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Light and Easy Easter Brunch Ideas

Easter brunch is the perfect excuse to celebrate your favorite spring foods. Eggs, asparagus, strawberries, peas and ham are all invited to the ultimate spring feast! For a mix-and-match Easter brunch that’s light, easy and luscious, just choose a dish from each category. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just a few, here are [...]

Why You Should Eat Eggs

After a few years on the naughty list, eggs are back in nutritionists’ good graces. Vegetarians and breakfast fiends know that they’re an excellent source of protein, but if eggs are not a regular part of your diet, here are a few reasons to crack open one or a dozen.

Grow a Kitchen Herb Garden in 5 Easy Steps

For anyone with even the slightest nub of a green thumb, the longer, lighter days mean that it’s nearly time to grow things. Fortunately, there is an almost-foolproof way to do that: Plant a kitchen garden. All you really need is a window that gets at least six hours of south-facing light (without scorchingly hot [...]

Surprisingly Slimming Spring Foods

Winter’s hearty foods and frosty weather have left many of us with an extra layer of padding that it’s time to shed. The good news is that a lot of the spring foods can help you lose weight. Here’s a look at some of my favorite slimming spring foods: Strawberries: Who knew “diet” foods could [...]

Spring Clean Your Cabinets: The Shelf Life of Pantry Staples.

Despite the lingering snow piles here in Vermont (and seemingly everywhere else in the country), the long days and the calendar indicate that spring is here. As such, it’s time for a little spring cleaning, not just of the closets, but in the kitchen, too. Beyond simply cleaning surfaces, now is the time to go [...]

Why You Should Eat More Green Food

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’d like to encourage you to eat green. No, I’m not talking about green beer and Jell-O, but rather those beautiful naturally green vegetables and fruit that have unique health benefits. Let’s look at the main health benefits of green foods and a few of my favorite ways to [...]

Best Frozen Foods to Stock in Your Freezer

I’m all for eating with the seasons, but by the time it gets to March (at least in the Northeast, where I live)…there is virtually nothing fresh. Storage crops, like root vegetables and apples are no longer exciting and it’ll still be a couple months before green pea shoots and tender lettuce appear in the [...]

10 Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

As a registered dietitian, I constantly find myself giving this advice to clients: Eat more fruits and vegetables. Why? Overall, they’re low in calories, high in fiber and water, and loaded with nutrients. Eating plenty of them daily can help you maintain or lose weight — and ward off various diseases. They also add so [...]

Vegetarian Comfort Foods That Won’t Make You Miss the Meat

America’s meat dependency deserves a break. Sure, meaty meals can taste great and satisfying, but eating less of it is a smart choice, both for your health and the environment. Eating less meat can help lower your risk of heart disease and your carbon footprint. But it can often be a challenge to figure out [...]

Health Reasons to Love Pomegranates

Move over, blueberries, pomegranates are the new superfood in town. Pomegranates (mainly in the form of pomegranate juice) have gotten some buzz for a while — and with good reason. Pomegranate juice is a powerful source of antioxidants linked to lowered cholesterol and a slower growth of prostate cancer. But I’m a big fan of [...]

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