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Apple Pumpkin Pancakes

Growing up, it was common for my dad to throw some diced apples into the pancake batter on Saturday mornings. I didn't know it then, but it was such a pro move. Not just because it adds some natural sweetness to the batter, but also because the apple pieces cook only...

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Anatomy of a Balanced Breakfast + Siggi’s Toast

I did not receive compensation for promoting Siggi's in this post. I support Siggi's because I enjoy their products and believe that they are a healthy alternative to many other high-sugar, ingredient-laden yogurts on the market.  Ever thought of spreading yogurt on...

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Gluten Free Almond Crusted Salmon Cakes

Got some canned salmon or tuna that you don't have plans for? Make fish cakes and serve with salad or another cooked vegetable. Fish cakes are a simple way to get a hearty dose of anti-inflammatory omega-3's. They're also a tasty way to meet the American Heart...

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Cooking For a Crowd

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the thought of entertaining family and friends may be creating some undesired stress. Whether your stress comes from trying to cook to please everyone or just the thought of getting all that food on the table, these tips have...

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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Toast

This peanut butter pumpkin mixture is simple, addicting and so versatile. It only takes 4 ingredients and comes together in minutes. It's rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fats, fiber, and plant based protein, and can add a nutritional boost to your day. Dip apple...

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Easy Broccoli & Kale Pasta

This broccoli and kale pasta can be fixed in under 30 minutes and is a tasty way to get your veggies in. By blanching your broccoli and kale in the same water as your pasta, you save yourself some cooking and cleaning time. The pasta to vegetable ratio is nearly 1:1,...

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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal with Sweet & Spicy Mixed Nuts

The perfect heart and belly-warming breakfast for Fall. Creamy pumpkin spice oatmeal is topped with crunchy honey sweetened mixed nuts -- I promise this will make your taste buds dance and your body thank you for the nourishment.  Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal with Sweet...

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Five Tips for Making Healthier Tacos

I was never really a fan of tacos until I met David. I mean, I liked tacos, I just never considered them a staple for dinner. David on the other hand, could live happily on only tacos. In our wedding vows, he even tried to require that tacos be served for dinner at...

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20 Minute Vegetarian Miso Ramen

I finally paid a visit to the H&L Supermarket - the Asian market here in Charleston. I may have squealed a little when I saw that they have an entire row dedicated to just noodles. #heaven As I walked up and down the aisles, certain products sparked memories from...

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I Tried Blue Apron and Here’s What I Thought

This post was originally written for and shared on Medium. Who am I and why should you care about my review? My name is Ashley and I am — you got it — a Registered Dietitian. While I love to cook mostly plant based nutritious fare, I am definitely not opposed to...

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Peanut Noodle Salad

David, Kiki and I took a quick trip to the beach after work last night. Summer is starting to wind down and I can feel it in the slightly cooler, slightly less humid air. The weather was perfect for a night on the beach. We brought a couple beers and I whipped up this...

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13 Healthy Slow Cooker Meals

For many, it's back to school today and back to those jam-packed schedules of getting the kids to school, driving them to practice and soaking up those last long hours of summer. With all the craziness, it's easy to forget about getting something healthy on the dinner...

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Quinoa & Beet Salad with Feta

I'm definitely in "summer salad" mode - how about you? It's so nice to have an already prepared salad to eat when you: a) want to bring lunch to work to avoid the tempting, unhealthy foods in the workplace b) need a quick bite during that busy weekend project c) just...

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Creamy Ricotta Pasta Salad Recipe

The minute I step outside I can feel sweat beginning to bead up on my forehead, chest and lower back. Give it a few minutes more and I'll feel it start to drip. A couple minutes more and it feels like Niagara Falls. It's July in Charleston, SC and the dog days of...

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How To Stay Healthy Without a Magnesium Supplement

[Tweet "“Over 60% of Americans are deficient in Magnesium today and it’s nearly impossible to get the recommended amount of 400mg through diet. You must take this supplement if you want to stay healthy and avoid being magnesium deficient.” -said some salesman,...

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Two Simple Tips for Choosing a Nutritious Snack Bar

Don't get caught up in boisterous marketing claims. They are designed to cloud your decision-making process and alter your perception so that you can't resist buying their product. #scary Follow these two tips to choosing a more wholesome snack bar at the grocery...

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Japan Travels Part 2 + Kyoto Travel Tips

~This is part two (Kyoto) of my favorite travel experiences in Japan. If you're new to The Fresh Beet, be sure to check out Part 1 -- Tokyo. If you really don't care what I have to say and just want to read the travel tips, scroll straight to the bottom.~ The...

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Mushroom Tempeh Ragu over Angel Hair

Pasta dishes get a bad rep for being too carb heavy. And while this may be true, there is a way around it. You just have to be mindful of how much pasta you're placing into your bowl and how much bread you eat with it. "I can't trust myself around bread and pasta so...

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Strawberry Pluot Oatmeal

I eat a lot of oatmeal. I wish you would too. Not only is it absolutely delicious, but it can help lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugars so you avoid that mid-morning crash, AND, it's rediculously simple to make. Do your body good and have some oatmeal every...

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NUTRITION COACHING

Blog author, Ashley Thomas, is a Registered Dietitian with a private practice in Peoria, IL. If you’re looking for more personalized nutrition advice from a practicing professional, schedule an appointment with Ashley today by clicking the button below.