Episodes
September is National Fruit and Veggies Month, and if that wasn't enough, the UN General Assembly designated 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. There’s no excuse not to elevate your fruit and veggie game! Who's with me? On today’s show, we’re talking about fresh new ways to add more fresh, frozen, canned, and dried fruits and veggies to your family’s table every season and all year long. My guest is Andrea Mathis, MS, RDN from Beautiful Eats and Things, and together,...
Published 09/15/21
On today’s show, I'm joined by olive oil expert extraordinaire, David Garcia-Aguirre from Corto Olive Company with a primer on extra virgin olive oil, which he says is "the ingredient that farm-to-table forgot." Discover how olives are grown, harvested and pressed, how to choose the freshest EVOO at the market, how to cook with it, and get recipes galore ... and hear why David wants us all to think of EVOO as the "fresh-pressed juice of olives." David Garci-Aguirre is the Vice President of...
Published 09/01/21
On today’s show, we’ll be talking about how to raise a healthy eater, one nourishing bite and sip at a time. This episode is sponsored by Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®, a leading source of the healthiest reasons and tastiest ways to enjoy fresh avocados. A science-based resource, it provides recipes and articles to help make it easy for consumers and health professionals to learn more about the nutritional benefits of fresh avocados and ways to include them in everyday menus. As a mom of...
Published 08/18/21
The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest diets on the planet. It’s rich in fruits and vegetables, olive oil, seafood, nuts, and beans, and it makes good nutrition a pleasure to eat. But what about bread and pasta? Are they AOK to eat as well? Join me on today’s show with guest, Michelle Dudash, RDN as we tackle questions about carbs, kids, and how to enjoy a Mediterranean-style diet with the carbs you love … but fewer of them. Michelle Dudash is an award-winning registered dietitian...
Published 07/29/21
On today’s show, I'm joined by Sadé Meeks, MS, RD to discuss the evolution of African American cuisine in the U.S.; the foods that define this creative cuisine; the vegetables and staple crops that have been an integral part of the African American table (hint: okra, sweet potatoes, kale, and corn.); how nutrition professionals can honor the traditional foodways of African Americans while emphasizing nutrition; and how African American cuisine continues to evolve. My guest is Sadé Meeks, MS,...
Published 07/14/21
For today’s 100th episode of Liz’s Healthy Table, I chose a topic that’s near and dear to my heart: Healthy Aging: From Your Head to Your Toes. The Fountain of Youth does not exist, but as you’ll learn on this week’s show, by placing certain foods at the center of our tables and living an active and vibrant life, we can help to set ourselves up for aging gracefully with a spring in our step and a twinkle in our eye. Today’s episode is sponsored by Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®, a leading...
Published 06/30/21
In today’s show, we’re exploring the blue zones, rare longevity hotspots worldwide where people are thriving into their 100s. Where are these hot spots, and who are these people who have discovered the secrets to living longer, better lives? Nick Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and NYT bestselling author. He has spent the past 20 years leading expeditions across six continents around the world, with three of these trips being to the...
Published 06/16/21
On this week’s show, we’re talking about raising resilient kids and nurturing families during the pandemic and beyond. We can accomplish this with help from good nutrition, healthy eating habits, regular mealtime routines, and help from today’s guest.  Ekua Walker is a pediatric child development nurse and CEO (chief encouragement officer) who lives and practices in the San Francisco Bay area. Ekua works with families of young children and teens with a range of challenges, including ADHD,...
Published 06/03/21
On this week’s show, we are adding flexibility and joy to the meals you feed yourself and your family. Join us to learn how to balance your plate with foods that still allow fun and freedom instead of leaving you burdened and oppressed by dietary restrictions.  Dawn Jackson (DJ) Blatner is a fellow registered dietitian and author of The Flexitarian Diet: 100 Quick and Delicious Recipes and The Superfood Swap: The 4-Week Program to Eat What You Crave Without the C.R.A.P. DJ is a certified...
Published 05/19/21
We’ve been living with the pandemic for over a year. How in the world have we survived? There has been much confusion about doing simple things like going to the grocery store and eating out. My guest, Dr. Ben Chapman, is here with the latest on food safety and COVID. He’s answering our most pressing questions about the virus and teaching us the basics that we need to know. I hope today’s show will help you feel more comfortable and better prepared for that next grocery shopping trip or an...
Published 05/05/21
COVID may be restricting our travel, but you can join me today on a food adventure to Cuba, a beautiful and exciting place that I’ve always wanted to visit. We are talking about all things Cuban cooking, so join us to learn more! Lourdes Castro is a fellow dietitian and cookbook author, and the co-author of a brand new cookbook, Cuba Cooks. She shares insights to traditional Cuban cuisine and what you might find if you travel across this island in the Caribbean. We’ll discuss delicious...
Published 04/21/21
What is the secret to eating well, feeling great, and staying vibrant through midlife and beyond? Don’t we all want to know? Join us for kitchen inspiration to boost your wellness! Amanda Haas is a bestselling cookbook author, instructor, and mom to two teenage sons. She’s the voice behind the website and blog, Amanda Haas Cooks. She’s a past test kitchen manager at Williams-Sonoma and the author of several cookbooks, including her latest, The Vibrant Life. Amanda’s motto is: “I make food...
Published 04/07/21
If you’re like me, a recent empty-nester, or perhaps newly married or cooking for just yourself and a partner, you may be frustrated with the task of cooking for two. If you’ve been accustomed to cooking for several people, you might be horrified at the food waste when it’s just the two of you. Today’s guest has all the bases covered with helpful tips and kitchen inspiration for cooking for two.  Jenna Braddock is a registered dietitian and certified Sports Dietetics specialist who lives in...
Published 03/24/21
Today we are taking a journey to the sunny state of California. My friend and fellow dietitian, Sharon Palmer, aka The Plant-Powered Dietitian, will share news about her brand new cookbook, California Vegan.  Sharon Palmer is one of the country’s top experts on plant-based nutrition and sustainability. California’s plant-based vibe stems from the colorful and incredible variety of produce available year-round, the infusion of global culinary influences from around the world, a Mediterranean...
Published 03/10/21
A fews weeks ago, I sent a survey to my readers and listeners asking all sorts of questions including: What's your biggest food or nutrition challenge, question, or concern? The comments came flooding in, and on today's podcast, I answer and address them. With help from my Boston University intern, Jordan Ball, this episode covers everything from meal planning and confusion over carbs to tips for getting quick and healthy meals on the table and strategies for cutting added sugar from the...
Published 02/17/21
Today’s show is all about one of my favorite comfort foods: potatoes. They are versatile, affordable, nutritious, and delicious. In fact, my new passion this winter is Hasselback Potatoes. Join us! Joining me for “all things spuds” is fellow culinary dietitian Amy Myrdal Miller, a farmer’s daughter, public speaker, author, and president of Farmer’s Daughter Consulting. Together, we will tell you all about potato nutrition, give you potato recipes galore, and explain why potatoes are the...
Published 02/03/21
Today’s show covers many different aspects of food nutrition. We are honing in on a new vision for healthy eating in 2021. Join us! Maya Feller is a registered dietitian and nutritionist from www.mayafellernutrition.com. She is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and author of The Southern Comfort Food Diabetes Cookbook, which features over 100 healthy and delicious recipes. As if her life isn’t busy enough, Maya also works as an adjunct professor at NYU. She joins me today with...
Published 01/22/21
Happy New Year! We made it through 2020! I hope you’re looking forward to more fun in 2021 and more fun in the kitchen as you cook up recipes your family will love! Mona Dolgov is the author of Satisfy, a brand-new cookbook packed with 120 easy and delicious, gluten-free recipes made with real ingredients, real portions, and lots of vegetables. Every recipe is nutrient-dense, clocks in at 500 calories or less, and will leave you feeling full and satisfied. On today’s show, you’ll learn about...
Published 01/06/21
2020 was a doozy of a year, and I don’t need to say why! On this week’s show, I look back at my favorite episodes from 2020, the changing food and eating trends we saw during the pandemic, a new killer recipe for Chocolate, Orange & Almond Sparkle Cookies, and the silver linings that sprung from nearly a year of quarantine. Of course, we all had big hopes and dreams for the year, and I even talked about them on episode 67 during my Celebrate 2020 episode. But like so many people out...
Published 12/24/20
On this week’s show, we’re making smoothies--but not just any smoothies. The blended drinks we’re making today are designed to support your family’s gut health and heart health and to deliver benefits like glowing skin, strong muscles, and calming chronic inflammation, which can wreak havoc on your health. Join us as today’s guest explains why delicious smoothies aren’t just a summertime treat.  Frances Largeman-Roth is a registered dietitian, mom of three, avid runner, and author of...
Published 12/02/20
We’re all busy making plans for the holidays, starting with Thanksgiving. How are you celebrating this year? Are you making your typical sweet potato side dish, or are you preparing the entire meal from scratch, like me? How are you keeping your stress meter out of the red? My guest today has simple advice for adding ease, flavor, and a dash of good health to your Thanksgiving Day dinner--and beyond. Jenna Helwig is the food director at Real Simple magazine and the author of four cookbooks;...
Published 11/11/20
This week’s show is all about authentic and healthy Indian cooking. Indian food has always been a bit of a mystery to me, but my guest today explains the diverse and delicious cuisine of India in an easy and understandable way. If the extent of your Indian cooking knowledge revolves around the word “curry,” then you don’t want to miss today’s show!   Madhu Gadia is a leading authority on Indian cooking and the author of The Indian Vegan Kitchen. Madhu is the mother of two grown children,...
Published 10/29/20
Today’s show is all about the DASH diet, which stands for “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.” It’s a diet filled with fruits, vegetables,  low-fat dairy and fiber and low in sodium and saturated fat. It’s how I love to eat, and it’s a healthy way of eating whether you have high blood pressure or not. My guest today is Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, author of the new cookbook, DASH Diet for Two. Rosanne Rust is a dietitian, friend, and the author of The DASH Diet for Two: 125 Heart-Healthy...
Published 10/08/20
Today’s show is relevant to every woman because, if we haven’t gone through it already, we all will face menopause one day. You may not realize that there are steps we can take regarding diet and exercise to prepare our bodies ahead of time. Join us for a closer look at natural ways to manage hormones, health, and happiness.    Elizabeth Ward and Hillary Wright are the authors of the new book, The Menopause Diet Plan. The book explores the physiology of menopause symptoms that many women...
Published 09/23/20
Today’s show is a celebration in honor of National Family Meals Month and National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. For dietitians, it doesn’t get much more exciting than that! Join us to learn more! Elise Compston and Stephen Compston are joining me with tips for gathering your family around the table more often. They also have clever ways to increase your fruit and veggie consumption. This husband and wife dietitian duo are the parents of two young kids, and they run the blog, Straight...
Published 09/09/20