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Lauren O'Connor, MS, RDN

Lauren O'Connor, MS, RD, is owner and nutritional consultant for Nutri Savvy, a lifestyle program with an intuitive sensory approach to food. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Rainbow Ramen with Chili-Garlic Citrus Broth

Rainbow Ramen with Chili-Garlic Citrus Broth

Oodles of thin noodles with a medley of veggies and a tangy broth make this one-pot dish so satisfying.
Broccoli is Super!

Broccoli is Super!

It's the quintessential vegetable, and you probably either love it or hate it. But what you may not know is that broccoli is a nutritional star.
Dishing up a Heart-Healthy Pizza

Dishing up a Heart-Healthy Pizza

Wow! The Emile Henry Grilling/Baking Stone is one solid, heavyweight contender to my usual baking trays. To test out the Emile Henry Grilling/Baking Stone, I choose to make a pizza.
Baking Banana Bread With My Girls

Baking Banana Bread With My Girls

Letting kids help in the kitchen teaches measurement, counting and builds their coordination and fine motor skills.
Pumpkin Spiced Energy Bites

Pumpkin Spiced Energy Bites

Here is a simple, low-fat, low-in-sugar pumpkin spiced refrigerator "cookie" made from organic, whole food ingredients.
Homemade Granola With a Star Ingredient

Homemade Granola With a Star Ingredient

My star ingredient comes from a star-shaped seed pod of an evergreen tree grown in southwestern China and Japan. It's distinctive licorice taste adds a pleasant sweet flavor to food. Star anise is most commonly used in Asian dishes that have a more savory appeal.
Going Bananas for Frozen 'Nanas

Going Bananas for Frozen 'Nanas

As much as we love bananas in my family, we sometimes have more than we can consume. So when I get a bounty of ripe bananas, I turn to my freezer.
Two Little Cheers for Kiwi

Two Little Cheers for Kiwi

I was having some trouble deciding what to write about, so I looked for help at home — I asked my twin four-year-old girls. When I mentioned kiwi as a possible topic, their overwhelmingly excited response came to me in full stereo. "I want some!"