Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

Farmer’s Market Pasta Salad with Lemon-Herb Buttermilk Dressing

This delicious pasta salad is full of the first vegetables of the season – a perfect way to savor the flavor of eating right, during National Nutrition Month, and all year long.

Ask anyone why they eat the things they do, and I’ll bet you the number one answer will be “because it tastes good.”  Maybe you’ll get an occasional “because it’s good for me”, but more than likely it’s all about taste.  And it should be!  Good food tastes good.

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7 Grab ‘n Go Breakfast Recipes

Let’s get our breakfast on starting this week people! March is National Nutrition Month, and this year, the theme is Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle. Lots of research shows that breakfast eaters tend to have better eating habits throughout the day, and an easier time maintaining a healthy weight, so, how ‘bout we start the month by biting into some good-for-you breakfast ideas?

We all know making it is the hardest part about breakfast. So get out your grocery list and work on your plan-ahead skills. Most of these high-energy recipes are easy enough to throw together at night, so breakfast is ready to grab and go when you are. Continue Reading..

Cook it Yourself and Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

Fun fact(s).  March is National Nutrition Month.  And today, March 12, 2014, is Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist day.  I wonder how many other professionals get their own day?   So today, especially, I want to give a shout out to all of my fabulous registered dietitian colleagues for the fabulous work they/we all do educating and inspiring individuals to eat healthier and enjoy real food more.

By the way, in case you wondered, registered dietitians (RDs) work hard for those credentials.  We’re required to have many years of education, sit for a national exam, and then complete ongoing continuing education requirements to maintain our registration and license.  So yeah, I guess we all deserve our day!  Continue Reading..

National Nutrition Month 2013 – Eat right, Your Way, Every Day

I’m betting you didn’t know this, but March is National Nutrition Month, and today is Registered Dietitian Day.  The message from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is this:  there is no right or wrong, one-size-fits- all diet.  Instead, starting right now, everyone is encouraged to stop stressing about food rules, good vs bad foods, and feeling like eating healthy means giving up your favorite foods. Continue Reading..

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