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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!

-Toby

The Best and Worst Alcoholic Drinks for Your Waistline

December 6th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report The holidays are a time when cocktails are flowing. Downing two or three drinks (or more!) at a party can mean you’re taking in an excess of 1,000 calories – not counting the food or dessert, which can be an additional 1,000 calories. If you start consuming over 2,000 calories at each holiday party, those pounds will start piling up.…

How I Overcame “Grill-Phobia” and How You Can, Too

November 28th, 2017
Guest contributor, Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FAND Disclosure: Both Toby and I are part of the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner Beef Expert Bureau. We have been compensated for our time commitment. However, all opinions are entirely our own and we have not been paid to publish positive comments. If you have a house with a backyard, grilling meat is sort of a mandatory activity, especially for men, but, true…

The Truth About Canned Tomatoes

November 20th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN In recent years, there has been some fear about canned tomatoes and their possible contamination with BPA (bisphenol-A). Let me cut straight to the chase and say that most of this fear is unwarranted, and I’ll explain why. BPA is a synthetic compound found in many plastics, such as in water bottles and food containers, and in the lining of cans. It’s thought to be similar to estrogen and may have…

Reimagining Yogurt: Yogurt-Dipped Frozen Grapes & Bananas

November 15th, 2017

By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN I have partnered with Dannon® Light & Fit® to help promote Light & Fit yogurt with Zero Artificial Sweeteners. I have been compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
For me, yogurt has never been about spooning it out of a cup. Don’t get me wrong, I adore creamy spoonfuls of yogurt but I love to get creative…

Should You Buy Electrolyte-Enhanced, Nutrient-Enhanced and Alkaline Waters?

November 14th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  You’d think buying bottled water would be simple. But today, it’s just as confusing as choosing a type and brand of yogurt, bread or frozen food. You can now find electrolyte-enhanced, pH-balanced, nutrient-enhanced and flavored waters lining store shelves. With some of the specialty waters costing a pretty penny, should…
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