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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!


Healthy Comfort Food Recipes

February 21st, 2017
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger As soon as the temperature drops, I want to cozy up with a warm blanket and enjoy a homey comforting meal. However, with the long Northeast winter, indulging in comfort foods can also mean taking in extra calories. But weight gain is definitely not a given. Here are healthier, more nutrient packed options to your favorite comfort meals. Baked Potato
Instead of that loaded baked potato…

The Inside Scoop: Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards

February 16th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD I’m a sponsored CocoaVia® brand influencer, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. Last week I attended the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards at Lincoln Center on behalf of the CocoaVia®  brand. It was in honor of heart health month, which is February. As heart disease greatly affects my family and myself, it was an honor to participate in the evening’s events.…

5 Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

February 9th, 2017

By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Even if you don’t have a sweetheart, you will likely want something sweet on Valentine’s Day. If sweet isn’t your thing, then this is the time of year to whip up a romantic decadent dinner. But indulging your sweet or savory tooth doesn’t have to mean packing on the pounds.  Try any of these healthier Valentine’s Day recipes to have your cake (or steak) without

New Nutrition Facts: The Fiber Debate

February 6th, 2017
  By Daniel Preiato, BS, DTR, Contributing Blogger  As you may have heard, the FDA is in the process of implementing a new nutrition facts label. Most food manufacturers have until July 26, 2018, to comply with the changes, while manufacturers earning less than $10 million in annual food sales have until July 26, 2019. One area of major concern has been the new regulations on dietary fiber. Dietary Fiber There…

5 Favorite Ways To Enjoy 100% Pomegranate Juice

February 1st, 2017

By Toby Amidor, MS, RD DISCLOSURE: I work with POM Wonderful to help consumers make healthier choices. All thoughts are my own. Photo credit for spritzer and smoothie: POM Wonderful  One of my go-to ingredients is 100% Pomegranate Juice as I find it to be extremely versatile in the kitchen. Of course I love to sip it, but sometimes I also add it into dishes I whip up in the kitchen. Here are 5 of my favorite ways to use 100%…