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Welcome to my blog! You’ll find the latest nutrition news, healthy recipes, controversial topics, and food safety information. My blog is made possible by my wonderful group of contributors, including fellow registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) and nutrition students. All of my contributors have varying nutrition backgrounds and interests, making this blog a great place to learn about a wide range of food and nutrition topics.

I’m so proud of the efforts of all of my contributors and the recognitions of our great work. Greatist recently named my blog one of “19 Awesome Resources to Help You Eat Better”, and Healthline awarded us a spot in the “The Best Healthy Living Blogs of 2016”.  I know you will enjoy and learn from the information you find here. Your comments and insight are very important to me and my readers.

Happy, healthy reading!


Cookbook Review: Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook

September 29th, 2016
By Alissa Fogelson, Contributing Blogger
It’s no secret that nutritious eating while pregnant is vital. Yet many expectant mothers tend to be confused about the types of foods to restrict and ways that they can use nutrition to ease pregnancy discomforts. How can expectant mothers ensure they are eating foods that will allow their babies to grow and develop healthfully? The new cookbook Healthy, Happy Pregnancy

7 Beef Recipes To Cook Now and Freeze for Later

September 26th, 2016
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN Disclosure: I am on the Beef Checkoffs Expert Bureau. This post was not sponsored and all thoughts are my own. Looking to save time? Always on the go? Batch cooking is the perfect solution. Many recipes can be cooked, frozen into individual or family portions, and then defrosted throughout the week. Cuts of lean beef that freeze well include chuck roast, shoulder pot roast, and bottom round roast.…

Casually Consuming More Calories: The Fast-Casual Conundrum

September 21st, 2016
By Daniel Preiato, BS, DTR, Contributing Blogger In the past 5 years, there has been an emergence of fast-casual style restaurants, such as Chipotle and Panera Bread. These restaurants differ from their fast food counterparts because they allow the consumer to choose from mostly whole food ingredients and decide exactly what goes on their plate. While this appears to be a healthier option than traditional fast-food,…

What Is Certified Transitional Farming?

September 19th, 2016
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger Farms around the country are on the fence about becoming certified organic farms. The process to switch from conventional farming to organic farming can be quite the hassle. This may be why only about 15,000—around 1% of the 2 million US farms–are certified organic. The good news is there’s a new process called Certified Transitional Farming…

5 Peanut Myths, Busted

September 13th, 2016
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN, CDN This post was sponsored by Planters Peanuts who also sent me samples, but my opinions are my own. In honor of National Peanut Day (it’s September 13!), I’m debunking popular peanut myths I’ve heard throughout my years as a registered dietitian. Check out which of these 5 you’ve been falling for! #1: Peanuts Have Too Much Fat
Yes, peanuts do contain 14 grams of fat (or 22% of the recommended…