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Eat in the Now

Gina Keatley | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Gina Keatley

Yes, you may want to plan out a week's or a month's worth of meals, but for me it takes the spontaneity out of meals. Maybe, just maybe, we can stop living in the past or the future and just learn to enjoy the healthy meal in front of us now.

4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before You Start Drinking Protein Shakes

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

Protein is a nutrient that plays an important role in maintaining, building, and repairing tissues in our body. While protein is essential for muscle growth, consuming too much will not result in an above average physique.

Souping: Yet Another Dead End Dieting Trend

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

Voted one of the most popular diet trends of 2016, souping has taken the nation by storm. I'm left scratching my head as to why? Personally, I like my soup as a side to something else -- like a plate full of food that hasn't been deprived of its need to be chewed.

What Nutritionists Order At Their Favorite Restaurants

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living

We love eating out so much that it’s not really a weekly treat as much as it is a regular part of our daily diet. But when you’re eating out that ...

What's for Dinner Dilemma

Gina Keatley | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Gina Keatley

But with just a few staples you can make a good meal. Here are three foods you can make tonight with the remaining items in your pantry and freezer.

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 re...

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 holid...

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 07.17.2016 | 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 07.15.2016 | 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 a...

Strawberry Salad Pita Pizza

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 06.10.2016 | 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 06.01.2016 | 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 05.13.2016 | 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, es...

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" i...

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.