Healthy Gluten-Free Wild Rice Veggie Stuffing

Thanksgiving is almost upon us.  You may be wondering how you are going to eat healthfully and stay on track for the beginning of the holiday season so you’re not having regrets on January 1st.  Although only one day – having a plethora of carbs and carb leftovers can substantially increase insulin resistance.  Therefore, mindful planning how you […]

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The TurKEYS to a successful Thanksgiving

As much as we would like to forget the caloric intake of this holiday, let’s grasp the reality of it all. The average Thanksgiving meal contains 4500 calories and 229 grams of fat. This is not including the days leading up to or the days grazing on tasty leftovers after turkey day is long gone. […]

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Gratitude and Thankfulness Help Depression, Sleep and Life Satisfaction

This year seems to have flown by and with Thanksgiving upon us, the focus can be just on family and food with the latest newest recipe to try. With the aromas of yummy recipes and business of life, how do we slow down long enough to realize all the good that we have? With my […]

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bars

Since it’s almost Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie gets old, why not try something new?  Something that has the great taste we love, but in a way that changes up the texture and makes it healthy at the same time. Jeffrey and I wanted to create a pumpkin bar that simulated a combination of a cookie […]

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Giving Thanks

I have much to be thankful for this year – a career that I love, a new office I’m moving into in 2 weeks, a great husband and happy puppy who drives me crazy. I am privileged to help others with their health issues, and put the pieces of puzzles together for others on how […]

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Giving Gratitude

One of the things I love about Thanksgiving is almost all cultures in America celebrate it – whether you are Christian, Jewish, or other this is one holiday we can all embrace and celebrate our blessings. This morning as I was leaving the gym and driving along the ocean before going home I realized how […]

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Healthy Provencal Green Beans

Here’s a healthy tasty version of green beans that is great for an everyday dinner but works well to impress company. Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 1 pound Green Beans, trimmed 5 -10 cloves of garlic, peeled and trimmed 2 cups heirloom, grape or cherry tomatoes 1 large shallot, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 […]

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Giving Thanks After Thanksgiving

Many of you have heard me talk about the Hunger Scale and avoiding a “10” or Thanksgiving Full when eating.  Most laugh when we discuss it but feeling the fullness after the meal is no laughing matter and can start the season of over eating. What are 4 helps for getting through the holiday season […]

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Pumpkin Rocks

With the upcoming Halloween holiday a few R.D.’s on twitter asked for pumpkin recipes for their upcoming radio shows and I submitted the Pumpkin Custard from A Recipe for Life.  Since it is my own recipe I thought a pumpkin blog apropos for this week. Canned pumpkin is actually an underused food.  One of my […]

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Healthy Snacks for Diabetic Children

Understanding diabetes is the first step in planning healthy snacks for diabetic children. There are 2 types of diabetes that children can be diagnosed with – type I and type 2. With type I the child’s pancreas stops producing insulin usually due to a combination of genetic and environmental issues. With type 2 the child […]

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