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Be Good to Your Heart on National Pistachio Day! February 2017

Be Good to Your Heart on National Pistachio Day!

Science shows that pistachios boast a healthy serving of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, and they also contain phytochemicals that serve as antioxidants and lutein to further protect your heart.

Help End Food Insecurity Among Our Veterans and Military Families November 2016

Help End Food Insecurity Among Our Veterans and Military Families

This Veterans Day, as we pause to honor the sacrifice of our active duty military, veterans, and their families, it is also important to recognize the struggles that come with the uncertainty of military life.

3 Veggie-Boosting Tips for "Meat at Every Meal" Men June 2016

3 Veggie-Boosting Tips for "Meat at Every Meal" Men

While it's true not every man feels the need to consume meat with every meal, in my own practice I find a lot of women who report having a hard time making a switch to a more plant-based diet due to resistance from their husbands.

What the U.S. Could Learn from England's Vegetarian Food Labels February 2016

What the U.S. Could Learn from England's Vegetarian Food Labels

We're all familiar with U.S. food labels, and they've come a long way in how they inform consumers. But, as a vegetarian and registered dietitian now living in England, I've seen how much more labels can do to educate consumers.

Grown-up Root Vegetable Latkes November 2015

Grown-up Root Vegetable Latkes

I also decided to take a break from my boxed latke tradition and give a new "grown-up" latkes a try, made with a variety of root vegetables and lightly fried to remind me of my own roots.

4 Tips for Healthier Choices When You're Moving October 2015

4 Tips for Healthier Choices When You're Moving

Moving isn't easy. Sticking to a healthy, well-balanced diet while moving is even harder. Trust me! As a registered dietitian and veteran of several international moves, I know what I'm talking about.

How Do You Celebrate Passover in Japan? April 2015

How Do You Celebrate Passover in Japan?

Jewish holidays can be tricky overseas, especially when you don't live near a Jewish community. And since I live in rural northern Japan, my options are limited.

Get Ready for National Kiwifruit Day December 2014

Get Ready for National Kiwifruit Day

I know many people think of kiwis as a summertime or tropical fruit. The good news is that they can be enjoyed year-round.

Japanese Apple Curry October 2014

Japanese Apple Curry

This dish is very hearty and satisfying, which is perfect days when the temperatures are getting lower.

Eggs for Lunch, Japanese-style September 2014

Eggs for Lunch, Japanese-style

These are super fun for kids, but can be easily enjoyed by adults, too.