Health & Diet

Healthy Grocery Shopping on a Budget: Tips from an In-Store Nutritionist — Shopping Tips from The Kitchn

Does your grocery store have a nutritionist on staff? The answer may very well be yes. As shoppers are becoming increasingly interested in improving their diets, more and more supermarkets are hiring in-store registered dietitians to help educate customers, answer nutrition-related questions, and even provide one-on-one consultations. They are the resident experts on all the good-for-you foods in the supermarket.

I turned to one of them, Amanda Barnes, RD, LDN, an in-store nutritionist for the Mid-Atlantic supermarket chain Giant Food, for some advice on shopping for healthier foods on a budget.

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Cut Your Toddler’s Sugar Intake with This Simple Strategy — Feeding Your Toddler

When my child turned 1, it suddenly seemed like the world was conspiring to up her sugar intake. There were lollipops at the supermarket (and the bank), bowls of candy at family nights in our town square, birthday cupcakes at daycare, and fruit snacks at the playground. I had so much sugar anxiety that I once seriously debated skipping a friend's party when I learned there would be store-bought cupcakes piled high with bright-blue frosting.

But I've learned to relax about sugar — much to the relief of my entire family. Here's how.

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Is Deep-Frying the Secret to More Nutritious Vegetables? — Food News

Good news, everyone! Researchers at the University of Granada in Spain have discovered that deep-frying vegetables in extra-virgin olive oil makes them not only delicious — but also better for you.

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10 Things I’ve Learned About Eating Vegan — Adventures in Veganism

Going vegan has taught me a lot — about myself and my ability to act in accordance with my beliefs, about my friends and family, and about veganism. Many of my expectations about veganism have been shattered — mostly in positive ways. Here are some of the things I've discovered after two months of eating vegan.

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My Biggest Vegan Challenge Was One I Didn’t Expect — Adventures in Veganism

When I decided to take the plunge into veganism, I anticipated some pitfalls. I thought I'd maybe lose my cool and dive headfirst into a pile of cheeseburgers, or maybe sneak some brie at a party. But the hardest part of going vegan hasn't been cravings, which are surprisingly few and far between. For me, the social ramifications of going vegan were far more discouraging. As someone whose social life has more or less revolved around food for the past several years, the feeling of isolation that resulted from my dietary change hit me really hard.

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The 11 Recipes That Make Me Excited About Going Vegan — Adventures in Veganism

One of the best things about going vegan has been experimenting with new recipes. Even before switching to a vegan diet, my husband and I often ate meatless meals, but it's been a fun challenge to find meals that taste amazing without cheese and eggs, too. For quick weekday meals we often keep it simple with a grain, vegetables, and tofu, or a simple pasta dish. And we're never short of inspiration. We've found so many vegan recipes online that have become staples for us. Here are some of our favorites.

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