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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!


The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook is a Bestseller!

January 2nd, 2018
I’m thrilled to announce that my latest cookbook The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Easy and Wholesome Meals To Cook, Prep, Grab, and Go hit all time records and make Amazon’s top 100 books list (it reached #29!). If you’re looking to make your New Year’s goals a healthy one, my cookbook can help you get it done!   Meal Prep Recipes To Try Here’s an inside look into some of the recipes…

Winter Break Eats For College Students

December 15th, 2017
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger College students often associate winter break with the holiday season, indulging in mom’s home cooked meals, grazing on many hors d’oeuvres, and packing our plates with casseroles. However, it is still important to put your health first this winter season. Instead of reaching for that eggnog, follow these simple tips to eat healthfully this winter:
  • Meal plan & prep
  • 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…
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