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Got Fiber? 5 Ways to Add 5 Extra Grams to Your Diet

This wonderful guest post comes courtesy of registered dietitian nutritionist Liz Weiss of Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen. Fiber is a critical component of a healthy diet. Consuming the recommended 25 to 38 grams each day is good for digestion, lowers blood cholesterol, keeps blood sugar in check, and plays a role in maintaining a healthy    Continue Reading

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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 on the treadmill. Multitasking at    Continue Reading

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Always Hungry? “Forget Calories!” Says New Diet Book

If you’re like many people, you see a New Year as a new opportunity to find a better way to eat to achieve or maintain a healthier body weight or avoid winter weight gain. Perhaps you’ll try a new fitness class or two, or start yoga or meditation to manage stress. As a registered dietitian    Continue Reading

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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 off your otherwise healthful eating    Continue Reading

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Food: 5 Back to School Lunch Tips

Believe it or not, it’s back to school time for many kids across the country. If you’re a parent who packs lunch for your kids, don’t despair! Here are five tips from three top registered dietitians to help you pack a nutritious, delicious and safe lunch your kids are sure to love.  Go to the    Continue Reading

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Sushi Roll Orders Approved By Nutritionists

5 No-Fail Summer Eating Tips

Disclaimer: I’m a spokesperson on behalf of StarKist. As always, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure statement here. Summertime is the perfect time to regroup, reset or recharge. It’s a great time to shift into a different gear, to reconnect with loved ones (and yourself), and to get organized. If you’re like me,    Continue Reading

10 Lessons Nutritionists Taught Their Mothers

Check out the lesson I taught my mom, and other lessons taught by my RD/RDN colleagues and friends, in this Eat + Run piece for USNews.com.

The Only 8 Spices You Need in Your Kitchen

Check out some top picks to make your spice rack complete in this Greatist list.

Don’t Put Too Much of a Good Thing Into That Healthy Diet

Think your diet is healthy? Even so-called healthy foods can backfire if you overdo them. Check out RDN comments (including mine) in the Chicago Tribune.