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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!

-Toby

Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Skewers

August 20th, 2012
These veggies skewers are packed with good-for-you nutrients for fewer than 130 calories per serving. I served them up this weekend along with barbecued chicken, hot dogs, and my Israeli-Style Salad. Choosing the Ingredients
  • Tomatoes: You can find them now at your local farmers’ market. To store, keep on the counter top—not the refrigerator!
  • Bell peppers: Look for peppers that are bright, shiny and firm. Avoid

Win Laughing Cow Cheese!

August 15th, 2012
Cheese can sometimes get a bad rep for being high in calories and fat, but not all cheeses are created equal. Since most of the fat in cheese is saturated (the artery clogging kind), it’s important to opt for low fat varieties. I’m a cheese lover—and The Laughing Cow varieties are a part of my healthy eating plan. About Laughing Cow
I’ve been enjoying The Laughing Cow wedges for many years.  Each portion controlled…

Recipe: Naan Bread Pizza

August 13th, 2012
Looking for a new idea for an appetizer or light snack? This light and flavorful pizza is perfect for a steamy summer day and doesn’t take much time to prep. Choosing the Ingredients
  • Naan bread: This flat bread is available in plain, whole wheat, garlic or other flavors.
  • Arugula: Baby arugula adds a nice texture and complements the olives nicely. Choose arugula that has a medium green color and avoid those with yellow

Recipe: Israeli-Style Salad

August 8th, 2012
I’ve got a lot of Israeli blood in me—my mom is Israeli and I married a man from Tel Aviv. Growing up, we always had an Israeli-style chopped salad on the table. Today as a mom of three kids, you can still find this colorful and healthy salad on my table at most meals.It’s also my go-to salad to serve to my guests who always ask me for the recipe. Israeli-Style Salad
Serves: 4 (¾ cup per serving) Ingredients:
2 medium…

Navigating the Farmer’s Markets

August 6th, 2012
Last week you saw how I make the farmers’ market a family affair, but with so many new foods and booths popping up it can get overwhelming. Here’s a look at what you may find and tips on easily navigating through all those booths. Why Buy Local?
As popularity and interest grows in fresh produce and other naturally made products, Farmers’ Markets are becoming increasingly popular.  The farmers’ market is…
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