Fall in Love with Healthy Comfort Food

Ellie Krieger

This article, entitled "Fall in Love with Healthy Comfort Food," is presented by the California Table Grape Commission.

New York Times best-selling author Ellie Krieger helps people of all ages achieve balance in food, health and life, and have joy right at their fingertips.

Ellie’s warmth and charisma have made her the go-to nutritionist, with a lifestyle emphasis, in the media today. She offers real advice without any of the gimmicks and crash diets that permeate today’s news. She reaches people with her message that it is possible to live life to the maximum by being in healthy balance, nurturing a richly satisfying and sumptuous, attainable lifestyle. She believes that through her work she can help to change the way society views food, health and nutrition.

Ellie has been at the forefront of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign from the beginning when Mrs. Obama's team personally invited her head up a nutrition education initiative at the "Healthy Kids Fair" at the White House in 2010. Ellie prepared a colorful array of fresh fruits and vegetables in the White House kitchen and challenged dozens of children from the community to "eat the rainbow" in produce every day; a simple and easy way to engage children in a healthier lifestyle.

Her latest cookbook, Comfort Food Fix: Feel Good Favorites Made Healthy, is a James Beard Foundation Award nominated collection of healthy versions of comfort food classics.

With the holidays are approaching and comfort food season upon us, Ellie Krieger shares what she knows about using natural ingredients and simple techniques to transform your favorite Fall comfort foods into guilt-free meals.

Ellie Krieger, is a born food lover and registered dietitian who believes the words “delicious” and “healthy” can (and should!) be used in the same sentence. She was the host of Food Network’s Healthy Appetite and is the author of the New York Times bestselling So Easy: Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week and IACP and James Beard Award winning The Food You Crave. She has a master’s degree in nutrition from Columbia University and completed her undergraduate work at Cornell University. She speaks regularly at events around the country and has appeared as a guest expert on dozens of programs including Today, Good Morning America, CNN, and The Early Show. She was a regular columnist for Fine Cooking, Food Network and Women’s Health magazines and lives in New York City.

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