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guess what…

November 25, 2011

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I’m starting a new job! I am now the Regional Delicious Dietitian for New Orleans. What does that mean? Well, I will still be in private practice & counseling clients, but now I will be working with a team of great people at The Delicious Dietitian. (source: The Delicious Dietitian) I am beyond excited!!! However, I […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2011

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! I hope you have a great day and enjoy your time with family & friends. Caramelized Onion Gravy Makes about 2 cups  ½ recipe Caramelized Onions, (about 1 1/4 cups) 2 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth 2 TBSP unbleached all-purpose flour ¼ tsp crushed dry rosemary ¼ tsp sea salt, or to taste […]

green bean casserole

November 23, 2011

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Green bean casserole is a standard dish on Thanksgiving tables around the country. Most people use the tried-and-true recipe printed on the back of a French fried onion can, and rightfully so because it’s delicious. However, just one serving of this one casserole can be pretty high in sodium and fat. By making your own […]

Caramelized onions

November 20, 2011

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The great thing about making caramelized onions is that they can be added to so many dishes to add a lot of flavor without a lot of calories and fat. For Thanksgiving, I make caramelized onions to add to two different dishes – green bean casserole and the gravy. Make the onions ahead of time, […]

Sweet potato casserole

November 18, 2011

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I’ve never been a fan of sweet potato casserole. Maybe it’s because my parents and sister don’t eat it… I don’t know. Either way, I think it’s weird (don’t be mad). It’s too sweet, too mushy, and I just don’t understand why it’s even on the table for a meal. In my mind it’s definitely […]

10 healthy holiday foods

November 17, 2011

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Turkey – Turkey is an excellent source of protein.  It also has beneficial vitamins and minerals including selenium, niacin, Vitamin B6, phosphorus, and zinc. Make sure you don’t deep-fry the turkey, and skip the skin. Cranberries – Cranberries are full of Vitamin C and have fiber as well.  Additionally, they have substances in them that […]

butternut squash soup

November 15, 2011

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I can’t help it… here’s another soup recipe. I just really love making soup, especially soup with toppings. This soup is topped with bacon (my favorite!). Try to find an uncured bacon, free of nitrates and nitrites. Whole Foods makes a really good uncured, reduced sodium center-cut bacon. I like to use center-cut instead of […]