Recipe Redux – Potato Rolls

Family Recipe for Potato Rolls with a healthy makeover

This month’s Recipe Redux theme, in honor of Thanksgiving, is a food memory for which we are thankful and then a healthy “redo” of that recipe. This was pretty easy for me to come up with an idea as one memory and food jumps out at me this time of year. My family has always made potato rolls […]

Butternut Squash and Kale Stuffed Shells

Butternut Squash and Kale Stuffed Shells

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.  There are many things to love about October such as pumpkins, leaves turning colors and pasta. Yes, pasta. After all, October […]

Facing Food Fears

Facing Food Fears

I am a consultant to various food and beverage companies, including the Corn Refiners Association, though all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Fear is persuasive, it sells. It seems everywhere we look there is another sensational headline warning consumers of the dangers of a particular food or ingredient. Food is an emotional and often passionate topic, and […]

Recipe Redux – Pumpkin Chai Waffles

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This month’s Recipe Redux theme is all about tea and using tea as an inspiration for healthy dishes. I just love Chai and created my own blend back in the winter when I made my Hot Chai Dark Chocolate Mix. Using tea as an inspiration, I whipped up this batch of Pumpkin Chai Waffles. Yes, […]

Is Fresh Produce Always Best?

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How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you eat each day? What about your children? It’s probably not surprising that according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables; and, there are a number of reasons why.  There is also a great deal […]

Share What’s Good: Family-Style Meals

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Disclaimer: This post is part of Welch’s Share What’s Good campaign, for which I was compensated. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   I am a big believer in the family gathering together around the dinner table often. I was fortunate to be raised in a family that put a big emphasis on the family eating […]

Raising Healthy Eaters Blog Carnival & Chat Roundup

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I wrote this post as a participant in the Eat, Play, Love blog carnival hosted by Meals Matter and Dairy Council of California to share ideas on positive and fun ways to teach children healthy eating habits. A list of other registered dietitians and moms who are participating in the carnival will be listed at […]

The Water Cooler: Overheard at the Gym

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I’ve been contemplating starting this series for a while now, and it is time to just dive in and do it! Often as we go about our daily lives, we overhear other people’s conversations. Sometimes it is funny, truthful, suspicious, scary or even downright outrageous. I will discuss the things that I overhear with regards […]