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Deviled Eggs 3 Ways

Hot Spots to Track Food and Nutrition News

FODMAP-friendly Banana Flax Smoothie

Nutrition Science: Imprecise Discipline, Still the Best We’ve Got to Work With

Easy and Healthy Easter Basket Alternatives

Heroes + Inspiration

Food + Recipes

Savor: Root Vegetables

Root vegetables include tuberous roots and taproots, but not tubers, rhizomes, corms or bulbs. Yet this seemingly small category of vegetable offers a whole lot of variety.

Redefining Rabbit

Rabbits may be cute, but their rapid reproduction and growth rates, coupled with an ability to thrive on food scraps, grass and other plant feeds, make them a viable protein source with a relatively small environmental footprint.

Get Saucy Series: Healthy Yogurt Sauces

If velvety béchamel sauce suits French food, tangy yogurt sauces befit Mediterranean cuisines.

Okra: A Beloved Southern Staple with a Snappy Crunch

Most people have an opinion about okra, even if they haven't tasted it. Ask someone to describe okra and you'll likely hear the words "slimy" or "sticky." While it's a commonly used vegetable in the South, okra is often a love-it-or-hate-it food.

Food Trends

Gluten-Free: A Fad that Could Be Doing More Harm than Good

Having product options is beneficial for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, but it can also pose a problem when consumers believe that gluten-free means “healthier,” and that wheat, barley and rye are not good for them.

Celebrating Snout-to-Tail

For those seeking authenticity and for food and nutrition professionals who counsel, teach or cook, the right cut of meat matters.

Kitchen Comeback: Cast-Iron Cookware

From the very old to brand-new designs, cast-iron pans are experiencing a renaissance.

Can Reviving Traditional Foods Improve Native Americans' Health?

The Tohono O’odham people have been farming and cultivating prickly pear (or I’ipai in O’odham), agave (A’ud), tepary beans (Bawi) and cholla cactus buds (Ciolim) in this dry Southern Arizona desert for centuries. The name of the tribe means “Desert People,” and bringing back local culture from farm to plate is one mission the Tohono O’odham Community Action organization has been working on since 1996.

Nutrition News

Labeling Laws for GM/GE Foods

Whether or not they find the idea of genetically engineered foods distasteful, most consumers are unaware that 60 to 70 percent of the processed foods we eat already contain at least one genetically engineered ingredient.

Making Sense of the Latest Evidence on Dietary Fats

Fixating on the calories in fat and its relationship to weight may preclude a fuller understanding of dietary fat.

Product Reviews

Caramelized Onions without the Tears

Over the past few months, I’ve become progressively more obsessed with caramelized onions. They are now, officially, my favorite “condiment.” The only drawback to this new favorite of mine is that you need a ton of onions to make just a little bit of caramelized onions.

No More Jar Opening Tricks

I have tried every “DIY” Internet trick for hard-to-open glass jars — and learned the downside to each of them. Now, it’s Vacu Vin Jar Opener to the rescue!

Tweets from Nutrition Experts

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The latest news and resources from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Read More.

More » App Reviews

The Whole Pantry App 1.1.2

The Whole Pantry (TWP) app describes itself as the go-to place for health, wellness and lifestyle information.

Dash Diet Free 1.2

The Dash Diet Free app provides recipes designed to prevent and lower blood pressure through food.

222 Million Tons 1.1

A meal planning tool that delivers weekly menus and shopping lists designed to use up perishables to minimize food waste.

Breathe2Relax Version 1.3

Breathe2Relax app is a portable skill rehearsal tool designed to take users through guided diaphragmatic breathing exercises.

More » Book Reviews

The Doctor’s Diet

The Doctor’s Diet

Claims to be a flexible plan to help participants lose weight, restore health, prevent disease and ultimately live longer.
The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

A healthy lifestyle program based on five principles: faith, food, fitness, focus and friends.