May 19

Serving Up Some Love For Canned Salmon

To say canned salmon is underappreciated would be an understatement! As a registered dietitian, I recommend many types of canned foods as affordable and convenient options for my clients and my family ….and it appears I’m not alone. A recent survey found that nearly 90% of RDs rate canned foods as an important tool to help their clients eat healthfully. I’ve partnered with Cans Get You Cooking in this post…

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May 13

Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas

Celebrate happy hour and World Cocktail Day with this gorgeous and seasonal drink. Make the rhubarb syrup ahead and keep chilled in the refrigerator. You can also make a large batch in a pitcher to serve to a crowd.Strawberry Rhubarb MargaritasMakes 1 cocktail1 tablespoon fresh cilantroDiced strawberriesIceRhubarb Syrup1.5 ounces silver tequila1 ounce Triple SecBlood Orange or Lemon Soda (San Pelligrino recommended)Fresh lime juiceSalt rimmed glassLime wedges for servingPlace cilantro and…

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May 10

Ready in Minutes: Baked Sweet Potato Chips

A healthy and fast dinner side dish that everyone will love. Serves: 4 3 large sweet potatoes, unpeeled Olive oil Sea salt Slice sweet potatoes very thin (a hand-held mandoline slicer works perfectly). Place on a baking sheet, brush with olive oil and season with salt. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until crispy and golden. Calories: 114; Total Fat: 4g; Carbohydrates: 20g; Protein: 2g

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May 02

The Beauty of Radishes

 Radishes are my springtime obsession, they’re high in vitamin C and also offer calcium and potassium for healthy bones and muscles. Some folks shy away from these root veggies because they’re stumped on ways to use them beyond salads. Here are two of my favorite recipes. Mango-Radish Salsa 3 mangoes, peeled and diced5-7 large red radishes, cut in half½ red onion, roughly chopped1 jalapeño pepper, choppedJuice of one lime 1…

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Apr 22

Butcher Box and Grass Fed Meatballs

I’ve recently partnered with ButcherBox. To learn more and order grass fed beef to your door – click here.  One of my favorite quick and easy weeknight dinners are these grass fed meatballs.   Grass Fed Meatballs There’s no denying that grass fed beef tastes better! These simple meatballs are baked so there’s less grease and the natural flavors of the meat shine though. 1 pound grass fed ground beef1…

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Apr 13

Mango-Chive Pretzel Bites

It is prime season for juicy mangos and fresh perennial herbs are just beginning pop up in my garden beds. Springtime was the inspiration for these pretzel bites – make a batch for a holiday brunch or family movie night. This recipe makes plenty– you can’t eat just one.The entire recipe comes together in about 2 hours, which includes an hour for the dough to rise. The dough also freezes…

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Apr 06

Black Pepper Drop Biscuits

I always have a small amount of buttermilk lying around after making a batch of  pancakes. These biscuits come together in minutes (no rolling out sticky dough!) and are perfect for breakfast sandwiches or as side to soup or chili. They only have 100 calories each! Makes 8 biscuits1 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced1/2 cup low fat…

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Mar 27

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Mix up this oatmeal in the crock-pot before bed and wake up to a hot breakfast.Serves: 41 cup steel cut oats4 cups water¼ teaspoon kosher salt½ cup dried cranberries½ cup chopped dried apricotsCinnamon-sugarEquipment: slow-cookerCombine ingredients in a slow-cooker and stir. Set to low and cook for 8 hours. Serve topped with cinnamon-sugar.Nutrition Information Per Serving Calories: 225Total Fat:  3 gramsSaturated Fat:  1 gramCarbohydrate:  46 gramsFiber: 6 gramsProtein:  5 gramsSodium: 81…

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Mar 21

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Pizza Pockets

These pizza pockets are always a crown pleaser! Experiment with different fillings and get the kiddos in the kitchen to help with the prep work. Try a veggie version for Meatless Monday.Yield: Makes 8 pockets 12 ounces pizza dough1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese½ cup shredded provolone cheese2 cups steamed chopped vegetables (such as broccoli, kale, mushrooms, bell peppers) 2 tablespoons olive oilLight ranch dressing and marinara sauce, for…

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Mar 14

Spring Cleaning For Your Diet – Dessert Included!

Spring is the perfect time to evaluate your diet and make small changes that can have a big impact on your family’s health. In this sponsored post find 3 easy tips you can start doing today, plus a healthier spin on a classic dessert. Tip 1: Go LocalAs the temperature increases so do the number of local farmers’ markets opening near you. Get out and enjoy what local farms have…

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