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It’s National Spaghetti Day! 2 Recipes to Celebrate

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Passion for Pasta Advisory Council (Barilla). As always, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure statement here. If you think you can’t eat pasta, think again! The key is to keep portions small and to pair it with colorful produce and lean protein to keep you nourished, full    Continue Reading

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Recipes for Health: Salmon and Chicken

With the end of summer just around the corner, you may be inspired if not hungry to twist up some of your usual recipes to add a little pop or zing to them. To nourish and satisfy yourself or your entire family, I’m happy to share two tempting, nutrient-packed recipes to lift ho-hum salmon and chicken    Continue Reading

Hummus Grilled Chicken and Bell Pepper Kebabs

Makes four servings: 1 chicken and 1 vegetable skewer each Preparation time: 15 minutes (+ marinating time) Cook time: 12 minutes   Ingredients: 1/2 cup hummus Juice of 1/2 small lemon (1 tablespoon) 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes 2 large bell peppers, preferably 1 red    Continue Reading

That's a Wrap!

Today Show nutritionist Joy Bauer was kind enough to share two scrumptious recipes–one for Chicken Lettuce Wraps, and one for Frozen Hot Chocolate–from her recent cookbook, Slim and Scrumptious. Can you say Yum?! Chicken Lettuce Wraps “My kids jump at the chance to order chicken lettuce wraps from restaurant menus, so I was thrilled when    Continue Reading

Chicken Pot Pie, Potatoes, & Carrots, Oh My!

This delicious dinner is sure to please..what’s not to love? It’s made with chicken, a great source of lean protein, and red potatoes that give you not only healthy doses of vitamin C and potassium, but they’re the ultimate feel good comfort food. And we know carrots are loaded with vitamin A, important for healthy    Continue Reading