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Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she has spent her career working at Johns Hopkins and is also an adjunct faculty instructor for Excelsior College. Carmen has over 20 years of experience in nutritional counseling, education, writing, and program management and is a certified specialist in adult weight management. She enjoys educating her students and clients about how nutrition affects the body and its role in overall health and wellness.

Latest by Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

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What to Eat to Recover from Colon Cancer

Colon cancer and treatment side effects make it hard to take in essential nutrients. Here are some ways to nourish your body and help prevent cancer recurrence.

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10 Secrets to Better Digestion After Colon Cancer

What should you know about eating and digesting following colorectal cancer treatment? Drink water, know your med side effects (they could be causing that constipation…), and experiment with fiber are just some tips.

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Coconut-Almond Cookies

This gluten-free dessert recipe easily doubles (and triples). You may want to plan on it!

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Festive Dark Chocolate Bark

You can customize this no-sugar-added treat with your family's favorite toppings.

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2-Bite Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Just sweet enough to feel like a treat, these teeny-tiny cupcakes make portion control simple.

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Smoky & Sweet Party Mix

Serve this tasty mix in small ramekins or cups to keep portions small and social-distancing rules simple.

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Mini Turkey & Cranberry Meatballs

So good you might want to double the batch!

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Butternut Soup Shooters

This soup is so creamy and luscious you won't believe it's dairy-free!

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Winter Spice Eggnog

Our recipe swaps the dairy for almond milk and a dash of coconut cream!

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Cranberry-Rosemary Sparkler

Alcohol-free and oh so fancy! You can switch up the sweetness for each guest.