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New Orleans Shrimp Creole

New Orleans Shrimp Creole

Healthy Mardi Gras cuisine! By: Jodie Shield, MEd, RDN New Orleans Shrimp Creole Fat Tuesday – who cares? My New Orleans Shrimp Creole tastes amazing and it’s quick and easy to make.  No canned soup for [...]

Cutout Sugar Cookies Guaranteed to Hold Their Shape

Cutout Sugar Cookies Guaranteed to Hold Their Shape

Grab your cookie cutters! This no-spread, quick and easy cutout sugar cookie recipe tastes as good as it looks –- a chewy-crispy shortbread texture with a sugar cookie flavor. By: Jodie Shield, MED, RDN Do you [...]

Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread

Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread

Fall in love with this easy, whole-wheat pumpkin bread recipe. By: Jodie Shield, MED, RDN When I think about fall, the first thing that comes to mind: bright-orange pumpkins. Sure, they make festive Halloween and Thanksgiving [...]

DIY Pumpkin Seeds

DIY Pumpkin Seeds

Skip the store bought seeds and roast your own! By: Jodie Shield, RDN  When you’re carving your Halloween jack-o-lantern, make sure you save the seeds. Pumpkin seeds (AKA pepitas) are a good source of protein and [...]

DIY Popcorn Balls

DIY Popcorn Balls

Homemade popcorn balls are a super easy and healthy Halloween treat! By: Jodie Shield, MED, RDN Trick or treat? Give them something yummy and healthy to eat! This Halloween, skip the store bought candy and be [...]

How to Cook Perfect Easter Eggs

How to Cook Perfect Easter Eggs

Hop to it and steam those eggs! By: Jodie Shield, RDN I love decorating Easter eggs and I love eating them, too. But I can’t stand eating hard-boiled eggs with green yolks. Worse yet, peeling those [...]

Let Them Eat Gumbo!

Let Them Eat Gumbo!

New Orleans-style recipes with a healthy twist! By: Jodie Shield, RDN Who needs Fat Tuesday? Be a saint and enjoy some spicy, lean Mardi Gras cuisine. My guilt-free gumbo is sinfully delicious and only half the [...]

Healthy New Year’s Eve Appetizers

Healthy New Year’s Eve Appetizers

Get your party started with these 3 crowd-pleasing appetizers!  By: Jodie Shield, RDN Whether you’re hosting or attending a New Year’s Eve party, serving appetizers is a must. Here are my top three go-to recipes. Sure [...]

Frosty Peppermint Pie

Frosty Peppermint Pie

Chill out over the holidays with this super-easy and healthy frozen yogurt pie. By: Jodie Shield, RDN When the weather outside is frightful, baking sugar cookies and licking the batter is delightful. But when this holiday [...]

Gingerbread Hemp Seed Muffins

Gingerbread Hemp Seed Muffins

Spice up your muffins with a gingerbread twist! Guest post by: Anne King, Dominican University Nutrition Student  Pumpkin and spice is the sweet, fragrant memory that dances through my head when I think of my mother’s homemade [...]