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10 Dietitian-Approved Immune Boosters for Flu Season thumbnail

Flu season has been out of hand this year. My usual strong immune system has been put to the test. Part of that change is having a toddler; kids seem to share germs better than anyone. Part of that is being so busy working on my forthcoming book, Real Food for Pregnancy, that I haven’t […] Continue Reading

End Food Waste Over the Holidays thumbnail

For better or for worse, the holiday season has arrived. While most nutrition writers are busy drafting articles about how to avoid gaining weight over the holidays (been there, done that), I want to talk about another important issue that rarely gets air time: food waste. In the United States, 30-40% of our food goes […] Continue Reading

7 Foods to Heal Dry Winter Skin thumbnail

Winter. It can be beautiful. It can also be a royal pain in...the face. You heard me right. With cold outdoor temps, most of us have the heat cranked up and that means the air is dry as a bone. If you’re into winter sports (or if leaving your house to check the mail is […] Continue Reading

Avoid Gaining An Extra 5lbs Over the Holidays thumbnail

‘Tis the season of ugly Christmas sweater parties, white elephant gifts (another scented candle anyone?), and oh, right…. An extra 5lbs. Maybe you can skip the last one this December! (Or, better yet, the last two). If the holidays leave you worrying about weight gain - or saying “to hell with it” and eating everything […] Continue Reading

Holiday Stress: 5 Tips to Save Your Sanity

Hold up. Since when is it December? There’s something about this month - ya know, the last month of the year - that makes me nostalgic. Makes me look back at everything that took place in the last 11 months. A book, a course, a soon-to-be-baby. <-- Did you miss the news?! It’s crazy how […] Continue Reading

Does Washing Produce Remove Pesticides? thumbnail

“Don’t eat that! It’s not washed,” I remember being told as I munched on unwashed fruit as a kid. From a very early age, I was taught to wash any produce before eating. You’ve probably heard the same, whether from the media or from family members. If you’ve ever had a garden, you’ll know that […] Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Nutrition Tips: How to give thanks without over-doing it

Oh yes, it's that day again. The day where, whether you like it or not, you're expected to chow down with reckless abandon. Yep, Thanksgiving is a day where overeating is accepted and encouraged openly. And while one meal of overeating is not going to drastically change your health, it does kick off the holiday […] Continue Reading

What to Eat Before Pilates

Ever walk into Pilates class and wonder if you ate the right thing before your session, or worry that maybe you didn't eat enough? I'm asked about pre-workout meals and snacks so often that I had to write a post about it. First of all, you don’t want to eat a giant meal right before […] Continue Reading

Easier And Faster Than Takeout

It’s 6:30pm. You’ve just gotten home from a long day at the office and the last thing you want to think about is what to eat for dinner. If your spouse asks you “What’s for dinner?” again, you probably want to punch them in the face (and/or hand them the pizza delivery menu). But you […] Continue Reading

What to do when you’re not in the mood to eat healthy

We all have days where we feel like just letting go. You know - the ones where you want to stay in your pajamas and eat ice cream and potato chips all day while binge watching Netflix. Yeah, those days. The ones where, no matter how hard you try to counter it, you’re not in […] Continue Reading