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10 Tips to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables

Tired of mealtime battles about veggie intake? Learn how to get kids to eat vegetables and spend more time enjoying family meals! This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. How many times a day do you find yourself telling your kids to eat their veggies? For most parents I know it’s more often than they’d like!…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Glaze

Roasted Brussels sprouts are tossed with a sweet pomegranate maple glaze and topped with pomegranate seeds in this simple and delicious side dish perfect for the holiday season and beyond. This recipe originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian Magazine. I was compensated for writing the original article, “Brussels Sprouts: Little Cabbages with Big Flavor and Nutrition,”…

Menu Plan Monday: September 12, 2016

The kids finally go back to school (!), it’s Family Meals Month and Fruit & Veggie Month, plus this week’s Menu Plan Monday and Link Love. Guess what? My girls finally started school! I know, I know…this isn’t such exciting news for you, but after four weeks of them being home since camp ended, I am thrilled that they are…

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Pomegranate Ginger Dressing

Enjoy the versatility of winter root vegetables by taking them from side dish to main dish in this seasonal salad bursting with color, flavor, and nutrition! I was compensated for writing the original article and developing the recipe found in the January 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers on my blog. All…

Hearty Vegetable Lentil Chili

Warm up this winter with a bowl of hearty vegetable lentil chili that’s brimming with flavor and nutrition.  Pin the Recipe I was compensated for writing the original article and developing the recipe found in the November 2015 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers on my blog. All opinions are my…

Mediterranean Hummus Flatbread {Recipe ReDux}

Bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to the next tailgate party with this Mediterranean Hummus Flatbread brimming with flavor and nutrition.  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra Dipping Co. LLC, and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I received coupons for free product used in testing this recipe. I was not…

Improve your Health and Wellness in the New Year

Embrace the New Year by reflecting on the past and making small improvements to your health and wellness in the year ahead.  This post is sponsored by the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition. I was compensated for my time, but all opinions are my own.  A new year means time to reflect on the past and move…

Rosemary-Roasted Cauliflower with Raisins {Recipe}

Surely you’ve heard the advice to fill your plate with a rainbow of colors. After all, the different colors provide a variety of nutrients like beta-carotene in orange carrots, anthocyanins in blueberries, and lycopene in tomatoes. But what about white vegetables like cauliflower, mushrooms, garlic, and onions? (There aren’t really any white fruits that I can think of – can…

Roasted Garlicky Green Beans

Roasted Garlicky Green Beans are a crisp and delicious side dish – you’ll never look at green beans the same way again! | Pin the Recipe Before I had kids I was at an Italian restaurant for dinner and ordered “Burnt Green Beans.” I didn’t really know what it was when I ordered it, but the waiter said that they were just…

Wednesday Wonders: Fresh vs Frozen

Q: Is their a significant difference between fresh and frozen vegetables with regard to nutrition and vitamins and minerals? — Veggie Lover A: Great question Veggie Lover! It’s actually a common one I get asked. Fresh and frozen vegetables are both excellent choices for you. Fresh produce may have slightly more vitamins and minerals if eaten within hours of being…

Make It a Healthy Slice

Clients and friends often ask me what they can do about their love for pizza when trying to eat healthier. My answer, as for most foods, is “everything in moderation.” Pizza is actually a healthy choice — it has carbs, protein, and veggies — if you choose wisely. For the most Nutritioulicious™ pizza, follow these tips: Choose whole wheat crust…