Dian Thomas talks Johnny Carson, her dramatic weight loss and best selling books on Food Exposed

Jackie’s been helping people reach their weight goals for years and this week, she’ll share her best tips for losing weight and keeping the weight off. She’ll give you the do’s and don’ts when it comes to dieting, what’s healthy and what’s not and how you can be successful in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Food Exposed is proud to have Dian Thomas, best-selling author, television personality and professional speaker, as its guest this week. Dian has been a guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, which lead to her having a contract on the Today Show, the Home Show and Good Morning America. You can see her on Hallmark’s Home and Family Show as well. Dian has lost a staggering 120 lbs and will share her amazing weight loss success story this week. She’ll give her motivations, struggles and tips for weight loss as well.

This week’s recipe is chock-full of super vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and cancer-fighting folates (on top of being super yummy as well)! Jackie’s Pasta with White Beans & Kale is a low-calorie, low-fat pasta dish that is perfect for those who want to keep pasta in their diet AND lose weight!


 White Beans & Kale


Servings: 4            Serving Size: 2 cups




1tbsp.extra virgin olive oil


3cloves       garlic, minced


10cups  kale, stems removed and chopped


½cupreduced sodium vegetable broth


1tsp.NutriFit Mediterranean Salt Free Spice Blend


¼tsp.black pepper


1 ½cupspasta, cooked al dente and drained


1tbsp.fresh lemon juice


2cupswhite beans (cannellini or other)


¼cupflat leaf parsley, chopped


¼cupfeta cheese, crumbled




1.  Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add garlic; saute 1 minute.  Add kale, broth, spices and pepper, stirring to combine.  Cover, reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes or until kale wilts, stirring occasionally.


2.  Add pasta, juice and beans to pan, stirring to combine; cook 1 minute or until mixture is thoroughly heated.


3.  Divide pasta mixture evenly among 4 plates; sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon parsley and 1 tablespoon cheese.





 Food Exposed with Jackie Keller


Jackie Keller has dedicated her life to helping people improve their health and lives. On this segment, Jackie gives her best tips for achieving long-term weight loss and maintaining weight loss.

Learn the health benefits of each ingredient in her NutriFit recipe for Pasta with White Beans & Kale and make it in your kitchen along with Jackie!


Be sure to tune in Tuesdays for full episodes of Jackie’s show – Food Exposed – where she discusses the latest news in health and wellness; share recipes, tips & coaching advice as well as interview top guests in the health and fitness world!


 Connect with Jackie on Twitter (@Jackie_Keller) and on Facebook (facebook.com/username.jackiekeller). Learn more about Jackie’s company, NutriFit, at www.nutrifitonline.com and facebook.com/nutrifitonline



Meet Jackie (Creator, Host): 

Jackie Keller is the Founding Director of NutriFit, LLC, Los Angeles’ premiere healthy food company. Since 1987, Jackie has dedicated her life to helping others live longer and healthier lives.


Meet  Dian (Guest):

Dian Thomas was blessed with the good fortune to be born and raised in breathtaking southern Utah where her father was a forest ranger. Dian’s family gave her the opportunity to learn camping activities, outdoor cooking techniques and many other skills for creating fun over a campfire and in the wilderness. Dian’s master’s thesis provided the basis for her first book, Roughing It Easy.  Her appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson propelled the book to the New York Times best-­seller list where it remained all summer.   From that momentum, Dian worked hard to become an expert in public relations, publicity and promotion.  Since that time, she has written nineteen books, and made thousands of personal appearances with her innovative  “live demonstrations”.  Dian has served as national spokesperson for divisions of Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble, Dow Chemical, and countless others.

Dian’s television appearances led to contracts with NBC’s Today show, where she was a cast regular for eight years. That was followed by a six-year contract with ABC’s Home Show.  During this time she also appeared several times on ABC’s Good Morning America and numerous other national and local television programs. She now is a regular on Hallmark Home and Family.

The secret of Dian’s amazing publicity success is her professionalism.  She began her career as an amateur but quickly conquered television, radio, magazines, newspapers, books, and the Internet and other new technologies. Her new venture, entitled How to Get a Million Dollars’ Worth of Free Publicity, attests to the success Dian has enjoyed as one of the country’s foremost experts on public relations. That campfire Dian lit years ago in the southern Utah forests of her youth is still burning bright and bringing warmth and light to millions.  Dian will inspire other to do what  she did.


Key Make-Up Artist

Sabine Rohrman