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From Pasta to Pulses: Boosting Kids’ Intake

Disclaimer: I am a member of Barilla’s Pasta Advisory Council. As always, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure statement here. If you want to prepare nutritious and enjoyable family meals, including pasta and pulses can be a great move. Not only do these foods help your children meet… Read More

Fueling Young Athletes: Q & A with Heather Mangieri

Whether your kids play sports for fun or camaraderie or pursue athletics in a more serious, goal-oriented way, the new book Fueling Young Athletes (Human Kinetics, 2017) by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Heather Mangieri is a must read.  I had the pleasure of discussing the book with Mangieri. Read on to… Read More

4 Diet Tweaks That Don’t Suck

When I recently asked my friends what precluded them from making healthful dietary changes, their responses included everything from lack of time and laziness to pickiness and thinking change would be too difficult. The good news is making dietary changes doesn’t need to be drastic to be effective. In a… Read More

Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook

If you or someone you know is pregnant, here’s a great new cookbook to help anyone experiencing the joys and occasional discomforts of pregnancy stay nourished and satisfied. Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook (Atria Books, September 27, 2016) by registered dietitians Stephanie Clarke and Willow Jarosh provides 125 tempting—and tested—recipes. Instead… Read More

Cheesy Chicken Fajitas

Looking for a quick and easy family meal? Here’s one for chicken fajitas from my book, Feed Your Family Right (John Wiley & Sons, Inc).  Cheesy Chicken Fajitas  This is one of my signature dishes that all my boys (including my husband) love. It’s so easy to prepare, with few… 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

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