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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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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 protein to keep you nourished, full    Continue Reading

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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 are eight tips from some    Continue Reading

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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 at least some of the    Continue Reading

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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 yourself, these lists are sure    Continue Reading

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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

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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

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

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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