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Kari Hartel R.D., L.D.

Kari Hartel is a registered, licensed dietitian.

Articles by Kari Hartel R.D., L.D.

Top 10 Foods You Should Buy Online

Finding healthy specialty foods can be difficult at your neighborhood grocery store, but purchasing healthy food online is incredibly easy and convenient, and oftentimes you ... Read More »

10 Foods to Keep You Energized Throughout the Day

Real food contains all the energy-boosting nutrients you need to help you power through your work day while leaving you tons of energy for your ... Read More »

Early Birds May Be Healthier Than Night Owls

Are you a morning person? If so, you may have an advantage over your night-owl peers when it comes to eating healthy. A new study ... Read More »

Choline—An Essential Nutrient You're Probably Not Getting Enough Of

What is choline and why is it so important for your health? Read More »

Healthy No-Cook Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner That'll Make Your Life Easier

Trying to stick to a healthy diet but don't feel like cooking and don't want to resort to unhealthy fast-food or take-out? Read More »

Stuck in a Healthy Food Rut? 10 Ways to Avoid Diet Boredom

Trying to eat healthy but getting bored with your meals and snacks? Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring. Read More »

11 Things You Never Knew About Ginger

Ginger has powerful properties to improve your health, and it's also fat-free, sodium-free and contains little to no calories. Read More »

Black Garlic — What Is It and Is It Good for Me?

Black garlic imparts so much flavor to your food that you don't have to add a lot excess fat, salt, or sugar. Read More »

9 of the Most Ridiculous Kitchen Gadgets

Have you accumulated so many kitchen gadgets and gizmos that you're running out of counter-top space? Read More »

5 Healthy-ish Ways to Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix

Pumpkin spice is officially here! While pumpkin in naturally healthy, most pumpkin-spice foods are chock-full of extra fat and sugar. How can you enjoy pumpkin ... Read More »

10 Ingenious Cooking Hacks from Your Favorite Celebrity Chefs

We've rounded up the best advice from ten celebrity chefs on eating flavorful food that is also healthy. Make Your Herbs Last Longer Celebrity Chef ... Read More »

You Should Be Eating Cactus — Here's Why

When you think of cactus, you probably imagine some pretty desert scenery or that neglected yet still thriving potted plant in your kitchen, but did ... Read More »

Get Your Pasta Fix with These Non-Noodle Alternatives

If you are are trying to cut back on the amount of carbohydrates you eat, one food you might really be missing is pasta. But ... Read More »

Craving Junk Food? Try These 5 Delicious Swaps

These five junk food swaps will fool your taste buds into thinking you're indulging in high-calorie stuff but won't derail your healthy eating plan. Check ... Read More »

7 Indulgent, Low-Calorie Summer Treats

Think you can't enjoy summer's tasty treats without sabotaging your healthy eating plan? Read More »

6 Quick, Healthy, One-Pot Dishes

One of hardest parts of eating healthy is the amount of time it takes to prepare healthy meals at home. However, utilizing a single cooking ... Read More »

Cut Calories with These Seriously Satisfying Cauliflower Creations

Cauliflower can be used for more than a vehicle for ranch dressing. Try some innovative cauliflower dishes to slash calories and carbs but amp up ... Read More »

10 "Healthy" Foods That Aren't That Good For You

Food companies are geniuses when it comes to marketing, but don’t be fooled by certain foods that have been lauded as healthy — they are ... Read More »

6 Healthy Habits to Start Now

With so much health-related advice out there, it's hard to know what works and what is a waste of your time. But research consistently shows ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About "Nooch"

Although it is not a “new” product, nutritional yeast is still relatively unknown to most but is gaining traction among foodies because of its versatility, ... Read More »

5 Healthy Lunches to Prep Sunday Night That'll Last All Week

Want to eat healthy lunches throughout the week but are strapped for time? Do you pre-prep on Sunday and get a slew of ingredients ready ... Read More »

6 of the Best Breakfasts for a More Energized Day

You’ve heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” too many times to count, but it bears repeating. Why is ... Read More »

13 Reasons to Workout That Don't Have to Do With Losing Weight

If you're like most people, you exercise because you want to look a certain way. But, there are so many other reasons to break a ... Read More »

7 Ways to Break Away From Sugar

Are you trying to cut back on your sugar intake? You probably get way too much sugar in your diet. With a few helpful tips, ... Read More »

The Best Exercises to Increase Your Flexibility

In addition to cardiovascular fitness and strength training, flexibility is an integral part of overall health. Increasing your flexibility will help you with a variety ... Read More »

The Broke Person's Guide to Healthy Grocery Shopping

If you’re one of the many people who wants to eat healthy but worries about the supposed high cost of healthy food, you’re ... Read More »

Does This Strange-Looking Fruit Really Taste Like Meat?

Jackfruit is quickly gaining popularity as a healthy meat replacement. But does it actually taste like meat? This strange-looking fruit is incredibly nutrient-dense and super ... Read More »

7 White Foods You Don't Have to Avoid

People often say you shouldn't eat foods that are white. But the truth is, not all white foods are bad for you. Read More »

Plant-Based Proteins May Increase Satiety

New research has found that plant-based proteins may help you feel fuller and more satiated than meat proteins, and may help you take in fewer ... Read More »

Aquafaba — What Is It and Is It Healthy?

Aquafaba, the leftover viscous liquid from canned or cooked beans, has a plethora of uses. Read More »