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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

Product Review and Giveaway: simplyFUEL Protein Balls

March 5th, 2018
Have you noticed lots of balls and bites coming on the market lately? As part of my job I get to taste many of them. Hands down, these simplyFUEL Protein Balls are one of my favorites. Usually I get free samples to check if I like the nutrition and flavor, but these babies were so tasty that I put in an order on Amazon to get more! I contacted founder Mitzi Dulan, who agreed to send the winner of this giveaway two large bags of simplyFUEL…

Frozen Meals: Good or Bad?

February 27th, 2018
By: Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger When you’re in a time crunch, it’s easy to turn to packaged frozen meals. However, mixed messages on the healthiness of frozen meals can be confusing. Are they healthy or filled with junk? The Good
  • Quick and portable: Time can be a major obstacle to preparing healthy meals. Instead of turning to fast food or take-out, some frozen meals can be a healthy alternative that are

5 Reasons to Put the “Moo” in sMOOthie

February 22nd, 2018
The post was sponsored by National Dairy Council. All thoughts are my own. I heart smoothies. In my three cookbooks, I have tons of fun smoothie combinations. So when National Dairy Council invited me to be part of their sMOOthie event where Catherine McCord from Weelicious was demonstrating some of her healthy smoothies I just had to attend. Toby and Catherine McCord from Weelicious   Catherine’s smoothies…

What’s the Deal with Matcha?

February 20th, 2018
  It seems like every café you walk into lately has matcha on the menu. Even Starbucks added a Matcha Lemonade and Green Tea Latte made with matcha to their menu. And it doesn’t stop there. You can find matcha pancakes, muffins, cakes– you name it. It’s an ingredient that’s being added to both sweet and savory dishes. So what is so magical about this ground green tea and is it worth all the hype? What is matcha?

My New Cookbook: The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy Cookbook

February 15th, 2018

I am thrilled to announce the release of my third cookbook The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy Cookbook: Simple Recipes to Make Healthy Eating Delicious (Rockridge Press, April 2, 2018). As a working mom of three children, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to carve out the time for healthy home cooking. That’s why I created this cookbook, to make your life easier!  With truly simple 5-ingredient recipes―many…
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