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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!


Giveaway: Win A Copy of Smart Meal Prep for Beginners & 52-Week Meal Planner

July 23rd, 2018
Last month I was thrilled to learn that my new cookbook Smart Meal Prep for Beginners was going to be released on 7/31. What’s better, I also found out that my fellow RD and childhood friend (I used to ride the bus with her sister!) is releasing her book 52-Week Meal Planner on the exact same date. Not only do I know the author Jessica Levinson from childhood, but the two books go hand-in-hand. Here is an inside look…

Should You Try These Latest Food Trends?

July 11th, 2018
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD Last week I attended the New York City Fancy Food Show where I saw a wide variety of food trends. Here’s a look at what will be hitting store shelves—and which foods you should keep in your cart, and others you may want to skip. From The Ground Up Cauliflower Snacks
Cauliflower has made its way into pretzels and crackers. Both the cracker and pretzels are tasty and have a similar taste to the real deal.…

Can Red Meat Be Part Of A Healthy Mediterranean Diet?

July 9th, 2018
Photo credit Hélène Dujardin   By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post is a collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner., on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, as part of my role as a member of the Beef Expert Bureau. I have been compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. I grew up eating a Mediterranean-style diet and still do so today.…

The Keto Diet: Is It Worth a Try?

July 2nd, 2018
One of the most popular diets today is the ketogenic diet (AKA the keto diet). This diet has been around for quite some time and used to help epileptic children, but it has recently become the latest weight loss trend. Before you start filling your plate with fatty foods and drastically limiting your carbohydrates, here’s what you need to know. Keto Diet 101
The Ketogenic diet is essentially a very low carbohydrate,…

The Isagenix Diet: What You Should Know

June 26th, 2018
The Isagenix Diet is a company that sells protein shakes, bars and supplements touted to help you lose weight, feel better and support the body’s detox and cleansing process. You can choose the package (or “pak”) that best suits your individual goals including weight loss, energy, enhanced athletic performance, and healthy aging. Here’s a breakdown of the Isagenix Diet and if it’s right for you. How It Works