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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, and Mamavation’s Top Dietitians Your Can Count on For Social Media.

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The Secret of Seaweed

August 19th, 2013

By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
I think most of you can agree seaweed can be a bother at the beach.  It sticks to your bathing suit, tangles into your hair and, most distinctly, provides a far from fragrant sea scent.  But, I’ll admit, there is something about this beautiful sea “green” (found also in brown and red) that has everybody curious about its new proclaimed fame.
Seaweed: A Sea Vegetable…

Healthy Eating on the Boardwalk

August 15th, 2013

By Catherine Cioffi, BS, Contributing Blogger…
For many people, summer means beach time. For me, that beach has always been the Jersey Shore. Along with the sun and surf, the boardwalk is also an essential part of a beach vacation at the Jersey Shore. Some go to the boardwalk for the rides, others go for the games, and everyone goes to enjoy the food. But many of these delicious boardwalk treats are loaded with calories

Build a Better Lunchbox

August 13th, 2013

Back-to-school time can become hectic gathering school supplies, buying new clothes and getting the kids mentally ready to learn. Another important task parents and caregivers do is pack lunch. Kids need to eat a well-balanced and delicious lunch, but sometimes as parents we fall into the same PB&J sandwich pattern. Here are tips and healthy lunch ideas to get the year starting right.
Keeping Kids on Track…

Farmers’ Market 101

July 29th, 2013

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
Farmers’ markets are a hot trend in the food world with over a whopping 7800 markets registered with the USDA, so it’s likely that one (or many) are in close proximity to your home or work.  With so many reasons for visiting your local farmers’ market, you’ll never look back.
Why Visit?

  • Local: The fruits and veggies found at farmers’ markets are truly local, meaning

A True Grill Meister Honors Food Safety!

July 24th, 2013

By Mary Hill, MS, Guest Blogger
Think you have the best baby back ribs this side of the Hudson River?  Those tender, juicy ribs won’t score you any bonus points if your guests start heaving on the drive home.  As the scorching days of summer have arrived, it might be worth your while to remember a few pointers that can ensure a rockin’ barbecue that is as safe as it is fun.
Clean for Good Karma…
Good things come to Grill Meisters