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Grown-up Root Vegetable Latkes

I also decided to take a break from my boxed latke tradition and give a new "grown-up" latkes a try, made with a variety of root vegetables and lightly fried to remind me of my own roots.

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5 Simple, Smart and Satisfying Snack Hacks

The key to healthful snacking is all about balance. Here are five healthier common snack replacements. Each has less than 250 calories and packs a protein punch of five or more grams per serving.

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Post-Workout Winter Recovery Hot Cocoa

At the end of a blistering summer, cooler weather is a welcome change. If you're looking for a recovery beverage for winter, I recommend drinking a cup of quick hot cocoa, made with cocoa powder and low-fat milk.

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The Day After: How to Tackle Thanksgiving Leftovers

Your typical Thanksgiving turkey can serve as many as 30 portions. Did you have 30 people over for dinner? If not, it's time to talk leftovers!

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What Practicing Thankfulness Can Do

Over the years, I began focusing more on what went right in my clients' lives and how their strengths could be utilized in order to overcome their weaknesses. You may say I applied — unknowingly — what is now known as "positive psychology."

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Safety First When Storing Thanksgiving Leftovers

Before you dig into that day-old turkey and potatoes, be sure to think about food safety. How you portion and store leftovers can set you up with convenient easy meals for days, or it can cause unwanted food poisoning.

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What You Can Do to Reduce Food Waste

As I sit here and write this, I am realizing I need to clean out my refrigerator and throw out old food. As much as I try to prevent food waste by reinventing leftovers into other meals and freezing food, it seems inevitable.

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Happy Health-idays! 5 Tips to Stay on Track This Season

'Tis the season … to be busy, stressed and exhausted. Instead of reaching for easy, unhealthy dinners or snacks, try the five food solutions.

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Thanksgiving Tradition Gets a Flavor Update

One traditional side dish that I love is cranberry sauce — the stuff made with fresh cranberries, not the jelly mold from the can! Every year, I see so many variations of cranberry sauce recipes in cooking magazines and online, but I have never actually made my own ... until now.

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A Healthier "Death by Chocolate" Cake

It's called "Death by Chocolate" Cake, but it's filled with real ingredients and contains a hearty dose of fiber-filled whole grains and even manages to sneak in an entire serving of vegetables.

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5 Foods that Fight Diabetes

When it comes to preventing diabetes, a balanced diet and daily dose of exercise are still important, but what you eat may be the key. While no food is a magic bullet, these five are powerful weapons for fighting diabetes.

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5 Thanksgiving Day Fails

Happy Thanksgiving! Now make sure your day stays happy. Don’t fall prey to any of these common food safety fails.

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Vegan Greek Pumpkin Pie

Looking for vegan Thanksgiving alternatives? Borrow this traditionally vegan recipe from Greece, made with phyllo dough, raisins and walnuts.

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English-inspired Malted Wheat Rolls

After years of baking breads, muffins and pastries, I thought I’d encountered every form of wheat on the planet, but I was wrong! Enter malted wheat flakes.

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Is Flexible Dieting More Than a Fad?

It's tempting to dismiss the newest diet trend — called "flexible dieting" — as just another fad. But, the thing about flexible dieting is that it's deliberately "anti-fad," and, when done right, could help build life-long habits for healthy, balanced eating.

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What is Coconut Flour? Plus a Coconut Flour Mini-Muffins Recipe

Coconut flour has a unique nutrition profile and makes a delicious, addition to all kinds of recipes, including this one for Coconut Flour Mini-Muffins.

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5 Tips for Hosting Holidays for All Dietary Needs

Planning a meal for guests with food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances or dietary preferences unlike your own can be a challenge when you are not used to it. Here are five tips to help you host a holiday dinner that everyone can enjoy.

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7 Steps to Starting Your Online Consulting Business

Learn how I made the career move from sports nutrition counseling and personal fitness training to online business and wellness coaching.

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Try This Weekday Breakfast Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal

This recipe is a treat, but not because it's bad for and you'll have to watch how much and how often you eat it. Instead, it's a treat because it's so tasty, so quick and easy to make and so healthy!

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The Difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Because only about 5 percent of the population of those living with diabetes has Type 1 diabetes, this condition is often glanced over or forgotten. But individuals within this subset often carry emotional, mental and nutritional concerns that are much different from those living with Type 2 diabetes.

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Thai Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Soup

This is not your typical sweet butternut squash soup. Instead, this recipe has a kick to it, with the Thai red curry paste and lime leaves. And, for a final silky creaminess, I stir in a can of full-fat coconut milk at the end.

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Balsamic Barbecue Black-Eyed Peas

If you ask me, black-eyed peas don't get enough love. So, I am featuring them today in the form of spicy balsamic barbecued black-eyed peas — the perfect vegan football party side dish.

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Whole Roasted Turkey with Lemon and Fresh Herbs

Simplify your turkey making experience with this roasted turkey recipe. Fresh herb butter is spread under the skin to add moisture and flavor and a touch of citrus brightens up every slice.

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Reading the WHO Report in Argentina

The World Health Organization's announcement about the link between cancer and consumption of processed meat and red meat made big news in my country, Argentina. After all, we are the nation with the second highest consumption of beef in the world.

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What the WHO Said — and Didn't Say — about Meat and Cancer

When the World Health Organization recently issued a report that processed meat is a carcinogen and red meat is a probable carcinogen, the world took notice.

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Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin has this amazing ability to make any autumn meal, side dish or dessert instantly seem more festive. And, it's not only one of our favorite seasonal ingredients because of its taste; it's also a nutrition front-runner!

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6 Tips for Perfect — and Healthier — Homemade Pizza

Forget hamburgers and apple pie – what's more American than pizza? While pizza may be one of the top five sources of calories in the American diet and one of the top leading contributors of sodium, there are many ways to make pizza a healthier meal.

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Hearty Vegetarian Bolognese and Polenta

This vegetarian bolognese is the brainchild of several consecutive rainy days. I was looking for something hearty and filling and this dish is just that!

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Give Peas a Chance! High-Protein Green Pea Burgers

If you were one of those kids who secretly pushed your peas off your plate, it’s time to bring them back in a whole new way. Try this recipe for High-Protein Green Pea Burgers.

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Upgrade Your Squash with Curried Kuri

Red kuri squash — available from early fall to mid-winter — is teardrop-dropped and has an edible skin and a sweet, nutty flavor reminiscent of chestnuts.

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