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Why veggie burgers aren’t always a healthy choice
When my husband travels for business I don’t have much fun in putting a homemade dinner on the table for one...
10 everyday superfoods—are they on your menu?
I have a love/hate relationship with “superfoods.” What I love about them is that they’re multi-...
Energy snacks for kid athletes
As a kid, I met the end of August with mixed emotions. I was bummed that summer vacation was ending. But I was psyched...
Foods that boost kids' brain power
In my house, I’m the lunch lady. One of the tasks that fall on my side of our family’s “chore chart...
Smoothies that top the calorie charts (and healthy options to drink instead)
I’m obsessed with smoothies. Maybe it’s the heat. Maybe it’s all the fresh berries my husband, Colin...
Why a little chocolate can help your kids eat healthier
What can you do when your kid refuses to eat the very foods he needs most? As a nutrition expert, I know that the...
The best and worst movie-theater snacks (plus, what to eat at home)
Blockbusters and air conditioning make going to the movie theater one of my favorite summer indulgences. But the...
Finally! A pill that might actually boost weight loss
I’ll let you in on a little secret of mine: I don’t take a multivitamin. I know, I know, I’m a...
What’s Fresh: Is corn healthy or not?
When I was writing about corn for the July/August issue of EatingWell Magazine, I decided to pose this question...
6 convincing reasons you should keep carbs in your diet
I’m not naming any names, but I have a family member who rarely eats carbs. The reasoning? In their words, not...
4 diet-busting fast-food lunches to skip (and what to order instead)
I recently blogged about fast-food breakfasts that sound healthy, but aren’t—ones that duped even me, a...
Are you getting enough milk?
As a kid, I would get all excited each week when the milkman delivered icy bottles of milk, fresh from the old dairy...
4 healthy-sounding fast-food breakfasts that aren’t (and what to eat instead)
We’ve all been there, me included: standing in line at a fast-food spot or convenience store for a quick...
What should Americans eat? Experts announce 8 new food “rules”
I was happy that Penelope Slade-Sawyer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human...
Beauty foods for younger-looking skin
When I was in high school and college, I got a summer job as a lifeguard. All those hours in the sun gave me what I...
Fill up on these 5 fresh summer foods for a bikini-worthy body
I just finished booking a week-long summer vacation at the beach, and I can’t wait! But a week at the beach also...
What’s the best after-workout drink?
As a registered dietitian and nutrition editor at EatingWell Magazine, I’m someone who always tries to eat foods...
Good Choices: 6 Fish to Ditch from Your Diet
I am mad about seafood. Madly in love with how it tastes of the ocean: light, healthy and fresh. Wild fish are the last...
8 secret-weapon foods to power up your diet
It’s that time of year when I’m looking for an extra edge to stay slim and get in better shape. I’m...
Why caffeine is worse than you think for sleep
I am a coffee lover! Truth be told, I cannot get through the morning without at least a cup (of the caffeinated variety...
3 ways to find the healthiest supermarket breads
When I go to the grocery store to buy bread, there are three things I look for on food labels. 1. I prefer breads made...
5 tricks to grill your way to better health
This time of year my husband is chomping at the bit to grill, grill, grill! He wants to grill everything—which...
3 reasons you should snack on popcorn
A few years ago, I bought a hot air popcorn popper at a yard sale for 25 cents. It was one of the best investments I...
The best-kept secret of successful dieters
It’s a question that I would venture to guess every dieter has asked...even those who successfully lose weight,...
3 new foods make updated "Dirty Dozen" of produce to buy organic
When I shop for fruits and vegetables I always consult the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) pocket-size...
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