Foods I Love:
Chilies and hot peppers
Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
Foods I Avoid:
Fruit juice and smoothies
My Recipes & Articles
- Dietitian Tells All: 4 “Healthy” Foods to Ditch and 5 Foods To Love on February 17, 2015
- Kale, Pomegranate, and Quinoa Salad on January 3, 2015
- Mushroom, Arugula and Quinoa Bowl on November 18, 2014
My interest in food started when I was young because it was a passion of my family’s, so I really had no choice! While food is something we all engage in daily, I first became aware of food and the health impact of diet around junior high. Ever have those days when you feel sluggish and think, “it must have been something I ate?” Those “off days” started to add up in high school and college and pushed me towards becoming a Dietitian to learn what to eat, when, why and how food choices can enhance health and wellbeing. Now I get to help others discover optimal nutrition, and to become an informed eater, an empowered eater!
Bio: I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Food and Nutrition and Master’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University. I completed a dietetic residency program in affiliation with Montefiore Medical Center successfully gaining a Registered Dietitian license and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist certification. I have worked for 5+ years providing medical nutrition therapy in US News and World Reports acclaimed medical institutions including Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center, where I am presently.
To learn more about Amanda, go to www.spillthebeansnutrition.com. She tweets @AmandaBontempo and is on Instagram @amandabonbon