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Vegetable Side Dishes Make Holiday Meals Shine

December 5, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

For those of us that include meat, fish, and poultry in our diets, “turkey dinner” has great potential to be an entirely average meal. Side dishes are where the magic is. They make your meal shine! Read these tips to help plan a meal your family and friends won’t soon forget.

What to Do About Halloween Candy

October 31, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

Is the thought your child’s candy loot after trick-or-treating making you cringe? Rather than fight it, try to make the most of it. Use Halloween as an opportunity to teach your kids about healthy eating.

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.

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