Fast-Food nutrition tips from NY Times best-selling author, Frances Largeman-Roth

If you didn’t know, March is designated as National Nutrition Month because it’s the perfect time of year to remind people about the need to make healthy food choices. Nutritionist Frances Largeman-Roth chats with Tracy about new innovative and nutritional foods that are convenient, quick, easy meals for busy families!

About Frances Largeman-Roth, RD:

herFrances Largeman-Roth, RD, is a bestselling author and nationally recognized health expert, who has helped thousands of women across America lose weight and feel incredible with her healthy recipes and smart diet and nutrition advice. Frances was the Food and Nutrition Director at Health magazine for nearly eight years. Prior to that, she was part of the editorial team at the Discovery Health Channel, and also held the post of managing editor at FoodFit.com.

Frances is a frequent guest on national TV, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, The Talk, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, and The Dr. Oz Show. She has also lent her expertise as a judge for Food Network Challenge and The James Beard Awards.

Frances is the author of Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom’s Healthy Eating Guide (Sourcebooks, Inc., 2009) and co-author of the bestselling The CarbLovers Diet (Oxmoor House, 2010) and The CarbLovers Diet Cookbook. She was the team dietitian for Sanjay Gupta’s 2011 CNN Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge. Frances earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at Columbia University in New York. Frances is a contributor and TV spokesperson for Cooking Light magazine.

Passionate about helping people make the right choices to lead healthier, more active lives, Frances provides real world advice and motivation to reach your goals. Whether it’s choosing the best foods for a healthy pregnancy, dropping 20 pounds the right way, or learning how to incorporate more fruits, vegetables and whole grains into your meals, Frances provides the tools you need. Frances lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband Jon, daughters Willa and Phoebe, and son Leo. You can keep up with Frances on her blog and follow her on Twitter @francesLRothRD.

2Albacore Artichoke Sandwiches

Escape the ordinary with this Greek-inspired, easy to prepare sandwich. It brings together the perfect mix of flavors from kalamata olives, savory tuna, sweet red onions, and juicy cucumbers in a yogurt and lemon juice dressing. A delicious change of pace!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: Serves 2
Ingredients

1 can or pouch (5 oz) Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna, drained and flaked
1 jar (6 oz.) marinated artichoke hearts
4 large tomato slices
1 tablespoon diced roasted red pepper strips (bottled)
2 crusty sandwich rolls, split
Directions

Drain artichokes, reserving marinade. Cut artichokes into quarters and place over bottom half of each roll, top with tuna, tomato and roasted red pepper. Drizzle with reserved artichoke marinade. Close sandwich roll.

Tuna Fiesta Soft Tacos

1Head south-of-the-border with this delightful, nutritious and easy to prepare dish that is sure to please everyone at the table. From savory tuna and Cotija cheese to fresh avocado, black beans and a little salsa, just mix and match any way you like it. It’s food with a fun twist!
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Servings: Serves 4 (1 each)
Ingredients

1 can or pouch (5 oz) Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna, drained and flaked
8 corn tortillas, warmed
1 cup shredded mixed cabbage
½ avocado, cubed
1 cup canned black beans, drained & rinsed
¼ cup Cotija cheese, crumbled
Your Favorite Salsa
Lime wedges
Directions
Divide ingredients evenly to fill tortillas. Fold and serve with your favorite salsa and a lime wedge

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