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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holiday of the year. Family, fun, and FOOD! What’s not to love about that?! I try to keep the flavors of Thanksgiving dinner last for as long as possible, but of unfortunately next day turkey can be little dry. The ordinary turkey sandwich is boring. So, my one of… Continue reading »

Recording Now Available  Nutrition Decisions Webinar – MED Instead of MEDS for Better Health Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist, NC State University Can the Mediterranean Diet help prevent chronic diseases? What IS the Mediterranean Diet? Dr. Carolyn Dunn discussed benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and how to make simple swaps to your everyday meals. She… Continue reading »

I’ve seen stuffed pepper recipes all over and in all different forms the past few years. Italian stuffed peppers, taco stuffed peppers, chicken and pesto stuffed peppers– you name it. But for a weeknight meal, it seemed like one step too many for me. Why not just throw all those same ingredients in a bowl… Continue reading »

 Nutrition Decisions Webinar – MED Instead of MEDS for Better Health Putting Delicious Back on the Menu Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist, NC State University What is the Mediterranean Diet? How can it help me prevent chronic diseases? What are simple food swaps I can make? She will also announce the new… Continue reading »

There are no good foods or bad foods. You have no doubt heard this for years. I contend that there are bad foods. We all know there are foods that we should not eat or at least should not eat very often. Would that not constitute a bad food? Why can’t we say that a… Continue reading »

Happy Birthday, America! 4th of July Weekend is upon us, and that means cookouts, family, and celebrations. How do you continue to eat smart at a potluck? Or when there is an apple pie staring at you? Here are a few tips (and healthy 4th of July recipes!). Don’t go to the cookout, potluck, or… Continue reading »

Sometimes I get to the end of my workday and realize how little water I have drunk. I have good intentions, with bottled water in my office, beautiful water bottles, and even access to a water cooler – however, the pace of the day gets going and it just doesn’t always happen. Something I have tried… Continue reading »

Summer is here! That means lots of fabulous options at the farmers’ market with fresh fruits and vegetables galore. And blueberries. There is nothing quite like the sweet taste of fresh summer berries. And now I was in need of something to do with all these blueberries. You have probably heard, seen, or tasted the trendy… Continue reading »

As part of my work, I help develop nutrition content for our programs, most recently the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program.   Whenever I am developing sample menus for breakfast, I naturally include breakfast items that include the three components that are covered in the Start Smart lesson of this program:  whole grain, fruit,… Continue reading »

I have blogged before about the best bread – Trader Joe’s Sprouted Wheat. It was the best bread until a new formula appeared in their bread aisle. When I asked Joe why he changed his bread it had to do with warehouse being too far away from the producer, changing producers, original recipe proprietary to… Continue reading »