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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!


National Nutrition Month Day 29: The Homemade Vegan Pantry

March 29th, 2016
  For day 29 of National Nutrition Month I wanted to highlight a mouthwatering vegan book. The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples recreates many household condiments, sauces, and other common household foods. Recipes include Squeeze Bottle Yellow Mustard, Not-Tella Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, Rich See-Food Stock, and Buckwheat Pancake and Waffle Mix. Below the author Miyoko Schinner…

National Nutrition Month Day 28: Eating in Color

March 28th, 2016
For day 28 of National Nutrition Month, I just had to include Frances Largeman-Roth’s gorgeous book Eating in Color: Delicious, Healthy Recipes For You and Your Family. Frances recipes are truly creative and inspirational. Recipes include Caramelized Red Onion and Fig Pizza to Cran-Apple Tarte Tatin. Frances was kind enough to share her recipe for Matcha Panna Cotta. Gena, I know you’ve been…

National Nutrition Month Day 27: The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook

March 27th, 2016
  For day 27 of National Nutrition Month, I am highlighting Robyn Webb’s The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook. This book is the winner of the Gourmand Gourmet Cookbook Award and was published with the American Diabetes Association. Robyn’s recipes range from Classic Mac ‘n’ Cheese to Spiced Beef Stew with Dried Fruit to Double Chocolate Brownies. Robyn emphasizes the fact that food…

National Nutrition Month Day 26: Pregnancy Cooking & Nutrition for Dummies

March 26th, 2016
  For day 26 of National Nutrition Month, dietitian Tara Gidus, MS, RD was kind enough to share with us a recipe from her cookbook Pregnancy Cooking & Nutrition. Many women who are pregnant worry that they are not getting enough nutrients to feed the growing fetus, and Tara’s book is filled with 100 healthy recipes to feed mom and baby. You’ll find recipes like Chicken Kabobs, Roasted Beet and…

Savor the Flavor Without Overloading On Calories

March 25th, 2016

By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger Whether it’s chicken, rice, smoothies, or even water, I am always looking for new ways to add flavors of these staple foods. In honor of this year’s National Nutrition Month’s topic, Savor the Flavor, here are five ways to spice up your favorite dishes. Agave Syrup
This natural sweetener will curb your sweet tooth while also helping to keep your blood sugar in check (as long…