Laura Yautz in kitchen

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I’m Laura, and I’m a Registered Dietitian. I love food and cooking, and it’s my passion to help you discover how delicious and easy heart healthy eating can be! I’m glad you’re here! Take a look around, and don’t forget to subscribe to get all my latest recipes and tips! You’re going to LOVE Being Nutritious!

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Holiday Trends!

Glass mug filled with hot chocolate and whipped cream.
Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
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Cinnamon Spiced Nuts
Overhead shot of a loaf of quick bread studded with candied oranges.
Pecan Cranberry Bread
Broiled Grapefruit Fennel Salad from above
Grapefruit Fennel Salad

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Frozen food section at grocery store

Heart Healthy Frozen Foods Guide

There’s such an emphasis on fresh food these days, that we sometimes tend to forget about frozen food. Some might even consider them to be less healthy than fresh food. And while there are certainly unhealthy frozen foods (I’m looking at you, Ice Cream!), that’s not always the case. There are plenty of frozen foods that can help support your heart health!

Snack Attack

A winter fruit salad shaped like a wreath, with a bowl of dip in the middle.

Christmas Fruit Tray with Cinnamon Yogurt Dip

This Christmas Fruit Platter is the perfect dish to bring to all your holiday parties. It’s light and festive, and the cinnamon yogurt dip will have everyone raving.

Paper bag filled with homemade trail mix

Healthy Trail Mix Recipe

DIY Heart Healthy Trail Mix recipe is perfect for a day in the woods or noshing on while you’re stuck at your desk. Either way, this is a healthy snack that’s a little sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy, and that everyone loves!

Dehydrated banana chips spilling out of a glass jar.

How To Make Dried Bananas

Dried bananas are easy to make, and a great way to preserve bananas! Banana chips are delicious, too. Crispy or chewy options.

Healthy no added sugar Spiced Nuts

Spiced Nuts Recipe (no sugar)

We’ve found a way to make these spiced nuts without any refined sugar, and they taste just as yummy as those mall nuts. Healthy Spiced Nuts are perfect for gifting or snacking!

Close up of a strawberry being dipped into brownie batter dip.

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