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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 Out TODAY!

August 22nd, 2017
Finally, the day has arrived. The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Easy and Wholesome Meals to Cook, Prep, Grab is available for purchase on Amazon. As a working mom of three children, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to carve out the time for healthy home cooking. In my latest cookbook, I share tips and tricks to use meal prep to beat the dinnertime rush. The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook features:
  • 3 flexible 2-week

What is Reishi?

August 21st, 2017
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Whether it’s in the form of a supplement or as an ingredient in kombucha, hot chocolate or granola bars, reishi seems to be popping up everywhere. Is it worth the investment? Here’s the low-down on this unfamiliar supplement. What is it? Reishi is a type of mushroom originating from Asia. However, it differs from your everyday mushrooms as it’s not eaten fresh. It’s…

Can You Eat Beef When You’re Trying To Lose Weight?

August 9th, 2017

By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post is 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. Many folks ask me if they can include red meat, including beef, in their weight loss meal plan. With all the myths floating around regarding food in general, it’s a legitimate question. I discuss…

Enjoy Avocado Sans Injuries

August 8th, 2017
By Tyffanie Ammeter, MS, Guest Blogger Have you ever heard of avocado hand? This absolutely real phenomenon refers to the hand injuries that occur when trying to get the slippery pit out of an avocado’s soft green flesh, resulting in damaged nerves and tendons. The injuries have become so frequent and severe that the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons has suggested adhering a…

The Best Nutrients To Feed Your Brain

August 2nd, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN This post was sponsored by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED). All thoughts are my own. With my 3 kids heading back to school, I want to make sure to stock my pantry with foods that provide nutrients to feed their brains. It’s not just my kids’ brains, however, that need a little boost. With so much going on between work and family, I am so busy that I tend to forget things myself.…
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