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Egg & Kale Dinner Muffins
September is Family Meals Month, so let's celebrate with a recipe you can quickly assemble with and for your kids or grandkids. There are two magic ingredients in this recipe: Eggs and kale. Both contain lutein, a carotenoid antioxidant that can help to reduce the risk of developing Age-related Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in people over 40. [Tweet "Family meals month is in September, so let's celebrate now and all year long with these easy Egg ...
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Barley & Chickpea Stew: Simple, Affordable, Nourishing, and Delicious

Barley & Chickpea Stew: Simple, Affordable, Nourishing, and Delicious

I live in New England, so when summer turns to fall (which often is abrupt and a shock to the system), I turn my attention from salads—which sustain my family all summer long—to soups and stews. One of our favorite ...
Tuna, Apple, and Carrot Salad + 5 Easy Fruit and Vegetable Hacks

Tuna, Apple, and Carrot Salad + 5 Easy Fruit and Vegetable Hacks

This recipe for Tuna, Apple, and Carrot Salad is not your grandmother’s tuna salad. This updated version of old-fashioned tuna salad calls for a convenient can of tuna (you could also boneless, skinless pink salmon, which is rich in omega-3 ...
Tart Cherry, Walnut, and Sunflower Seed Cookies

Tart Cherry, Walnut, and Sunflower Seed Cookies

Try these gluten-free, better-for-you cookies made with whole grain oats, almond flour, dried tart cherries, sunflower seeds, and walnuts. The sweetness in these cookies comes from 1/3 cup honey, dried tart cherries, and half a ripe banana. (For more of ...
Dietitian’s Top Nutritional Superstars in the Supermarket Center Aisles

Dietitian’s Top Nutritional Superstars in the Supermarket Center Aisles

Have you heard the advice to "shop the perimeter of the supermarket" and “avoid” the center aisles. This advice can be confusing, especially at a time when shoppers are gravitating to those middle aisles for budget-friendly, shelf-stable ingredients like canned ...
Farmers' Market Ratatouille

Farmers’ Market Ratatouille

When your farmers' market is brimming with tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, basil, and zucchini then it's time to make ratatouille. This classic French one-pot dish brings out the finest flavors of summer and early fall ... and it's surprisingly easy ...
3 Habits to Support a Healthy Brain

3 Habits to Support a Healthy Brain

June is Brain Health Month, a time to focus on the brain-body connection and make sure we are doing what we can to feel our best and keep our “brain health” at its best. My dad is 91 and experiencing ...
Zero-Waste Garden Green Smoothie | Using Produce That Might Otherwise Go to Waste

Zero-Waste Garden Green Smoothie | Using Produce That Might Otherwise Go to Waste

How many times have you had a handful of wilted baby spinach, half a cucumber, or an over-ripe banana hanging around your kitchen, and how many times have you had to toss those items? Food waste is real; the average ...
Kale and Pine Nut Pesto

Kale and Pine Nut Pesto

It's not unusual to see kale in salads, soups, and smoothies ... but in pesto? Yes please! For this Kale and Pine Nut Pesto, I swapped the basil for baby kale and then  amped up the flavor with toasted pine ...
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Liz Weiss
I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist, and I’ve been passionate about healthy food, family nutrition, and vibrant living for over 30 years. Helping you, your family, and the people around you discover the joy of wholesome and delicious food is not just my job—it’s my mission.
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