Linda Michaelis MS RD Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist

Whatever education, encouragement or motivation you need to achieve a healthy lifestyle, Linda is there for you.

Creamy Shrimp and Celery Salad
Here is a nice recipe for a shrimp salad to enjoy that creamy dressing. Low fat sour cream and lite mayo with seasonings are used and you might enjoy on other salads.
When I make shrimp louies I use lite mayo with low sugar ketchup and add sweet pickle relish which is also a nice change from a viniagrette. for information about services and all insurances contracted with. This light and creamy Shrimp, Cucumber and Celery Salad is seasoned with Old Bay and lime juice and mixed in a light creamy sauce.

Curry Chicken Salad with Grapes
Here is a recipe recommended by my client Denise to be eaten in a lettuce wrap. Please lessen the grapes and use more apples and less walnuts.
A nice high flavor choice for lunch. for information about services and all insurances contracted with. This Chicken Salad with Grapes gets a boost of interesting flavor thanks to curry powder! Whip up this salad for an easy and healthy meal prep lunch. #mealprep #rotisseriechicken

How to make a 5-minute protein pancake
All of my clients are enjoying this protein pancake made from egg whites and oatmeal with adding a mashed banana and cinnamon. The egg whites give you the protein which oatmeal provides very little. They can be made in advance and reheated. Moms please try this for your kids. I am getting great reviews especially with topping it off with almond butter. Thank you Ashley Pitt for introducing this recipe on your blog. for information about services and all insurances contracted with. Find out out to make a protein pancake in no time at all.

Orange-Ginger Chicken Stir Fry
Moms have been asking me about chicken recipes that kids would like and that have kid friendly veggies.This quick to make recipe is very yummy and have been receiving a great response. for information about services and all insurances contracted with. Wondering what to make for dinner? Try this Orange-Ginger Chicken Stir Fry - ready and on the table in under 30 minutes. Serves 4. Whole30 | Paleo

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili Recipe
Here is a great recipe type that I recommend to clients to have available during the week. You can put on a salad for lunch, serve it as lettuces wraps or even enjoy it over zucchini noodles. The one modification I would make is lower the amount of carbs from the corn and beans to your liking and please substitute with peppers, roasted tomatoes and more onions. When you reheat the dish you can always add fresh spinach and it will easily cook down.
www.LindaRD com for information about services and all insurances contracted with. This crock pot chicken taco chili is one of my most popular recipes! Easy prep, just dump it all in! Freezes well and the kids love it!

Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower (4 Ingredients!) - Skinnytaste
I have been talking a lot about cauliflower with my clients. It is not a popular veggie but since we now have available cauliflower rice to substitute for rice or grains people are enjoying it. This recipe I think is one to try because the cauliflower takes on a new taste. It is mild in flavor but a few spices and roasting it makes all the difference.
www..LindaRD for information about services and all insurances contracted with This simple, Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower is perfectly charred on the outside and tender in the middle. Made with just four ingredients!

Swedish Meatballs (no heavy cream) - Skinnytaste
Here is another great meatball recipe. A great meal or even a snack in the afternoon. As is suggested eat with cauliflower mash or roasted cauliflower.
You can easily freeze them in a portioned size zip lock bag. for information about services and insurances contracted with. These Swedish meatballs are so tender and flavorful and much lighter than traditional recipes. The creamy sauce really makes the dish.

Easy (15 Minute) Wonton Soup Recipe - Skinnytaste
I always recommend to my clients to buy the chicken or shrimp cilantro gyozas or potstickers at Trader Joes. This is great way to take these potstickers and use them for soup and add veggies that you like. for information about services and all insurances contracted with. This quick and easy wonton soup is super simple, loaded with veggies and takes under 15 minutes to make thanks to the frozen wontons.

Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Shallots
Here is a nice quick recipe for a weekday night and a nice change of pace from chicken. Thin pork chops are very available and I say any recipe that uses shallots always has high flavor. Pork chops if lean often called "the other white meat" has a lot of truth to it. Enjoy with asparagus which can easily be added to the sauce. for information about services and all insurances contracted with. These Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Shallots are juicy and flavorful, made with a creamy Dijon sauce perfect for weeknight dinner!

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy
My client Denise just asked me about this recipe. I think it looks great for turkey breast which will be very available now at a good price. It will be nice and moist as it is cooked in the crockpot. I will certainly try it. Thanks again to Denise!!! for information about services and insurances contracted with. Looking for an easy way to prepare turkey breast that doesn't require too much attention, this is it! Juicy turkey breast with a rich turkey gravy, all in your slow cooker. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought I would share this from the archives.

Cranberry Pear Sauce
Try this tangy cranberry sauce with pears for your turkey. Could be a great sauce to make to always add to chicken dishes at home for a change. for information about services and all insurances contracted with. An EASY 3-ingredient sauce! This is my go-to cranberry sauce for the Holidays. I love how the sweet pears compliment the tart cranberries, perfect to add to your Thanksgiving table.

Baked Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese - Skinnytaste
Here is a great recipe to try. I know many clients were skeptical about missing the taste of macaroni. They actually liked the texture by using cauliflower. I always like to suggest people to add florets of broccoli and can create a great comforting dinner meal. information for services and insurance contracted with. Cheesy Baked Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese is perfect when you're craving macaroni and cheese–without the pasta! Each serving is loaded with veggies!

Baked Apple Cider Chicken and Cabbage
This is a great recipe for the cool weather. A nice hot meal especially for lunch always fill you up more. For a change the recipe calls for red cabbage with apples which I think the whole family will enjoy.Yes great as a leftover for lunch. for information about services and all insurances with. Baked Apple Cider Chicken and Cabbage is the perfect one-pot fall dish made with cider-marinated chicken, red cabbage and apples.

Turmeric Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes - Skinnytaste
Here is a great one pot meal for the new fall season. Notice how she uses shallots with sweet potatoes which makes them sweet and carmelized and then the use of turmeric, ginger and lemon juice for even more high flavor.
As I always tell my clients this would be a fabulous lunch for the next day with addition of a veggie.
A warm meal is always more enjoyable in the cool weather and keeps us full for a longer time. for information about services all insurances contracted with. Caramelized sweet potatoes and shallots are the bed for roasted chicken thighs and legs that come together in this one-pot healthy chicken dinner.

Vegetarian Eggplant and Tomato Sauce - Skinnytaste

Did you forget about cooking eggplant as a veggie? This recipe is simple after cubing up the eggplant and using high quality stewed tomatoes, garlic and herbs. As noted in the recipe eggplant can absorb lots of oil so be careful on using just 2 Tablespoons in the recipe. for information about services and all insurances contracted with. This simple Eggplant and Tomato Sauce is delicious, made with diced eggplant stewed in tomatoes and garlic. Serve over pasta or zucchini noodles.

Easy Lemon-Parsley Potato Foil Packets - Skinnytaste
Here is another great recipe that you will enjoy because there is no pan to clean. These potatoes are certainly high flavor and a great addition to your lunch or dinner as long as you balance the meal correctly with half the plate the veggies and at least 4 oz. of protein along with 3 oz. potatoes. for information about services and all insurances contracted with. Lemon-Parsley Potato Foil Packets can be grilled or baked in the oven! A delicious side dish, and the best part – easy cleanup!

Houston’s Veggie Burger {copycat recipe} - Skinnytaste
I am seeing many clients lately buying veggie burgers because they are so convenient. You have to be very careful reading the nutrition facts and realize they are often low in protein, high in fat and contain more grains then veggies.
Here is a great opportunity to learn how to make them yourself and add other veggies you like. for more information about services and insurances contracted with. This is a veggie burger that even hearty meat-eaters will love! Made with beans, oats, brown rice, beets and spices, it's a real crowd pleaser.

Greek Tzatziki Fish Tacos - Skinnytaste
Here are fish tacos with a Greek twist! I am always suggesting my clients to make this tzatziki sauce for veggies as well as a great sauce for chicken and fish. Perfect for this hot weather. for information about services and insurances contracted with. Tzatziki Fish Tacos have a Greek twist! Made with breaded white fish filet topped with mint tzatziki sauce made with Greek yogurt, cucumbers and herbs.

Super-Healthy 10-Minute Meals You Can Make From A Well-Stocked Freezer
Here is a different post for today not a recipe, I talk about this each day with my clients about what to keep in the freezer.I see a lot of people not doing well when coming back from vacation having no time to food shop. This is a similar list that I recommend when too busy to get to the store and still be able to be on track. for information about insurance contracted with and services. Plus, exactly how to stock your freezer.

Grilled Vegetable Platter with Yogurt Mint Sauce - Skinnytaste
If you are grilling this summer you must try grilling veggies. I guarantee you that all family members who typically do not enjoy veggies will eat them. Clients are always asking me for a dip for veggies and here is a simple yogurt mint one and as she says you can use other herbs you may prefer.
www, for information about services and insurances contracted with. Grilled Vegetables with Yogurt Mint Sauce are so colorful and delicious. An easy summer side dish made with asparagus, zucchini, squash, and bell peppers.

Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Yes here is a shrimp salad recipe, but the nice twist are the ingredients lime juice and cilantro along with the avocado.
Great to come home to and as she says no cooking for a warm night. for information about services and all insurances contracted with. Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad, talk about a light and refreshing salad that requires no cooking! Lime juice and cilantro are the key ingredients to creating this wonderful, healthy salad you'll want to make all summer long.

Garlic Lime Marinated Pork Chops
Yes, pork chops sometimes referred to as the other white meat and are very lean and a good alternative to chicken all the time. I have many clients making homemade applesauce as a great addition to the meal.
This recipe is simple and easy and great for barbecuing. for information about services and all insurances contracted with. These garlic lime pork chops are so EASY to make, and they only take 10 minutes to cook. I usually make them in my broiler but they are also great on the grill, they come out juicy and SO flavorful!

Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice
This is a fantastic high flavor dish that unlike your restaurant dish has very little oil. You can use Trader Joe's already cooked frozen brown rice and this dish can be made very quickly. Please balance the meal with a veggie dish such as garlicky green beans.
Of course, this dish would be great for entertaining since it has such an attractive presentation. for more information about services and all insurances contracted with. Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice has a delicious flavor combination of savory, sweet and spicy. Serve it in hollowed out pineapples for a beautiful presentation!

Potato and Green Bean Salad
This is a similar recipe that I posted previously but has potatoes added to it. As she says great for summer BBQ's and no mayo to worry about in the hot weather. Just BBQ some chicken and you have a wonderful meal that also would be great lunches for the week. for information about services and insurances contracted with. This Potato and Green Bean Salad with balsamic vinaigrette is a delicious mayo-free potato salad, perfect for potlucks and a great side dish with anything you're grilling!

The Best Greek Chicken Marinade
Thank you to one of my clients Liz sharing this fabulous recipe that truly takes white meat chicken and cooks it so that it is tasty and tender. I tell clients when you make this marinade buy a large tub of plain greek yogurt and also make my tzatziki sauce recipe that I posted a few weeks ago. for information about services and all insurances contracted with.

The Best (Two) Homemade Salsa Recipes
This is a great time of the year to start making fresh salsa with nice tomatoes that we are starting to see in the stores. The salsas are great over chicken, fish, eggs and great for dipping of course with your tortilla chips.
Keep some on hand and it will always give a zip to your entrees.
www, for information about services and all insurances covered. I don’t consider myself a food snob. But I'm definitely a salsa snob. I don’t like most store-bought salsas, and I’ve been making my own for years now. I think the reason why is that I add salsa to many foods -- burritos, eggs, taco meat, beans, tacos, nachos -- and the list goes on. It also h...

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Flatbread
Here is a great recipe off the typical bagel and cream cheese. Flatbread is used here which can be made from scratch or you can buy Lavash available in most stores,
See how she uses the every bagel seasoning and capers and onions which brings great flavor. Yes, light on the cream cheese with a few ounces of lox and add sliced tomatoes. This could be versatile as a great breakfast, lunch or dinner.
www, for information about services and all insurances contracted with. These breakfast pizza, lunch or breakfast-for-dinner combines two of my favorite foods – lox, pizza dough and everything bagel seasoning!

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