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Setting Up a Kitchen On a Budget: Part I
By: Jodie - 14 August 2014 - 2 Comments

 Ten must-have cooking tools! By: Jodie Shield, RDN Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or putting your bridal registry together, setting up a kitchen for healthy eating is a must. You’ve worked too hard [...]

How to Make S’mores
By: Jodie - 10 August 2014 - 0 Comments

A healthier version of the ultimate campfire treat! By: Jodie Shield, RDN When you hear the word  “Girl Scout” what comes to mind? Most people say cookies or brownies, but I say s’mores. Many moons [...]

Talk to a Farmer!
By: Jodie - 07 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Five reasons why you should shop at a farmers market!   By: Jodie Shield, RDN Curious where your sweet bell peppers and juicy ripe tomatoes come from? Stop by a farmers market and talk [...]

Orange Cranberry Oatmeal
By: Jodie - 04 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Wake up to a quick and healthy bowl of citrus-inspired oatmeal! By: Jodie Shield, RDN Start your morning off right with a quick, tasty breakfast rich in calcium and vitamin D. Eggs in a [...]

Sloppy-O- Joes
By: Jodie - 04 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Transform traditional Sloppy Joes into something healthy!  By: Jodie Shield, RDN One of my all-time favorite comfort foods is Sloppy Joes. But the thought of pouring a can of salty, prepackaged sauce into ground [...]

How To Cook Bacon – Perfectly!
By: Jodie - 02 August 2014 - 0 Comments

By: Jodie Shield, RDN How do you prefer your bacon – crispy or chewy? My sister-in-law, Mickey, has perfected the art of cooking bacon that meets both criteria! She bakes it in the oven. [...]

The Skinny on Bacon
By: Jodie - 29 July 2014 - 0 Comments

Follow these five tips and bring home “healthier” bacon!   By: Jodie Shield, RDN Bacon’s popularity is sizzling! Who can resist its sweet, rich, hickory-smoked taste? Despite its rising fame, bacon is no health food [...]

Meal Makeovers App Review
By: Jodie - 24 July 2014 - 1 Comment

A family-friendly app developed my Mobile Skillet. Guest Post By: Nikki Nies, Dietetic Intern Benedictine University         Meal Makeovers: Family Favorites Made Healthy Price and Platform $1.99; iPhone and iPad RDN [...]

Easy Blueberry Pie
By: Jodie - 19 July 2014 - 0 Comments

Who needs a rolling pin? Use RTE crusts and a freshly baked pie is only minutes away! By: Jodie Shield, RDN I love baking fresh pies, but homemade piecrust is another story! Sure it [...]

Beet-Walnut Spinach Salad
By: Jodie - 15 July 2014 - 0 Comments

Roasted beets add natural sweetness to this refreshing spinach salad! By: Jodie Shield, RDN This antioxidant-rich salad gets its naturally sweet flavor from roasted beets. Save time by baking them earlier in the day; [...]