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National Nutrition Month Day 6: Diabetes Weight Loss Week by Week

March 6th, 2016
  For day 6 of National Nutrition Month, I included a diabetes weight loss book written by Jill Weisenberger who is a certified diabetes expert (CDE). Jill provides science-based diabetes guidance on safe and effective ways for diabetics to lose weight and improve their health. She also provides specific calorie-controlled meal plans along with tasty diabetes-friendly recipes (which are also perfect for…

National Nutrition Month Day 5: Real Baby Food

March 5th, 2016
  For day 5 of my National Nutrition Month series I couldn’t resist including Real Baby Food: East, All-Natural Recipes For Your Baby & Toddler. I made all the baby food for my 3 kiddos and now it’s very trendy to do so. I know my future sister-in-law, who is an avid cook, will definitely want to make her own baby food when the time comes. Jenna Helwig, who is the food editor for Parents magazine…

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.…