True-to-life, science-based nutrition information that helps people enjoy eating for good health!

4 09, 2022

Zero Waste Berry-Banana Bread

By |2022-09-04T09:46:33-04:00September 4th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Berry-Banana Bread

When you adopt a zero waste cooking lifestyle, you have to have a plan for your bananas. It's almost inevitable that you will have one or two overripe bananas left from every bunch you buy. You can use them in smoothies, make a frozen treat, or bake muffins [...]

30 08, 2022

Zero Waste Tuna Salad with Buffalo Ranch Hummus

By |2022-08-30T22:43:30-04:00August 30th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Tuna Salad with Buffalo Ranch Hummus

One strategy for wasting less food, is to start taking note of the bits of vegetables that end up sitting in your refrigerator. And the dips or condiments that don't quite get finished. I had noticed that every time I bought a bunch of celery, I'd use some, [...]

9 08, 2022

Try Budget-Friendly Lentils to Amp Nutrition

By |2022-08-09T18:37:50-04:00August 9th, 2022|Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Try Budget-Friendly Lentils to Amp Nutrition

You are probably hearing a lot about plant-based diets these days. For some, it's an all or nothing deal. Whether you're vegetarian or vegan, or a meat-eating omnivore, plants add a health bonus to your eating plan. If you choose a vegetarian lifestyle, cool. But if you are [...]

4 04, 2022

Zero Waste Bread Pudding

By |2022-04-02T09:40:12-04:00April 4th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Bread Pudding

Yes, yes, banana bread. I love it personally, and I frequently make banana muffins or a loaf with my overripe bananas. But how about something different? Use your overripe bananas for Bread Pudding! They sub in for the sugar, and make the bread pudding moist and delicious. You'll [...]

11 03, 2022

Zero Waste Cooking Strategy: Cook Once Eat Thrice

By |2022-03-28T17:02:01-04:00March 11th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Cooking Strategy: Cook Once Eat Thrice

What would you do if someone gave you $1500 right now? That's the amount of food that the average American wastes in a year. I recently had the pleasure to be a guest on dietitian Ellie Krieger's  podcast, One Real Good Thing. We spoke about my new book [...]

3 05, 2021

High Blood Pressure Month: Do you know your numbers?

By |2021-05-27T18:11:45-04:00May 3rd, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on High Blood Pressure Month: Do you know your numbers?

Almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure―but many of us are not aware of it. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a leading cause of death in the United States. You may think that blood pressure needs to be [...]

9 04, 2021

Are Most Supplements Worth It?

By |2021-04-10T13:33:02-04:00April 9th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Are Most Supplements Worth It?

Are there quick fixes for better sleep and more energy? ⁣Quick? The short answer? No. However can you improve your sleep and have more energy? Yes!! Managing your health will lead to improved sleep, more energy, and a better mood. However it takes some thought, self-reflection, and action. [...]

24 03, 2021

Personalizing Your Plate

By |2021-03-25T10:38:04-04:00March 24th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Personalizing Your Plate

This year's theme for National Nutrition Month® is about personalizing your plate. I encourage you to work on this all year long. Every five years the USDA publishes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The DGA are dietary guidelines based on the current body of evidence that associates [...]

17 03, 2021

Stuffed Mini Potato Bites

By |2021-03-17T15:06:17-04:00March 17th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Stuffed Mini Potato Bites

Growing up in Pittsburgh, we often went to the St. Patrick's Day parade. My godfather was a city detective, and while he was Italian, his wife was Irish, and I always enjoyed celebrating St. Paddy's Day with them. Of course he would cook spaghetti at the post-parade social [...]

3 03, 2021

Health Professionals: Changing How We View Obesity

By |2021-06-17T13:32:32-04:00March 3rd, 2021|Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Health Professionals: Changing How We View Obesity

I attended a virtual conference session sponsored by Novo Nordisk, but was not paid for this post. The thoughts and opinions voiced here are my own. It’s Obesity Care Week. After decades of practice in the field of dietetics, it saddens me that there is still so much [...]