Easy Ways to Create a Plant-Based Summer Menu

The calendar may not officially say “summer” but that summertime vibe is definitely here. Somehow summertime seems to be less scheduled than other months of the year. This lack of structure can unknowingly impact your eating plan. You may find … Continue reading

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Make Family Dinner Easy with a Slow Cooker and a Pan

Life can sure get hectic at times. If you’re a parent, then it may be even more hectic. Between work, grocery shopping, after school activities, and homework, evenings are often rushed and late. Getting dinner on the table should be … Continue reading

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Does the Non-GMO Label have any Impact on Your Health?

This post includes a link to a blog that was sponsored by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, but are expressions of my own. Throughout the course of my 30-year nutrition career, one thing has remained constant: nutrition misinformation. I’ve turned … Continue reading

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Fighting Obesity in the First 1000 Days

I attended an intriguing lecture about early feeding, sponsored by Nestle (Gerber baby products) but was not paid to write this post. As a mother of three, I believe whole-heartedly in the importance of early feeding, and Gerber supports research about … Continue reading

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Book Review: How a Family Garden Can Nourish Your Life

My colleague Jen Haugen is a mom first, a dietitian second. I certainly can relate to that. Since becoming a mother twenty two years ago, I have always noted “mom” as my primary role and identity. I may not be … Continue reading

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More Matters: Canned Veggies can be Easy Ways to Add More Veggies

You know that adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet should be a weekly goal. This dish is a variation of my coauthor and culinary dietitian Cindy Kleckner’s Southwest Corn with Chipotle Peppers, from DASH Diet For Dummies® (check out Toby … Continue reading

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Pasta Cici

Growing up Catholic with an Italian mother and grandmother, we went meatless on Fridays during Lent. Unlike many of our other Catholic counterparts who did fish fries, we usually at what my mother used to call “peasant food”. Meals such … Continue reading

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Food Safety Fact-Check: Storing and Cooking Beef

I will be blogging this month about how you can incorporate beef into your healthy diet. These posts are sponsored by the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative and the Pennsylvania Beef Council, but are expressions of my own. When designing a … Continue reading

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