Build-Your-Own Burrito Bowls

Build-Your-Own Burrito Bowls

A family favorite in our house is the Build-Your-Own Burrito Bowl. It’s a great way for everyone to create a meal they love! This month’s Recipe Redux challenge is to create a recipe using at least three items “that are actually in your refrigerator or pantry right...

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Why I Love Canned Tomatoes

Why I Love Canned Tomatoes

We use a variety of canned tomato products on a regular basis—tomato paste, strained tomatoes, tomato sauce, whole peeled tomatoes, diced tomatoes, you name it. They are convenient and nutritious. Cooked tomato products contain higher levels of lycopene, which is a...

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Baked Tamale Bites

Baked Tamale Bites

Every year I watch the Oscars. I love going to the movies, but I also love to watch them in the comfort of my home. So as the award show dazzles through the night, I diligently make a list of all the good movies I missed in the theater so I can enjoy them later. I...

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High Protein Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

High Protein Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Cocoa beverages have been enjoyed for thousands of years, having originated in South America. It is still enjoyed today and is, indeed, an elixir. Rich in flavanols--powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties--cocoa is known to support the health of the...

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Easy Beet Smoothie

Easy Beet Smoothie

Some of you may have tried my Beet the System Smoothie. If you have pile of raw beets and a bunch of oranges lying around and you want to practice your orange-supreming skills, then it’s the recipe for you! But if there are times when you’re so busy you can’t think,...

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Peanut Power Balls

Peanut Power Balls

I’m a new member of Recipe Redux, a recipe challenge group founded by dietitians that is centered on food that is both delicious and nutritious. I admire the RDs that created the group—Regan Jones of Healthy Aperture and Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly of Teaspoon...

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A Week of Hot Lunches to Pack for School

A Week of Hot Lunches to Pack for School

When it’s cold outside you’ll want to have a handful of hot lunch ideas to keep your kids cozy at school. Here you will find a week’s worth of ideas, and they’re not all soup! Of course, the easiest thing to do is just pack those dinner leftovers. But if you want to...

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DIY Cinnamon Spice Instant Oatmeal Recipe

DIY Cinnamon Spice Instant Oatmeal Recipe

When I was a kid I LOVED instant oatmeal—it was sweet and delicious. As a mom and dietitian I still love oatmeal—it’s healthy, pretty quick and my kids love it! While camping last summer, we opted for the packets of instant oatmeal for a quick, easy breakfast. I was...

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Diabetes–Could It Be You?

Diabetes–Could It Be You?

November is Diabetes Awareness month. Almost everyone knows somebody with diabetes. 30.3 million people in the US have diabetes and almost 25% of those people are undiagnosed. It is estimated that a third of the U.S. population has prediabetes, a metabolic disorder...

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Peace Popcorn

Peace Popcorn

This popcorn is one of my family’s all-time favorite snacks. It harkens from my flowing skirt and vegan Birkenstock days. I don’t know how it came into my life, but I’m sure glad it did! It. Is. So. Good. If the ingredient list looks like a science experiment to you,...

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Hi! I’m Laura, dietitian and mom to two sweet, rowdy kids. I love food and nutrition! My passion is helping families celebrate balance, health and happiness in the kitchen, at the table and in life.

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