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About thisRDeats

A mix of realism, humor, tips and delicious recipes. I am a mother, wife, passionate sewer and registered dietitian. I want to show people that food is medicine and getting back in the kitchen is the key to health. I love everything about food: gardening, shopping, cooking and most of all, EATING! Notice that "dishes" isn't on that list.... Food isn't perfect. It nourishes our minds, bodies and souls! As a blogger, journalist, speaker and broadcast professional, I enjoy talking about food and nutrition for websites, television, radio, magazines, and newspapers. I also work with companies to provide customized nutrition education and recipe development.

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

High protein, low carbohydrate, gluten-free, probiotics, whole grain, green tea, shakes… Everywhere you look, someone has the newest or best way to eat. All of this information gets confusing and overwhelming. Eating becomes stressful rather than pleasurable. Food is meant … Continue reading

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Weeknight Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

We all have those recipes that we come back to time and time again. This chicken gyro recipe is one of our staples. It is quick to pull together on a weeknight, and best of all, everyone in my family … Continue reading

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Guacamole to Go. A Perfect Snack

Snack time. It can either be used for good or evil. The foods and portions you choose can add nutrition to your day, or sabotage everything you have done and set you up for a blood sugar roller coaster.  Americans … Continue reading

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Snack Smarter

Snacking has become a nearly universal behavior. Nearly 97% of Americans are snacking at least once per day, with more than 40% snacking three to four times. What you choose to snack on should match your health goals and can … Continue reading

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Pineapple Salsa with Shrimp

You know those moments when everything just seems right? This salsa has the power to right all wrongs and make your life sing!    This recipe is based on one from the newest Hy-Vee Seasons magazine, with a few modifications.  It … Continue reading

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Greek Layer Dip

You know those recipes that you tend to gravitate towards because they are easy, pretty, and delicious? Well, this is one of my favorite appetizer and party dishes. It is made with ingredients that are easy to find (I almost … Continue reading

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Herb-Roasted Squash

There are many ways to make squash, but my personal favorite is savory instead of sweet. It is simple to make and uses ingredients that I always have on hand. The addition of pinenuts add some crunch to a creamy dish. … Continue reading

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