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  • Recipe of the Week: Spinach and Meat Cakes

    Here's one that mixes some spinach in, not that we're trying to hide it.Spinach and Meat Cakes Ingredients:* 1 pound 7% ground beef or ground turkey* 1 pound bag/box frozen chopped spinach - thawed and drained* ½ onion, finely chopped* 2 garlic cl...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Jicama Orange Salad

    Jicama (pronounced hee-ka-ma) is one of my favorite 'munch on' vegetables and gives a nice gnoshing break from baby carrots during the long winter. If you're not familiar with jicama you may know it by its other names 'yambean' or 'Mexican potato'...

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  • It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Labelman!

    Are you a label reader? Are your kids? Do you know what you're looking at when you do read the Nutrition Facts food label?I'm a big Nutrition Facts label reader (kind of obsessed actually) and I assume everyone else is cause I just can't stop myse...

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  • Get an Early Start to Ward off Childhood Overweight

    Here’s more fuel to add to the childhood obesity flame. A couple of interesting reports came out this week highlighting risk factors that may predispose our kids to being overweight. Listen up if you want to know what to be on the lookout for.The ...

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  • Holiday Food Safety Tips

    We talked about turkey safety already back in November and now that Christmas is coming up it's time for some additional food safety steps you should take when hosting the 'big meal'. Here are five that'll get you started.1. Stick to the two-hour ...

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  • Grand Rounds Strikes Again!

    Many thanx to Bob at Health Care Law Blog for hosting this week's huge undertaking of Grand Rounds aptly titled Grand Rounds 3.5: A Visual Tour. WOW! Bob really presented a plethora of the best medical and healthcare blogs out there. You've got to...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Persimmon Salad

    A return to salads this week! Spinach is back and fall is the ripe time for persimmons. They are around for such a short time so take advantage of this delicious fruit with this yummy and very colorful salad. This recipe has generously been provid...

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  • The Vegetarian Kid

    This past Saturday I spoke on a panel for the Artivist Film Festival held here In Los Angeles, addressing the benefits of eating a plant based diet. Sounds a little weird but let me explain.I spoke after the viewing of a film called "Mad Cowboy", ...

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  • Recipe of the Week: Green Chili Chicken Salad

    This recipe is adapted from one we used in the community when I worked for the Los Angeles County Nutrition Program. We took traditional recipes submitted by the Latino community we were working with, and revised them somewhat to reduce fat, calor...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.07

    Many thanx to Rita Schwab at MSSP Nexus Blog for hosting this week's witty Grand Rounds 3.07. Very clever and comprehensive. I love the way Rita categorizes different disciplines so you can go right to the topics you are interested in (like Diet a...

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About the Author

Registered dietitian Andrea N. Giancoli is a nutrition advocate, consultant and educator.

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