I am passionate about nutrition and food, and I love to create easy, healthy recipes that families can enjoy together. I use this food and nutrition blog to share my creations, including new spins on beloved, old recipes, and options for people managing food allergy symptoms.

I also closely follow the latest nutrition guidelines, and I’m sometimes called on to comment at USDA and FDA meetings. So here you’ll find my perspectives on nutrition policy, too.

Easy, healthy recipes… No-nonsense tips… Dish about the latest nutrition guidelines…

That’s what this nutrition blog is all about. Let me know what grabs you!

Chat with an Inspiring RD: Toast to heart health

Wine gets all the love in conversations about the nutritional benefits of adult beverages. And make no mistake, I enjoy a juicy glass of cab. But sometimes a cold brew better suits my mood—a preference I apparently share with Hermosa Beach, CA registered dietitian, Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD.

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Chat with an Inspiring RD: Hope Warshaw

A chat with inspiring RD, Hope Warshaw, about her favorite tips for making healthy eating out easy.

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Celebrating food

Happy National Nutrition Month®! March is National Nutrition Month®, designated by the American Dietetic Association to celebrate food and living an active, healthy life. Sure, most Americans don’t need a month dedicated to celebrating food… we love and talk about food year round! But, National Nutrition Month® makes

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My kid won’t eat veggies!

As a working mom of a toddler, the topic on my mind this week is HOW DO I GET MY KID TO EAT VEGGIES?! When my son started eating solids around 5-1/2 months, I remember “mommy group” mommies boasting about their gourmand infants’ eating habits (e.g., “My

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Fiber does more than keep you regular

Fiber does more than keep us regular. It also helps to lower cholesterol, keep us satiated and promote weight loss.

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The Halloween debate: trick and no treat?

Okay, now that I’m finally [somewhat] settled in the metro DC area, it’s time to start blogging again. And, what better time to start back a nutrition blog than the week before Halloween? I recently read two fellow dietitians’ blogs debating the big Halloween question… What is

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Denver to DC: Healthy hotel breakfasts

Denver to DC: One RD’s quest to find good food on the road Day 6: Ann Arbor, MI to Hagerstown, MI After a week on the road, we’re almost home (our new home, that is). No Americana today, just a lot of beautiful fall foliage and some

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Denver to DC: Fast food

Denver to DC: One RD’s quest to find good food on the road Day 5: Milwaukee, WI to Ann Arbor, MI Today we saw the first McDonald’s restaurant… arguably the forefather of today’s fast food. While you can’t buy any Big Macs in the original building–which now

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Denver to DC: Jolly Green Giant and Corn Palace

Denver to DC: One RD’s quest to find good food on the road Day 3: Murdo, SD to Rochester, MN Not a successful “good food” day. Let’s just say “hotel breakfast” deserves its own blog entry, while even good intentions at dinner (salad, soup) can be derailed

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Denver to DC: Chocolate-covered bacon

Denver to DC: One RD’s quest to find good food on the road Day 2: Hot Springs, SD to Murdo, SD Overheard today: “Dad, do you want chocolate-covered bacon?” Seriously. My husband overheard a teenager ask his dad this today at Custer State Park in SD. According

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