Easy Gluten-Free Guilt-Free Pizza?

You’re craving your favorite pizza but know you can’t really afford the carbohydrates as you’re watching your weight and health!  Here’s a solution to both your quandaries and it’s easier than you realize.  Not only are these simple pizzas healthy, gluten-free and easy but they can be made in less time that it takes to […]

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Affordable Healthy Eats

Whether we are scrolling through Facebook or flipping through health magazines, we are constantly bombarded with messages that hail organic foods as ones that will shield us from evil toxins. While it is true that organic foods have unique benefits such as fewer pesticides and preservatives, let’s face the facts – the price tag that […]

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New and Old Finds at the Natural Foods Expo West 2016

I continue to have a love/hate relationship with the Natural Foods Expo. Being the largest food show in the world with 350,000 square feet of exhibitor space, close to 3000 exhibitors and 100,000 attendees it is more than challenging to navigate the crowds not to mention having to arrive 2 hours before the doors open […]

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Groceryship Challenge: Feeding a Family of Four for 1 Week for under $100

Is it possible for a family on a strict budget to eat healthfully? Several weeks ago, one of my assignments as an RD intern was the task of designing a healthy and affordable menu to feed a family of four under $100 for one whole week for an organization known as Groceryships. The Groceryships Team […]

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Move over Whole Foods and Make Room for Delicious Orchards

While in New Jersey, I got the chance to go shopping at Delicious Orchards with my cousin Brennan who is just about to graduate from high school. It was like being at Disneyland for me, with the array of organic foods, delicacies and treats spaced strategically around the store. Upon entering, there was the usual display of […]

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Simply Soup

As we get into the cold and holiday season soup is always a favorite.  But is it really healthy? Many soups you eat at restaurants or as take-out at the grocery store contain broth which contains MSG, high levels of sodium and other additives and ingredients that are less than desirable. So how can one […]

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Setbacks on your Nutrition Program

As I was leaving the library yesterday I started thinking of what happens when we are stressed, panicked and revert to old patterns of behavior. Two years ago I made the decision to not buy books unless it was a reference book for the office that I would need to constantly refer to.  I decided […]

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Easy Omega 3’s: Wild Salmon in a Can

To be truthfully honest I was never a big fish lover.  I did not grow up eating fish as my Father would not eat it and my Mother would not make anything he would not eat.  I do believe we develop tastes based on what we were fed early in life.  However, over time we […]

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The Veggie Grill

A few months back this restaurant opened up near the office.  A few clients had asked me about it but I never had a chance to try it till today.  I asked our office staff to join me to get a flavor of their food and choices.  It was the perfect opportunity to have a […]

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What Can I Eat for Lunch?

I hear this question at least a few times a day from my clients.  We know what consists of breakfast and dinner foods but what are some healthy easy options for that in between meal? Since I was recently blogging for the SELF Eat Like Me column sharing my lunches for this week seemed apropos.  […]

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