Recipes and stories with a seasonal perspective because when you choose foods that are in season, you get more bang for your buck, save money and enjoy more flavor.

As a food enthusiast and registered dietitian nutritionist, I help people optimize their performance with realistic solutions. I think good food makes your life better. The more you know about food and cooking, the more delicious and varied your food choices can be. My personal passion is sharing the news that food can be enjoyed and healthful – all on the same fork.

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From summer to spring, LiveBest Seasonally is filled with solutions  to use seasonal foods. Delicious recipes with power-packed vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and more using ingredients that are easy to find, plus some nutrition nuggets thrown in…just because.

One year I made a goal to photograph the sunsets. Not every day, but several times per week. As an amateur photographer, the point was to stop and notice the moment and enjoy the passing seasons.


From my photo project, I was surprised to see that the winter sunsets were so beautiful. Every season has its perks; just like every season in our lives. With the photographs, I found that sunsets usually became more dramatic as they progressed. I thought I “had” my photograph and then in a few minutes, it became even better.

That’s what I want more of …”even better.”

I’ve been teaching people how to improve their plates for decades, now with LiveBest Seasonally you can learn how to do it too.

It’s a daily problem solver: More than 50 ideas provide solutions from how to serve vegetables to which apples are best for baking or using in salads.

It’s doable: I don’t have time to shop at 3 different stores each week. Do you? Every suggestion is readily available from major grocery stores.

And most importantly…it’s fresh and delicious! Fourteen seasonable recipes with simple solutions for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with recipes for butternut squash and apple soup, spiced banana oatmeal, orange basil skewers, curried pumpkin walnut soup, chile braised beef, grilled fish tacos with avocado and orange salsa, and peach and mozzarella caprese salad. The problem is you may get impatient waiting for the best season to enjoy some of these recipes!

IMG_9988LiveBest Seasonally – Just $10.00

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You’ve got a life to live, so I’m happy you want to live best. If you’re like me, you want to maximize your opportunities to live with vitality. One step at a time, I help people live best. So glad you’re on the journey.

Note: This is an ebook. A full-color electronic book will be available on your computer or IPad. 

To live best, you must be present to win. The pen for your future is in your hands. LiveBest Seasonally will help you get there.
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Just $10.00
LiveBest Seasonally is an ebook. It will download in full color to your computer, iPad, or smartphone.

What others are saying about LiveBest Seasonally…

“A fresh and unique perspective on eating well to live better. The writing is primo, and the photos and recipes mouthwatering. Enjoy!” ~Mary Lee Chin, registered dietitian, Nutrition Edge Communications

“Thank you, Judy, for bringing together simple, refreshing and savory ideas and recipes to help us LiveBest Seasonally. Your stories are personal and practical which brings meaningful context to your counsel as a dietitian. I may get a bit impatient, however, waiting to enjoy some of these recipes in season—they look so good!” ~Donna Moenning, farmwife and mother of 3 and SR. Program Manager, www.

LiveBest Seasonally is rich, interesting and compelling. A wonderful culinary adventure grounded in real-life tips with beautiful photos. I can’t wait to try the recipes and food ideas.” ~Melissa Joy Dobbins, registered dietitian, Sound Bites, Inc. Sound Science. Smart Nutrition. Good Food,

“What an awesome book! I love how the seasons are presented in a refreshing, easy-to-follow manner. Wonderful recipes too!” ~Nancy Witzeling, graphic designer

“I love, love, love LiveBest Seasonally. I am so impressed with the expertise and knowledge.” ~Betty Mason, registered nurse

“A wonderful book. It really is fresh and lively and packed with info and ideas. I was joyfully transported to a place filled with sunshine and life.” ~Connie Jouen, mother of two

“Perfect, fabulous, fun, on target, easy to read, great photos! Many recipes and tips I will use!” ~Jeanne Goldrick, realtor and mother of two

“I love all the photographs and the layout makes it easy to read. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes.” ~Ashley Smith, mother of three and elementary school teacher

LiveBest Seasonally presents wise food discussions, helpful hints and tasty yet simple recipes that are just what I need. Thank you, Judy, for making this available; I look forward to incorporating it into my life. Live best to you!” ~Anita Stinson, MD

“Great information, pictures, and recipes are a sure way to draw me in and keep me coming back. I especially like that your book is divided by the seasons–a great way to think about food and life.” ~Linda Manchego, mother and grandmother

LiveBest Seasonally, a book about living with vitality. Healthy living by registered dietitian Judy Barbe