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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Making the Most of Your Food Budget with 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. The great thing … Continue reading

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Bold and Beefy

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. While the DASH … Continue reading

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The Power of Protein

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

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Add More Flavor and Variety to Meatless Meals

I’ll probably make a beef filet with lobster tails for cozy Valentine’s day dinner at home. But I also like to include a meatless meal once a week. Whether it’s pasta with beans or a vegetable rice dish, vegetarian meals aren’t … Continue reading

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Mix Up Some Fun and Fiber

General Mills recently sent me a gift with all of the fixings for a festive snack mix for the holidays. The recipe was developed by Rebecca from Foodie with Family and uses Cheerios® cereal, yogurt, honey, pistachios, yogurt covered pretzels, and … Continue reading

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