December 30th, 2016

A Year in Review

A Year in Review     Picture courtesy Wynand van  Niekerk at freeimages.com                                                                                                                                        by Laura Cipullo and the Whole Nutrition Services Team Want the scoop on ...

May 24th, 2016

Throwback Tuesday: Grilled, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Throwback Tuesday: Grilled, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Image via Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro at Cooking Light by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD and Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services Team Memorial Day is coming this Monday and if you're a foodie you know what that means, BBQ! And there's no reason you can't enjoy Memorial Day as a vegetarian or vegan. A nice substitute for meat is the mushroom. When prepared ...

April 6th, 2016

Getting Your Children to Chill Out

Getting Your Children to Chill Out By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD Kids are stressed out, and really, who can blame them? There's the pressure to do well in school; to juggle household chores, a social life and extracurricular activities; to fit in with classmates; and to handle all the issues that come with a changing body. Managing that stress is important for feeling good in the moment, and the future: A recent ...

March 31st, 2016

Throwback Thursday: The Many Alternatives to White Pasta

Throwback Thursday: The Many Alternatives to White Pasta Photo by NYMetroParents.com By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD Did you know there’s more to pasta than just white? Pasta comes in so many different types of varieties these days, allowing us to expand our flavor horizons. There's wheat-free soybean; Shirataki (an Asian pasta made from the root of the Amorphophallus Konjac plant); brown rice pasta; and buckwheat ...

March 21st, 2016

What Kale Can Do For You — and Why It’s Anything But Boring

What Kale Can Do For You -- and Why It's Anything But Boring image via James Wilsher/freeimages.com by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD As you know, my philosophy is "eat kale and cupcakes." This being National Nutrition Month, I thought it would be a good time to look at the "kale" portion of my favorite phrase. We are all aware that kale is a nutritious food, but what kind of nutrition does it provide? Let's take a closer ...