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Deviled Eggs with a Kick

After decorating eggs for Easter, what's one to do with all those extra hard-boiled eggs? Make deviled eggs! Try this recipe with a kick.

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Taste History with Whole-Wheat Hot Cross Buns

Around Easter you may notice an influx of little rolls with crosses on top. These little rolls are what are fondly known as "hot cross buns." My recipe below holds pretty true to tradition and is, perhaps surprisingly, a relatively healthy treat.

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Vegan Ambrosia Salad

As you know, Easter is coming soon so I was thinking about what I would make if I was hosting the holiday meal. Embarrassingly, I came up with only one idea: ambrosia salad.

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Is Dark Chocolate the "Health Food" It's Made Out to Be?

While many people feel bad about indulging in tasty treats, chocolate lately has been elevated as a food that is not only appealing to the palate, but also the body. But why?

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Feeling Green This National Nutrition Month

I know salad and greens are not very popular among children — but that is exactly why I chose to highlight them for National Nutrition Month.

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Horseradish Salmon Salad Avocado Cups

Growing up I didn't eat much avocado, but oh, I am making up for it now! This recipe for Horseradish Salmon Salad Avocado Cups is based around salmon, but feel free to experiment with whatever you enjoy.

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Take Spring Cleaning to a New Level: Your Healthy Lifestyle

This year, I encourage you to take your spring cleaning to another level. Sure, it’s great to tidy up your home, but why not tidy up your lifestyle, as well?

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Green Cabbage and White Bean Soup

What to make with green cabbage? Cole slaw, stuffed cabbage, stir fry? No thanks. Cabbage tart? Yuck! Finally, I came across a baked white bean with cabbage soup made with the rind from Parmesan cheese. Score!

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Journal How You Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle

I love the theme for this year's National Nutrition Month: "Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle." It feels very active, intentional and strong. It says to me, "Go for it and don't hold back!"

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100...110...120!? The Mysteries of the Longest Living People

"Supercentenarians," those who reach 110 and beyond, are rising in numbers all over the world — 75 individuals to date…and counting. What are the causes of such extreme longevity?

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5 Food Hacks Using Potatoes

You know them as a kitchen staple, but potatoes are about so much more than the baked, mashed and fried of everyday potato preparation. Here are five new ways to explore the humble potato both in and around the kitchen.

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What a 30-Year-Old Yeast Culture Can Do

As we all asked our friend who brought the bread for the recipe, he clued us in on the secret ingredient: a yeast culture that has been going since 1983! I wondered, "How the heck do you keep a yeast culture alive for more than 30 years?"

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Four Steps to Getting Healthy Food on the Table

If you feel intimidated by the thought of home-cooking, National Nutrition Month — celebrated this March with the theme, "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle" — is a perfect time to start. Here are a few basic keys to prepping and cooking a simple, convenient and healthy meal at home.

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7 Food Safety Tips for Seniors

I recently gave a talk to a group of senior citizens at an assisted living center near me. My topic was updated food safety recommendations — I highlighted the latest news in food science and emphasized the need to be vigilant about food safety practices.

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Turmeric Tea and Turmeric Milk

While turmeric is delicious in curries, its peppery, warm flavor also pairs fantastically well with tea and milk.

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3 Things to Know Before Declaring a Dietetics Major

Not only will you learn how to assess, counsel and educate those seeking professional nutrition advice, you’ll also become an expert in multiple academic disciplines while preparing for a post-undergraduate internship program.

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Are You Ready for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines?

The headlines in the papers screamed, “Less Sugar! More Coffee! Eat Eggs!” The thing is, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines won’t be out until the end of the year, and already the press is eavesdropping its way into sensational headlines.

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Breakfast Cookies

Sometimes it’s so fun to bend the rules. While having cookies first thing in the a.m. may not sound like a recommendation from registered dietitians, this recipe delivers both a tasty and nutritious result.

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Herbs and Spices Are Key to Reducing Your Sodium Intake

The average American consumes more than double the recommended total! Instead of adding salt, try these herbs and spices to add intense flavor to all kinds of dishes.

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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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