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Let Me Eat Chocolate

Dark chocolate is good for you!

Sure, flowers are nice, but many of us love Valentine’s Day for one primary reason: the chocolate. Around this time of year, we can get our fill. But if you’re a chocolate lover and health-conscious, well, not just any chocolate will do. Dark chocolate is the better choice due to its health benefits. About now,… Read more

Turns Out, Chicken Soup is Good for Your Soul!

Stuck inside for a while? You'll feel better with a bowl of homemade chicken soup.

Mothers across history have turned to chicken soup to help everything from the winter sniffles to a broken heart with good reason: It’s the ultimate healthy comfort food and it’s so easy to make at home. While no research has proven conclusively that chicken soup actually cures the common cold,  according to the National Institutes… Read more

Food Makeover, Pizza Edition

With a few ingredient substitutions, you can make your next pizza a healthier one.

Buy a pizza from a chain (or from the frozen-food aisle) and with very few exceptions, you and your family will be consuming a lot of fat, salt, and calories. That’s okay every now and then, but if your kids clamor for pizza all the time, you’ll want to find a healthier way to satisfy… Read more

The Vitamin Every Woman & Baby Needs

When you're trying to get your recommended daily allowance of folate, spinach is a great choice.

“So, how’s your folate intake?” That may not be a question you hear often, but as a dietitian, I want us to get comfortable talking about it. So let’s talk. Folate and its synthetic companion, folic acid, is an essential B vitamin, especially for women who are hoping to become pregnant or are of child-bearing… Read more

Holiday Meal Showstopper: Orzo-Stuffed Pumpkins.

pumpkin risotto

The pumpkin has been referred to as the “dark horse” of the super foods and for good reason: We rarely think of pumpkins beyond carving a Halloween jack-o-lantern or baking them into Thanksgiving pies. The truth is the pumpkin is an incredible, underutilized food that offers a wealth of health benefits. This recipe will wow… Read more