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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

Review and Giveaway: Mpowher Apparel

October 10th, 2016
  By Toby Amidor, MS, RD The workout gear giveaway is sponsored by MPowher Apparel. Photos courtesy of MPowher Apparel. As part of my healthy lifestyle, I exercise frequently. I play on numerous U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) leagues, take Pilates classes 1-3 times a week, and do lots of walking. Of course I like to exercise in style, but I found that MPowerHer has a bigger message that speaks to me. So for me, exercise…

7 Family Dinners for Busy Weeknights

October 3rd, 2016
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger You just got home from work and it’s time to pick up your kids from soccer practice. The next thing you know, it’s 7 pm and the entire family is asking the dreaded question, “What’s for dinner?” You don’t have the time or energy to spend an hour in the kitchen preparing an elaborate meal, but you want your family to sit down for some nourishment and bonding time. Don’t…

Cookbook Review: Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook

September 29th, 2016
By Alissa Fogelson, Contributing Blogger
It’s no secret that nutritious eating while pregnant is vital. Yet many expectant mothers tend to be confused about the types of foods to restrict and ways that they can use nutrition to ease pregnancy discomforts. How can expectant mothers ensure they are eating foods that will allow their babies to grow and develop healthfully? The new cookbook Healthy, Happy Pregnancy

7 Beef Recipes To Cook Now and Freeze for Later

September 26th, 2016
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN Disclosure: I am on the Beef Checkoffs Expert Bureau. This post was not sponsored and all thoughts are my own. Looking to save time? Always on the go? Batch cooking is the perfect solution. Many recipes can be cooked, frozen into individual or family portions, and then defrosted throughout the week. Cuts of lean beef that freeze well include chuck roast, shoulder pot roast, and bottom round roast.…

Casually Consuming More Calories: The Fast-Casual Conundrum

September 21st, 2016
By Daniel Preiato, BS, DTR, Contributing Blogger In the past 5 years, there has been an emergence of fast-casual style restaurants, such as Chipotle and Panera Bread. These restaurants differ from their fast food counterparts because they allow the consumer to choose from mostly whole food ingredients and decide exactly what goes on their plate. While this appears to be a healthier option than traditional fast-food,…
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