April 18th, 2016

How to Make a Great Breakfast Work for Your Diabetes

  How to Make a Great Breakfast Work for Your Diabetes Image courtesy freeimages.com/P.R. By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD It can be challenging to make time for breakfast, but it's a wise choice for health, especially when you have diabetes. Breakfast helps you start your metabolism each morning, and a bigger breakfast is advantageous for better blood glucose management and decreased hunger later in the day. Just ...

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 ...

February 25th, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Avocado Accolades

Throwback Thursday: Avocado Accolades Image via freeimages.com/PatHerman By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD Eating an entire avocado a day could lower cholesterol, according to recent research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. And it's not so hard to work a whole avocado, or at least a healthy portion of it, into your diet because it's so versatile. Most people are familiar with avocado as a prime ...

February 9th, 2016

Throwback Tuesday: Color Me Red!

Throwback Tuesday: Color Me Red! Photo Credit: Kiwifraiz via Flickr by Christie Caggiani, RDN, LDN, CEDRD February is American Heart Month, and as we all know, Valentine's Day is also right around the corner. Along with traditionally romantic foods like chocolate, oysters and champagne, consider enjoying the many healthy fruits and vegetables that just happen to come in the color red! These include cranberries, ...