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National Nutrition Month Day 4: Whole Body Reboot

March 4th, 2016
  Today’s cookbook highlighted for National Nutrition Month is Manuel Villacorta’s Whole Body Reboot. Manuel’s cookbook is filled with amazing Peruvian recipes and highlights 21 Incan superfoods like yuca and pichuberries. Manuel was kind enough to share we me his recipe for Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers. This cookbook is a perfect one to add to any healthy collection, whether you’re…

Switch Up Your Favorite Foods

March 3rd, 2016
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger We all have our “ways” of eating certain foods. Some ways may be more outside the box than others, but we should always try to embrace new tastes. Seeing as this month’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Savor the Flavor,” here are some ideas on how to do just that!   Cottage Cheese
High in protein, this soft cheese is an underappreciated food.…

National Nutrition Month Day 3: Great Balls of Cheese

March 3rd, 2016
  Here is a recap of first few days of my National Nutrition Month blog project. My brother Jack is marrying a dietitian named Gena. I wanted to do something creative and special for her. I chose to review a month of books and each author was kind enough to donate a copy (signed, if possible) to Gena. Each day a new post featuring a new cookbook or nutrition book is posted — that’s the book Gena will receive.…

National Nutrition Month Day 2: Natural Pregnancy Cookbook

March 2nd, 2016

    This year for National Nutrition Month, I’m doing more than just a cookbook review. Each one of the books that I will share a recipe and review this month, the author generously donated a copy to my sister-in-law to be, Gena. Naturally, today’s choice is that of a Jewish mother. Now that the wedding is around the corner, the next question I’ll keep asking is “Are you expecting?”…

National Nutrition Month: Cookbooks Galore & A Wedding Gift

March 1st, 2016
Photo by Joe Natale   March is National Nutrition Month and last year I highlighted nutrition and exercise tips from top experts around the country. This year I wanted to come up with something especially creative, especially since this is the month before my brother marries Gena, a fellow registered dietitian and amazing cook. With that in mind, I decided to highlight one nutrition or cookbook a day (usually featuring…