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Have a Healthy CInco de Mayo Celebration

Cheesy Guacamole

I was compensated to write this post, and partnered with the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association on the TV segment shared below. From guacamole to tacos and queso dip, I love Mexican food, but many Mexican favorites can be high in saturated fat and calories. Follow these tips for a better-for-you, flavorful Cinco de Mayo celebration. … more

Mindful Eating Tips for the Holidays

Mindful Eating Tips for the Holidays

Mindful eating has been described as eating with “intention and attention.” Practice these principles of mindful eating during the holidays (and year-round too!) to nourish your body and soul. Ask yourself, “Am I hungry?” There are so many reasons that we eat beyond simply hunger. Whenever you feel like eating, stop to examine whether you are … more

Turkey and Cranberry Sliders with Goat Cheese

Turkey and Cranberry Sliders with Goat Cheese

December is here, and it’s the season for holiday parties and gatherings and special treats. During this time of year, practice balance and continue making the same healthy choices you aim to make the rest of the year. So don’t throw all concerns about healthy eating out the window and eat anything and everything you want, … more

Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday… I look forward to the time with my extended family, visiting my grandparents’ home in Georgia, and the once-yearly cornbread dressing. Enjoy the merriment of family and food as you give thanks this Thanksgiving with these simple tips: Use a smaller plate. If your holiday meal is served buffet style, … more

Weekly Prep Ahead Lunch: Lentil and Fennel Salad

Weekly Prep Ahead Lunch: Lentil and Fennel Salad

I recently got married! Nathan and I love cooking and eating together more than just about any other activity. We spend a large pat of our Sunday afternoons after church cooking dinner and prepping lunches and breakfasts for the week ahead.  This week’s lunch was a filling and fiber-rich salad featuring lentils. I love lentils … more

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

According to the International Food Information Council 2013 Food and Health Survey, taste is the number one influencing factor that drives what foods Americans choose to eat. We all want to eat food that tastes good, and as a Registered Dietitian, I believe that it’s possible to enjoy food that tastes good and is good … more