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Breakfast for a Week in Just Five Minutes

I love having oatmeal for breakfast, but I don’t love making oatmeal in the morning. Too much time on the stove, too much cleanup from the inevitable boil-over in the microwave. For the past several years I’ve been making oatmeal in the slow cooker overnight, but lately even that seemed like it took a lot […]

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Cauliflower Rice with Basil

Cauliflower “Rice” Taste Test

Bags of fresh and frozen cauliflower “rice,” cauliflower cut into rice-sized nuggets, are flying off the shelves at Trader Joe’s across the country. Some stores have a 2-bag per customer limit. For a vegetable! Be still my heart. Cauliflower comes in at about 25 calories per serving, versus white rice at 150. A big savings, […]

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rustic bean salad

New Habits and Game Changing Beans

Hello and Happy New Year! We are halfway through January and many of us have already left our New Year’s Resolutions behind. I help people make positive, healthy changes that last.  One thing I’ve learned over the years is that keeping resolutions is hard, but creating new habits can be easy. The trick is to […]

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Blood Pressure Making You Feel Old?

While my mind thinks I’m still 19, my arteries are not fooled and the blood pressure reading at my last check-up was inching above my usual 110 over 65. In fact, it was almost to the pre-hypertension stage, and it really threw me for a loop. High blood pressure is the #1 risk factor for […]

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Italian eggplant from my garden

Rise of the Eggplant (not the emoji kind)

I am usually grateful one of my husband’s favorite hobbies is growing new and interesting foods in our garden, like heirloom tomatoes and peppers. We found these great Italian eggplant seeds a few years ago, and the eggplants that grew were so cute, flavorful and delicious we couldn’t believe it. Last year we didn’t grow enough, […]

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girl with lollipop

Sugar, Sugar

Last year the average American ate 156 pounds of refined sugars. Just think about 31 of those 5-pound bags of sugar you buy for baking, and imagine eating it. That’s a lot of sugar, Sugar. That 156 pound number doesn’t include the natural sugars found in foods like fruit and yogurt,  which are fine. Its […]

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roast chicken

Chicken Fat

About 30 years ago research linked eating red meat to heart disease. So, we all started eating a lot more chicken. In 1960 the average adult ate 28 pounds of chicken a year; in 2015 that number had climbed to 90 pounds. Yes, the average American adult eats 90 pounds of chicken a year. That’s […]

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Trust Yourself

Trust Yourself! A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to speak at a retreat for breast cancer survivors. There are few groups more targeted by sellers of crazy health cures than women with breast cancer. As we were talking, one woman asked me if marinara sauce – the kind you put on pasta […]

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The #1 Thing

“So, what is the one thing someone like me, in their early 40s and getting high cholesterol, should do to change their diet and be healthier?” That was the question from a young father at a dinner party the other night. Its always the question when people find out that I am a nutritionist and […]

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brain maze

Five Second Rule

I am a natural procrastinator. I also keep my life very full, so this is not working out so well for me. For help I turned to a psychologist friend, who told me about the 5-second rule. Not the “food can stay on the floor for 5 seconds before it gets dirty” rule – which […]

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