hand. I'd love to share my favorite commuter-friendly snacks with you!   

 

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Wed

15

Mar

2017

The 14 Healthiest Items at Your Favorite Fast Food Restaurants

 

 

I'm a dietitian who eats fast food occasionally. When I'm on a road trip with my boyfriend, we'll often stop at Subway for salads or veggie subs. And when I'm on the go all day, I'll sometimes pick up a Bistro Box from Starbucks. I’ve crafted my my own list of healthier fast-food ideas to share with you. (My list does not include a Triple Whopper or a Footlong sub!)

 

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Tue

14

Mar

2017

Lower Your Sugar Intake With These Alternatives

Lower Your Sugar Intake With These Alternatives

 

Americans love sugar: On average, we eat about 17 teaspoons of added sugar daily in the form of table sugar, honey, syrups, and more. New dietary guidelines suggest we drastically reduce this intake. Fortunately, there are plenty of naturally sweet foods to flavor recipes.

 

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Mon

13

Mar

2017

Cherry and Mascarpone Pita

Cherry Mascarpone Pita

 

This sweet snack is also fueling. And you can make it in minutes! 

 

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Thu

09

Mar

2017

8 Healthy Meal Hacks to Steal From Dietitians

 

While I'll occasionally make a complicated recipe, I typically live for healthy-cooking shortcuts. If I can make a healthy meal in minutes, why spend hours in the kitchen?! So if you’re like me and want to whip up a nutritious dinner in no time at all, you'll love these healthy meal hacks from myself and my fellow dietitians.

 

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Wed

08

Mar

2017

Citrus Quinoa Salad with Prunes

Citrus Quinoa Salad with Prunes

 

Whether it’s as a side for dinner tonight or a potluck with friends, this refreshing salad is sure to satisfy! The prunes add bone-helping nutrition.

 

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Sunsweet as part of the brand’s “I Eat Right Because” social media campaign. All opinions are my own, as always!

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Fri

03

Mar

2017

Tomato and White Bean Naan Pizza

Tomato and White Bean Naan Pizza

 

This deliciously fun take on pizza provides a balanced meal. Dig in!

 

 

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Wed

01

Mar

2017

The Crazy-Busy Person's Guide to Losing Weight

 

If you're like me, your schedule is pretty nuts. And between meetings and deadlines, how do you fit in time for healthy cooking? Thankfully, there’s a weight-loss guide carefully crafted especially for a non-stop lifestyle!

 

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Tue

28

Feb

2017

Flatout Fruit Pizza

Flatout Fruit Pizza

 

Pizza for dessert?! Yes! This recipe is light and sweet, thanks to the whipped cream cheese and fruit toppings.

 

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Flatout. All opinions are my own, of course (and as always)!

 

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Wed

22

Feb

2017

8 Tips for Making a Healthier Sandwich for Weight Loss