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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.

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Happy, healthy reading!
-Toby

The Paleo Diet

January 15th, 2014


By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
Many folks make it a goal to eat and feel healthier, especially in the New Year. As a dietitian, I hear the most buzz about diet trends and fads during this time of year. Although I initially heard about the Paleo Diet a few years back, the popularity of the diet has been growing more than ever before. But is the caveman-style diet all what it’s hyped up to be?
What is it?…
The Paleo

Ingredient Spotlight: Molasses

January 13th, 2014


Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing Blogger
This dark syrup offers not only a uniquely sweet flavor, but also a variety of vitamins and minerals. It’s the key ingredient for beloved gingerbread recipes, and makes a great addition to your kitchen cabinet!
History…
In the United States, molasses first appeared during colonial times when it started being imported from the West Indies as a part of the Triangular Trade.

5 Over-Hyped Foods

December 11th, 2013


Every few week there’s a new superstar food claiming to be the answer to our health concerns. Before you jump on the latest food craze bandwagon, do some digging to assess whether it’s really craze worthy. These latest 5 foods may be healthy, but their benefits are over-hyped.
Tart Cherry Juice…
Touted as a powerful anti-inflammatory, athletes in particular have gone crazy for this stuff. Supporters claim it can

Review: Meal Makeovers Recipe App

December 6th, 2013


By: Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger…
During my dietetic internship in Boston, I had the pleasure of meeting Janice Bissex and Liz Weiss, also known as the Meal Makeover Moms.
Both registered dietitians, these moms have made it their mission to help parents meet the nutrition needs of their family. Through training in both nutrition and culinary arts, Janice and Liz have become experts in creating healthy,

Keeping Food Safe This Holiday Season

November 26th, 2013


By: Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
It’s the holiday season and we often celebrate this time of the year with family, friends, and food.  While it’s easy to get wrapped up (no pun intended!) in the fun, following these simple food safety tips will help keep bacteria from ruining the festivities.
Food Prep
Hand washing…
Hand washing can help to get rid of more germs, dirt, viruses, and bacteria than you can

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