Are We Overlooking the Most Important Ingredient for Eating Healthfully?

I don’t find it a coincidence that our chronic disease incidence continues to rise as we spend more and more time counting protein, fat, carbs and calories, more and more money on the latest it ingredients and supplements, and less and less time sitting down to meals with family and friends.

A Plea to Consumers and the Food Industry Regarding Our Packaging Problem

We have a packaging problem. And if we’re going to get our arms around it, we have to think, innovate and behave way beyond recycling. Here, I respectfully ask key stakeholder groups to think about how they can be a part of the solution, including: consumers; food manufacturers; retailers; foodservice and hospitality; angel and institutional investors and; the media.

To Reduce Plastic Use, We Need to Embrace Inconvenience, Think Small and Act Now

While plastic pollution is a dire situation, each and every one of us can ABSOLUTELY be a part of the solution. To effect real change, we’ll need to 1) embrace inconvenience, 2) think small and, 3) act now. I’m starting with me. Will you join me?

20 Recipes Rich in Plant Protein

If you are conflicted by the wave of plant protein products hitting the market—having to choose between what’s best for your personal health vs. what’s best for the planet—here are 20 recipes rich in protein made from whole, plant-based ingredients.

The Plant-Based Protein Dilemma

It's hard not to get behind the plant protein mission! But can we get behind the nutrition? Herein lies the plant-based protein dilemma.

American Pies

What’s more American than pie? An array of pies meeting taste and dietary preferences as diverse as America itself. Shared here are sweet and savory pie recipes with gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian and low FODMAP options.

Make Meal Planning a Habit

You’ve probably heard about the concept of meal planning, but why is it so important to make it a habit? For starters, it’s essential to eating healthier. Plus, it saves you time and money, and makes your weekdays a whole lot easier. Here, two resources to help you make meal planning a regular habit.

Lamb Meatballs

I love lamb—both for it’s taste and nutrition. I particularly like that many lamb farmers pasture raise their animals. I’m not sure why lamb isn’t as popular here in the U.S. as in other places, but perhaps this easy meatballs recipe is an entryway for people to try it.

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Biscotti

This biscotti is rich in chocolate and hazelnut flavor without being cloyingly sweet. The crisp yet chewy texture is remarkable considering it’s gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free.

23 Summer Salads

This summer salad recipe round-up includes everything you can imagine: foundations of leafy greens, vegetables and grains, beans and potatoes; all of summer’s bounty, including berries, cherries, watermelon and peaches to tomatoes, cucumbers, corn and zucchini and; our favorite summer proteins—from grilled steak and chicken to delicate sea scallops.  


Cole Slaw with Toasted Sesame Oil Vinaigrette

I make this salad pretty much on a weekly basis all summer long. And you will, too, once you see how versatile it is and how quickly it gets gobbled up.

Tips for Living Gluten-Free For Life

May is celiac disease awareness month. A fact not often talked about is that, for many, all isn’t honky dory after going gluten-free. Here are four tips for living gluten-free and healthfully for life.

Balancing Tastes Is Just As Important as Balancing Nutrients

As a nutrition student, I learned about balancing nutrients. In culinary school, I learned something equally as valuable: the importance of balancing tastes for good nutrition.

One Pound, Every Day

According to a recent study, the average American wastes one pound of food each and every day, with fresh fruits and vegetables taking the biggest hit. We share here five tips for how you can waste less and eat more produce.

Book Recommendation: Read It Before You Eat It

Book Recommendation: Read It Before You Eat It

Read It Before You Eat It is a practical and easy-to-use resource to help us better understand food labels and make smarter decisions in every aisle of the supermarket. 

When It Comes to Seafood, The Benefits Outweigh The Risks

Eating seafood has become complicated.   Here is what you need to know to keep nutrition, safety and sustainability in mind so you can enjoy and take advantage of the health benefits of fish and shellfish.

#GiveHealthy - A Better Way to Donate Food

Food drives are the most popular way for people to help fight hunger in the United States.  Well, the food drive is getting a makeover...and #GiveHealthy is leading the way.