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Sriracha Black Bean Burgers

What better way to add variety than to change up the spices we use? These protein and fiber-rich Sriracha Black Bean Burgers are full of flavor from green onions, sweet bell peppers, crunchy water chestnuts, and a mix of spices.

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Are You a Nutrition Expert? Brand Yourself as One!

As registered dietitians, we should be seen as the go-to resource for nutrition information. Unfortunately, misinformation about diet and food runs rampant. Here’s what you can do make yourself visible as a nutrition expert.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Eating Frozen Foods

As much as we’d all love to serve our families from-scratch meals seven days a week, life happens and that isn’t always possible. So what can you do? By utilizing frozen foods, you can make quick, convenient and easy dinners at home.

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Pomegranate-Kale Salad with Goat Cheese

Pomegranates are a great source of vitamin C, which helps enhance our immune systems. Do you think it’s a coincidence that pomegranates come into season just as the cold and flu season begins? I think Mother Nature knows a thing or two about what our bodies naturally need.

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Top Travel Foods for Your Beach Bag, Backpack or Briefcase

Lots of travel foods satisfy your hunger and taste great. Not so many provide sound nutrition. Power your body with foods packed with protein, fiber and whole-grain carbs but low in added sugars.

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Warm and Sweet Lentil Skillet with Roasted Cauliflower

Lentils aren’t showy on their own, but can be a nice base for adding other flavors. The result can be smooth, thick, creamy, chewy or al dente. Here’s an easy one-pot meal recipe that’s sure to warm you up.

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My Cure for America's Food Paradox

There is a paradox in America: Never before has there been such an interest in food and eating healthy, but never before has America been so overweight. So, the message I have for America is simple.

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10 Facts to Make You Rethink Eating Disorders

The theme of 2015's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is, "I had no idea." There is so little clarity on the topic, and this lack of clarify allows myths live on, not only in the general public but also in the hearts and minds of doctors, nurses, therapists and dietitians.

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5 Dietetic Internship Tips for Students with Low GPAs

It's the advice every dietetic student has heard: "Maintain your GPA." However, for some students (myself included) life happens and things don’t always go to plan. Having a less-than-stellar GPA can discourage the most competitive of candidates. However, don’t give up faith!

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How What You Eat Can Help — or Hurt — Your Skin

Nutrition is a critical component in maintaining skin health. In fact, nutritional deficiencies are often observed first as skin problems. Explore how certain nutrients can improve or harm your skin's appearance and health.

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Ringing in Têt, the Vietnamese New Year

Têt — the Vietnamese New Year, which falls on January 19 in 2015 — is one of my favorite holidays. It brings back such good memories from when I was a kid. I remember my grandma working for days to prepare all the traditional New Year's treats.

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How to Keep Greens Alluring

If you vowed to take charge of your health in 2015 by eating more greens, here are some yummy ways to keep those salads that you promised to eat interesting, vibrant and alluring.

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6 Tips for Staying Active on Cold Days

It’s easy to let winter exercise slide away like a sled down an icy slope. But the benefits of staying physically active, even when it’s cold out, are numerous.

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Dark Chocolate Almond Macaroons

Many studies have touted the health benefits of chocolate. Unfortunately, many chocolate treats have large amounts of sugar, saturated fat and sodium, which can quickly turn a sweet treat into a calorie-laden nightmare. This recipe is different.

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Lobster and Tarragon Risotto: A Special Valentine's Day Dinner at Home

Making a special dinner at home is a great way to spend some more meaningful time with your beloved this Valentine's Day. It makes for great memories, and to top it off, you will also save money and avoid the restaurant crowds!

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Allergy-Friendly Vegan Chocolates

I wanted to make my own chocolates — but I seemed hell-bent on finding every way there was to fail at it. But these babies? They're pretty marvelous, if I do say so myself.

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Healthy Treats for Classroom Valentine's Day Parties

Valentine's Day is known for its bright heart red and passionate pink colors, but remember that some foods achieve these festive colors without any coloring. Here are a few ideas to make your Valentine's Day party healthy!

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A Valentine for Every Diet

Here are some of my tips for those looking to enjoy Valentine's Day while eating healthy or accommodating a food allergy or sensitivity.

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Why Movement Matters as You Age

One of the hardest things to do as you age is to keep active. It does not take much to ruin a perfect exercise schedule, and then one day it is easier to put it off to the weekend.

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4 Winter Grocery Shopping Tips

Once winter weather hits, even going outside to rescue the morning paper can feel like a dangerous Arctic expedition. Minimize your number of grocery trips this winter while maximizing the amount of healthy food you bring home.

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Healthy German Apple Cake — Just Add Bananas

This cake is much healthier than typical German apple cake recipes because. I like to serve it on cool evenings with a hot cup of tea — or even as a surprise for Saturday breakfast.

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One Big Fat Debate

You have probably seen a few headlines in the news recently about saturated fat. It seems that now research studies are finding out that it’s not so bad for us after all…or is it? Let’s get the facts straight.

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