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Coconut Oil Sucks: Nutritionists Name the Most Overrated 'Healthy' Foods

Thrillist | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Erin Kelly Credit: Shutterstock (edited) If you haven't been bombarded by the media or somebody on Facebook raving about the miraculous, all-he...

5 Ways to Control Your Calorie Intake at Holiday Parties

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

It's holiday party season, and that means buffet tables loaded with our favorite indulgences and festive beverages filled with empty calories. There's no need to stress. We have five tips that can get you to the new year without tipping the scale.

Savvy Apps For Busy Parents

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 12.03.2015 | Parents
Anita Mirchandani

Busy pretty much sums up every which way life becomes when kids are in the picture. When it comes to taking care of yourself and taking care of your little ones, we'll take all the help we can get. From ordering groceries to monitoring your health to exercising to staying in touch with health professionals, here's my list of must-have apps.

10 Tips on How to Gobble Without the Guilt

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

Are you stressing over the amount of food that will be gracing your table this Thanksgiving? Enjoy the annual feast with family and friends without t...

Simply Healthy Slow-Cooked Chicken Chili

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 11.09.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

We took our Mama's Chicken Chili recipe and amped up the nutrition without sacrificing its delicious flavor. The biggest difference between the two ...

Trick Your Kids Into Eating Healthy

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

It's Halloween time! This marks the beginning of the holiday season when we often find ourselves celebrating weeks prior to the arrival of each hol...

3 Ways to Beat the Tricky Treat Temptation

Gina Keatley | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina Keatley

Halloween may be only a couple of days away, but I've been talking to worried nutrition patients about this tricky wellness subject for over a month now. The thought of free, unfettered all-day and night access to candy sends a shiver of diet dread down their spines.

A Healthy Alternative to Traditional Nachos: Zucchini Nachos!

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 08.21.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

One of the most exciting aspects of my job is learning from my clients. One of them recently inspired me to try zucchini nachos. This was definitely an "aha moment" at the office.

Beautiful Berry and Goat Cheese Salad With Toasted Almonds

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 08.10.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

Not a fan of goat cheese? Substitute your favorite cheese. Try feta or mozzarella. Just about any cheese goes great in this salad.

How to Get Passionate About the F-Word

Gina Keatley | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina Keatley

Don't be afraid of the F-word! Be passionate and persistent about the three types of fiber in order to be at your best.

Finding the Right Protein Powder

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Anita Mirchandani

Protein powder was traditionally only available in whey, soy and casein, but can now be found in additional forms such as hemp, rice and even pea. Most of the powders you will find contain whey protein, which is a complete protein.

Baked Eggs in Avocado Cups

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 07.15.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

If you love eggs, you will definitely want to try baking them in avocado cups. This recipe is easy to make and incredibly nutritious. The eggs and...

Strawberry Salad Pita Pizza

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 06.10.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

Enjoy this guilt-free pita pizza recipe and feel energized and satisfied throughout your day.

Beet & Avocado Summer Salad: An Easy 4-Ingredient Meal That Can Be Made in Less Than 5 Minutes

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 06.01.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

This nutritiously easy 4-ingredient summer salad can be made in less than 5 minutes, which is why I have added it to our summer salad rotation. Keepi...

Grilled Salmon & Asparagus Topped With Freekeh

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 05.13.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

Now that the weather is warmer I can't wait to grill up healthy dinners. This grilled salmon and asparagus recipe is one of our weekly go-to meals, ...

Skinny Oat Blondies

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 06.27.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

Cookies, blondies in particular, are one of my guilty pleasures.

Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 05.31.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

I am a big fan of cauliflower mashers-a wonderful healthy substitute for real mashed potatoes. However, I recently had the opportunity to try cauliflower soup for the first time and now I cannot get enough of its comforting delicious taste.

A Freekeh Good Supergrain

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 03.23.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

Move over brown rice and quinoa. There is a new supergrain hitting our stove-tops. Freekeh (pronounced Free-kah) is a process, which means to "rub"...

Dietitians, Food and Truth: Winds of Change?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In nutrition, though, we have long allowed foxes to guard the hen house. The easy access of Kraft to an apparent endorsement by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is only the latest example, and by no means the worst.

Peanut Butter Lovers Mousse

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 04.13.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

This easy 3-ingredient peanut butter mousse is satisfying and guilt-free.

Heat Up Your Intimacy by Cooking Together

Gina Keatley | Posted 04.01.2015 | Taste
Gina Keatley

There is no escaping it -- Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and those chalky candy hearts staring at you in the drug store are proof of it. ...

Quinoa Black Bean Burger: Layers of Flavor and Packed With Protein

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 03.29.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

The added seasonings create layers of flavor that will wow your taste buds.

Tasty Techniques: How Cooking May Help Cure Obesity

Gina Keatley | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina Keatley

With more cookbooks, television shows and stores dedicated exclusively to the culinary arts than ever before, you would think that we are a nation of ...

5 Simple Swaps that Slim Down Everyday Cooking

Natalie Whelan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Natalie Whelan

If you're playing the substitution game fast and loose, give these surprising swaps a shot. You'll be surprised by how easy it is to save a lot of calories and add a lot of nutritional value with very little effort.

Detox With the Beet and Feta Lettuce Wrap

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 03.10.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

Does your body need a cleanse? Then, this beet and feta lettuce wrap is for you. Beets are known for naturally cleansing the liver and purifying our blood from toxins. They may also help with improving stamina and overall well-being.