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Explore Spaghetti Squash

If they've never tasted it before, the first thing people usually ask me about spaghetti squash is, "Does it really taste like spaghetti?" To me, the answer is yes: a little like angel hair pasta because it is thin, fragile and stringy.

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Swiss Chard for Dessert? An Old Treat from the South of France

Swiss chard is an abundant crop in southern France, which makes this dessert a clever way to use up excess chard. One thing is for certain, it was not created just to make the dessert more nutrient dense or higher in fiber — that is not the French way of eating.

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Veggie and Quinoa Quesadilla with Lime Slaw

OK, time to be honest: I cook a lot, but I don't have the time or energy to make a new recipe every night. So when I'm pressed for time and lacking motivation, I make this Veggie and Quinoa Quesadilla with Lime Slaw. In fact, I actually just ate it for dinner before writing this post.

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Will the Real Mediterranean Diet Please Stand Up?

By now, you've probably heard of the Mediterranean diet and the many health benefits associated with it. But these benefits are linked to the real Mediterranean diet, not the fare at some Italian restaurants. Here's what a real Mediterranean diet looks like.

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Do More with Less: Korean Sesame Ground Beef

While I sometimes follow a recipe, I hardly ever make one that calls for too many ingredients. In fact, I tend to lean toward recipes that require fewer than 10 ingredients and can be made in less than 30 minutes. That's why this Korean Sesame Ground Beef dish has become a go-to favorite.

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Why I've Become a Sous Vide Convert

Sous vide takes the guesswork out of cooking your meat to doneness without overcooking, and will make you feel like a bona fide chef!

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10 Small Changes That Can Improve Your Health

Right now, I don't have any weight loss goals. Instead, I want to focus on making small changes over time, for the rest of time.

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Roasted Strawberry Oat Bake

The star of this make-ahead breakfast is roasted strawberries – yes, roasted strawberries! I know it could save you 25 minutes if you skip this step, but please, do yourselves a favor and roast those babies!

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5 Healthy Mexican Restaurant Dining Tips for Cinco de Mayo

Think living a healthy lifestyle means avoiding Mexican restaurants? Think again! Mexican cuisine can be healthy if you keep these tips in mind.

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Baked Wild Halibut Is the Catch of the Day

Like fruits and vegetables, there are seasons for wild seafood. The wild Pacific halibut season opened March 19, 2016, in Alaska and British Columbia, Canada, and will close on November 7. Try this recipe for baked wild halibut.

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8 Tips for Better Instagram Videos

Instagram is more than just a place to post and view pictures of food ... it's also a place to post and view videos of food! Let me just say that I'm not really one for words, which is exactly why I started making nutrition and cooking videos.

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10 Tips for Minimizing After-Meal Cleanup

Does the idea of doing dishes drive you to order takeout? The best way to get through the after-dinner dish pile is to avoid it all together! Here's how.

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9 International and Local Groups Fighting Food Insecurity and Hunger

Hunger exists in every community. Here are nine organizations working to fight for everyone's right to nutrition.

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How to Find the Right Mentor to Propel Your Career Forward

Whether you're wondering if a certain practice area is for you or you've been working for a few years and are looking for a change, finding and working with a mentor should be No. 1 on your to-do list.

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Dig It! 4 Inspirations for Community Gardening

Gardening can be a way to save money on fresh produce and a way to build healthy activity into the day. Even those who don't have their own outdoor space can get into gardening by joining a community garden. If you're new to community gardening, try these four ideas to get digging in the dirt.

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4 Guidelines You Need to Know about Kitchen Composting

Yard trimmings and food scraps make up a little over a quarter of total U.S. waste. So what's someone who lives in a densely populated urban environment to do? Try kitchen composting!

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My Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Passover Menu

My husband and I are mostly vegetarian, my sister-in-law is gluten-free and allergic to coconut, my dad is a traditional meat-eating guy, and the four children are as picky as you'd expect. Here's how I sort through the chaos and create a modified Passover dinner to meet everybody's needs.

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Vegan French Cassoulet Feels Like a Splurge

A chef's tasting menu that included a duck cassoulet inspired this recipe for Vegan French Cassoulet. It's great meal to make for a dinner party — your new found French cooking skills will impress your guests!

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3 Ways to Share Your Nutrition Expertise around the World

Going abroad as an RDN can be an incredible way to get immersed in a foreign culture, contribute to the local population’s health and develop personal and professional skills, such as resilience, dedication, problem-solving, cultural sensitivity and languages.

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4 Salt Swaps for Flavorful, Reduced Sodium Meals

I love salty foods just as much as anyone else, but sometimes it's good to get back to focusing on ways to build flavor without adding salt.

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Welcome Spring with Spicy Fermented Asparagus Pickles

When I see asparagus at the local markets and farm stands, impulse takes over and I end up with far more than could be eaten in a normal amount of time. If you experience similar asparagus-induced purchasing issues, you need this recipe.

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Let's Focus on Beating Diabetes at Home — and Around the World

Let's talk diabetes and prediabetes around the world — the main goals of World Health Day 2016. According to the World Health Organization, the number of diabetes cases is rapidly increasing in many countries.

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