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This Recipe Turns "Trash" into Breakfast

There’s probably a more appetizing name for this recipe than "Trash" Hash, but you get the point, right? Too much food gets wasted in America. But, there’s no need to waste food when you can savor it! My philosophy: Use veggie scraps and make a hash, not more trash.

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Celebrate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day Today

Everybody eats, so everybody's an expert in nutrition, right? In fact, the true nutrition experts are registered dietitian nutritionists, or RDNs.

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What to Do Instead of Eating Lunch at Your Desk

The next time the lunch bell tolls, step away from the screen and take a break. Here are some tips of what to do instead of working through your lunch break.

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Cooking with Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds and Hemp Seeds

Cooking with nuts is nothing new, but what about seeds? Recently, you've probably seen these little morsels popping up just about everywhere, and for good reason. Just like nuts, seeds are nutritional powerhouses, packed with protein, healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants. Incorporating seeds into your favorite recipes boosts flavor and texture.

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One Simple Way to Fight Food Cravings

While we all face temptations, learning to balance a craving with healthy cooking methods can help keep you on track to achieving your goals.

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Big Easy Marinated Vegetable Medley Salad

I love this recipe because you can throw in almost any vegetables that you like. I like to use up anything I have in my fridge before it goes bad.

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Nothing Says Warmth Like Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Nothing says comfort and warmth like gnocchi. It's more time consuming to make them fresh instead of buying a packaged variety, but the ingredients are few and simple, the preparation is not difficult, and the finished product is absolutely delicious and worth the effort!

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What an RDN Wants You to Know

If you've ever had a consultation or conversation with an RD or RDN, you may be wondering what he or she is thinking. "Why does she ask all those questions?" "Does he think I'm a terrible person for drinking a soda?" "I bet RDNs only eat kale and quinoa!"

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Go Vertical with a Salad Stack

Why stack your salad? Keeping food healthy, fun and balanced are three key elements to build and sustain a healthy eating pattern for a lifetime. Healthy eating is an ongoing journey in personal wellness.

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DIY Ranch Dressing Dip

This ranch dressing dip is the perfect "stealth health" alternative to a high-fat, calorie-laden ranch dip you’d find in a veggie tray or shelf-stable dip.

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Practice Mindful Eating, Not Desktop Dining during National Nutrition Month

Only about 17 percent of Americans eat lunch away from their desk, while the rest of us chug along with a fork in one hand and a laptop in the other. Here are five reasons eating lunch at your desk can be bad for your health.

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Tips for Getting Involved this National Nutrition Month

Would you like to get creative with how to help your local community celebrate National Nutrition Month? Find out ways RDNs, DTRs and student members of the Academy can bring the celebration to their communities!

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The Benefits (Yes, You Read that Right) of Coffee Addiction

My theory: If coffee is your addiction, it’s a good one to have. While excessive intake of caffeine can be harmful, it has substantial scientific literature supporting its benefits to cognitive performance and memory.

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Dietitian-Approved Sunday Morning Blueberry Pancakes

I'm a dietitian who firmly believes most of our favorite foods can be made nutritious while still delicious ... such as this healthier take on a classic weekend breakfast treat.

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Celebrate Strawberries with a Unique Salad Combo

As you start to see strawberries in the grocery store, think of this uniquely sweet and crisp salad!

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Go Green with Pistachio-Matcha-Coconut Raw Cheesecake

Kale's title as the coolest green food may be coming to an end — matcha is having a moment. Matcha, a type of powdered green tea adds a distinctive green color and earthy flavor to recipes such as cookies, breads, lattes, popsicles, granola bars and more.

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Avoid Botulism in Canned Foods

Celebrate National Canned Food Month by making this easy and colorful bean salad that can be enjoyed as a buffet side dish or as a meatless entrée. Added tips on how to keep it safe.

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What Fresh Turmeric Root Can Do for You

In recipes and for its anti-inflammatory potential, turmeric is hot! Learn how to store and use fresh turmeric root, instead of the ground variety found in curry powder.

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Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

These bite-sized beauties contain just 23 calories a pop, which means you can enjoy a serving of four and still feel virtuous. It’s the perfect portion of rich, creamy filling combined with the sweetness of strawberries — a win-win.

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The Health Risks of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder can affect anyone, no matter their gender, age or socioeconomic status — with serious potential health consequences.

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What Every RDN Needs to Know about Eating Disorders

I'm dedicating this video blog to all of the dietitians and dietitians to be who do not specialize in treating eating disorders. Why? I have three reasons.

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Celtuce: My Newest Farmers Market Find

Known as stem lettuce, celery lettuce, asparagus lettuce and, in China, "wosun," celtuce is primarily grown for its thick stem and it is crisp and moist with a mild flavor.

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