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Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Recipe Redux — Italian Style Chicken Soup

Our recipe challenge this month was to look at a food trend for the upcoming year and turn it into a comforting bowl of soup or stew. Well believe it or not, chicken is a trend for 2013. It’s being … Continue reading

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Green Bean Casserole with a Hip Twist

My challenge this month for Recipe Redux was to put a new spin on old-fashioned side dishes. Immediately I decided I’d be doing some veggie-filled spin on my my grandmother’s spaetzle. Spaetzle are those delcious little german dumplings usually covered … Continue reading

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Recipe Redux: Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

It’s that time of the month again–Recipe Redux–Yeah!!! When I read this month’s theme, “Orange You Glad It’s Fall,” I knew my recipe would involve sweet potatoes and cinnamon. Those flavors to me meld into the perfect, comforting flavors of … Continue reading

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Chocolate Milk—Yum!!!

I recently worked with The Hershey Company to discuss the health benefits of chocolate milk during my latest media tour and I thought I’d share these benefits with you. As a mom and registered dietitian its important to me that … Continue reading

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Win a Puffins Cereal Prize Pack!

You may have seen the new “Pass the Puffins” commercials airing recently. In celebration of the “Pass the Puffins” theme, Barbara’s Bakery is excited to offer a Pass the Puffins Prize Pack to my readers. When it comes to nutrition, … Continue reading

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Processed Food: Not all bad

Think banning all processed foods from you and your family’s diet is the only way to ensure you’re eating healthy?  Well you may want to think again.  Certainly there are many highly processed foods out there that you and your … Continue reading

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In the Kitchen: Get Me Some Green–Roasted Corn & Avocado Salsa Recipe

I was recently fortunate enough to sample a Hass avocado from Paradise Grove in Ventura, California.  Now, not being a big guacamole fan, I’m always looking for interesting ways to use this bumpy, green fruit.  One thing I love is actually mashing … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating During Cancer Treatment

Well, I’m trying something new today–I have my first guest blogger! Her name is Kate Flaherty and she’s involved with the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.  Here she shares some tips on healthy eating while undergoing treatment for cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation … Continue reading

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Beat the Heat with a Blast from the Past

Popsicles and ice cream are great, no doubt about it, but when I was a kid, one of my favorite summer treats were Jello Pudding Pops. They came in chocolate, vanilla, or a swirl of both. Fast forward several years … Continue reading

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EarthDay and the Healthy Family

As another Earthday rolls around, I’m reminded of how much nutrition and a clean earth can be connected.  And of course, it provides more opportunties to teach our children how to keep themselves and and our home planet healthy.  Here are just a … Continue reading

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