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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!


5 Tips For Goal Setting In the New Year

January 18th, 2017
By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger When a new year arrives, it offers us a clean slate and the opportunity to hit the refresh button. It’s the perfect time to reflect on the past year, take advantage of newfound energy and set new health and wellness goals. But how you set the goals is just as important as the overall objective. To set goals that you can stick to, keep these tips in mind. Break down big

How To Cut the Sugar When Baking

January 16th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by Truvia, however, all opinions are my own.   I have the biggest sweet tooth and have since I was a little girl. Just typing the words cookies, brownies, and cupcakes makes my mouth water. Now that I’ve passed the big 4-0 (by a few years) I recognize that my metabolism has slowed down, and I just need to cut back on the sugar. For 2017, I’ve made it my New Year’s resolution…

Should You Eat a Bedtime Snack?

January 10th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  One of the most frequent questions people ask me is, “Can I eat before bed?” Many folks believe it’s “bad” to eat a bedtime snack because it will cause unwanted weight gain. But that’s not always the case. Whether you should be eating at night needs to be examined on an individual basis. Each person…

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Round-Up

December 24th, 2016
  There’s still time to whip up a batch or two of holiday cookies. If you missed any of Natalie’s 12 Days of Cookies round-up, I’ve got your covered. Here’s a look at the 12 days and all the mouth watering cookies. Day 1: Spicy Ginger Cookies by Chelsey Amer, RD of C It Nutritionally         Day 2: Healthy Snowball Cookies by Liz Shaw of Shaw’s Simple Swaps  …

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 12 Almond Butter Blossom Cookies

December 23rd, 2016
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger You made it to the end of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookie round-up. But don’t fret–there’s one more cookie left for you! These Almond Butter Blossom Cookies from Tawnie Kroll, RD of Kroll’s Korner are the perfect way to end this round-up. Made with almond butter, a2 milk (read the post to learn about this unique milk) and topped with a Hershey Kiss, these cookies
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