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Best Cookbooks

I’ve often mentioned “go-to” books or websites I use when I want recipes that are fast, easy, and guaranteed delicious.  Here is a list of all my favorite books, websites, chefs, etc.  Most of these are not exclusively gluten and dairy-free, but most do contain a large number of recipes that are.  And always remember […]

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Healthy Holiday Family Plan

The holidays are a joyous time, however they can also contribute to unhealthy eating habits. It begins in October with the Halloween candy and never-ending sweets, followed by the rich holiday comfort foods. Come January, we attempt to enforce a strict New Year’s resolution, which finally results in a mental and physical rebellion – a […]

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Nutritionist Approved Bars

As a Registered Dietitian, I usually recommend my clients eat real whole foods and small frequent meals throughout the day. Unfortunately this is not always possible. Most people resort to processed quick foods and tend to eat larger meals due to their busy schedules. Many clients ask me if bars are ok to use on […]

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Farmers’ Markets: Planning Ahead

As someone who likes to stay very organized, getting all my Farmers’ Market produce ready for the week is something I enjoy doing.  After getting my weekly batch of produce every Tuesday, I go straight home and get it ready for use whenever I need it throughout the week.  Some nutritional purists might scold me […]

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Healthiest Snacks

Healthy and Balanced Meal and Snack Ideas As a whole, most busy Americans do not have the time to eat properly. Our society gravitates toward convenience and processed foods. Most people do not have the time to shop for fresh food every few days and prepare meals and snacks from scratch. Also, most Americans skip […]

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School Lunch Standards

Improving school lunch programs is a popular topic these days and for good reason. Most public schools have given in to the big money maker companies and have scaled down food service costs by preparing fast processed foods. I asked a student what the typical lunch consists of and she said: fried nuggets, fried chips, […]

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What to Have for Lunch

Pack Your Lunch Tips and Ideas I am sure many parents are happy that school is back in session. However, that adds one more chore to our list:  Pack Lunch. For children and adults, packing a lunch and snacks is a crucial step for the ongoing pursuit of good health. Here are some tips and […]

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