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Busting Those Nutrition Myths

November 30th, 2015
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RDN, CDN, Contributing Blogger With so much information out there it is often hard to determine which is fabricated. It is time to identify those common “nutrition myths” that everyone quotes in social settings, and deems them safe for repetition, or not.  Below are some well-rehearsed sayings. We all know them, but are we simply repeating what we have heard or do we believe them? The…

Pumpkin Pandemonium

November 27th, 2015

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger When I was a girl, every autumn I would spend hours choosing which character I wanted to carve into my pumpkin.  However, pumpkins have other uses than just decoration; They are a delicious and nutritious squash that you can add to your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Nutrition Info
According to the USDA Nutrient Database, 1 cup of raw 1-inch cubed pumpkin contains  30 calories, 8 grams…

5 Thanksgiving Swaps for a Healthy Holiday

November 25th, 2015

By Kimberly Visioni, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger This year, don’t simply fall back on all of the usual Turkey Day recipes. There are some really great nutrient dense players (a.k.a. fruits and veggies) in our Thanksgiving repertoire. They’re just usually smothered in cheese, drowning in dollops of butter and cream or lost in mounds of sugar and salt. I think this is the perfect setting to let these beauties shine…

5 Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts

November 24th, 2015
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Thanksgiving is a holiday that is definitely not synonymous with healthy eating. Instead, it’s a day that’s known for stuffing (pun intended) yourself to an uncomfortable point. But, there are plenty of ways to have a healthier Thanksgiving and still indulge in your favorites–even dessert! I’ve compiled a round-up of healthy Thanksgiving desserts…

7 Healthy Thanksgiving Sides

November 24th, 2015
By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger As the holiday season quickly approaches, many people are worried about packing on the pounds. However, with these 7 delicious sides you can indulge without worrying about the calories. Skinny Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Homemade Pita Chips
Recipe and photo by Andrea Ovard, RD of The Baking Dietitian Servings: 4-6 Ingredients: For the dip
4 cups spinach, chopped
12-15 marinated…