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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.

52 Moms Talk Food: Heidi in Lindstrom, Minnesota

52 Moms Talk Food: Heidi in Lindstrom, Minnesota

Getting kids to eat takes creativity, patience and, sometimes, a bit of luck. 52 Moms Talk Food is my exploration of how inspiring moms make it happen. It’s been a little while since I’ve updated my 52 Moms Talk Food series, but I am so excited to post

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Another month, another pie: Cinnamon Apple Pie

Another month, another pie: Cinnamon Apple Pie

It’s December. Another month of parties, which means another month of desserts. I’m not a huge pie person. (I’m more of a decadent brownie or chocolate chip cookie gal.) But, my husband and kiddos love pie… and cinnamon. So, I made this apple pie big on cinnamon

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Say Goodbye, Pecan Pie {Recipe ReDux}

Say Goodbye, Pecan Pie {Recipe ReDux}

A lot of stuffing, a little green bean casserole and small slivers of both pumpkin pie and pecan pie. To me, those foods used to equal a delicious Thanksgiving. But this year? It’s goodbye, pecan pie. Since we found out my toddler has a tree nut allergy in

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Food: It’s the Whole Package that Counts

Food: It’s the Whole Package that Counts

Communicating the benefits of a food: Seems like it would be simple. You can talk about the nutrients in the food or describe the specific roles that those nutrients play in your body or, as is usually the case, both. But, it’s rarely as easy as this.

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Paprika Chickpeas & Kale {Recipe ReDux}

Paprika Chickpeas & Kale {Recipe ReDux}

Ahhh, those spices and herbs that lurk in the back of the spice rack or pantry. They’ve been there for… well, you’re not sure how long. But, you know  what I’m talking about… those jars, bottles or even baggies you bought for a specific recipe or received

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Food Allergy-Friendly Lunches

This weekend, I presented a lunchbox-building workshop at Whole Foods in Winston-Salem. The workshop was hosted by Food Allergy Families of the Triad, and I had the opportunity to share food allergen-friendly lunch ideas and recipes with parents and their children. If you’re the parent of a child

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Confetti Pasta & Tuna Salad

Confetti Pasta & Tuna Salad

October is here. The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling and my favorite foods are making more of an appearance. Soups, roasted veggies, baked fruits and pasta. While pasta goes well with every season, the cooler weather invites a pot of boiling pasta water. Perhaps, it’s no coincidence that October is

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52 Moms Talk Food: Michele in Winter Park, FL

Getting kids to eat takes creativity, patience and, sometimes, a bit of luck. 52 Moms Talk Food is my exploration of how inspiring moms make it happen. Michele and her husband currently live in Winter Park, FL, with their 9-year-old son. Michele is a fellow registered dietitian and

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Chocolate-Cherry Granola Bars {Recipe Redux}

Chocolate-Cherry Granola Bars {Recipe Redux}

Bars are popular in our house. The kids would eat them every day, if they could. But, there are a lot of inherent problems with bars… they tend to contain a lot of added sugars, few whole grains or–worst of all (for us)–nuts (to which my daughter

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Healthy Beach & Pool Snacks {MyFoodFix}

There’s still over a month of summer left, so now is NOT the time to undo those healthy summer habits you’ve created! This week on Fox8 WGHP’s monthly segment, I talked about healthy snacking at the beach and pool. When summer time is ticking and the water

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