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 ...

January 27th, 2016

Scallion Pancakes with Hoisin Chicken

Scallion Pancakes Filled with Garlicky Greens and Hoisin Chicken By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD One of my favorite cookbooks of all time is Donna Hay’s Flavours (this is spelled correctly). In this book, she shares her recipe for Spring Onion Pancakes with Hoisin Chicken. And that is what influenced this winning dish. I have never used hoisin sauce and even had a bit of a time finding it. But this recipe will treat ...

November 23rd, 2015

Eat This Granola!

The Great Granola Decision   The Great Granola Decision By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, and Mom   Having recently moved to the suburbs, I finally understand what it's like for my suburban blog readers and clients when it comes to shopping. You lucky folks! The variety is simply amazing but simultaneously overwhelming! I now shop at Fairway, Shop Rite and Food Town, and when my boys walk in, their eyes ...

October 25th, 2015

The Reality: What This Mom Eats

  By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD and Mom This blog was originally posted on MomDishesItOut.com on November 28, 2012 Someone recently asked me, “Do you only eat organic foods?” People have also asked me, “Are you really healthy?” Others, who do not know me well have commented, “I should probably order healthy since I am sitting at the table with a dietitian.” Let me cure your curiosity!! I eat all ...