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The Most Important Half of Your Plate

Dietitians often use the “Healthy Plate,”  combined with portion control, to help people plan healthy meals in order to help control their blood sugar, lower cholesterol and to lose weight.  The healthy plate is similar to the USDA’s “My Plate,” except that half of the plate is just vegetables, instead of fruits and vegetables.  The other half…… Continue reading The Most Important Half of Your Plate

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You’ll Never Guess What Vegetable is in this Delicious Cake!

This cake is dense and rich, but not dry, and it has half the fat and sugar of regular cake. The secret ingredient? Sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes have been my favorite vegetable for a long time, so years ago, when I found this Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake recipe in a Reader’s Digest magazine I had…… Continue reading You’ll Never Guess What Vegetable is in this Delicious Cake!

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Almond Poppyseed Muffins (gluten free)

Growing up, one of my favorite treats was my mom’s Almond Poppyseed Muffins. She would let me and my twin sister help her mix up the batter- butter, sugar, flour, sour cream, almond extract and poppyseed.  They would smell heavenly when they came out of the oven, and would be devoured as soon as they…… Continue reading Almond Poppyseed Muffins (gluten free)

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Breakfast Succotash

Hot Breakfast Succotash with corn, peppers, onions, bacon and spinach! Last Saturday, I really wanted a hot breakfast, but we were out of eggs! I remembered a wonderful dish my mom used to make with leftover corn sometimes during the summer, and decided to try making it with a few upgrades (i.e. more veggies!).  I…… Continue reading Breakfast Succotash

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Easy 5 Minute Crepes (gluten free)

I love this recipe because it’s simple, easy and doesn’t require any expensive baking mixes or hard to find flours. It takes 5 minutes to prepare and is nutritious and delicious! Serve topped with powdered sugar, cinnamon and fresh berries! Easy Gluten Free Crepes Recipe (Makes 3-4 large crepes) Crepe Ingredients: 2 oz Light Cream Cheese…… Continue reading Easy 5 Minute Crepes (gluten free)

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3 Tips to Make Any Recipe Healthier

As a dietitian, it pains me just a little bit to ever follow a recipe completely, without trying to make it healthier with a few tweaks. Here are a couple tips and tricks I do on a regular basis to make recipes a little bit healthier. Tip: Use a blend of half whole wheat and half…… Continue reading 3 Tips to Make Any Recipe Healthier