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Healthy Holiday eats with Plant-based recipes | News 3 | November 18th, 2018

The holidays don’t have to hurt your health. Registered Dietitian Emmy Bawden is here with a vegan dish that anyone can whip up.

I celebrated World Vegan Month with News 3 by talking about the benefits of plant-based eating and easy ways to incorporate it without having to go full vegan.

A plant-based diet has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, likely because it is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber.

Plant-based recipes offer something a little different and can be more nutritious than what you might normally see on a Thanksgiving table.

Today we made Falafel Rainbowls featuring plant-based protein from chickpeas and Lilly’s Hummus.


National Soup Month | News 3 | December 30th, 2018

January 1st is right around the corner, and if getting healthier is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, you are not alone. January is National Soup Month, and Registered Dietitian Emmy Bawden is here with a recipe that’s going to help get 2019 started on the right track.

I celebrated National Soup Month with a simple soup base recipe featuring Karen’s Naturals freeze-dried veggies.

Making homemade soup is an easy way to incorporate more nutrition into your diet. Starting with a non-creamy broth base, adding lean protein, heart healthy whole grains, antioxidant and fiber-rich vegetables, and different herbs and seasonings makes a filling yet nutrient-dense meal. Try making it ahead of time and freezing in individual portions for easy to reheat meals for lunches at work or quick weeknight dinners.


Gluten-Free cooking tips | News 3 | January 20th, 2019

Registered Dietitian Emmy Bawden is back with some gluten-free options that are good for you and taste good as well.

With National Gluten-Free Day just a week ago, I shared my favorite tips as someone with Celiac disease for making a gluten-free life easier.

I talked about what gluten actually is, why going gluten-free isn’t a strategy for weight loss, and I shared some of my favorite gluten-free things to stock in my pantry, including brown rice, quinoa, and garbanzo bean flour. I also shared three easy and nutritious gluten-free recipes to try, which you can find here!


Gut health tips | News 3 now | February 24th, 2019

Research has found people with dementia, depression, and allergies have one thing in common: poor gut health. And while some of that can be genetic, much of it is up to you and the food you eat. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Emmy Bawden is here this morning to help us make that a little easier.

With digestive health being the major topic in the nutrition world that it is today, I shared some insight on the basics of good gut health. I talked about the benefit and drawbacks of probiotic supplements, the role that prebiotics play in your diet, and how to include sources of food-based probiotics in your diet. I even gave my favorite tips for what to look for during your next trip to the grocery store if gut health is a priority for you.

To read more about probiotics, what current research says about their efficacy, and my top pics for probiotic-containing foods, head to The Real Good Blog to read more!


Got food allergies? 8 things dietitians want you to know about how to live with them | News 3 now | May 22nd, 2019

Food allergies can range from being a daily nuisance to a deadly threat, and research shows they are growing more and more common. May is Allergy Awareness Month, so News 3 Now spoke with local registered dietician Emmy Bawden to learn more about allergies and what you can do to keep yourself and your children safe.

With food allergies on the rise, I sat down with News 3 to talk about who is most likely to have food allergies, potential reasons behind the rise, food allergies versus intolerances, and what to do if you suspect an allergy or sensitivity (spoiler alert: at-home self-diagnosis is never the way to go. Check out my blog post regarding the research-based pitfalls of at-home food sensitivity testing).


Following the “clean eating” diet | News 3 now | June 15th, 2019

Summer is just one week away, and with the kids now out of school the schedule is thrown out of the window and it can be hard to keep your diet on track this time of year. This week we caught up with Registered Dietitian Emmy Bawden.

From news articles to self-help books to food labels, the concept of "clean eating" seems to be everywhere lately. While this popular trend supports generally healthy patterns, such as including more whole fruits and vegetables, it also promotes the restriction of various foods and food groups. I caught up with News 3 Now about the principles of this trend while sharing my ideas for a more realistic version of “clean eating.”


Smart shopping at the farmers market | News 3 Now | august 8th, 2019

With the largest producers only market in the country, there are a host of reasons why getting your groceries from your local farmers market is a good idea. Here to break them down for us is Dietitian Emmy Bawden.

This week we’re celebrating National Farmers Market Week, and good timing because there is SO much goodness at the market right now. Going to the Dane County Farmers Market here in Madison is one of my favorite things to do on summer Saturdays, so I wanted to share the reasons I love the market and some of my top tips on shopping it like a pro. I had a blast sharing these things as well as some tasty recipes with the morning crew at News 3 Now! Check out my blog post for all the recipes and tips I shared.


Simple snacks for school-age kids | News 3 Now | august 10th, 2019

It’s almost the start of a new school year for kids, and that means new teachers and new classes. For parents, that means new lunch and snack ideas. Registered Dietitian Emmy Bawden is back with us this morning with some recipe ideas that any parent can make and any kid will love.

With strong data supporting the fact that kids perform better in school when they are well-nourished, I shared some of my favorite easy recipes using budget-friendly pantry staples to get parents rolling into the school year. These recipes feature lean proteins, whole grains, and low added sugar to give kids the sustainable energy that they need to learn and have fun in after school activities without the blood sugar spike and crash that so many kid-friendly snacks these days cause.

For more recipes, check out the wonderful resources from the American Heart Association.