What Is the Best Non-Pasta Pasta?

[brightcove:5042290125001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Non-flour pastas are having a moment: You can now eat pasta made from brown rice, quinoa, lentils, chickpeas and more. But are they really healthier than the real deal? Here’s what nutrition experts have to say about which pasta alternatives are actually good for you. Vegetable noodles […]

Khloé Kardashian Says These Healthy Snacks Keep Her ‘On Track’

[brightcove:5493400366001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com.  Khloé Kardashian is not letting hunger in between meals get the best of her. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star says it’s not always easy to choose the perfect snack, but she’s developed an arsenal of her go-to picks when hunger strikes. “God knows I’ve really changed […]

Why It’s Risky to Try to Eat Like a Celebrity, According to a Nutritionist

[brightcove:5541024565001 default] It's hard to resist headlines that promise to reveal what stars like Jessica Alba and Jenna Dewan Tatum eat in a day—in hopes of discovering their dietary secrets to flat abs and glowy skin. (If only it were that simple!) But as a nutritionist who works with celebrities, I strongly advise against copying exactly what they […]

Bodybuilding Mom of 2 Reportedly Dies of Protein Overdose

[brightcove:4663788977001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com. A bodybuilding competitor and mom of two reportedly died June 22 from a protein overdose, according to Perth Now. Meegan Hefford, a 25-year-old from Mandurah, Australia, was discovered to have a urea cycle disorder, which blocks the body from correctly breaking down protein. Hefford was preparing for […]

The Healthiest Smoothie Orders at Jamba Juice, Robeks, and Planet Smoothie

[brightcove:5334427818001 default] There's no doubt about it: the smoothie trend is here to stay. Many of my clients drink one every day; and some even prefer an icy blend to eating a solid meal. The only trouble is, there’s no standard smoothie formula—so the nutritional quality of these drinks can vary wildly. If you’re not careful, you could easily […]

4 Reasons to Buy More of Your Fruits and Veggies Frozen

[brightcove:5528009511001 default] When it comes to buying fruits and veggies, fresh is always best, right? Well, not necessarily. While I’m a big fan of fresh produce, I'm also serious about helping people fit in at least five servings of fruits and veggies per day, every day. And I've found that when my clients keep their freezers stocked with frozen produce, they're […]

An RD Came Out Against Veganism—and Twitter Was Not Pleased

[brightcove:4928980311001 default]   People who eat meat and those who don't often argue about which diet is healthier. So it wasn't exactly a surprise this morning when a UK nutrition professor gave veganism a thumbs-down on live television . . . and Twitter hit back hard in response. “It’s really hard work to make a vegan diet healthy,” said Sophie Medlin, RD, […]

‘Coffee Naps’ Just Might Change Your Life. Here’s Why

[brightcove:5431515720001 default] The words "coffee" and "nap" don't usually go together. But a strategy that pairs the two actually makes sense—and could be the energy boost you need to make it through a crazy day. A coffee nap is exactly what it sounds like: You drink a cup of joe, then immediately take a snooze. While this may seem counterintuitive, the […]

The 10 Snacks Registered Dietitians Agree You Should Buy from Whole Foods

[brightcove:5349535600001 default]   This article originally appeared on CookingLight.com. Shopping for healthy snacks can be overwhelming and confusing—especially in a health food asylum such as Whole Foods. For me, snacks need to fulfill two requirements: offer some nutrition value so I'm not snacking on empty calories, and they need to hit the pleasure centers of […]