Orange Ginger Salmon + Soba Noodles

Hearty buckwheat soba noodles and sweet orange ginger salmon make a delicious, filling meal that is ready in just 30 minutes.

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I was chatting with a patient at my internship the other day when I heard something that really disturbed me.

The young woman was advised by her doctor that in order to lose weight she should stop eating pasta (along with a laundry list of other supposedly nefarious products).

In addition to the fact that I completely disagree with black and white thinking about food, I found this statement particularly irritating, as “pasta” has plenty of health-promoting properties.

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Fiber, protein, B vitamins, magnesium, iron and selenium are just a few of the nutritional components in whole grain noodles made from whole wheat, quinoa, corn, brown rice, black beans, lentils, and many other bases.

Sure, if we’re talking about a mixing bowl portion of Fettuccine Alfredo from Olive Garden, then I somewhat see this physician’s point — it’s not exactly a nutrient dense meal. But to blast pasta in general is misguided.

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10 Most Instagram-Worthy Wall Art
in Los Angeles

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Check out the most "Instagramable" wall art on Melrose Blvd. in Los Angeles + print out a walking tour map to see them yourself! Los Angeles has a ton of cool wall art. From Venice to Hollywood, there are endless, ever-changing murals and … [Continue reading]

5 Reasons New Year’s Resolutions Fail – And How to Overcome Them

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One of the most important things I've learned on my journey to become a dietitian is that the reason people are often unable to achieve their goals is not due to a lack of knowledge, but rather an inability to overcome behavior-related … [Continue reading]

Super Seed Oatmeal

Superseed Oatmeal

An incredibly healthy and easy to prepare breakfast — this super seed oatmeal is made with chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds and naturally sweetened with fresh fruit. Ready in just five minutes!  There was a time when I used to eat six egg whites … [Continue reading]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide
+ GIVEAWAY

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Christmas is less than two weeks away, but it's not too late to scoop up something that will bring health and happiness to your loved ones. This gift guide is a compilation of amazing products that I've hand picked for each of the important people … [Continue reading]

Roasted Radish Greens
+ Grains Bowl

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This warm grain bowl features roasted radishes, sautéed radish greens, filling brown rice, and spiced chickpeas for a hearty bowl that is full of flavor, color, and nutrients. Radishes are an underappreciated vegetable. For example, when asked to … [Continue reading]

A New Fashion-Forward
Fitness Tracker

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An affordable, fitness tracker for the fashion-forward — the new activity trackers from Amazfit are both stylish and functional. I'm a major advocate for functional fitness. Sure, I love a good hour-long sweat sesh at my favorite yoga studio, but … [Continue reading]

The MIND Diet

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Want to support your brain health? The MIND diet is a delicious dietary pattern shown to slow dementia and preserve brain power. Cognition is something a lot of us don't pay too much mind to (pun intended) — until it's too late. It's like … [Continue reading]

Butternut Squash +
Sweet Potato Gratin

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My husband’s grandmother makes a mean potato gratin. It’s a dish that is synonymous with Thanksgiving in his mind. So this year, as we were booking tickets to visit my family in Tucson for the holiday, it was one of the first things he asked about … [Continue reading]

Healthy Halloween Snacks

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Halloween, and other food-centric holidays, can be stressful for some people. Those who are trying to manage their weight or are working to establish healthy eating patterns for their children, may find it difficult to make positive dietary … [Continue reading]