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Welcome to my award-winning blog! You’ll find the latest nutrition information, healthy recipes, controversial topics, and food safety information. I’m thrilled my blog was named a Top 10 Healthy Blogs Written by Actual Health Pros by Shape, a 2011 recipient of the Top 100 Health Blogs by Healthline.com, and Mamavation’s Top Dietitians Your Can Count on For Social Media.

I hope you enjoy my blog. Your comments and insight are very important to me and my readers.

Happy, healthy reading!
-Toby

An Easier Way to Eat Healthy?

June 12th, 2014


By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger…
In my everyday work, I educate large audiences on the benefits of eating healthy foods. While I love doing this, a new way of teaching nutrition and healthy eating has emerged over the last few years and is gaining momentum. Rather than always preaching the benefits of certain foods, nutrition educators are now looking at the concept of behavioral economics (BE). BE suggests

What’s in Season? Spring Produce!

June 9th, 2014


By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger…
Spring brings out the most delicious and vibrant fruits and veggies. Spring salads totally hit the spot on a hot day and are the perfect way to add seasonal produce into your diet. They can be as simple as baby greens with light dressing or a chopped mixture of the seasons finest. What’s even better is buying in season guarantees delicious, nutritious produce that doesn’t

Probiotics: Bacteria That’s Good For You

June 6th, 2014


By Stella Sarkisyan, Contributing Blogger…
The history of probiotics is an old one that goes as far back as the Bible, which mentions sour milk. While the idea of eating live bacteria may seem strange, the use of probiotics for good health goes back in time. In the 1800’s Ukraine-born scientist Elie Metchnikoff observed the connection between yogurt consumption by Bulgarian peasants and improved health and longevity.

Cookbook Review & Giveaway: Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese

June 2nd, 2014


Most of us remember eating macaroni and cheese as a kid, and while our taste buds may have matured, it’s still a favorite comfort food for many. Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese, gives that boxed version you once ate a complete makeover, creating recipes that are “both classic and chic.”
About the Book…
With over 40 delicious recipes using real artisan cheeses and a variety of pastas, you’ll never look at macaroni

How Facebook Can Affect Your Self-Image

May 28th, 2014


Do you frequently untag yourself on Facebook pictures or criticize photos of others who post? A recent study found that the more time you spend on the popular social media outlet, the greater the likelihood of having a decreased self-image. Instead of letting social media bring you down, use these four solutions to make you feel like the beautiful person you are.
The Study
A recent study published in the International…

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