February 4, 2013

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Eat Like a Dietitian

As a dietitian, I think a lot about food. I don’t follow a special diet. I’m not a vegetarian or a vegan. I don’t eat a low carb diet or follow the Paleo diet. I don’t fast or cleanse. I just like to eat and eat well. I choose organic when I can, limit my red meat consumption, and place an emphasis on plants. I avoid drinking sugar-sweetened beverages and limit highly processed refined carbohydrates. I also know that if I have good food at home, I will eat good food.

I kept a three day food diary for Hub Health and opened up my fridge (with no notice from my editor) to show you exactly what I eat and how you, too, can eat like a dietitian.

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Eat Well.Feel Well,

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January 15, 2013

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Chicken and Tortellini Soup

I’m really good at starting to make a recipe only to realize halfway through that I’m missing one ingredient. This then requires me to improvise while crossing my fingers and hoping for the best. This time, my recipe modifications did work to my advantage. You should try this chicken and tortellini soup because it’s simple […]

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November 16, 2012

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How to Survive the Thanksgiving Buffet

The holidays are upon us, and one of the biggest eating occasions in the U.S. is next week. According to the Mayo Clinic, the average American eats about 4,000 calories on Thanksgiving Day. That’s twice the average person’s calorie needs for one day. Think of Thanksgiving as a barometer for healthy eating this holiday season. […]

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October 10, 2012

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From Pumpkin Spice Lattes to Apples – Allison’s Updates

I recently returned from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference in Philadelphia. Look for a recap soon! In the meantime, check out a few of my most recent articles on Boston Magazine as well as a new site, The Good Calorie. Eight Pumpkin Recipes With Fewer Calories Than a Pumpkin Spice […]

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September 14, 2012

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Waking Up Fridays: Time to look around

I recently traveled the beautiful state of Maine for a weekend full of camping, exploring, shopping, and eating. Only in Maine can you camp next to the Atlantic Ocean and visit a J. Crew outlet in the same day. I think I’m in love. My hiatus from the real world of commuting, working, and simply […]

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August 30, 2012

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Salt Leaves the Table of Major Fast Food Chain

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There’s been a lot of talk about the amount of sodium in the foods we eat.  After the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans updated sodium recommendations, the chatter around the mineral has continued to get louder. Recently, Boston Market, a major food chain with over 400 locations, announced it will be removing all salt shakers […]

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August 24, 2012

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Waking Up Fridays: Snoozin’ Queen (or King)

I’m the Snoozin’ Queen. I’ll snooze for hours on end if allowed and often reap unintended consequences because of it. Just this Wednesday, I snoozed for two hours. TWO HOURS. The ironic thing is, when I press snooze for a long time I’m just as tired (or even more tired) as I would’ve been had […]

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August 17, 2012

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Waking Up Fridays: It’s all in my head

Sometimes, I need a dose of reality. Those who know me, know it isn’t uncommon for me to have mini-freakouts from time to time. It happens in most parts of my life and exercise is no exception. Let me explain… When I run, I have a tendency to psych myself out and think my heart […]

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August 13, 2012

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Top 10 Business & Communications Apps for the Busy RD

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by Allison Knott, MS, RD I love sharing articles I’ve written for other publications and I was thrilled to contribute to the latest Dietitians in Business and Communications dietetic practice group newsletter, Dimensions. 1.       TweetList Pro by Zooble, LLC – $2.99 Simple navigation between Twitter lists makes catching up on the latest tweets a breeze. View […]

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August 10, 2012

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Waking Up Fridays: Red-faced and proud

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I’ve made my struggles with running very clear. When I run, I don’t look happy, or relaxed, or even like I’m enjoying it the least bit. My face turns a crazy shade of red with white splotches around my eyes my mouth and it stays that color for at least two hours after. Sounds pleasant […]

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