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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.

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12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 4 Soft Gingerbread Cut Out Cookies

December 15th, 2016
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Day four of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookie round-up brings a holiday classic cookie. These Soft Gingerbread Cut Out Cookies by Amber Ketchum, MS, RD of Homemade Nutrition, are nice and moist, but use slightly less sugar and butter than a typical cookie recipe. Amber thinks that the most important part of a cookie is the softness, so she still uses unsalted butter, but she also

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 3 Chocolate Almond Cookies

December 14th, 2016
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger On day three of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies, I am gifting you a chocolate cookie and a creative gift idea. Unlike cookie recipes that are loaded with butter and sugar, this recipe for Chocolate Almond Cookies contains better-for-you ingredients, like whole wheat flour, almonds and unsweetened cocoa powder.  Plus, the Meal Makeover Moms suggest layering the dry ingredients

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 2 Healthy Snowball Cookies

December 13th, 2016
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger We are back with day two of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies. Snowball cookies are an Italian delicacy, and Liz Shaw of Shaw’s Simple Swaps has recreated them in a healthier way. Made with just a few simple ingredients, these Healthy Snowball Cookies are made with reduced-calorie vegan butter and better-for-you whole wheat flour. And they look like fun little snowballs!

Sorghum: An Underappreciated Ancient Grain

December 12th, 2016
By Kristen Simonds, BSc, Contributing Blogger I’ll bet you that if you asked one hundred people if they’ve ever eaten sorghum, ninety-nine out of the bunch will have never heard of this ancient grain. It may come as a surprise that sorghum is the fifth most commonly consumed cereal crop in the world. With the push for healthier eating and the need for more nutritious gluten-free options, sorghum has been growing in…

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 1 Spicy Ginger Cookies

December 12th, 2016
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger It’s December and we all know what that means. Along with the constant replaying of holiday tunes and the long list of holiday gifts, comes an endless supply of desserts. But just because it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean you need to overload on sugar. This year, I’ve rounded up my favorite lightened-up holiday cookies from some very talented registered dietitians.
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