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Good News: “Plant-Based” Does Not Mean “Vegan!”

As a dietitian who promotes plant-based eating, I often notice that some people use "vegan" and "plant-based" interchangeably when they are indeed different: Vegan: No animal products in the diet whatsoever including meat, seafood, dairy, honey, and sometimes yeast....

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Oven “Fried” Okra + Honey Dijon Dipping Sauce

If you're from the south, live in the south, or have indulged in southern cuisine, then you know how central okra is to eatin' in the south. It's typically eaten battered and fried but we all know that eating lots of fried stuff makes us feel like crap, makes us gain...

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Curry Chicken Salad Wraps

I've made this curry chicken salad in the past and it's always been a crowd pleaser. There's something about the savory and warm flavor of curry married with the sweetness of apples and creaminess of the mayo-yogurt combo that pleases the palate. This time I added...

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Blackened Fish Tacos with Red Cabbage & Avocado Crema

Ya'll, these are the best tacos I've created yet. While I used salmon, you can use any fish you like. I like salmon mostly because it tastes amazing to me, but also because it's rich in Omega-3 fats which help to reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation...

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Practical Mindful Eating Tips from 4 Registered Dietitians

The concept of mindful eating has been around for a long time but lately, we're hearing more about it as health professionals share its message on their social media networks with hopes of improving our connection with the eating experience. What exactly does mindful...

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{Video} How To Build a Healthy Smoothie Bowl

Hi There! Since my appendectomy 2 weeks ago, I finally started feeling much more like myself yesterday. To celebrate, I made this video as a follow up to the last article I wrote on smoothie bowls; how to avoid making yours a big sugar bomb, and how to make one in...

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Learn How To Balance Your Plate and Never Diet Again

Knowing how to build a balanced plate and putting it into practice is one of the simplest yet most powerful health-enhancing practices you can have. By being mindful about including several food groups on your plate at meal time, you provide your body with the right...

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Kiki’s Summer Bowl

Since she's such a good helper in the kitchen, it only seemed fair to name a dish after her. Kiki is quite diligent about keeping the floor clean, ensuring that any food scraps that fall off the counter during food preparation are not left to sit on the tile floor to...

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Jeremiah Goat and Dairy Farm

A few weeks ago, I drove to Johns Island to pay a visit to the Jeremiah Goat and Dairy Farm. If you live in Charleston and are obsessed with goats like me, you've got to visit this place. You can walk right into their pens and pet them all you want. The farm is run by...

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How to Build a Better Salad

I'm about to get pretty snobby about salad. You've been warned.   I feel like people hate eating salads because of the typical "House Salad" they've been introduced to at restaurants: iceberg lettuce topped with a few cherry tomatoes, some shredded carrots, and a...

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Broccoli & Shrimp Zoodles

Need a juicy, zesty, fresh-tasting meal for Spring? Try this magical bowl of zoodles and angel hair topped with broccoli, kale, and shrimp, and doused with a lemon-garlic-white wine-butter sauce. I'm usually content with the meals I make for dinner but this one really...

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Unscrambling Egg Labels: How to Choose the Best Eggs

Vegetarian Fed, Free Range, Cage Free, Certified Humane. Egg labels got you confused? Rightfully so - like many other products in the grocery store, egg cartons are now also obnoxiously decorated with label claims. And while some labels are well regulated, some labels...

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Roasted Broccoli Latkes

Ingredients 1 head broccoli, chopped into small pieces 4 red potatoes, grated 4 cloves garlic, sliced 2 eggs 4 TBSP almond meal (you could also use flour) Olive oil salt and pepper 1. Preheat oven to 375. Place broccoli and garlic in large bowl and toss with 1-2 TBS...

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Mushroom Miso Ramen

This recipe has a few moving parts but if you have some extra time on your hands, it's well worth it. The broth uses mushroom base as well as fresh mushrooms, producing a deep, earthy, umami flavor. Just about every component of this dish provides nourishment, from...

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