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Wed

22

Feb

2017

8 Tips for Making a Healthier Sandwich for Weight Loss

 

I like sandwiches a lot and have a few secrets to making them on the healthier side (like this open-faced gem pictured here). I also like to pile my sandwich high with veggies. Seriously, those sandwich makers at Subway always give me the "is this sandwich really going to close with all these veggies?" look. Is it time to revamp your sandwich?

 

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Wed

15

Feb

2017

Sweet Potato Toast Recipes That Will Change Breakfast Forever

PHOTO COURTESY OF CHARLENE PORS 

 

Let's talk breakfast. It is, of course, my favorite meal. But sometimes it can get a little monotonous. When this happens, I like to get creative and switch up my go-to options. My most recent swap: sweet potatoes for toast. It's the perfect base for any sweet or savory topping!

 

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Thu

09

Feb

2017

Wild Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Wild Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

 

Wake up with this antioxidant-rich smoothie. It's sure to satisfy your tastebuds and fill your belly! 

 

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Wed

08

Feb

2017

Brilliant Berry Recipes That are Good for Your Heart

 

 

Heart Health Month is here! Hooray. This cause is near to my heart, since both sides of my family have a history of heart disease. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I like to create yummy recipes that also happen to be heart healthy. (What kind of RD would I be if I didn’t?)

 

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Thu

02

Feb

2017

Your Best Diet After 40

 

By now, you've probably determined that you can't eat the same way in your 30s, 40s, and beyond as you did when you were 18. But what should you be eating as you get older? Are there certain foods that will help you stay trim and fit? Certain ones that will help you age better?

 

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Wed

01

Feb

2017

Vegan Hummus Pita Pizza

Vegan Hummus Pita Pizza

 

These vegan pizzas are sure to jazz up your next get together. They also make a stellar afternoon snack!

 

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

 

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Thu

26

Jan

2017

Protein Punch Marinara Spaghetti Squash

Protein Punch Marinara Spaghetti Squash

 

These low-carb "noodles" deliver a surprise punch of protein. Enjoy this yummy dish for lunch or dinner.

 

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Wed

25

Jan

2017

Does Lemon Water Work for Weight Loss?

 

When it comes to weight loss, I get so many questions about diet fads and trends. One recent hot topic: lemon water. Will it help you meet your weight-loss goals? Maybe. But probably not in the way you think, so read on!

 

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Fri

20

Jan

2017

Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate Sauce

Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate Sauce

 

 

This easy veggie side is also stellar as an appetizer. Plus, you get an antioxidant punch from the pomegranate juice.

 

 

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Thu

19

Jan

2017

1-Year Anniversary + Endive with Goat Cheese, Mandarin Orange, and Mint Recipe

Endive with Goat Cheese, Mandarin Orange, and Mint

 

Get your next party started with these ready-in-minutes endive boats. The appetizer also works great as an afternoon snack. 

 

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Wed

18

Jan

2017

8 Winter Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

 

Even though I grew up in Florida, I've lived in the northeast for almost a decade now. And I'm still amazed at how cold it gets this time of year! While cold weather might lead us to think of comfort foods, those foods don't have to be high in calories or fat: Nutritious foods like spaghetti squash and pomegranate can be oh so comforting.

 

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Fri

13

Jan

2017

Brussels Sprouts with Grape Honey Glaze

Vegan Mandarin Orange Creamy Coconut Smoothie Bowl

  

Grape juice adds a wonderful sweetness to this Brussels Sprouts recipe. This heart-healthy dish is sure to wow your tastebuds.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Welch's. All opinions are my own, as always!

  

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Wed

11

Jan

2017

The Best Foods to Eat in 2017, According to Top Dietitians

 

I always love adding new foods to my plate. And turns out that what’s old is new with 2017 food trends, which means plenty of my favorite nutritious staples are on trend—plus some new surprises, of course! In the spirit of this new chapter of a year, I’ve rounded up some of the best foods to eat this year.

 

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Wed

04

Jan

2017

11 Healthy Food Trends You Need to Know in 2017

 

Just like a style of jeans, healthy eating can be trendy, too. A new year brings new food trends, and now is the perfect time to try some of them for a novel spin on nutrition. (Spoiler: One of my faves is a fruit with the texture of meat!)

 

 

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Wed

28

Dec

2016

16 Protein-Rich Smoothies That Taste Really Good!

 

Let’s face it: This time of year is as frenzied as it is fun. Even as an RD, I find myself with less time to spend in the kitchen—meaning quick and easy recipes are my lifesavers. Whether I’m off to my office or to a holiday lunch with friends, I often start my mornings with a yummy, protein-filled smoothie to help tide me over till the next meal. 

 

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Fri

23

Dec

2016

Vegan Mandarin Orange Creamy Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Vegan Mandarin Orange Creamy Coconut Smoothie Bowl

 

 

Hello, mandarin orange smoothie bowl! This breakfast treat blends together creamy coconut milk and coconut yogurt with mandarin oranges and bananas. Yum.

 

 

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Wed

21

Dec

2016

Say Goodbye to Garlic Breath for Good!

 

Garlic is one of my favorite ingredients to work—I love adding minced garlic to stir-fries and veggie dips, and garlic powder to casseroles and pasta dishes. On top of its great taste, garlic provides some pretty awesome health benefits. It helps lower blood pressure and may lower the risk of certain cancers. Of course, before loading all my recipes with this super ingredient, I always consider the dreaded after-garlic breath. Luckily, there are some secret (now not so secret, since I’m sharing them with you!) ways to significantly minimize the aftermath of eating garlic. Say goodbye to garlic’s only setback.

 

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Wed

14

Dec

2016

11 Tips to Actually Lose Weight This Winter