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Food and nutrition blog

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!

AUGUST 2018 UPDATE: my latest blogs are on the Smart Mouth Nutrition site.

Salmon Caesar Salad w/ Parmesan Croutons

Salmon Caesar Salad w/ Parmesan Croutons

I received coupons for free samples of Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe, I am entering a recipe contest and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. As mentioned in yesterday’s post, I created

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No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Butterscotch Pie

No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Butterscotch Pie

I received coupons for free samples of Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. My kids love helping me cook and

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Trail Mix Quinoa Granola {nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free}

Trail Mix Quinoa Granola {nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free}

I love granola. Crunchy, slightly sweet and full of yummy ingredients… I happily eat it with milk, yogurt or by the handful. But, most store-bought granola cereals contain tree nuts, a no-no in our nut-free home. Since this month’s Recipe ReDux theme is all about a favorite pantry staple

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Hemp Seed Tabouli {Recipe ReDux}

Hemp Seed Tabouli {Recipe ReDux}

In one lonely corner of my pantry sits a blue basket filled with bags I pick up at expos or the market. You know, things like chia seeds, no-coffee “coffee,” random protein powders and hemp seed. I like hemp seed, it’s just not in my regular repertoire

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From Sticks & Slaw to Fish Tacos {Recipe ReDux}

From Sticks & Slaw to Fish Tacos {Recipe ReDux}

I find that double duty dinners are essential for this working mom of two young children. While I wish I could devote a whole day to cooking a whole week’s worth of meals over the weekend, this just isn’t going to happen any time soon. But, I

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March into a Healthier Lifestyle

March into a Healthier Lifestyle

March is National Nutrition Month®, an initiative started by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics to bring attention to the importance to two facets of a healthy lifestyle: getting the right amounts of nutritious foods and daily exercise. This year’s theme, Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle, emphasizes those two facets perfectly.

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Fruit & Pepita Chocolate Squares {Recipe ReDux}

Fruit & Pepita Chocolate Squares {Recipe ReDux}

Um, how you could not love this month’s Recipe ReDux challenge? Favorite Chocolate Matches Does your chocolate need a friend? This month’s posting will be after Valentine’s Day, so you may have a bit of extra chocolate around. What’s your favorite chocolate match? Be it traditional peanut

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Dining out with food allergies: A teaching moment

Dining out with food allergies: A teaching moment

Last night, I led a food allergies and nutrition workshop for newly-diagnosed families. With the exception of two families, all of the other families (moms, actually) were not newly diagnosed. Like all of us, they were still trying to find their way with some aspect of feeding

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Nut-free Kale & Basil Pesto {Recipe ReDux}

Nut-free Kale & Basil Pesto {Recipe ReDux}

This month’s Recipe ReDux challenge is “Grab a Book & Cook.” It’s the end of the year and we’ll take a moment to reflect: ReDux has been around for 42 months! To celebrate, we’re playing a little party game this month: Grab your nearest cookbook and ReDux

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{MyFoodFix} Top 5 Holiday Treats

{MyFoodFix} Top 5 Holiday Treats

There’s just no getting out of desserts this time of year. They are EVERYWHERE! In the spirit of tasty treats AND a desire to keep calorie intakes from going through the roof, I compiled a list of my NEW top 5 favorite nut-free and dairy-free holiday treats. Oh,

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