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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

The Farmers Market: A Family Affair

July 30th, 2012
My youngest choosing strawberries One of my favorite activities to do Saturday morning is to hit my local farmers market with my 3 kiddies. This is also the perfect opportunity for me to educate them about various local foods and get some taste testing in. The Produce Loving the blueberries! Colorful fruits and veggies draw the attention of my kids almost immediately. Walking through the fruit section, I allow each child…

Win This Cereal: Puffins

July 16th, 2012
Cereal is one of the most popular breakfast options among Americans. But many cereals are loaded with sugar, artificial coloring and flavoring and very little fiber and other good-for-you nutrients. If you’re a cereal lover, make sure you’re picking the right cereal then enter to win one of my favorites Barbara’s Puffins. Choosing the Right Cereal
Many cereals on the market contain loads of sugar and very little…

Raspberry Oat Bars

July 13th, 2012
How often do you rush out the door in the morning sans breakfast? These low sugar bars are filled with good for you ingredients. They’re a perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack for adults and kids. Choosing Your Ingredients
  • Flax seed: Choose ground flax seed (it has a fine texture) as opposed to whole flax seeds in order to reap more nutritional benefits. Plus, whole flax seeds aren’t very easily digested. Ground

Win These Gourmè Mists!

July 10th, 2012
During summer, I love making fresh salads and grilling up veggies, chicken and fish. What I don’t like to do is drown my food in bottled dressings, which can be highly processed and contain added sugar and salt. Instead, I’ve found several ways to add flavor to my summer goodies without many calories and additives, including using Gourmè Mists (enter to win your own gift pack at the end of this post!). Healthy Dressings

5 Healthy Recipe Pitfalls

June 28th, 2012
Looking for a healthy recipe or think you’ve found the perfect one? Here are 5 common booby traps that can sabotage any seemingly healthy dish. #1: Plenty of Pasta
Whole grain pasta is a welcome addition to any healthy recipe. However, if the recipes says to use 1 pound of dry pasta for 4 people you’ll have calorie overload! You’ll end up with four ounces of dry whole wheat pasta (about 2 cups cooked) per serving…
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