This Lupini Bean Salad with Crushed Pistachio is a delicious high-fiber side dish with a crunchy pistachio topping. It would make a great addition to any warm meal! Or pair it with a side baked sweet potato or roasted squash for a full meal!
Do you love to entertain as much as I do? When I'm hosting a gathering, I spend weeks thinking of what appetizers, dishes, and drinks I'll serve and how I'll display everything. Whether you entertain guests just once in awhile or all year long, you likely want to make the get togethers memorable and healthy without breaking the bank. As a dietitian who loves to cook for friends, I have a few tips for creating great-tasting menus with a nutritious twist.
Worry you won't feel satisfied without chicken, beef, or seafood on your plate? Even though plant-based foods are often packed with health benefits, many people still feel hesitant about going meatless. With a little planning, though, you can create simple, vegetarian meals that are every bit as filling and delicious as meat-centered ones. I'm speaking from experience, as I've been a vegetarian for more than half my life! I like to include protein-rich ingredients like beans and Greek yogurt.
Looking for the inside scoop on how to eat well? Every dietitian knows more than a couple of tricks for maximizing flavor and the nutrients in food. I like to think of creative ways to use fruits and vegetables in my dishes, because they're packed with so much filling fiber and lots of beneficial vitamins. Healthy eating doesn't have to be boring—produce can be party worthy! Want in on more nutritionist-approved secrets for better health?
Sure, everyone ages. But that doesn't mean you have to feel old! You can slow down the effects of time by eating more antioxidant-rich foods. Lately, I've been adding heart-healthy fruits to my breakfast. It's a simple way to satisfy my sweet tooth without the need for added sugar! Want more easy tricks that'll help you feel forever young? Use these anti-aging tips.
Looking for a sweet Valentine’s Day appetizer with no added sugar? This delicious crostini recipe is heart healthy and perfect for American Heart Month. Thanks to the folks at Welch’s for sponsoring this blog post. February is one of my favorite months. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and so is my anniversary with my boyfriend. (We had our first date four years ago, just after Valentine’s Day!) It’s also Heart Month.
Happy Thanksgiving! This appetizer is sure to make anyone on your guest list say, "gobble, gobble!" We're exactly three weeks away from my absolute favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. I've been celebrating Thanksgiving with the same couple dozen friends and family for as long as I can remember. Of course, the crew has grown over the years, as friends have gotten married and had kids of their own.