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Fennel, Strawberry and Pistachio Salad

Crunchy, sweet, tangy and fresh, this light dish is the ultimate summer side. Bring it to your next outdoor party or picnic.

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Take Better Food Photos with Your Smartphone

Want to build the personal brand of your dreams? Think visually! Gorgeous, quality food photos are a game-changer, and you can do it all with your smartphone.

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Black-Eyed Peas Deserve Year-Round Attention

Not only are black-eyed peas a nutrition powerhouse, they're also inexpensive in both canned and dry varieties. Try them in this recipe for Black-Eye Pea and Brown Rice Burgers.

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5 Reasons You Should Use a Slow Cooker in Summer

Oh baby, it's hot outside! In summer's grip, grilling is always a good answer to the question, "What's for dinner?" But it can start to get old after a while. So then what?

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What Is a Carambola? 5 Ways to Eat a Starfruit

Also known as starfruit, carambola has been cultivated in Malaysia and Asia for centuries. They provide vitamin C, potassium and fiber and are grown domestically in the southern U.S.

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Slow Down and Sip: Freshly Brewed Iced Mint Tea

My recipe for Freshly Brewed Iced Mint Tea, made with fresh mint leaves, is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer afternoon.

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Meatless Monday for Beginners

If you’re interested in reducing your consumption of meat, but feel intimidated to start, you've come to the right place.

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Summer Socca

This street food from Italy's Ligurian Sea coast tastes like a dream. It's reminiscent of a savory pancake or crispy cracker. Even if you don't add any spices or veggies, "plain" socca doesn't taste plain at all. It's rich (though it's cheap), buttery (I can't believe it's not) and complex (but it's so easy).

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7 Signs Parents Need Help with Feeding

For every parent who thinks they have a feeding problem there must be dozens of those who think that what they do is working. However, alongside the plate of chicken and broccoli, these children also may be getting a portion of bribery, coercion, restriction and grazing.

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Celebrate Blueberries with Summertime Blueberry Salsa

This powerful little fruit contains only 80 calories per 1-cup serving, plus it is an excellent source of vitamin C (providing almost 25 percent of the daily requirement), is high in manganese (a mineral important for bone development) and is a good source of dietary fiber. And, oh yeah – their signature blue color? That’s due to powerful antioxidants that may protect against cancer, heart disease and cognitive decline.

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Does Your Internal Clock Affect Your Eating Habits?

Dietary recommendations typically focus on the quality and quantity of food rather than on when it is consumed. But emerging evidence helps illustrate the relationship between meal timing and its physiological effects.

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International Travel Tips for People with Food Allergies

For any traveler, an international getaway can quickly can turn from an adventure into a stressful encounter. For those with food allergies, there's an added layer of stress.

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Brain-Boosting Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

Turmeric provides all sorts of health benefits from its anti-inflammatory compound, curcumin. Try the earthy spice in this smoothie made with mango and coconut.

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5 Healthy Habits for Summer Days and Nights

Even as summer is full of barbecues, art fairs and outdoors events boasting delicious seasonal food, we still feel the pressure to lose weight. Quite the contradiction, right? Have no fear!

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From Love-Love to Match Point, 4 Tips for Tennis Nutrition

As a sports dietitian and wife of a tennis coach, I have seen poor nutrition plans have a direct impact on performance. Here are 4 tips for improving your tennis game through nutrition.

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How to Plan a Farmers Market Demo

Last year, I was part of a team of registered dietitian nutritionists who conducted monthly culinary demonstrations at my local farmers market. If you're thinking of starting your own farmers market demos, planning is key. Here's what our group did.

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Wheat Has Not Changed

Recent bestselling books convinced readers that modern wheat is responsible for every ailment from diabetes to weight gain to arthritis to asthma. But what if wheat hasn't really changed at all?

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Summer Corn and Herb Salad with Feta

I love corn in summer salads paired with other veggies and herbs. This salad is fresh, vibrant and just slightly sweet. Perfect for a handheld party app. Or skip the leaves and serve out of a bowl as a side dish.

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Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho

The refreshing twist on the Spanish cold soup makes a delicious amuse-bouche served in shot glasses, appetizer served in small tumblers or main dish served with some whole wheat crostini.

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The Sneaky Thing That Might Be Causing Your Stomach Pain

For some of my nutrition counseling clients, solving their upset stomachs and bloating involved a diet change or reduction in stress. But for a few of these clients, the solution was much simpler.

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Creamy Vegan Pesto

I was making dinner for a new friend who doesn't like cheese. I thought I'd add some grated Pecorino to my dish, but found it wasn't necessary because it already tasted so robust. It's 100-percent vegan, even if you aren't.

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Sweet Orange-Glazed Brussels Sprouts Flatbread

Sometimes I end up looking in my fridge to find only Brussels sprouts and oranges. Rather, than letting this random pair go to waste, I decided to experiment!

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