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Patricia Bannan’s Comfort Foods with a Healthy Twist

For most of us, Halloween kicks off a season of treats and feasts that last well through the New Year.  Many of these foods come with happy memories and touch a special place in our hearts.  We call them: comfort foods.  For the most part, comfort foods tend to be loaded with fat and calories.  Think meatloaf, mashed potatoes, creamy casseroles and apple pie.  Yum!  This is not to say you can’t have some of your favorites, but with the right substitutions, you can make them healthier and your taste buds won’t even know the difference. First off, let’s talk […]

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Shape Magazine’s “Crazy for Coconuts: 5 Healthy Ways to Enjoy Coconut”

Shape Magazine recently posted an article on their website, “Crazy for Coconuts: 5 Healthy Ways to Enjoy Coconut.”  Of course the article discusses coconut oil cooking and all of the great benefits and ways to use it. “For weight loss, pure coconut oil, not water, is where the research lies. Several studies have found that coconut oil may aid weight loss because the type of fat it contains, called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), are metabolized differently than fats from other oils. Most of the fat in this delicious oil is saturated, but more and more research confirms that not all saturated […]

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Introducing Kelapo’s Resident RD: Patricia Bannan, MS, RD

We would like to introduce Patricia Bannan, MS, RD!  Patricia will be working with us through the end of the year.  She will be posting healthy blogs and tips once a month. Patricia Bannan, M.S., R.D., is a Los Angeles-based registered dietitian specializing in nutrition and health communications. She develops news segments for television stations, writes articles for magazines, and serves as a consultant and spokesperson to PR agencies and industry groups nationwide. She is the author of Eat Right When Time Is Tight: 150 Slim-Down Strategies and No-Cook Food Fixes (NorLightsPress, 2010). Patricia has appeared as a guest expert […]

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