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Roasted Red Pepper-Feta Dip

Roasted Red Pepper-Feta Dip - Combine roasted red peppers, feta and yogurt for a low-fat, spicy dip. - bulbs, red bell peppers, roasted and peeled, plain yogurt, canned cannellini beans, drained, ground red pepper, crumbled feta cheese, Preheat oven to 400˚.; Slice off the tops [...]

Lighten Up Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite holidays. Even as a registered dietitian, I am tempted to break out the maternity pants (that I just was able to pack away after delivering my second son in August) in anticipation of all of the delicious food [...]

Dairy Good: Hot Cheesy Potatoes

What happens when you put cheese on top of sliced potatoes? Magic. That’s what happens. I received a copy of The Dairy Good Cookbook from the National Dairy Council on the National Dairy Council FNCE to Farm Tour. At the end of our farm tour, [...]

Dairy Does Ole Miss Athletes Good

It is obvious children enjoy milk. Kids are quick to request a glass of cold, delicious milk. They drink it with a straw, beg for it at lunch and before bed and eagerly pour it on cereal. Then at some point, they grow up and [...]

Are you Sugar Savvy?

This time of year, it seems, sugar abounds—from lingering Halloween candy to delicious Thanksgiving Day desserts, followed by a plethora of holiday treats and sweets. As a registered dietitian and a mom of two sugar-loving boys, I believe all foods fit in moderation. I do, [...]

Cooking at Home Again

Growing up, I can still remember time spent around the dinner table with family discussing the happenings of daily life and smelling the delicious aromas coming from the kitchen. To this day every time I eat a pork chop, I wonder where are the scalloped [...]

Fatigue-Fighting Foods

Do the demands of today’s hectic lifestyle have you feeling exhausted? Are you so tired that your tired is tired? If you are like me and just about every other American adult, you did a silent happy dance recently when you got to “fall back” [...]

Better Breakfast, Better Performance

Could skipping breakfast be holding you back from performing your best? During sleep, the body goes through a long period of time without nutrients, which starts the process of muscle breakdown. This period of time is called a “fast.” To minimize this breakdown, one must [...]

A Heart-Healthy Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a day for celebrating. If you have a significant other, it’s a chance to celebrate. If you’re single, it’s a day to pamper yourself and be grateful for all you do have in life. This holiday is about hearts – and that [...]