Local Dietitian Michelle Dudash, Featured Today on ABC's The Chew, Gives Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Diet

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Local dietitian Michelle Dudash appeared on The Chew today.
Phoenix-based nutrition writer, dietitian, and Cordon Bleu-trained chef Michelle Dudash appeared on ABC's The Chew this afternoon to compete in the Weight Watchers Chef Competition. Dudash is a registered dietitian and author of Clean Eating for Busy Families. Over the next few weeks, she'll be appear on the show to vie for a consulting job with Weight Watchers that will involve recipe development for the weight-loss company.

We caught up with the busy nutrition expert to talk about the show and to get a few tips on healthy eating -- including some insight into the perils of eating too much kale.

See also: Kale Might Not Be As Healthy As You Think

Today's episode of The Chew, which aired at noon on ABC, pitted Dudash against one of the other six finalists. The pair competed in a Healthy Family Dinner Plans contest, in which each chef was asked to create an easy meal with a busy family in mind. Dudash offered up Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps, which she says are a take on a recipe in her book for Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps. The dish is "versatile" and "easy to prepare," Dudash says.

The dishes also had to use ingredients from the Weight Watchers new Simple Start program, a two-week plan that allows users to begin Weight Watchers without having to count points. Instead, the Simple Start plan provides users with a list of ingredients to use for the first two weeks of dieting.

"It's actually a really well-rounded diet," Dudash says. "There are a lot of things you make with the list."

But if you're looking to improve your health through diet changes, you don't have to limit yourself to a specific list of foods. Dudash has three simple changes you can make that can improve your health.

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