[RECIPE] Cauliflower Buffalo Bites

Hey guys! It’s April 1st – which is a super exciting date for Dua the Dietitian! It’s our one year anniversary! Thank you for being a part of our journey and trusting Dua the Dietitian with your nutrition and health goals. If you have things you’d like to see, please do let us know! For […]

[RECIPE] Tuna Salad Power Bowl

I shared my tuna salad recipe last week and this week I’m dressing it up a bit. Now you can make tuna salad and eat it straight from the bowl (it’s so good, I don’t blame you) but usually we like to dress it up. My favorite ways to dress up a tuna salad are […]

[RECIPE] Easy Rice with Mixed Veggies

As an Arab American married to a Pakistani American, rice runs deep within our families. Many dishes consist of making a source of protein and serving it over rice. I love me some rice but I also love me some vegetables. Adding vegetables to rice increases its nutrient density by providing added fiber, vitamins, and […]

[RECIPE] Easy Veggie Stir Fry with Soba Noodles

Bowl of vegetable stir fry on a cutting board

Hello all, Alright guys – this one can be as easy or as involved as you’d like. It is essentially three ingredients: (1) veggies, (2) noodles, and (3) sauce. All three of these ingredients can be purchased in a ready to use fashion or they can be prepared at home. When I am moving quickly, […]

[GUIDE] Shifting to Nutrient Dense Foods

Shifting to nutrient dense foods means moving towards incorporating more foods that are nutrient dense. This is the recommendation of the USDA 2015 Dietary Guidelines: “Choose nutrient dense foods and beverages across and within all food groups.” But what are nutrient dense foods? The nutrient density of a food is determined by the nutrients it provides compared […]

[RECIPE] Chicken Spinach Tomato Alfredo

I love pasta with Alfredo sauce but often find it feeling/tasting too heavy. I’ve created a recipe that lets me enjoy the creaminess of Alfredo but lightens it up a bit with diced canned tomatoes and of course veggies! The entire recipe takes about 25 minutes to make if you make the sauce while the […]

[RECIPE] Tiny Arab Salad

It’s Sunday Funday and I’ve got a great new recipe for you all! This salad is a very flavorful salad and the cool thing is that all the veggies are where the flavor comes in. The veggies are usually crisp veggies and they are finely diced so you get a mixture of flavors and a […]

Savory Oatmeal

When we think of oatmeal we often think of a warm bowl full of sweetened oats and topped with goodies like nuts, fruits, raisins, brown sugar, and other sweet options. We don’t often think of avocado and eggs. But, the scene is shifting a bit! Recently, I was introduced to the idea of savory oatmeal. […]

[RECIPE] Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

I love trying new and different recipes like this one here: Lasagna Stuffed Peppers. This recipe removes the lasagna noodles and replaces them with pepper boats. It’s obviously not really lasagna but I loved it because I could use homemade (from scratch) garlic bread as my starch. And homemade bread is the best (that recipe […]

RECIPE: Mashed Potatoes with Green Onions

Diced potatoes on a cutting board

Mashed potato story time! When I lived at home we used to make mashed potatoes from the box. It wasn’t a regular part of our cuisine and when we did want to add it in that was all we knew. Well, once I was at a work meeting with my boss and our volunteers, and […]