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Recipe: The PRO Bowl (Protein & Probiotics Lunch Bowl)

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Happy Spring!  This month’s challenge for The Recipe Redux is “Spring Clean Your Fridge” in honor of the first day of spring.  I have a tendency to buy a lot of items in the grocery store with good intentions of using for recipe development.  Therefore I was thrilled with the recent challenge of ONLY using items currently available in my fridge and pantry.  I decided to give my usual lunch a makeover with a lunch bowl.  The lunchtime PRO Bowl is born!

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Grouper Pita Po' Boys

Grouper Pita Po’ Boys

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I received free samples of Toufayan Pita mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Toufayan Bakeries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

This past weekend Mr E and I went on a weekend getaway with some friends down to Clearwater, Florida to get some sun and watch Phillies spring training.  A Phillies win is always an highlight, but the real star of the trip was grouper. Local Gulf grouper was part of the meal no matter where we went to eat.  One of our favorite incarnations was Grouper Nuggets.  When I was given an opportunity by The Recipe Redux and Toufayan Bakeries to make a pita creation, I knew grouper nuggets had to be involved.

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day!

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Today the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. As the nation’s food and nutrition experts, registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) are committed to improving the health of their patients and community. Continue reading “Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day!”

Nutrition Month 2017

National Nutrition Month 2017 in NJ

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Nutrition Month 2017National Nutrition Month® officially kicks off TODAY!  All March long, we’ll be celebrating nutrition and healthy lifestyles.  Most importantly, we’ll be chatting how Registered Dietitian Nutritionists play a key role in helping you and your significant other have happy, healthy lifestyles together! Continue reading “National Nutrition Month 2017 in NJ”

sunflower tacos

Sunflower Tacos in Collard Leaves

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Let’s celebrate #TacoTuesday with a #MeatlessMonday theme on this #WellnessWednesday.  Today I’m unveiling my first official entry for The Recipe ReDux, a monthly recipe contest founded by fellow dietitians.  I’m stoked that the first contest is something already in steady dinnertime rotation: tacos!  Continue reading “Sunflower Tacos in Collard Leaves”

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Wooed by Food: Love at First Bite

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you have a Valentine to celebrate with, or close friends and family to share your love, make sure to tell someone you love them today.  Mr E and I have romantic plans of dinner at home since we’re not really into going out to overpriced dinners on sudo-holidays.  As I plan what to make for dinner, it reminds me of the first meal I made for Mr E back in our dating days that started 11 1/2 years ago (eep!).  I was not a dietitian at the time.  A “healthy” meal was less of a priority than a tasty meal. Especially because I wanted to hook my man! So I won him over with my specialty at the time: Chicken Parmesan with homemade sauce.  Obviously it worked! Continue reading “Wooed by Food: Love at First Bite”

wild blueberry

Wild Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

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By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

There’s snow outside my house right now and that means two things.  1) I’m officially in summer withdrawal and, 2) I miss enjoying fresh produce from my local farm market. In the winters I pretend I’m on a warm tropical island by enjoying frosty, fruity smoothies. Blueberries are the NJ state fruit, but I won’t be seeing a fresh Jersey berry till July.  Which is why I’m so excited to have discovered frozen Wild Blueberries! Continue reading “Wild Blueberry Muffin Smoothie”

Broccoli Cheddar Potato Cups

Mini Broccoli Cheddar Potato Cups

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By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Potatoes USA and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Today we’re talking about one of the most misunderstood vegetables at the market.  The one everyone associates as a “bad” food.  The guy everyone shames in favor of their supposedly superior orange cousin.  That’s right – today I’m going to be setting the record straight on the POTATO.
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heart health

Couples Heart Health: Two Hearts That Beat As One

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February brings is not only the month of love, but also brings awareness to the strongest muscle in our body: the heart.  Lots of emphasis is put on relationships this month with Valentine’s Day approaching.  But the most important relationship of all is to care for your heart and the heart health of your significant other as we celebrate American Heart Month this February. Continue reading “Couples Heart Health: Two Hearts That Beat As One”

Apple Chip Nachos

Apple Chip Nachos with Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce

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The other day I posted a Super Bowl Round-up of snack swaps, and while those salty, spicy, and savory tastebuds were satisfied, sweet was definitely lacking.  As someone with a sweet tooth, I felt this area needs to be fairly represented at any event.  And therein lies the inspiration for my latest recipe: Apple Chip Nachos with Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce. Continue reading “Apple Chip Nachos with Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce”