EatRight Articles

Creamy Potato Soup

Written By: Sarah Ryan, MS, RDN, LD Yield: 8 Servings

Traditional creamy potato soup with a major veggie upgrade! On the table in less than an hour, this high-fiber soup is the comfort fo...

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Plan for Health

Plan for Health

By: Marleigh Brown, Nutrition Science Student, Texas Tech University

Revised by: Jennifer Leheska, PhD, RD, LD


Each week has 7, 24 hour-long days which eq...

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Overnight Chia Seed Pudding


By: Celina Paras MSc, RDN, LD.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Yields: 2 servings


1 cup unsweetened almond milk or low-fat milk ¼ cup dry chia seeds ...

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Pomegranate-Studded Farro Salad


Written By: Sarah Ryan, MS, RDN, LD

Yield: 4 Serving

This crowd-pleasing whole grain salad pairs perfectly with your favorite protein for a complete meal.


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Protein Power Oatmeal

Written By: Sarah Ryan, MS, RDN, LD

Yield: 1 Serving

Eating 25-30 grams of protein at breakfast helps with weight maintenance, blood glucose control, and promotes lean muscle. Yet...

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Humble Lemon Hummus

Lexi Endicott, Dietetic Student

Total Time: 10 minutes Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients 2 c. chickpeas ¼ c. tahini ¼ c. olive oil Zest and juice of 1 lemon Salt and pepper to taste


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Keys to Healthy Snacks

Jodi Schaeffer, MPH, RD, LDN

When many people hear the work “snack” they automatically think candy bars and chips, but the truth is that nutrient-rich snacks are an essential...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites Lexi Endicott, Dietetic Student

Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Yield: 15 servings Serving Size: 1 one-inch energy bite


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Trick-or-Treat Tricks

Jennifer Leheska, PhD, RD, LD

Are you among the 70.6% of Americans who will have their light on October 31st to greet all the little ghost and goblins anxious to see how much candy loot t...

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Are you Drinking Your Calories?

Jodi Schaeffer, MPH, RDN, LDN When it comes to weight loss, there are lots of diets promising fast results. Most people try to reduce their calorie intake by focusing on food, but another way to...

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Knapsack Nibbles for Back 2 School

By: Karen Geismar, Karen Beathard, Rachel Poland, Julia Jarrell, Tabitha Odom, Shelley Filipp, Carol Bradley


Now that summer has ended and we are back in school, what are th...

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3 Easy Ways to use Avocado!

Hailey Morris Avocado has been a very popular fruit in the past. It provides about 20 essential nutrients and is a great source of fiber. Avocados contain folate, potassium, Vitamin E, B-Vitamin...

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Sweets and Treats for End of Summer

Sloane Souther, Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County, Dietetic Student Intern Love summer, but hate the heat? These treats will keep you and your kids happy and healthy in this Texas heat! Wi...

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Celebrate Kids Eat Right Month!!

Julia Jarrell, RDN, LD

August is Kids Eat Right Month, but how do you help your kids “eat right?” With all the conflicting information on social media, it can be complicated to sort throu...

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All Star Football Recipe Flips

Jennifer Leheska, Mindy Diller, Tiffany Quevedo, Jennifer Cash, Tina Maxwell, Tessa Henard, Lori Kiker

Are you looking forward to football season but not the extra padding that may come w...

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Main Course Salads

Carol Bradley, PhD, RDN, LD, BCBA

When the weather is warm and it’s more fun to spend time out of doors, a salad can be quick, convenient, nutritious and delicious all at the same time! S...

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Mushrooms, Mushrooms, Mushrooms

Carol Bradley, PhD, RDN, LD, BCBA

Mushroom lovers rejoice! Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, and can be a satisfying substitute for higher-calorie ingredients. Mushrooms are unique...

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Put Your Best Fork Forward

Carol Bradley, PhD, RDN, LD, BCBA

During National Nutrition Month®, Put Your Best Fork Forward by creating an eating style that includes a variety of your favorite, healthful foods. Accor...

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Food Safety for the Microwave

by Carol Bradley, PhD, RDN, LD, BCBA

The microwave ranks near the top of the list of cooking appliances that people can’t live without. Making good use of your microwave can save on energ...

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Eating Right on the Go!

by Carol Bradley, PhD, RDN, LD, BCBA These days, we tend to pack so much into each and every minute. Being so busy can affect our food choices and our waistlines, but we can be healthy at the sa...

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Go Green in 2017

by Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Most people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables in their day, which is bad because vitamins and minerals (provided in fruits and vegetables) run metabo...

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3 Keys to a Healthy Holiday

Angela Lemond, RDN, CSP, LD

The holidays are such a great time to catch-up with extended family and friends. But too many parties, cocktails and mindless eating can cause weight gain tha...

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The Power of Fiber

By Lori S. Kiker MS, RDN, LD, CSO

Fiber is only found in plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains. The fibers of a plant form the supporting structure of its leaves...

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Are You Nutrition Literate?

Do you know which foods go in what food groups? Did you know there are food groups? Do you know how to read food labels? The last time you went to the doctor did they tell you to eat healthy? Wh...

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Family Meals Make a Difference

How many meals each week does your family eat together?  Research has shown that children who eat with their families tend to eat healthier, and when families eat together regularly, children of...

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“Kids Eat Right” in the Garden!

Karen Martin, MA,RDN,LD,FAND

Let them eat…dirt?  Summer pics of my grandkids are rarely clean and posed but are action shots exploring the outdoors and particularly growing their o...

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Think Outside the Bag with MyPlate!

Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Back-to-school or back-to-work doesn’t have to mean back to boring, brown bag lunches. By using USDA’s MyPlate, you can create lots of different lunch option...

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