Latest by Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

The Best High-Protein Snacks

Americans love to snack. Research shows that approximately 90 percent of adults and 97 percent of children in our country snack every day, sometimes more than once. Unfortunately, the most common snacks (such as chips, candy, and soda) are high in bo...

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

A healthy quinoa bake side dish, tasty pumpkin pie, and a harvest apple salad to mix this up this holiday!

The Nutritional Benefits of Leafy Greens

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend including at least 1 ½ cups of dark, leafy greens in our diet each week. The nutritional content of these greens is unparalleled. They are high in potassium, fiber, and vitamins A, C, and K. Kale, collar...

5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays Without Weight Gain

Even though this is supposed to be a festive time of year, we often feel that it is more stressful than enjoyable. Here are five practical tips to get you through the holidays

Stocking Your Gluten-Free Kitchen

Giving your kitchen a complete makeover may seem like a daunting task when you decide to go gluten-free. Here are some tips to help you stock your kitchen during your next grocery store trip. Meats, Chicken, and Seafood Fresh protein sources such as ...

How to (Safely) Lose Weight by Changing Your Meal Plan

Losing weight is one of the most difficult things to do because it requires discipline and consistency. Here are some simple tips that you can incorporate into your daily meal plan that can help you lose weight in a healthy manner and keep it off for ...

10 Nutritional Needs to Change as You Age

As we age, our nutritional needs change significantly. Here are 10 nutrients you need to be aware of to stay healthy into your 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond. 1. Calories Beginning in our 30s, our body’s metabolic rate declines. We need fewer calories as ...

The Secret Names For Sugar

Unless you have a strong knowledge of chemistry language, it may be difficult to identify many of the sugars that are hidden in the foods we eat.

These Foods Can Help Prevent Constipation

What you eat affects your gut. Try these high-fiber foods to keep your system moving without any problems.

How to Eat Healthy on Vacation

Sticking to good eating habits can get pretty tough when you’re on vacation. Here are some tips to help you stay on track.