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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

Your Healthier Hanukkah Menu – Fried Food Still Included

December 22nd, 2016
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  During the Jewish festival of lights, people light candles for eight nights, after which they typically enjoy holiday songs and lots of food. Often, that means eating two traditional foods – potato pancakes and jelly doughnuts, both which are fried. Believe me, I love my fried food, but after eight nights of eating oil-laden carbs, I…

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 11 Dark Chocolate Dipped Chai Almond Cookies

December 22nd, 2016
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger It’s day 11 of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies. Have you overloaded on cookies yet? I hope not because today features a cookie with a really interesting flavor. These Dark Chocolate Dipped Chai Almond Cookies by Rachael Hartley, RD of Avocado A Day Nutrition contain the contents of a chai tea bag in the cookie mix. Made with whole wheat flour and dipped in dark chocolate, these

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 10 Whole Wheat Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

December 21st, 2016
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger For the tenth day of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies, we have a cookie that is a unique twist on an old favorite. These Whole Wheat Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies, by Jamie Vespa, RD of Dishing Out Health, are sure to be an instant crowd pleaser. What do you do with leftover tahini? Make cookies, of course! Decadent and not too sweet, these nutty cookies are a wholesome version of

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 9 Thumbprint Cookies

December 20th, 2016
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger What holiday season would be complete without old fashioned thumbprint cookies? Days 9 of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies shares a delicious traditional Thumbprint Cookie recipe from Sally Kuzemchak, RD of Real Mom Nutrition. Sally uses her mom’s time-honored recipe and fills the cookies with a dab of  vanilla frosting with a drop or two of almond extract. Although

Should You Take A Probiotic?

December 19th, 2016
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Role Mommy Writer’s Network. I was compensated to attend this event, but all opinions are my own. Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down for an intimate lunch with culinary nutritionist, Ellie Krieger. As the spokesperson for Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics, Ellie chatted about one of the newest and most exciting…
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