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Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Summary: Joy Bauer offers tips for cutting calories in your favorite foods and beverages.
Air Date: 6/30/16
Duration: 10
Host: David Friedman, DC
Guest Bio: Joy Bauer, MS, RDN
Joy-BauerJoy Bauer, MS, RDN, is one of the nation's leading health authorities. She is the nutrition and health expert for NBC’s TODAY show, the founder of Nourish Snacks, a monthly columnist for Woman's Day magazine, a member of Nike’s Global Wellness Counsel, and the official nutritionist for the New York City Ballet. 

Joy is also the creator of, the women’s health expert for and the author of 12 New York Times bestselling books. Her newest book, From Junk Food to Joy Food, is based on her popular TODAY show series, in which co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb challenge Joy to turn fattening favorites into delicious, diet-friendly fare for the honor of the coveted "two carrots up." The book is also the inspiration behind Joy’s brand new PBS special, which is currently airing nationwide.

In the earlier part of her career, Joy was the Director of Nutrition and Fitness for the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, as well as the clinical dietitian for their neurosurgical team. One of Joy's most rewarding experiences was creating and implementing “Heart Smart Kids,” a health program for underprivileged children living in Harlem and East Harlem. Prior to making the jump to media, she taught Anatomy & Physiology and Sports Nutrition at NYU's School of Continuing Education, as she worked to build what would soon become the largest private nutrition center in the country.

Passionate about delivering scientifically sound, realistic information to millions, Joy has received countless awards including the National Media Excellence Award from two of the most esteemed organizations, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society of Nutrition Science.

When she's not dishing out health info or sharing delicious recipes on TV, you'll find Joy making a mess in her kitchen or spending quality time at home with her husband, three kids, and cuddly canine companion, Gatsby.
  • Book Title: From Junk Food to Joy Food: All the Foods You Love to Eat...Only Better
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Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Comfort Foods
With a few simple tweaks, you can create sumptuous dishes with the flavors and textures you crave, but without the negative side effects.

Joy Bauer, author of From Junk Food to Joy Food, joins Dr. Friedman to share easy low-calorie snacks such as Parmesan Popcorn and delicious kale chips that even your kids will love. 

She lays out the secrets for transforming everyone’s favorite comfort foods into healthier versions of themselves.

Instead of making you feel tired and weighed down, these foods will help you lose weight, alleviate arthritis pain, boost energy, enhance heart health, normalize blood pressure, minimize wrinkles, and so much more.

Listen in to learn more about these delicious tips and tricks.