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What Happens When a Dietitian Needs Help with Nutrition?

Like most RDs, I make my living teaching others to eat healthier, but then go back to my own habits. But this year, I found myself on the other side of the fence — as the patient.

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Protein-Packed Turkish Çılbır

Çılbır (pronounced "chill-bur"), a Turkish dish that combines a poached egg and yogurt, obviously sounds high in protein — but how does it taste? Excellent!

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Be a Preceptor, Pay It Forward

Five years after graduating, I have come full circle. I was once the intern; today, I have mentored more than 10 students. Dietetic interns have a wealth of knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle. It’s our job to help them shine.

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5 Things Your Pet Should Never Eat

Get veterinarian-approved advice on what you need to know to keep your pets safe from household foods, plants and medications.

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Chinese Five-Spice Noodles

Chinese five-spice powder is a welcome addition to any stir-fry dish. However, not everything called "Chinese five-spice powder" is identical. Learn the differences and try this recipe.

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I Work from Home — And I Love Being a Preceptor

With my "non-traditional career" in dietetics, I’m probably not the ideal preceptor. But a few years and several fantastic interns later, I can say that being a preceptor has been a solid win-win!

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3 Traditional Foods for Eastern European Easter

As with any holiday, the Orthodox Easter meal is an opportunity to catch up with family and share some amazing traditional dishes. Here three of my favorites.

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Spicy Smackdown

"Spicy" does not have to equal "mouth tingling" and, when used correctly, can enhance the natural flavors of food without burning your mouth.

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World Health Day Highlights Inequality in Health Care

On World Health Day, take a look at the gap between the richest and poorest parts of the world in terms of health status and longevity.

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Thanks to My Preceptor

Just over two years ago, I spent the best four weeks of my internship in Athens, Ala., and I owe it all to the best preceptor an intern could ask for.

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Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls: Easter Bunny's Delight

Spring's arrival makes me think of two things: carrots and Easter Egg Hunts! Everybody - and every bunny - will love this carrot- and cinnamon-packed treat.

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Give Your Spuds a Swedish Makeover

Hasselback Russet Potatoes are an impressive side dish with a fluttered appearance and pockets stuffed full of garlic, butter and fresh herbs. While these potatoes give the appearance of a complex gourmet recipe, they are easy to make!

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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.

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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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