Best New Books by Registered Dietitians

Since today is RD Day (Registered Dietitian Day), I like to give a big shout out these incredible new books written by my fellow RDs. You cannot go wrong adding any --or all --of these to your healthy bookshelf. Each takes a smart, food-loving, non-diet approach to eating well and reflects the best of our profession.


1) Cooking Light The Food Lover's Healthy Habits Cookbook: Great Food & Expert Advice That Will Change Your Life by Janet Helm RD and the editors of Cooking Light

Janet Helm is a true leader and innovator in the dietitian community ---and a simply delightful person---she knocks it out of the park with this, her first, book. Besides having terrific information, ideas and recipes galore, it is the most visually exciting healthy cookbook I have ever seen. It has a magazine-like feel, packed with colorful, photo-driven graphics and lots of fun tips from top bloggers and Cooking Light readers sprinkled throughout. This book gives you real-world advice to make 12 new, healthy habits that can certainly add up to a better you.





2) The Best Things You Can Eat by David Grotto RD

Dave Grotto, well known as the “guy-a-titian” has smarts and a terrific sense of humor, both of which show up in spades in this good food guide. As I wrote in my blurb on the book’s jacket, this book “is like a Fortune 500 for food-- a who’s who in nutritional wealth that celebrates the healthy bounty real food provides.” Want to know which fish is highest in Omega-3 and what the top source of Vitamin C really is? Then this is the book to grab.





 3) Clean Eating for Busy Families by Michelle Dudash RD

Michelle Dudash is a classically trained chef and registered dietitian with a serious passion for food. Her culinary style has always appealed to me, and it really shines in this beautiful family-oriented cookbook. Besides great recipes and beautiful photos, it includes detailed shopping lists and tips like “Ten Tips for Dealing with Picky Eaters.”











4 comments (Add your own)

1. David Grotto wrote:
I am not worthy! Thanks, Ellie... thou art very kind and simply the best! Hugs and happy RDN day!


Wed, March 13, 2013 @ 9:29 PM

2. Janet Helm wrote:
Truly honored, Ellie! Really appreciate. I'm certainly in good company with David and Michelle. And of course, your latest book belongs in the mix too!

Thu, March 14, 2013 @ 9:46 AM

3. Mark wrote:
Always happy to see alternatives to heavy, fat and calorie-filled cookbooks. My main gripe with Cooking Light is its overuse of packaged foods. I don't like any recipe that calls for a pre-cooked supermarket rotisserie chicken simply because you have no idea how that chicken was processed and prepared. Many supermarkets inject them with all kinds of garbage which totally wipes out any ability to do nutritional analysis. Also, how freakin' hard is it to roast one on the weekend to use during time-constrained weeknights? 75 min of unsupervised time.

Ellie, you rock, girl. Can't wait for you to come to the Bay Area and show us some of your tricks of the trade.

Fri, March 22, 2013 @ 4:00 PM

4. Lizzie wrote:
Just found you and have tried many recipes--- all good. Bought your book "small changes BIG
Results". Any suggestions on a sub for wine in some of the recipes? you are my new hero...

Sat, March 23, 2013 @ 2:21 PM

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