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A Nutritionist’s Favorite Restaurants: best restaurants in Phoenix metro area

If you’re like me, you want to eat healthy most of the time, but aren’t afraid to splurge every once in awhile–especially at restaurants. You’ll find a nice balance of both in my “Best of Phoenix” list. This is a work …

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Summer Meal Ideas to Keep You Cool and Light On Your Feet

Need some meal ideas for keeping both the kitchen and yourself cool?

Prepare salads as side dishes and main courses using a variety of vegetables, legumes, and whole grains for staying power. As a nutrition expert, I like canned vegetables …

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How to Make Kid-Friendly Breakfasts

Need help with some make ahead kid-friendly breakfasts? Studies show that kids who eat breakfast learn better, do better on standardized tests, and are less likely to have behavioral problems at school. Yet, a recent study(1) found that nearly 60% …

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How to Use a Microplane Grater

Introduced to the culinary scene in the 1990s, chefs and serious home cooks use the Microplane grater to finely grate fresh garlic, spices, coconut, ginger, hard cheeses, and to zest lemons, limes, and oranges. The pattern of the microplane grater …

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How to Lower Saturated Fat in Recipes

Written by Jackie Jones, reviewed by Michelle Dudash, RD.

We all need some fat in our diets, but eating too much fat makes us more likely to become overweight. What’s more, too much of a particular kind of fat, saturated …

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How to Get Your Kids Involved in the Kitchen

Kids are natural assistants in the kitchen. They enjoy sharing the duties that put together family meals. Cooking with your kids is also a great way to help them develop healthy eating habits, build confidence and early skills of independence. …

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