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Summertime Salads

Summertime Salads

As a Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer, lover of all things vegetable based, and a salad connoisseur, I am often asked, “Don’t you EVER get sick of salads?”  My answer is a firm NEVER , since they are so super versatile.  But I do love salads the most in the...

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Super Bowl Swaps

Super Bowl Swaps

It’s almost game time!  Although you and/or your guests may enjoy and be looking forward to all the traditional football fare, you can try some of these tips to keep everyone healthy and happy! Crush it with Crudités Instead of a...

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Nourished for the New Year

Nourished for the New Year

Join us virtually from ANYWHERE in the world!  All you need is an email address, Facebook account, and access to a scale and measuring tape! Join Registered Dietitian / Personal Trainer and Westport Mom, Robin Barrie Kaiden, MS, RD, CDN for YOUR CHOICE of 1 – 3...

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Chicken Bolognese

Chicken Bolognese

I make some version of this sauce at least once a week-it’s really pretty easy and quick.  Sometimes I use ground turkey, sometimes chicken and different veggies end up in the pot. Traditional Bolognese often has carrots, mushrooms, red wine, tomato paste, but I...

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Cranberry Sauce with Pears

Cranberry Sauce with Pears

I make some version of this sauce at least once a week-it’s really pretty easy and quick.  Sometimes I use ground turkey, sometimes chicken and different veggies end up in the pot. Traditional Bolognese often has carrots, mushrooms, red wine, tomato paste, but I...

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Baked Apple Recipe

Baked Apple Recipe

YIELD: Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 cup vegetable stock 1 cup quinoa 2 ounces olive oil 1 onion, chopped 6 stalks celery, diced 1 tablespoon fresh sage 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley ½ cup...

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Wild Mushroom Gravy

Wild Mushroom Gravy

Try this sweet, healthy alternative to apple pie on Thanksgiving or any time during the year. 6 apples (choose your favorite variety!) 1/2 cup raisins and/or dried apricots 1/4 cup chopped walnuts OR pecans (or other nuts) 3/4 tsp grated orange zest 3/4 cup...

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Westport Fall Food Focus

Westport Fall Food Focus

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: 1 tbsp. olive oil 1/2 c. chopped onion 1 tsp. dried thyme 1/4 tsp. salt 8 oz. oyster mushrooms, sliced 1/4 c. dry sherry 3 c. mushroom stock 1 1/2 tbsp. almond flour (or...

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French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza

Join Registered Dietitian / Personal Trainer and Westport Mom, Robin Barrie Kaiden, MS, RD, CDN for 10 weeks to shake off Summer and get back into your Fall schedule and healthy food routine.  Whether you want to lose a few pounds, get glowing skin, increase...

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Spinach Berry Salad

Spinach Berry Salad

Hummus is a staple in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. It is a dip that is typically made out of mashed chickpeas (garbanzo beans), tahini (ground hulled sesame seeds), olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and salt. Other variations can include herbs and spices...

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Homemade Cauliflower Pizza

Homemade Cauliflower Pizza

It’s FINALLY Summertime!  Memorial Day Weekend is here. Let the summer BBQs begin!  This year I would love to help you think of all the healthy options that can be part of your party or family meals all season long. This is THE time of year to take advantage...

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Roasted Lime Asparagus

Roasted Lime Asparagus

I make some version of this sauce at least once a week-it’s really pretty easy and quick.  Sometimes I use ground turkey, sometimes chicken and different veggies end up in the pot. Traditional Bolognese often has carrots, mushrooms, red wine, tomato paste, but I...

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Vegetable Turkey Burgers

Vegetable Turkey Burgers

Yield: Serves 8 Ingredients 12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries 2 medium pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch chunks 3/4 cup coconut sugar 1/2 cup water 3 tablespoons agave 2 tablespoons orange juice 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Direction Combine cranberries,...

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Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins

Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins

Join us virtually from ANYWHERE in the world!  All you need is an email address, Facebook account, and access to a scale and measuring tape! Join Registered Dietitian / Personal Trainer and Westport Mom, Robin Barrie Kaiden, MS, RD, CDN for YOUR CHOICE of 1 – 3...

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Gluten Free Fruit and Nut Muffins

Gluten Free Fruit and Nut Muffins

Meat’s been expelled from New York City schools on Mondays. But the substitute might not be much better. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that all New York City public schools will have Meatless Mondays — meaning that cafeterias would serve only vegetarian...

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Is A Fasting Diet Plan Right For You?

Join Registered Dietitian / Personal Trainer and Westport Mom, Robin Barrie Kaiden, MS, RD, CDN for 10 weeks to shake off Summer and get back into your Fall schedule and healthy food routine.  Whether you want to lose a few pounds, get glowing skin, increase...

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Simple Sides: Steamed Broccoli

Simple Sides: Steamed Broccoli

Ingredients: 20 oz or 1.25 pounds lean ground turkey 1.5 cups finely chopped kale 1 cup onion chopped then sauteed in 1 tbsp olive oil on a stove 1.5 cup finely chopped red, yellow, orange peppers 2 Tbsp almond or quinoa flour 2 egg whites 1 clove fresh garlic minced...

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