healthy eating for healthy aging

Author: Donna Feldman MS RDN

‘Tis the season for citrus

‘Tis the season for citrus

In the Northern Hemisphere, winter and citrus fruits go hand in hand. I know, you can buy oranges all year long, but they’re so much better in season. It’s a happy coincidence because citrus fruit is a stellar source of vitamin C, critical for immune 

My 5 New Year Health Resolutions

My 5 New Year Health Resolutions

Starting a diet is a January ritual and I’m here to tell you to do something different: Don’t “go on a diet”. Just make healthful choices. Permanently, most of the time. This is what I do. Permanently. Most of the time. It works. The term 

Holiday Food Judgement

Holiday Food Judgement

When it comes to food and weight: ‘Tis the season for judgment, guilt and shaming. Don’t eat fat Don’t eat sugar Don’t eat once-a-year holiday treats Don’t drink. Especially don’t drink eggnog unless it’s non-fat and artificially sweetened with fake whipped topping (Ugh, why bother?) 

Winter squash for my favorite risotto

Winter squash for my favorite risotto

When a craving for cold weather comfort food hits, some people do mac and cheese. I do risotto. It’s easy to put together on short notice, filling, and delicious. Add a green salad or some chopped raw vegetables and you’ve got a meal. Cooking risotto 

Yes, choline is a nutrient

Yes, choline is a nutrient

Last month I attended an online conference. One of the speakers promoted meatless burgers. One reason: unlike beef burgers, meatless burgers contain little choline. Why is this important? Some gut microbes can metabolize choline into a chemical linked to increased risk for heart disease. I 

10 reasons I love roast turkey

10 reasons I love roast turkey

Without Sarah Josepha Hale, we might not be eating turkey in late November. She grew up in the early 19th century celebrating a day of thanksgiving that was a widespread if unofficial practice in the U.S. As the editor of a popular women’s magazine, she 

Stuffed Pumpkin for Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Stuffed Pumpkin for Vegetarian Thanksgiving

What’s a vegetarian to do? Thanksgiving dinner is built around the turkey. Roast turkey is a showpiece food, plus it smells wonderful. The side dishes are typically vegetarian: green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dressing, cranberries and green vegetables. Even dessert is OK; pie 

Cranberries: not just for Thanksgiving anymore

Cranberries: not just for Thanksgiving anymore

There was once a time when cranberries weren’t everywhere, year round. Just a few decades ago, cranberry consumption was limited to canned jelled cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving dinner. Now cranberries in multiple forms are everywhere. And why not? They add interesting flavor, they’re a good