Cacao Cashew Date Bars

Cacao Cashew Date Bars

There are times when I think I want to save time and just buy a darn box of energy bars to have around for a convenient snack. Then I go to the store and am quickly discouraged as I see the long ingredients lists, the loads of sugar, the high prices. In the same...

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Spring Pizza with Fresh Eggs and Asparagus

Spring Pizza with Fresh Eggs and Asparagus

Ingesting the vibrant new growth of spring gives life and energy, so I bring you one of my favorite spring recipes! This spring pizza incorporates all of the fresh, green flavors of this fleeting season. Spring onions, asparagus, peas, fresh eggs and pea shoots are...

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones

When spring begins where I live, it’s aptly referred to as “false spring,” because we know winter isn’t finished with us yet. So even though we’ve already seen some beautiful sunny, warm days, bright green shoots emerging from the earth and flowers blooming on the...

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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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Very Veggie Marinara

Very Veggie Marinara

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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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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