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I am passionate about nutrition and food, and I love to create easy, healthy recipes that families can enjoy together. I use this food and nutrition blog to share my creations, including new spins on beloved, old recipes, and options for people managing food allergy symptoms.

I also closely follow the latest nutrition guidelines, and I’m sometimes called on to comment at USDA and FDA meetings. So here you’ll find my perspectives on nutrition policy, too.

Easy, healthy recipes… No-nonsense tips… Dish about the latest nutrition guidelines…

That’s what this nutrition blog is all about. Let me know what grabs you!

Staying Hydrated + Ways to Perk Up Your Water

Staying Hydrated + Ways to Perk Up Your Water

The temperatures are heating up outside, which likely means more grilling, more outdoor play AND more fluid intake. At least, rising temps should inspire you to drink up. Hot temperatures may make you more vulnerable to dehydration. Beat the heat this summer by drinking up to help you stay hydrated.And,

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My Mediterranean Diet Month + #MindfulMondays

Hard to believe that May is over! My youngest is finishing her last week of Pre-K this week, and then I’ll no longer have a preschooler in my home. It’s wonderful and bittersweet, all at the same time. And, now that May is over… it’s time to recap my Mediterranean

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Strawberry-Picking + Strawberry-Orange “Soda” {Recipe ReDux}

Strawberry-Picking + Strawberry-Orange “Soda” {Recipe ReDux}

For the past four years, I have loved being a chaperone for my kids’ preschool strawberry-picking trip in May. The first two years I went with my son’s class, and the past two years I have accompanied my daughter’s class. Since my daughter (my youngest!) starts the

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Food Allergy Week + Nut-free Kale Pesto

Food Allergy Week + Nut-free Kale Pesto

This week is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Food Allergy Awareness Week was created by Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FARE) in 1998 to help increase awareness of the prevalence and severity of food allergies and to help foster safe and respectful environments for those with food allergies.

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Debunking Sugar Myths + Review of Mediterranean Diet, Week 1

Debunking Sugar Myths + Review of Mediterranean Diet, Week 1

SUGAR. Lately, I’ve seen the word “sugar” coupled with the following words: toxic, evil, addictive, disease-causing, obesity-causing, hormone disrupter. The list could go on. Simply put, this sweet 5-letter word has become vilified. Many clients I see have an intense love-hate relationship with sugar… they love it—crave

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Mediterranean Month: Beet & Garbanzo Salad

Mediterranean Month: Beet & Garbanzo Salad

This vegetarian salad packs a protein punch, thanks to the chickpeas, walnuts and feta. My two favorite tricks for this fuss-free salad? Use already-cooked beets and roast in conventional or standard oven. And, forget dressing. Just drizzle olive oil and coarse salt on salad, toss to coat and

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Mediterranean Tips + Pasta w/ Roasted Salmon, Tomatoes and Olives {Recipe}

Mediterranean Tips + Pasta w/ Roasted Salmon, Tomatoes and Olives {Recipe}

Wow. Talk about a banner day here in North Carolina. Even though I’m inside working, just looking outside at the bright, gorgeous day makes me happy. And, the sky is so blue it could almost look like a Mediterranean blue. Speaking of Mediterranean blue, it’s Day 3 of Mediterranean

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Mediterranean Month: What to Eat + Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich {Recipe}

Mediterranean Month: What to Eat + Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich {Recipe}

Two days of eating the Mediterranean way down. I was planning to post my tentative meal plan for the week today, but (in its normal fashion) the day escaped me. So, here’s what was on my Mediterranean eating plan yesterday and today. Plus, a recipe from yesterday’s lunch, which was

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Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich {Recipe}

Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich {Recipe}

This vegetarian sandwich comes together in about 15 minutes and makes a tasty and power packed lunch. If making the night before, store components individually and then assemble before eating. Rich in folate, potassium, dietary fiber, protein and vitamins C and K, this sandwich will please even

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Mediterranean May: A Month of Eating Real Foods

Mediterranean May: A Month of Eating Real Foods

Recently, I have been thinking that I need to clean up my diet… not much, just a little tweaking here and there. Just enough tweaking to clean up a few skin issues (hello, mid-life!) and drop a few pounds that have stuck around since baby #2 (who is

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