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
Jen Haugen’s new book, “The Mom’s Guide to a Nourishing Garden,” is now available through Amazon. Eric Johnson/

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
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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