Chef Lynn Dugan shared that it’s possible that many of us are trying to return to healthier eating habits in the post-pandemic transition.

We may desire weight loss or just a return to a better balance in the foods we consume. Of course, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health.

We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds, and tastes! And as a registered dietitian/nutritionist, I am trained to tailor a healthful eating plan that is as special as you are. 

That said, there is a place for all of us to start.


These are key to helping you return to a lifestyle of good nutrition:

  1. Include healthful foods from all food groups (see Fundamentals of Good Nutrition: USDA MyPlate).
  2. Learn how to read Nutrition Facts Panel (See Know What You Eat: the Nutrition Facts Label)
  3. Hydrate optimally (a place to start is 8 cups of water daily. Check out this article for more information)
  4. Avoid distractions while eating
  5. Take time to enjoy your food. 

These foundational steps will lead you back on the path of good nutrition. Please let the recipes and nutrition tips on be your guide to a healthy lifestyle! 


Not Your Mama’s Kitchen, by Lynn Dugan,  is a helpful book for anyone wanting to cook healthy!

The first chapter is about nutrition, and the rest of the book is full of kitchen hacks to make cooking at home a deliciously easy task!

What’s more…the recipes in the book are organized by a shopping list.

In fact, 7 recipes in each of the 4 recipe collections are made from a unique shopping list of 15 ingredients.

That means your meal planning is complete for a whole month of meals!

To order your copy (or as a gift for a friend), please follow this LINK. Shipping is free and the book is personalized if desired. Enjoy!

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