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New Food Rules to Help You Eat Better in 2016

Call me a dork, but there’s something about the release of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans that really excites me. After the release of the 2015-2020 Edition this morning, I printed up and bound the document and read through it while walking more than 4-miles for more than an hour… Read More

It’s National Spaghetti Day! 2 Recipes to Celebrate

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Passion for Pasta Advisory Council (Barilla). As always, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure statement here. If you think you can’t eat pasta, think again! The key is to keep portions small and to pair it with colorful produce and lean… Read More

8 Tips to Eat Well and Stay Fit Over the Holidays

With the holidays in full swing and a New Year only days away, many unfortunately put nutritious eating and being active to the sidelines only to go to extremes once January 1st hits. To help you get into a more mindful and healthier mindset during the holidays and beyond, here… Read More

50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food

A new book by New York Times best-selling author Susan Albers, PsyD is sure to help you navigate happily and healthily through the holidays. In 50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, Albers provides real-world strategies that benefit the health and minds of those (including me) who emotionally eat… Read More

Experts’ Food, Fitness & Fiction Holiday Gift Picks

With the holiday season in full swing, I decided to turn to a discriminating and dynamic group of nutrition and fitness experts and authors to share what’s on their food-, fitness-, and fiction-related gift wish lists. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or simply want some (mostly healthy) gift ideas for… Read More

Dill Freekeh + Roasted Carrot Salad & Roasted Greek Eggplant w/Feta

With the change in weather, you’ll likely enjoy adding some new dishes or ingredients to your family menu. To help you do just that, I’m happy to share two great recipes from the brand new book, The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition by the fabulous and creative registered dietitian nutritionist… Read More

4 Tips to Overcome a Halloween Hangover

I love Halloween (and its candy) as much as the next guy (can you say Hershey bars, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and Twizzlers?, oh my). But sometimes, the one day sugar- and fat-filled celebration becomes two days, a whole weekend, a week. Over time, all that candy can potentially throw… Read More

Getting Kids–and Families–in the Kitchen

As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I’ve worked for two decades helping families find ways to spend more time in the kitchen to prepare and enjoy nutrient-rich meals. Easier said than done, I know. To help with this effort, Uncle Ben’s hosted the fourth annual Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Contest. The goal… Read More

Favorite Fall foods (Part 3): Apples and Butternut Squash

In this third and final installment of my three-part “Favorite Fall Foods” series you’ll find two delicious picks—apples and butternut squash—from cookbook author and culinary instructor Robyn Webb. Learn why she loves these fall foods and how to use them to create appealing and nutritious meals you and your family… Read More

Favorite Fall Foods (Part 2): Eggplant and Beets

In this second installment of my three-part “Favorite Fall Foods” series you’ll find two picks from a real triple threat expert, registered dietitian nutritionist, chef and cookbook author Jackie Newgent. Read on to learn why Jackie loves eggplant and beets, two colorful and tasty fall foods.  EGGPLANT The start of… Read More