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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

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”)…

Showcasing the Versatility of Greek Yogurt

July 10th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD I have partnered with Dannon to help promote Oikos. I have been compensated for my time commitment to review Oikos.  However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. My first cookbook, The Greek Yogurt Kitchen showcases the versatility of Greek yogurt is in a variety of recipes. You may dig into a cup of Greek yogurt for breakfast or grab a cup of at work,…

Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

June 28th, 2017
By Rachel Green, Contributing Blogger With summer in full bloom, fresh fruits and vegetables are abundantly available, but most Americans do not actually consume the recommended amount. Therefore, many Americans are not meeting the requirements for magnesium, a mineral best known for its role in maintaining normal heart rhythm. Magnesium is an essential “helper” in more than 300 reactions throughout the…
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