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Welcome to my blog!  You’ll find the latest nutrition news, healthy recipes, controversial topics, and food safety information all backed up by scientific research.  As a registered dietitian in the media, I have my finger on the pulse of the hottest nutrition topics and controversies which I cover on my blog. If there is a topic you would like to learn more about, just email me.

I am very proud of the content on my blog. 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 for  4 years.  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!


Iodine: Are You Missing Out On This Nutrient?

August 14th, 2018
Do you remember the Seinfeld episode of the woman with the goiter on her neck? That’s the possible consequence of iodine deficiency. There hasn’t been much talk of iodine and goiter since the 1920’s when a salt iodization was launched. However, recently there has been an increase in iodine deficiency. Find out what’s causing the deficiency and what you could be doing to ensure you’re taking in this important…

In the News: The Latest On Popular Fad Diets

August 9th, 2018
With summer in full swing many folks are on a mission to lose those extra pounds and get summer beach  bodies. Many of those individuals are turning to fad diets. Check out my take on many of these diets in these articles below.

How I Got My Kids in the Kitchen (and Behind the Camera, Too!)

August 2nd, 2018
  August is Kids Eat Right Month and this year it’s all about kids in the kitchen. My tweens and teens kids love to cook and be in the kitchen, but I introduced them to food since they were babies. Once they were able to sit up, I put them right in the shopping cart and pointed to all the different fruits and veggies in the produce aisle. As they got older, trips to the supermarket became about how to select the best quality…

Back-to-School with SunButter Apple Muffins

August 1st, 2018
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by SunButter®, however all thoughts are my own. Back-to-school is a hectic time for everyone! In my house filled with two teens and one tween, the hustle and bustle in the morning makes it easy for kids to fly out the door without breakfast. As a mom who’s also a registered dietitian, I never let that happen. Here are my quick tricks for making sure all my kiddos eat a healthy…

Smart Meal Prep for Beginners is out TODAY!

July 31st, 2018
I’m thrilled to announce the release of my latest cookbook Smart Meal Prep for Beginners: Recipes and Weekly Plans for Healthy, Ready-to-Go Meals (Rockridge Press, 2018). Over the past few weeks, I have given my newsletter subscribers an inside look into some of my favorite recipes which you can find below.   Turkey Meatballs with Carrots over Zucchini Noodles   GET THE RECIPE>>   Lighter