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Good Carbohydrates vs. Bad Ones

By Greg Zacarese Which Carbohydrates are good? Carbohydrates have a bad reputation. We’ve all heard people say “I’m eliminating carbs” or “Carbs are bad for you.” People might try the ketogenic diet which eliminates most carbs in order to lose weight. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for our bodies, and no other nutrient […]

Little Chefs Big Fun!

By Christina F. Toscano 5 Fun Recipes to Cook WITH your Toddler Cooking with your little one is a great way to bond while establishing healthy eating habits. It can be a fun rainy day activity, a learning experience, and a teaching moment-all in one! Here are some ideas for easy meals you can create […]

The Big FAT Truth: Why fat is an important part of your toddler’s diet.

By Christina F. Toscano When people think of “healthy”, they often think of low-fat or fat-free. But low-fat does not always equal healthy. In fact, healthy fats are an essential part of your diet. Your body can ONLY absorb certain vitamins (A, D, E and K) with the help of the fat you consume. Fat […]

Catch of The Day

By Kim Manfried, RD CDN For those of us who enjoy seafood, there are many choices and ways to prepare it which can be a bit confusing. Here are some tips and benefits for enjoying seafood: Always use a reputable supplier to purchase seafood. Fresh and frozen seafood are both good options. “Sustainability” means that […]

What are Prebiotics and Probiotics and How Can They Improve Your Health?

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE You may have heard health professionals or friends tell you to eat some yogurt when you are taking antibiotics, but you never understood why. As it turns out, yogurt contains some good strains of bacteria called probiotics (example: Lactobacillus acidophilus) that help keep you healthy. They are like the […]

My toddler will only eat ______

By Christina F. Toscano My toddler will only eat ______. Fill in the blank as you wish—macaroni and cheese, French fries, grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, etc. This is one of the most common complaints I hear from parents with young children. Parents would rather make a special meal every time the family eats than worry […]

“Go Spiral”

By Kim Manfried, RD CDN If you have not ventured into the world of spiralizing, now is the time to start. Spiralizing is using a special kitchen tool which turns a variety of vegetables into noodle or ribbon shapes. There are many tools on the market, available to purchase online, or at your local retailer […]

The Health Benefits of Nuts

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE Eating nuts can be a very healthy part of a heart-healthy diet. Nuts are very high in fats, but they are mostly made up of unsaturated fat, and nuts contain other beneficial substances such as antioxidants and fiber. Although nuts and cheeses are both high in fat and calories, […]

Making your protein complete

By Greg Zacarese Protein is important to build and repair tissue. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscle, cartilage, skin, hair, nails, and blood. Protein is found in many different foods, including meat, fish, milk, beans, nuts, and whole grains. Meat, […]

Why Water?

By Kristen DeLuca Water makes up approximately 75% of total body weight, and we absolutely and positively cannot live without it. This nutrient is extremely important in order to prevent electrolyte imbalances from dehydration (or over-hydration), to regulate body temperature, to inhibit gastrointestinal motility, and for many other bodily functions. On a cellular level, water […]

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