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amandalouden

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Amanda is a certified nutrition educator and regular guest speaker at local businesses, schools, churches, and women's groups.  She can often be found in the halls of the California State Capitol advocating for nutrition and food.   Amanda has been featured in both local and... Full Bio
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We're BACK! by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating www.mydailydiner.com is back. Read on »
New Temporary URL for Daily Diner by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Hi there, while I am trying to find out what happened to the mydailydiner domain, you can access Daily Diner posts @ http://dailydiner.blogspot.com/ Read on »
Hi there by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Hi readers, thank you for the emails during the last couple of "dark days" for the Daily Diner Blog. I appreciate the emails! I am trying to figure this out--I forgot to u ... Read on »
Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating These are simple, easy and oh.so.good. Skip the mush this Thanksgiving and make these impressive sweet potatoes. Top with crumbled goat cheese for an extra bite of ... Read on »
Root Veg-Chard Fantastically De-lish Dish by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I saw this recipe just the other day over at Find Your Balance and I knew I had to make it! There's nothing I love more than taking a lesser used root veg and making it so D ... Read on »
Quick Dip- Cannellini Beans and Cashews by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Are you looking for a quick, tasty and healthy appetizer? This fits all three. I created this recipe out of shear laziness and boy is it good. We're heading to ... Read on »
Creamy Pasta...Hold the Dairy! by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating WHAT? No Dairy? You would never know that there's no dairy in the recipe. The cashews give this recipe a rich creamy texture and flavor. I love dishes like this f ... Read on »
Banana-Oat-Goat Bread by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Yes, that's right! There's a little goat in this recipe. Kid #2 suffers from a sensitive gut--nothing serious. Through practicing an eliminat ... Read on »
Kale-Carrot-Chicken Wraps by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating These sweet and spicy wraps are great for lunch or a light dinner. I know kale is not for everyone, my kids would rather eat mud. Really. Nevertheless, it's important ... Read on »
(Crockpot) Black Bean Soup with Wakame by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Black bean soup is a great way to get your daily servings of legumes. I decided to make some soup this week even though it's hot in the Mid-Atlantic region. We have ... Read on »
Getting Organized and Weekly Menu, albeit a little late by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you haven't been able to tell, I am still "off" on my timing and blogging. I assure you that it's eating as usual here, but nonetheless, the blogging has taken a backseat ... Read on »
We're Alive and Quinoa & Roasted Corn Salad by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating (kid #1 on a tractor somewhere in middle America) Yes! We are alive and well! 4 weeks ago today, my family rolled into Northern Virginia after 4 long days ... Read on »
Spelt and Broccoli Salad w/ Avocado-Orange Dressing and Weekly Dinners by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I really love spelt. Really. Love. Spelt. I only wish it had a better name. Doesn't "spelt" sound like some sort or bird seed or an ingredient in a horse pellet? I'm n ... Read on »
Asparagus Pie by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Oh my, this is good. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a snack, this tasty seasonal recipe is yum, yum, yum! Ingredients 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and chop ... Read on »
Breakfast O' Champions by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Pears and Kefir Cheese with an Egg, Whole Grains, and Kale. Why do we eat boxed cereal for breakfast? Because it's fast? Nonsense. The meal ab ... Read on »
Not-My-Grandma's-Brown-Rice by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Where in the world have I been? I have been somewhere between the West and East Coasts. You see, we're moving. Again. But not like ... Read on »
Weekly Menu by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Yes I'm alive! It's been two weeks since my last post but that doesn't mean we haven't been eating....just nothing exciting! I spent the first week eating our way th ... Read on »
Graze like a Rabbit and Weekly Dinners by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If we can learn anything from a rabbit, it's that you can never eat enough ruffage. It's true. So when I'm asked, "what's a good late night snac ... Read on »
Happy New Year! Poblano Pepper Beef Recipe and Weekly Dinners by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Poblano Beef over Cheesy Polenta (recipe Below) The holidays are done and now is the time for resolutions. I like to make resolutions ... Read on »
Pears and Kefir Cheese by amandalouden Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you are looking for something really quick and tasty to add to your table, this is it. Sliced pears tossed in fresh lemon juice to prevent browning with a side of ... Read on »