Simple Kale Salad via www.eatsrealfood.com

Simple Kale Salad

This Simple Kale Salad is light and refreshing, the perfect way to welcome in spring.

Well, it’s technically spring but all of us in the northeast know that winter likes to hang around a taaad bit longer. We are ready for you warmer weather, please!!!! Although it’s chilly today, the sun is shining (feels amazing) and spring fever has got me in the mood for this Simple Kale Salad.

Kale

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Sweet Potato Energy Bites via www.eatsrealfood.com

Sweet Potato Energy Bites

Fluffy mashed sweet potatoes are easily turned into Sweet Potato Energy Bites for a fun spin on your afternoon snack.

I know what you’re thinking…more sweet potatoes?! I promise this will be the last sweet potato recipe on Eat Real Food for a while. They are such a staple in my weekly eats and the weather is still chilly and snowy, although Spring has officially arrived – YAY.

Sweet Potato Energy Bites via www.eatsrealfood.com

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Maple Syrup 101: From Tree Trunk to Your Plate

You all know I am completely in love (and a bit obsessed) with pure maple syrup (just to be clear, it should be used in moderation like any other sugar).  So when maple sugaring season is upon us, I took full advantage of learning how maple syrup goes from inside the tree trunk and onto your plate.

Suagr Bush

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RepealTheSeal

Petition to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

I am participating in the #RepealTheSeal campaign to show my disagreement with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ recent decision to allow the Kids Eat Right logo onto food packaging. I invite fellow colleagues, bloggers and anyone else who share this opinion, or who supports this campaign to also post this Open Letter on their own blog, to sign the petition at change.org, and/or to use #RepealTheSeal hashtag via social media. ~ Alanna Waldron, RDN

I bring to you a non-traditional Eat Real Food post today due to a concern that needs to be addressed. As a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), discussion of this issue is of personal importance.

Last week, the New York Times published an article on the new partnership between Kids Eat Right Campaign (KER) and Kraft, allowing AND to put their new KER logo on Kraft Singles aka processed cheese food. Sound appealing? I thought so.

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