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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.

Here's Everything You Need to Know about the Volumetrics Diet

Have you heard of the Volumetrics diet? It’s not a hard-and-fast “diet” that restricts entire food groups, requires you to fast, or do any ... Read More »

The Top 10 Health Benefits of Spicy Foods

Spicy foods have become increasingly more popular over the years. In fact, more than 62 percent of people say they enjoy spicy food. But sizzling hot ... Read More »

10 Foods You Should Buy in Bulk

Buying certain ingredients in bulk will save you loads of money while also ensuring you have a pantry, fridge, and freezer stocked full of healthy ... Read More »

10 Tips for Following Through on Your New Year's Resolution

Many of us do it this time of year: make New Year’s Resolutions. That part is easy. The hard part? Actually sticking to your ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About the Low-FODMAP Diet

Digestive issues are much more common that you might think, and many of the digestive problems people face on a daily basis are related to ... Read More »

10 Foods That Are Worth Spending More On

If you're trying to save money these days, and who isn't, you may realize that food is a big part of your monthly expenses. You ... Read More »

Taking a Break From Your Diet Can Help You Lose More Weight and Keep It Off

Can taking a break from your diet actually help you still lose weight and keep it off for the long haul? Read More »

New Study Shows Link Between Omega-3 Fats and Healthier Gut

Omega-3 fats have numerous health benefits, but did you know they can change your gut bacteria--for the better? Read More »

10 Delicious Guilt Free Snacks

What makes for a healthy, guilt-free snack? Ideally, you want to aim for a combination of lean protein, healthy fat, and complex carbohydrates. A snack ... Read More »

10 Hacks to Make Your Salads More Filling

Salads are a familiar fave for people who are trying to eat healthily and watch their weight. But sometimes salads can leave you hungry and ... Read More »

Why People Who Eat Nuts Gain Less Weight

Do you avoid nuts because of their high calorie and fat content? Many people who are trying to lose weight or prevent weight gain avoid ... Read More »

10 Better-for-You Alternatives to Thanksgiving Classics

Thanksgiving Day is a wonderful holiday that celebrates traditional foods. But many traditional Turkey Day staples are high in calories and low on nutrients. I've ... Read More »

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 »