Sheela Prakash is food and wine writer and recipe developer, as well as a Registered Dietitian. She received her master's degree from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy and holds Level 2 and Level 3 Awards in Wines from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

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    I Can’t Get Enough of This Trader Joe’s Spice Blend

    By Sheela Prakash / August 30, 2021 /

    Nope, it’s not the admittedly tasty Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Blend.

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    7 Healthy & Delicious Meals You Can Make from Pantry Staples

    By Sheela Prakash / August 24, 2021 /

    Dinner doesn’t require a ton of planning if you have a well-stocked pantry.

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    9 Healthy & Delicious Casserole Recipes to Make This Fall

    By Sheela Prakash / August 9, 2021 /

    If you’re ready to get back in the kitchen after an oven-free summer, these healthy casseroles are a delicious place to start.

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    5 New Ways to Make Oatmeal for Breakfast

    By Sheela Prakash / July 29, 2021 /

    Looking to shakeup your morning bowl of oats? From savory oatmeal to oatmeal cookies and more, here are 5 news ways to reimagine this classic breakfast.

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    Lemon-y Spaghetti and 7 More Incredibly Delicious Ways to Eat Canned Sardines

    By Sheela Prakash / July 28, 2021 /

    Canned sardines are delicious, nutritious, and incredibly versatile. Need proof? Here are 8 recipes, from sardine “crab” cakes to a Greek-salad style snack plate.

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    Big Batch Breakfast Recipes to Make on Sunday (and Eat All Week)

    By Sheela Prakash / July 23, 2021 /

    Breakfast is something we all struggle with. It’s hard to assemble something healthy and satisfying in the morning when you’re still half-asleep waiting for your coffee to be ready. The solution? Prep it ahead of time.

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    Here’s What You Need to Know About Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    By Sheela Prakash / July 22, 2021 /

    You’ve heard about them, you’re pretty sure you should eat them, but how much do you really know about these fatty acids and how they’ll boost your health?

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    5 Canned Tuna Fish Recipes That Aren’t Sandwiches

    By Sheela Prakash / July 21, 2021 /

    Canned tuna is one of the most valuable ingredients you can keep stocked in your pantry, and not just for sandwiches. Here’s how to use it in everything from pasta to patties.

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    Thinking About the Mediterranean Diet? Don’t Skip This Key Food

    By Sheela Prakash / July 20, 2021 /

    Here’s why fish is the star protein of the Mediterranean diet, plus 5 easy and delicious recipes to get you started. 

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    Feeling Anxious? 5 Surprising Foods That May Help

    By Sheela Prakash / July 20, 2021 /

    If you’re anything like me, when you feel overcome with anxiety for whatever reason, you immediately reach for the pint of ice cream in your freezer. While a bowl of mint chip has its place, and can definitely help in certain situations, there are a whole slew of wholesome foods that may be even better. Here’s what to eat instead.

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    10 Healthy Summer Pasta Recipes We’re Making Right Now

    By Sheela Prakash / July 18, 2021 /

    Pasta can be a totally wholesome dinner if you load it with feel-good things like colorful vegetables and lean protein and choose a pasta that’s right for you.

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    5 Quick & Clean Avocado Breakfast Ideas (Besides Avocado Toast)

    By Sheela Prakash / June 9, 2021 /

    We love avocado toast. So much! But if you’re looking to switch things up, we present 5 more ways to turn an avocado into breakfast.

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    10 Quick & Delicious Breakfast Ideas for Busy Weekdays

    By Sheela Prakash / May 20, 2021 /

    Busy mornings often mean one of two things: no breakfast at all or something packaged and filled with sugar. But that doesn’t have to be the case! These quick breakfast recipes will have you feeling your best — without any worry of a grumbling stomach or sugar crash a few hours later.

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    Breakfast You Can Make from 5 Ingredients or Less? Yes, Please.

    By Sheela Prakash / May 2, 2021 /

    When it comes to breakfast, easy and healthy are paramount. And when I say easy, I’m talking about the kind of 5-ingredient breakfasts that can be made in minutes with groggy eyes. But that doesn’t mean they have to be #basic. Below, you’ll find options that are simple and satisfying — but never blah. 

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    10 Ways to Turn Chicken Sausage into a Quick & Healthy Meal

    By Sheela Prakash / April 19, 2021 /

    A package (or two!) of chicken sausage is a smart staple to always have on hand. Since it’s pre-cooked, it takes next to no time to turn it into dinner. Here’s how.

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    These Weeknight-Friendly Mediterranean-Inspired Recipes Are Packed with Veggies

    By Sheela Prakash / April 15, 2021 /

    From chickpea stew to orzo salad, these veggie packed, Mediterranean-inspired recipes are sure to make you feel good any night of the week.

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    5 Savory Recipes That Will Make You Love Greek Yogurt Even More

    By Sheela Prakash / April 11, 2021 /

    A bowl of Greek yogurt topped with berries or drizzled with honey is just the beginning. This protein-packed yogurt can be turned into everything from a marinade to a creamy taco sauce. Here are 5 savory Greek yogurt recipes that will make you love this fridge staple even more.

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    These Naturally-Sweet Teas Can Curb Your Sugar Cravings

    By Sheela Prakash / April 4, 2021 /

    I know: Herbal tea isn’t chocolate! But you may be surprised to find out it can definitely tame a sweet tooth. I am not talking about stirring a few sugar cubes into your cuppa, either. A handful of herbals teas are, in fact, naturally sweet. Here are 5 to try.

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    These Quick & Easy Breakfasts Are Loaded with Fruits & Veggies

    By Sheela Prakash / April 4, 2021 /

    We’re constantly on the lookout for quick and easy breakfasts that make us excited to get out of bed. And if we can sneak some fruits and veggies onto our plates or into our bowls? Even better. From veggie tacos and breakfast scrambles to banana pancakes and raspberry ricotta toast, here are 10 vegetarian breakfasts to inspire your morning routine.

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    High-Zinc Foods That Will Boost Your Immunity

    By Sheela Prakash / March 29, 2021 /

    Zinc is an important for keeping your immune system happy and healthy, but it doesn’t hang around in your body waiting for you to use it. Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet usually covers your daily requirements, but it’s always good to know which foods in particular boost your intake (and your immunity). Here are 5 high-zinc foods.

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    7 Healthy Breakfast Recipes for More Youthful Skin

    By Sheela Prakash / March 18, 2021 /

    Collagen, the protein in our bodies that’s responsible for supple skin and elasticity, is something we naturally make less of as we age. Luckily, there are many foods that are either naturally rich in collagen or help aid your body in producing more. Skip the pricey creams and make one of these recipes instead.

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    Going Vegetarian? Here Are 10 Foods to Add to Your Grocery Cart

    By Sheela Prakash / March 11, 2021 /

    While I am not a strict vegetarian, I do try to eat meatless as much as possible just because I personally feel my healthiest when I do so. I find the easiest way to do that is to have a handful of quick convenience foods on hand to reach for at any time, which makes cooking a meatless meal as easy as possible. Here are 10 items to keep in your kitchen to ensure vegetarian eating is as simple as can be.

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    How to Stock Your Pantry for the Mediterranean Diet

    By Sheela Prakash / March 7, 2021 /

    We don’t often play favorites, but the Mediterranean diet is definitely a way of eating we can get behind. If you’re thinking of giving it a try, you’ll want to load up on veggies — and stock your pantry with these Mediterranean diet essentials.

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    For Healthier, Tastier, Extra-Moist Baked Goods, Use This Ingredient

    By Sheela Prakash / March 3, 2021 /

    Greek yogurt is good for so much more than just your morning breakfast bowl. You can cook with it — and you can bake with it. The result? Moist, slightly tangy baked goods that are loaded with nutrition and flavor.

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