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Support Our Troops with #MilitaryMonFoodPhotos in May

I am an Air Force wife. Lord willingly, we are lifers. That’s military for 20+ years. My husband is also a dietitian like me, but he doesn’t practice anymore. That’s how we met. We were interns together in Lexington, KY. Fast forward to 2012 and today is actually our 7 year wedding anniversary. (Happy Anniversary, […]

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Healthy Shopper Series: Meet Jennie of Skinny Green

Why do people make the choices they do at the supermarket? What compels them to eat better? What confuses them the most when it comes to shopping healthier?  These are all questions the food industry try to answer and keep a thumb on. I like to take it a step further and meet real people […]

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Not My Mama’s Chocolate Pudding (Dairy Free)

It’s hard not to love chocolate. I love it even more now that a new study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed lower insulin levels and blood pressure readings with consumption of this flavonoid rich food. Dark chocolate is better known for its richer flavonoid content but this study used different varieties of […]

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Diabetes & Paula Deen: You Have To Meet Her At Sweet Tea

I was born and raised in the South. If it wasn’t for my husband’s military career, I would be there now. I ache for it. It’s in my blood and soul, just like SEC football (War Eagle!). I grew up in a small town south of Nashville. I grew up on my fair share of […]

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7 Healthy Holiday Gifts From Your Grocery Store

Christmas Eve is upon us, and there may be a few more gifts you need to buy.  You may even be unsure of what to purchase. What you may not have realized is your local grocery store is filled with wonderful gifts to give your loved ones and neighbors that encourage healthy habits.  What could […]

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Go Ahead, Eat The Christmas Cookie!

As a dietitian, I have done my share of encouraging people to stay on track during the holidays and avoiding weight gain. While I do find that some of those tips can be helpful, I also like to be realistic. It’s Christmas, right? Aren’t you getting the Christmas cards wishing you joy and warm wishes? […]

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Better Beans and Buns for the Fourth

Happy Fourth of July! Many families and friends will feast on hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad,  corn on the cob, and many other potluck delights.  Are you aware of what you are buying? Is it the best choice for your recipe or dish? Do you or any of your guests follow a gluten-free lifestyle? Let me help […]

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Healthy Snack Ideas for Your Road Trip

Summer time means vacation time. My family and I just got back from a week-long vacation to the beach. Since we drove with our little ones,  I had to be prepared for the inevitable snacking along the way.  Drive thrus and convenience stores maybe easier options, but I wanted to make sure we got some healthier options from the grocery store beforehand that aren’t too […]

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Try a New Burger This Memorial Day: Pacific Rim Chicken Burgers

  Pacific Rim Chicken Burgers with Ginger Mayo and Sweet Potato Fries The 45th National Chicken Council Cook-off was held in Baltimore, Maryland. Contestants from all 50 states congregated to cook their best chicken recipes. I was fortunate to be a part of the judging room committee. My mouth watered as I got to see all the […]

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5 Food Picks to Make Your Memorial Day Cookout Healthier

Dust off your grill, people. Grilling season has begun! Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of friend and family gatherings, meat sizzling, and drinks fizzing. I love every sound and smell that comes with a cookout. The food is always the main attraction so it better be good, and yes, it can also be healthier. […]

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