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Diet Diva
Diet Diva

Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus. 

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Nutrition Made Easy

I am celebrating National Nutrition Month the entire month of March. This is about as exciting as it gets for us in the nutrition world.

People think eating right has to be difficult or that everything healthy has to taste like cardboard. Not true!

Need more fruits and veggies? You can start your day with 2 servings of fruit in just an 8 ounce glas
s of 100% orange juice. You get a full day's supply of Vitamin C, as much potassium as a medium banana, and a good source of folate and thiamin. It is a great deal for 120 calories. And right now Tropicana has a great program going with their Juicy Rewards. Just go to and enter in the code on the container and you can save on things to keep the family active like running shoes or trips to the zoo.

Need to reduce saturated fat? Make a simple substitution of soft spread margarines like Promise or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter for butter. These spreads have 70-75% less saturated fat, no hydrogenated oil which means no trans fat, and they are made from healthy oils like soybean and canola oil.

I found this recipe for Cranberry Cereal Bars on that I made and they were fantastic! They are like a Rice Krispie treat made healthier! I used Wheaties for the whole grain cereal. Mmm...delicious.

Are your
teens looking for a healthy after school snack or meal? Do you need lunch or dinner to be quick? Check out Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers. They have a new Mediterranean line that is to die for! The Steamers line from Healthy Choice is quite innovative--they have a tray that holds the pasta, rice, potatoes, meat, and veggies and uses steam to cook them with the sauce underneath. You pour the sauce on top when you transfer the food to a plate. The Mediterranean line has whole grain pasta and tasty sauces.

To see more, watch this clip of me on The Daily Buzz yesterday!
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Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.

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