Lauren Lastowka
Lauren Lastowka

Lauren Lastowka

Title: Writer and Editor

Location: Leesburg, Virginia

Education: B.A. in English Language and Literature, University of Virginia; Certificate in Copyediting, University of California, San Diego

Expertise: Health literacy, person-first language, chronic health conditions, patient empowerment, health and well-being

- Former Executive Editor for Diabetic Living magazine
- Former Managing Editor for Edible San Diego magazine 

Experience

Lauren Lastowka is a writer and editor with more than 15 years of experience working in the areas of health and well-being. She has worked on Diabetic Living, EatingWell and Edible San Diego magazines. She is passionate about health literacy and patient empowerment and has translated research and clinical guidelines into reader-friendly plain language for years.

Lauren served as the executive editor of Diabetic Living magazine and as the managing editor of Edible San Diego magazine. She spent seven years at American Specialty Health, where she led an editorial team in developing educational health content related to nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep and chronic health condition management.

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Tuna Salad Spread
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This tuna spread recipe is a healthy twist on tuna salad and uses avocado and Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise. Serve it on cucumber slices, butter lettuce leaves or whole-grain crackers.
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Tahini-Yogurt Dip
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Serve this creamy yogurt dip with baby carrots, sliced radishes or whole-wheat pita triangles.
Quinoa Deli Salad
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This healthy version of a deli salad combines hearty quinoa and chickpeas with small amounts of ham and mozzarella, so you get all of the flavor without overdoing it on the sodium. This healthy quinoa salad is great as dinner and doubles as a delicious lunch the next day.
Are carbs the enemy? We have your questions, answered.
Tahini-Yogurt Dip
Rating: Unrated
New!
Serve this creamy yogurt dip with baby carrots, sliced radishes or whole-wheat pita triangles.
Quinoa Deli Salad
Rating: Unrated
New!
This healthy version of a deli salad combines hearty quinoa and chickpeas with small amounts of ham and mozzarella, so you get all of the flavor without overdoing it on the sodium. This healthy quinoa salad is great as dinner and doubles as a delicious lunch the next day.
Vegetarian Niçoise Salad
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This vegetarian take on a traditional Niçoise salad omits the fish and piles on plenty of vegetables.
Salmon Couscous Salad
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This healthy and easy salad is designed to be made with precooked or leftover salmon. To quickly cook salmon, lightly brush with olive oil, then roast in a 450 degrees F oven until the fish is opaque and firm, 8 to 12 minutes.
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Easy Black Bean Dip
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This creamy bean dip is great for a party or picnic. Smoked paprika and ground chipotles add a robust, earthy flavor, but you can also use regular paprika and cayenne if you don't have the other spices on hand.