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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 Nutrients To Feed Your Brain

August 2nd, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN This post was sponsored by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED). All thoughts are my own. With my 3 kids heading back to school, I want to make sure to stock my pantry with foods that provide nutrients to feed their brains. It’s not just my kids’ brains, however, that need a little boost. With so much going on between work and family, I am so busy that I tend to forget things myself.…

34 Ways to Use Up Your Garden Produce

July 31st, 2017
By Daniel Preiato, RDN, Contributing Blogger There’s almost nothing better than sitting down for a meal made straight from your home garden. In the summer, many home gardeners have tomatoes and cucumbers out the wazoo. They may have so much that they struggle to use all their produce before it goes bad. Here are some great ways to use that fresh garden produce before it ends up in the compost bin. Ways to use Produce by

Choline and Pregnancy: What You Need To Know

July 27th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN This post was sponsored by Balchem, a nutritional ingredient supplier. All thoughts are my own. I’m a mom of three beautiful children and know firsthand what a mom-to-be goes through worrying about the health and well-being of their unborn child. As research evolves, more information becomes available as to which nutrients are important during pregnancy. One of the nutrients is choline,…

My New Cookbook: The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook

July 24th, 2017
I am thrilled to announce the release of my second cookbook The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Easy and Wholesome Meals to Cook, Prep, Grab and Go by Rockridge Press on August 22, 2017. As you know, it’s easy to reach for frozen and microwavable meals when you’re short on time, but being too busy shouldn’t mean that you can’t have balanced and delicious meals. Learning how to meal prep properly…

Plant Sterols 101

July 12th, 2017
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger You may have heard the term ‘plant sterols’ in the media or seen it on food labels, but what are they and why is there so much hype about them? Are they beneficial to your health?
Plant sterols mimic the chemical structure of cholesterol and are treated similarly in the body. Studies have shown that plant sterols help to lower LDL-cholesterol (aka the “bad cholesterol”)…
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