Author Archives: Theresa Stahl RDN LDN, FAND

Laughing all the way in 2014

It’s here. We wait all year for it. Literally. The time to ring out the old and ring in the new. I always enjoy looking back over the past year and peering into the new year with hope-filled anticipation. I … Continue reading

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Pecan Pleasures

I admit that I am on a major pecan kick.  Although my nut of choice for many years has been the creamy Marcona almond, I have to drive 1 ½  hours for a grocery store that carries them or order … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts Salad Surprise

Brussels sprouts came into my life in my late teens. Not a regular on my dinner table, they weren’t on my radar screen until I went to college.  I can’t say I was crazy about them at first, but as … Continue reading

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Kale Chips

Kale was among the treasures I brought home from the farmers market today and I could hardly wait to make some crunchy kale chips. Just finished eating them and I’m again reminded how much I love these tasty treats!  Kale chips … Continue reading

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Wet Your Whistle with Watermelon

Watermelon season is here!  With water in its name, watermelon is one of the best foods to help you stay hydrated! Did you know that one cup of diced watermelon is about 92% water? Since our bodies are made up … Continue reading

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Kebab Love

It’s kebab season. Not only are kebabs extremely easy to make and enjoyable to eat, they are perfect to help you to meet your goal of 5-9 servings of vegetables and/or fruit daily.  This also fits in perfectly with the … Continue reading

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Got bananas? Try Yonanas!

I love useful kitchen gadgets and appliances and every year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo is brimming with them. Last fall, I tried a delicious frozen dessert made from only frozen bananas … Continue reading

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Vacation Season: Enjoy and Indulge Without Gaining Weight

Vacations stir thoughts of splurging on wonderfully tasting rich foods – ice cream, caramel corn, taffy, fresh cut French fries, pizza, and the list goes on.  Can you enjoy vacation foods without gaining weight?  Yes, you can! Indulgences are important … Continue reading

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Spring onions…simple & easy to grow

I love planting onions. They’re so easy. Stick them in the garden in the spring and they seem to grow no matter what. Because the spring is wet, they rarely need watered. They are dependable.  This year, it has been … Continue reading

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An Excellent Time For Eggs

Easter is egg season!  But should this be cause for concern? When I first became a registered dietitian, over 25 years ago, eggs were considered too high in cholesterol to be a regular part of a heart-healthy diet. But have … Continue reading

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