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Healthy Recipes with Canned Food

The Canned Food Challenge

It’s bound to happen, after months of grocery shopping and countless impulse canned food purchases, your kitchen pantry looks more like the canned food aisle at the grocery store than you know, your kitchen pantry. While it’s great you’re “stocked,” you may also be nearing the best by … Read more »

7 Obscure Pastas That Deserve a Chance

Everyone’s familiar with the old stand-by pasta shapes, like penne, macaroni, spaghetti, ravioli and so on… but what if you want to amp up your semolina-fuelled adventures? Get started with these lesser-known but equally delicious pasta shapes you may not have tried before:… Read more »

Spring Clean Your Diet

The temperature is warming up, plants are peeking through the ground, and trees are beginning to bud. It time to start thinking about spring cleaning. And not just your closet (although it’s a good time for that too), but your kitchen as well. Say goodbye to your winter eating habits and start springtime off on the right foot. Spring clean… Read more »

6 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Salt

Let’s face it: Most of us—about 90% of Americans—are eating too much sodium. We need less than 2,300 mg/day, though most of us take in closer to 3,400 mg. The body works hard to process this excess sodium, which takes a toll on your heart and blood vessels. Over time, this can contribute to high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and kidney problems. Here are 6 signs you’re eating too much sodium:… Read more »

Nutrition Myth Busting: Health Halos

Part 2 of our Nutrition Myth-Busting series focuses on foods with “health halos.” How does a food earn health halo status? Usually it means that it has an attribute (like organic or natural) that seems nourishing, but the attribute doesn’t actually speak to nutrition. And often times, consumers are totally unaware of the fact that the food isn’t as nutritious as they think it is. Are you ready to bust these “health halo” foods? We take aim at some of… Read more »

6 Healthy Ways to Makeover Your Sandwich

My clients often come to me thinking that they need to give up their lunchtime sandwich in favor of salads. They’re typically surprised when I tell them that is not the case. Sandwiches themselves aren’t unhealthy, but oftentimes the filling is. Here are tips on how to makeover your favorite sandwiches… Read more »

Six Myths About Working with a Dietitian

Today is Registered Dietitian Nutrition Day, a day to celebrate the work of dietitians in advocating for the good health of people around the world, and to recognize their commitment to giving quality nutritional advice and services.… Read more »