Roasted Greek Eggplant with Feta

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 and chef Jackie Newgent. While    Continue Reading


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

Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley demonstrates a few kid friendly recipes at the Ben’s Beginner’s Dream Kitchen event at Gansevoort Plaza on Friday Sept. 25, 2015 in New York. [Mark Von Holden/Invision for Uncle Ben's]

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 of the contest is to    Continue Reading


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 are sure to devour. APPLES    Continue Reading


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 football season and eggplant go    Continue Reading


Favorite Fall Foods: Sweet Potatoes & Cranberries

Welcome to the first installment of my three part “Favorite Fall Foods” series. This week’s picks for favorite fall foods—sweet potatoes and cranberries—come courtesy of registered dietitian nutritionist and certified natural chef Rachel Begun. Read on to learn why Begun loves these two foods. You’ll also find two of her signature recipes that are sure    Continue Reading


Fitness: Feeding Your Child Athlete

If you have active and athletic kids like mine who participate in sports, you try your best to provide them with foods they need to compete and to meet their nutrient needs. Easier said than done, I know. But no worries! To help you better feed your sporty kids, check out the following excerpt from the comprehensive    Continue Reading

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Recipes for Health: Salmon and Chicken

With the end of summer just around the corner, you may be inspired if not hungry to twist up some of your usual recipes to add a little pop or zing to them. To nourish and satisfy yourself or your entire family, I’m happy to share two tempting, nutrient-packed recipes to lift ho-hum salmon and chicken    Continue Reading


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


Food: 5 Simple Tips to Keep Summer Sweet

With summer in full swing, I hope you’re eating some good for you fruit. Too often, I hear people say, “Doesn’t fruit have too much sugar?” To this, I respond, “Fruit does contain natural sugar, but it also packs in tons of vitamins and minerals. It also contains beneficial plant chemicals that fight damage from free radicals–unstable substances    Continue Reading