10 Spices for Weight Loss & Improved Health

10 Spices for Weight Loss & Improved Health

This blog post is sponsored by McCormick. For great recipes incorporating spices, tap here. It’s hard to imagine food without spices. They upgrade a boring weeknight dinner to a little party in your mouth. With a bit of experimentation, you … Continue reading

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Top 15 Foods From the Recent Natural Foods Expo

Top 15 Foods From the Recent Natural Foods Expo

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN Every year, health food companies from around the country make their way to Baltimore for the annual Natural Product Expo. I went last year for the first time and … Continue reading

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Panera Bread, Worse than a Big Mac?

Panera Bread, Worse than a Big Mac?

Panera bread has an upscale image that automatically translates in many people’s minds to healthy food. We want to challenge that thinking by comparing a popular sandwich served at Panera with the icon of junk-food – the McDonald’s Big Mac. … Continue reading

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What Magic Turns a Dip into Hummus?

What Magic Turns a Dip into Hummus?

What is Hummus? According to Sabra, the leading seller of hummus dips in the US, the FDA needs to weigh in and define hummus so that consumers will be protected from fakes. According to Sabra, a dip should only be … Continue reading

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10 Healthy Superbowl Snack Ideas We Crowdsourced from You!

10 Healthy Superbowl Snack Ideas We Crowdsourced from You!

Earlier this week we asked you to pitch in with some ideas for healthy Superbowl Snacks. The response on the blog and facebook has been great! Here are some of your suggestions: 1. Katie Morford, RD, of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Must Have Spices and Herbs for Every Pantry

Top 10 Must Have Spices and Herbs for Every Pantry

Let’s admit it: one of the hardest things for people switching from fast food to home cooking is the bland flavor of home made dishes. After years of sugar, salt, and fat, loaded with a dollop of “natural and artificial … Continue reading

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Top 10 Food Finds at Natural Food Expo East

Top 10 Food Finds at Natural Food Expo East

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN, a clinical dietitian and culinary nutritionist based in New York City. Last weekend I traveled to Baltimore for the Natural Products Expo (also known as Expo East).  This huge … Continue reading

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20 Most Healthy & Delicious Dishes from Restaurants Across the US

20 Most Healthy & Delicious Dishes from Restaurants Across the US

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN. As a registered dietitian, an important part of my job is to help people make healthier food choices. Though I encourage people to cook at home, I often focus … Continue reading

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Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Recent data from market research firm NPD confirms what we all know – American kids are heavy snackers. Children aged 6 to 12 consume 4.1 snacks per day. Teens consume slightly less, just 3.8.  Younger children munch mostly on foods … Continue reading

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Supermarkets: 7 Reasons to Shop the Inside Aisles, Not Just the Perimeter

Supermarkets: 7 Reasons to Shop the Inside Aisles, Not Just the Perimeter

There’s an adage in foodie and health circles about grocery shopping in the supermarket: “Shop only the store perimeter” The perimeter is usually where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, chilled meats, eggs, and sometimes bread. So it makes sense that … Continue reading

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