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11 Secrets to Lightening Up Your Holiday Dishes without Sacrificing Flavor (Tips from a Foodie Dietitian)

What does a dietitian eat during the holidays?  Well, many dietitians are foodies at heart- we love amazing food that makes your mouth water just describing it! A flavor punch, a combination of textures, a perfect bite that hits all the right places on your tongue- this is what get’s us excited and ready to embark on our next food experience.  But many Registered Dietitians, like myself, are also dedicated to sharing how to enjoy these fun and memorable food experiences with a side of moderation and balance…

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11 Healthy & Satisfying Snacks for the Family Road Trip

Snacks are a critical component of a healthy diet.  Allowing too long between meals invites cravings, impulse food decisions and can encourage us to eat quickly and too much when we do sit down for a meal.  However, the wrong type of snack can keep us munching on empty calories only to find we are still hungry.  When cooped up in the car for several hours, having some smart snacks ready for munching will help you avoid wrecking your nutrition plan before you even reach your destination…

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What to Do With All the Candy!?

While the ultimate candy holiday has passed, it has probably left you a sweet and horrible gift… a stash of way too many confectionary treats!  Maybe you were “the one” who gave out “healthier” treats this year, like my friend Josten Fish recommends in her article, 10 Halloween Treats That Aren’t Candy.  But even so, that doesn’t keep your kitchen candy free.  So, the dilemma presents… What to do with all the candy? 

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What’s Inflaming You? Should You Follow an Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plan?

Inflammation is a known risk factor for many types of chronic disease.  While not trendy or in vogue, inflammation deserves, if not needs to be discussed. According to the CDC, inflammation induced chronic diseases account for about 70% of deaths in the United States each year!  Poor diet, smoking, lack of exercise, environmental toxins and stress are just a few of the contributing factors of inflammation.  Research in the The Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology states that nutrition may be the most ‘influential’ of all the modifiable factors…

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