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How to make a Mushroom Spinach Frittata

Mushroom Spinach Frittata is a go-to for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Use what you have on hand for this frittata recipe. On behalf of every egg that ever was, I’m sorry. The ins and outs of eggs. One year eggs are in. One year eggs are out. It’s enough to scramble your brain! Egg nutrition and calories in an egg They’re in now and for good reason. For the money, these little packages are nutrient-packed. …

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Snacks for Happy Hour video

Finally! It’s Friday. Do you have a FAC? I have some ideas for you. People always want to know what a dietitian would serve. Here are foods to LiveBest… even at Happy Hour. Check out my video! [youtube id=”aw3en7aS35g”] What are you serving at your Friday Afternoon Club?

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What I served to my book group: Blue Cheese Chive Dip

Blue Cheese Dip goes with apples, crackers, pears, and dried apricots. I love sweet and salty combos and this dip recipe is one of my favorites! The book was good, so I spent the weekend reading. Guess I should have been cooking. I was supposed to bring something to my book group. Oops! Book Club snack I didn’t have time to run to the store so started a search. The snow had finally melted and I …

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How to make Texas Chile, delicious comfort food

Slow cooked, richly flavored Texas Chili recipe is great for entertaining. Lean chunks of tender beef and flavorful sauce, a beef chili that’s comfort food! Winter comfort food As winter hangs on I’m rallying with comfort food. I mean, when you’ve had a recipe for more than 35 years, isn’t that the definition of comfort? Or is comfort food something that simmers and sends yummy aromas wafting through the house? Comfort food seems to taste better when …

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A super simple healthy Brussels Sprout Slaw

Brussel Sprouts Slaw is a super simple salad that even those who aren’t crazy about Brussel Sprouts like! It’s an easy coleslaw recipe. Did you know most of us turn right when we enter a grocery store? It’s true many stores are designed that way. Without even thinking, we’re heading to a gold mine…directly into the produce department. Green vegetables mean go Green means go. So don’t hesitate to push your cart toward the green …

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How to make my favorite healthy Berry Banana Smoothie

A berry banana smoothie is how I start most weekends. Filled with foods that deliver health-boosting benefits, I’m happy to share my favorite healthy smoothie recipe with with you! A glass of liquid crimson. A glass of goodness. Tart, cold, sweet, fresh…can’t you just taste it? This is my glass of happiness because it means Hello, WEEKEND! It puts pizzazz in my morning. Even more, this smoothie helps me close the gap on eating fiber, protein and …

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This easy Dijon Vinaigrette is always in my fridge

Easy, flavorful and economical, I make vinaigrette regularly. Though it’s a salad dressing, I brush it on baked fish and drizzle it over roasted vegetables. Easy, fresh, flavorful and economical, a vinaigrette is a staple in my refrigerator. Even though it’s a salad dressing, I brush it on baked fish and drizzle it over roasted vegetables. In this Chopped Asian Salad, I tweaked the recipe to make a peanut ginger dressing. Read on to see …

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How to make my favorite White Bean Dip

White Bean Dip, a quick and easy dip for fresh vegetables and whole-grain crackers.  Bean dip sounds so ho-hum, but… beans are one of the most high-octane foods you can dip your pepper strips! The fiber in beans helps keep the munchies away. After eating them you feel full longer because the fiber slows the emptying of your stomach. Find some cute dip bowls on Etsy. Beans I ❤️ the health benefits. With 8 grams …

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How to make an easy good for you Peruvian Quinoa Soup

Peruvian Quinoa Soup. Quinoa, vegetables and a little spice make this humble soup PERFECT comfort food that’s healthy and good!  I hiked the Inca Trail. I explored Macchu Pichu. I toured Lima, but I had to go to the remote Taquile island on Lake Titicaca to eat this delicious soup. Julia Child said you don’t have to cook a masterpiece, just use good ingredients. Peruvian Quinoa Soup is just that. The Peruvians have been using good ingredients for …

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How to make Apricot Ginger Biscotti an easy better-for-you cookie

A few of my favorite things…apricots, ginger, walnuts. Folded together in a crunchy Apricot Ginger Biscotti, this biscotti recipe travels well so are good to send or take along as a snack!  When I travel, I always pack snacks. I never know when hunger will strike, or the flight delayed, or the road too long. Though it’s usually not when you have enough time during a layover. It’s when time is tight or choices are mediocre. I’m Girl …