Learn to Love Sardines

Canned tuna was a staple in my house when I was a kid. Back in the day, my elementary school didn’t have a cafeteria, so we actually went home for lunch every day. While I can’t even begin to count the number of tuna sandwiches my mom made for our one-hour school lunch, I don’t […]

Cooking With Kids: Creating More Than Food

Teaching children to cook is the best way to raise adventurous eaters and form good nutrition habits for life. In my nearly 12 years of being a mother, some of my favorite memories with my children have occurred in the kitchen. Watching them go from chubby-fingered toddlers playing with their food to helpful and adept preteens […]

Top 5 RD Cookbooks for 2018

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight and/or eat more healthfully. As dietetics professionals, many of us recommend preparing healthful meals at home so cooks can have control over the ingredients and calories the meal contains. With more and more dietetics professionals publishing healthful cookbooks, here is the top 5 […]

What’s on RDs’ Holiday Wish Lists?

Dietitians tend to know what items are trending for the kitchen, fitness routines, and nutrition businesses, which is why I asked my colleagues to share their holiday wish lists. These RDs have been very, very good this year, spreading science-based nutrition wisdom, helping clients reach their goals, and inspiring others with their work, so let’s […]

Homemade Baby Food Goodness

After my son, Wesley, was born, the idea of making my own baby food seemed natural. After all, I am a dietitian who went to culinary school and cook most of the meals in our household. I want Wesley to develop the same passion for food and health, and by making his meals I feel […]

Summer In-the-Oven Vegetable Sensations

In the summer when vegetables are at their peak and available at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and CSAs, consumers (including myself) turn their culinary attention to making colorful and crunchy salads, bruschetta topped with vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh basil, and asparagus, zucchini, squash, and even sweet potatoes cooked on the backyard grill. On days when […]

Creating Videos Is the Way to Go

You’ve probably heard someone say that making videos is the next big thing. It’s also likely that you’ve seen the viral “hands-in-the-pans” videos from sources such as BuzzFeed’s Tasty on your Facebook page, the videos that tend to have hundreds of thousands of views and shares. It’s a trend that’s likely to stay; according to […]