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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

Win This Bento Set!

May 1st, 2012
Brown bagged lunches can get soggy and packing many teeny plastic containers can get annoying. Instead, pack a meal or snack in a simple and fun Bento Set. Check out my favorite ways to pack them, then enter for a chance to win your own Bento Set. Creative Ideas Sesame noodle lunch The size and colors of the Bento Set containers reflect the amounts recommended my USDA’s My Plate. This allows you to pack a portion controlled,…

Win Eggland’s Best Eggs!

April 17th, 2012
Eggs have gotten a bad reputation, but the American Heart Association says an egg a day can be part of a healthy diet. Here’s why these babies are one of my top foods and enter to win an Eggland’s Best gift pack (including 2 free coupons for Eggland’s Best Eggs)! Nutrition Lowdown
One large egg contains 71 calories, 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein. Eggs are considered the most “perfect” protein, providing…

Win Eggland’s Best Eggs!

April 17th, 2012
Eggs have gotten a bad reputation, but the American Heart Association says an egg a day can be part of a healthy diet. Here’s why these babies are one of my top foods and enter to win an Eggland’s Best gift pack (including 2 free coupons for Eggland’s Best Eggs)! Nutrition Lowdown
One large egg contains 71 calories, 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein. Eggs are considered the most “perfect” protein, providing…

Creative Kids Snacks

April 13th, 2012
I pack snacks daily for my kids to tote to school. By this time of year, I’m always looking for creative ideas that make snacking fun but still provide nutritional value for my little ones. Here are some of my kiddos favorites. Skewer It
  • Pizza on a stick: Thread cherry tomatoes, cubes of cheese and a few pieces of pepperoni.
  • Fruit kabobs: with berries, grapes, chunks of melon, or pineapple.
  • Cheese and fruit: Alternate

Are Cheat Days Healthy?

April 2nd, 2012
The term “cheat day” refers to a day where you can binge on foods you typically wouldn’t eat— then go right back to your healthy lifestyle. Oftentimes folks designate one day a week (typically on the weekend) as their cheat day. Although some diet plans advocate such a day, as a registered dietitian I don’t and here’s why. The Definition
The definition of the word cheat is to violate the rules deliberately,
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