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Packing School Lunches

September 26, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

Packing school lunches can be draining. Here are some ideas and tips to take the monotony out of mealtime for both you and your child.

Cooking with Lentils

August 29, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

What’s not to love about lentils? They are nutritious, delicious, and easy to cook. Plus, they are extremely cost effective. Here are some facts about lentils and some recipes to get you started.

Is Plant-based the Same as Vegetarian?

August 8, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

For some, following a plant-based diet may sound like you’re giving something up. In reality, shifting your eating to include more plant-based foods opens up hundreds of new taste experiences that will leave you excited about your next meal. The added health benefits are just a welcome bonus.

Meeting Nutrition Needs of Vegetarian Teens

March 28, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

Just when you thought your days of picky eaters were behind you, your teen tells you they’re vegetarian. Worried and wondering where to start? Here are the nutrients to pay attention to and some benefits of a vegetarian diet you may not have considered.

Ketogenic Diet: Is Going Low Carb Healthy?

March 21, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

Very low carbohydrate diets, like the ketogenic diet, are in the press with praise for helping people lose weight and gain other health benefits. But do diets that require you to drastically reduce an entire food group deserve the hype?

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