Nutrition

Tips, Recipes, and Features devoted to healthy eating.

Healthy Resolution Revolution

Put a positive spin on your nutrition goals to effect lasting change. By Heidi Reichenberger Mcindoo, MS, RD, LDN The beginning of the year is certainly the most popular time to vow to adapt a healthier lifestyle. Taking steps to improve your health, however, need not be limited to just once a year. You can […]

The Mediterranean Diet 

Fresh, flavorful foods and a healthy lifestyle combine to offer benefit for those who choose this age-old diet. By Matilde Parente, MD What makes the Mediterranean diet so healthy? That question arises every time a new study reveals another health benefit associated with this eating pattern. The answer: closely followed, the Mediterranean diet can potentially […]

A Culinary Labor of Love

When a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease forced her to change her diet, Danielle Walker chose to re-create her favorite holiday foods and build new culinary traditions for friends and family. By Diana Price Danielle Walker grew up loving the festive foods that made holidays and gatherings special. She has memories of happy hours spent in […]

7 Thanksgiving Survival Tips

By Thea Runyan, MPH Thanksgiving seems like a ridiculous time to think about making healthy choices. In between the parties and special holiday meals, it seems nearly impossible to avoid our favorite comfort foods and derail our best intentions. But with a little planning and mindfulness, you can make good choices and enjoy a healthy, […]

Healthy Eating on a Budget

By making a few mindful changes, you can be sure to eat well and healthfully on a budget. By Heidi Reichenberger McIndoo, MS, RD, LDN Eating nutritiously and saving money at the grocery store are two goals that may seem at odds with one another; in fact, the two go hand in hand. If you’ve […]

Soup’s On

Rebecca Katz’s new collection of healing recipes provides nutrients to soothe the body and soul. In her introduction to Clean Soups: Simple, Nourish­ing Recipes for Health and Vitality (Ten Speed Press, 2016; $22), author Rebecca Katz says, “This book is dedicated to the proposition that everyone can enjoy making soup, whether their goal is a […]

6 Steps for Simple Meal Planning

Planning ahead will allow you to reap the benefits of healthier and less expensive home-cooked meals. By Heidi Reichenberger McIndoo, MS, RD, LDN If you are scrambling to get dinner on the table every night, you’re likely making less-than-ideal choices when it comes to nutrition and cost. Ready to make a change that will benefit […]

Making Sense of Eating Well

With a bit of background and some clear strategies, good nutrition need not be that complicated. By Matilde Parente, MD, FCAP Books about eating and dieting dominate the bestseller list year-round. Many of these books make eating seem pretty complicated or confusing. Often the diets that are touted are fabricated meal plans and are not […]

Cooking with Seasonal Fruit

A new cookbook offers inspired desserts that highlight seasonal fruits. Seasonal, farm-to-table recipes abound today, as home cooks and restaurant chefs continue to highlight the taste and beauty of fruits and vegetables har­vested in their prime. And yet despite their ubiquity, these recipes feel special, reveren­tial—a dish for a season that won’t come around again […]

Ten “Super” Foods for a Well-stocked Kitchen

Functional Medicine Specialist Dr. Marsha Nunley Provides Tips for Healthy Eating What is a “superfood”? Most doctors and nutritionists will tell you that there is no scientific definition of “superfood,” that it is a marketing buzzword applied to foods that are good for you. Functional medicine specialist Dr. Marsha Nunley, founder of H.E.A.L. Medical, agrees […]

The Art and Science of Weight Loss

Sustaining weight loss requires mental and physical commitment. By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE If you have ever tried to lose weight, you know it’s not easy. To be successful you need some understanding of your behavior, knowledge of the science of weight loss and calorie intake, and some creative problem-solving skills. Even though it’s difficult, […]

The Naked Cookbook: Bare and Bold

Sustainable nutrition deliciously delivered is the goal of Tess Ward’s collection of recipes.  Classically trained at Le Cordon Bleu, Tess Ward has com­bined her professional culinary training with her expe­rience on staff in the kitchens of some of London’s best restaurants and her insight as a certified health coach to create a collection of recipes […]

Carb Intolerance

Can’t lose weight? You may have some carb intolerance. By Jackie Buell, RD If you made yet another resolution to lose weight in the New Year, you’re certainly not alone. It is estimated that only 8 percent of those who make resolutions actually keep them, and weight loss can be particularly challenging. One thing to […]

Cooking with Coconut

A new cookbook offers recipes and nutritional know-how to integrate this tropical superfood into your home cooking.  No longer limited to the novelty shelf in the produce section, coconut in myriad forms is popping up in every aisle in the grocery store: coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut yogurt, coconut milk, and coconut flour are just […]

Plant Based Diets- A Modern Way to Eat

Plant-based dishes are the stars of this collection of practical, delicious recipes by Anna Jones When Anna Jones steps into her London kitchen to prepare food in the evening, the food stylist and cook is motivated by the same factors that drive so many of us today: she wants to create a meal that is […]