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Food, Fitness & Fiction Spring 2016

To see what’s new on the Food, Fitness & Fiction blog and learn what I’ve been up to as of late, please check out the summer 2016 issue of Food, Fitness & Fiction right here. Hope to connect with you on social media and that you have a safe, enjoyable… Read More

The Mom’s Guide to a Nourishing Garden

Thinking of starting your own garden? I have just the book for you. Designed for the harried mom who craves simplicity and balance in her life, the new book, The Mom’s Guide to a Nourishing Garden, by registered dietitian nutritionist Jen Haugen shows readers why gardening together as a family… Read More

New Book Helps Wives Help Their Diabetic Spouses

When I heard about the new book, The Diabetic and the Dietitian: How to Help Your Husband Defeat Diabetes…Without Losing Your Mind or Marriage by Ellen Albertson, PhD, MS, RDN and her husband, Michael Albertson (pictured below), I knew it would be a must-read—not only for the millions of women… Read More

Eating Seeds: Five Ways to Fit Them In

In the new book, The Need for Seeds – How to Make Seeds an Everyday Food in your Healthy Diet, dietitian Jane Dummer explains the numerous health and nutrition benefits of chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. Her book includes the science… Read More

Three Eating Tips to Help You Get Ready for Summer

Disclaimer: I’ve partnered with Planters Peanuts. As always, all opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure statement here. With spring in full swing and summer just a few shorts weeks away, if you’re anything like me you’ve begun to clean up and organize everything from your overstuffed closets and… Read More

New App Gets Kids Excited About Nutritious Foods

Do you, like many parents, find it a challenge to turn your kids on to good-for-you foods? If so, there’s a new gaming app called FoodLeap that just may help. Created by registered dietitian and mom, Melissa Halas-Liang in collaboration with the National Restaurant Association,* the free app is designed… Read More

Cooking Tips to Help You Savor the Flavor of Food

Even though National Nutrition Month—the brain child of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics—has come to a close, I hope you will still find ways to savor the flavor of eating and living well. To help you celebrate the flavor of foods, here’s a fabulous guest post from cookbook author… Read More

Tips to Help You Get a Better Gut

When you think about getting a better gut, do crunches and core work come to mind? While I’m certainly all for exercise to help you achieve and maintain a healthy body weight and to keep your waist size in check (especially since excess abdominal fat is linked with an increased… Read More

Spring Into a New Season with Food, Fitness & Fiction!

Hello! Hope you’re enjoying a great start to spring! I wanted to share with you my latest Food, Fitness & Fiction newsletter. My goal for now is to do them quarterly and to provide you with links to help you eat and live better. When you click on this link,… Read More

5 Tips to Help You Savor the Flavor of Food

Do you and your family want to eat better and live a more healthful lifestyle? Easier said than done, right? If you have positive intentions but don’t know where to start, or if you just need a little nudge (if not a kick in the pants),  Food, Fitness & Fiction… Read More