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What Kind of Milk Should I Drink?

Since the explosion of dairy alternatives on the market (like soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk) more people are asking about these drinks: which tastes best, which works best for baking, which has the most protein, etc. For hundreds of years, the only type of milk available was that that came from an animal (most often cows,…   Read More»

Dietitian Spotlight Series: Jeff Toler, Public Heath RD & Wellness Consultant

In this week’s spotlight I’m featuring Jeff Toler, MBA, RD, LD who works for the Tarrant County Public Heath Department in Texas as the Southwest WIC Clinic Supervisor and does side work as wellness/weight management consultant. WIC, which stands for Women, Infants and Children is a federally-funded free nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young…   Read More»

Quick and Healthy Vegetable Dumpling Soup

  I was really in the mood for some dumplings the other day but after baking two days in a row I did NOT feel like cooking. I rarely venture into the frozen section, but I found some Annie Chun Organic Shiitake & Vegetable Potstickers— score. I whipped up this soup in less than 20 minutes….   Read More»

Mango Citrus Power Smoothie

This power smoothie is packed full of antioxidants and perfect for a pre-workout jolt of energy. I know– green power smoothies are all the rage right now. But don’t neglect all the other nutrient-dense colors– like yellow! All brightly colored veggies and fruits get their hues from their nutrients– phytochemicals and antioxidants that protect us…   Read More»

Whole Grain Angel Hair Pasta with Artichokes, Lemon and Parmesan

Serves 4 in 20 minutes or less 1/2 box of whole grain angel hair pasta 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 15oz can of quartered artichoke hearts, drained 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1/3 cup reduced fat cream cheese 1/2 lemon, zest and juice 10-15 basil leaves, chopped 4 tablespoons fresh Parmesan Reggiano, for topping…   Read More»

Healthy Dinner in Under 30 minutes: Red Bean, Broccoli and Basil Pasta

Sick of the same old pasta and marinara? Try this new recipe for a healthy alternative that can feed the whole family (or just you + 4 lunches for the week) for well under $20. Red Bean, Broccoli and Basil Pasta Makes 4-5 servings in 25 minutes. 3 and 1/2 cups whole wheat penne pasta…   Read More»

Curried Egg Salad Sandwich

Here’s a quick way to put a twist on an old favorite! I love taking comfort foods, making them healthier and “dressing them up” to give them new life and flavor– that’s where the inspiration from this yummy sandwich came from. Curried Egg Salad Sandwiches 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped 1/4 cup orange or red bell…   Read More»

Is Buying Local Better for Me? My Trip to a New York Farm

You’ve all probably heard by now it’s best to buy local, especially when it comes to produce. Of course it’s great to support your local economy and your local farmer and decrease the burden of extra fuel use for our planet, but what does it matter to our bodies if we eat blueberries picked down…   Read More»

Is Tilapia Healthy?

Ten years ago, no one had even heard of tilapia. Now it’s one of the top selling fish in stores due to its low price and mild taste. But have you ever caught a tilapia? Have you ever heard of anyone catching a tilapia? I definitely hadn’t, so I started to wonder if this was some kind…   Read More»

Fire Roasted Rosemary Vegetable Soup

I only have two words for this soup: SO GOOD. Ever since I experimented with kale for the first time a few weeks ago, I’ve been looking for other ways to use this nutrient-packed leafy green. I’ve been making a lot of soups this winter, but this one is my favorite! Fire Roasted Rosemary Vegetable…   Read More»

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