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Sweet Spoodles!

We can call sweet potato noodles spoodles, right? Well, whatever you call them, they're delicious. Pesto is a nice starting place for a voodle sauce (vegetable noodle = voodle...you see where we're going with this, right?), but don't feel trapped by it. Play with a low-sugar, low-sodium marinara, make a creamy puree of roasted red peppers and garlic, or turn pureed cauliflower and nutritional yeast into a vegan alfredo sauce...your imagination is your only limit for great, vegetable-packed flavor that will taste amazing with your spoodles.

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Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 2016 Conference & Expo

Every October, several thousand dietitians descend on a U.S. city for our yearly Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meeting. The Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (as it’s called) is an opportunity for dietitians like me to connect with colleagues, as well as engage in meaningful learning and discussion about the latest topics in nutrition. The “expo” part of FNCE enables us to see what's new in the food and nutrition industry, and to see what will soon be hitting supermarket shelves. I was on the lookout for the trends and topics that will be the cornerstone of our upcoming webinar: 2017 On the Shelves: Food Trends Lookout (Wednesday, December 14th at 12pm EST). Consider this your sneak peek!

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 2016 Conference & Expo

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Get Zoodling!

Have you jumped on the spiralizer bandwagon yet? We think it's worth a try--noodles made from veggies don't need to replace your pasta completely or all of the time, but it's a fun and tasty way to include more veggies in your diet. Top a big batch of zoodles (raw or lightly steamed) with this simple and scrumptious pesto for a winning veggie dish.

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Slow-Cooking a Quick Breakfast

The convenience of a healthy, pre-made breakfast cannot be understated, especially when one wants to stay in bed until the last possible moment. And while the overnight refrigerator oats recipes were great in the summer, they’re not nearly as appealing now that the temps have dipped. That’s where your trusty slow cooker comes in. Lots of folks never think about using their slow cooker for breakfast, but I implore you to consider it. Here are a few ideas that may convince you to give it a try….

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