Matthew Kadey, MS, RD


Matthew Kadey is a registered dietitian based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He works full-time as a freelance nutrition writer and recipe developer and is the author of three cookbooks: Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports + Adventure (VeloPress 2016), The Muffin Tin Chef (Ulysses, 2013) and The No-Cook, No-Bake Cookbook (Ulysses, 2014). He received a master's degree in sports nutrition from Florida State University and won a James Beard Award for food journalism in 2013. More about Matt at


  • The 5 Best Foods For Fighting Hunger

    Poor dietary choices can lead to manic munching. Fight back with foods that'll keep you feeling satisfied all day long.

  • 3 Reasons and 3 Ways To Eat Sweet Potatoes

    Want to satisfy your carb cravings, tame your sweet tooth, and feed your body healthy nutrients at the same time? Discover the perks of sweet potatoes, and fall in love with them all over again with these sure-to-please recipes!

  • 4 Ways To Unleash The Superpowers Of Oatmeal

    If, when you think of oatmeal, all you come up with is butter and brown sugar, you've got a universe of new flavors to explore. Here are four recipes to power up your porridge.

  • Eat Sardines To Soothe Sore Muscles

    Sardines get a bad rap, but they're actually delicious and nutritious! Find out why you should be eating them, then try one these simple sardine recipes.

  • 3 Fatty-In-A-Good-Way Salad and Sandwich Toppings

    Stop spending precious calories on toppings and spreads made with trans fats! Opt instead for nut-butter-derived options that are delicious and good for you!

  • 3 Reasons To Sprinkle More Hempseeds Into Your Diet

    Take your health to new heights by including more hemp seeds in your diet!

  • 5 Hot Drinks To Help Build A Better Body This Winter

    These liquid assets are definitely hot stuff! Use them to stay hydrated and ward off the cold during the long chilly months of winter!

  • 3 Main Courses You Can Make With Quinoa

    Don't let quinoa remain a sorry side dish at family get-togethers. Instead, make it the main attraction at your next meal!

  • 5 Healthy Alternative Flours

    Say goodbye to nutritionally bankrupt refined white flour once and for all, and not a moment too soon. These grinds have serious flour power!

  • 3 Reasons Quinoa Is A Damn-Near-Perfect Fitness Food

    Boost your health and fitness gains by adding quinoa to your shopping cart more often.

  • Are You Getting All You Need From Protein?

    To building muscle, it's not enough to just consume lots of protein. You've got to make sure that protein contains the most important muscle-building amino acid of all. Here are four great ways to get it.

  • Turn Up Your Health With Turmeric!

    Turmeric brings some impressive health benefits to the table. Here's why you should eat it more often—and a few delicious ways to do so.

  • 3 Peanut Butter Alternatives To Go Nuts For!

    Peanut butter is great, but why stop there? You need to try these three delicious, health-hiking nut and seed butters!

  • Your 3 Biggest Flaxseed Questions Answered

    Make sure you absorb the nutrient goodness flaxseed has to offer by learning which type to buy and how to store it!

  • 3 New Ways To Eat More Workout-Boosting Beets

    Borscht and juice aren't the only ways to consume your beets. Try one of these beet recipes to kick up your health—and your workouts.

  • 6 More Ways To Kick Your Workout Up A Notch With Coffee!

    Kick up the flavor of your next meal by trying one of these coffee-inspired recipes!

  • How Much Protein Should You Consume Post-Workout?

    New research reveals just how much protein you need after a workout to optimize muscle building.

  • The 5 Best Dairy-Free Calcium Sources

    If you and dairy don't mix well, don't have a cow. You can still meet your calcium needs by choosing some of these excellent dairy-free sources!

  • Top Your Salads With These 3 Alternative Protein Sources!

    Sick of the same old grilled-chicken salads? Mix up your muscle-building fuel source with one of these high-protein toppings!

  • 3 Healthy New Ways To Get Your Coffee Fix

    There's no reason to restrict the many health benefits of coffee to your morning mug. Try one of these coffee-infused recipes today to kick up your meal!

  • 3 Ways To Eat More Winter Squash

    Squash poor health and low energy with these winter wonders!

  • The 5 Best Protein-Packed Exotic Meats

    Tired of beef and chicken? Up your muscle-building protein intake with these nutritious and flavorful alternatives!

  • 3 Ways To Eat More Rotisserie Chicken

    Take the fuss out of perfectly cooked poultry. Start purchasing the tasty, versatile rotisserie chicken!

  • 5 Reasons To Fill Your Day With Flaxseed!

    Flaxseeds contain all the makings for an entire plant and are a treasure trove of healthy nutrients. Further proof that Mother Nature is quite the multitasker!

  • 3 Novel High-Protein Seafood Options

    Salmon and tilapia are the face of high-protein seafood options, yet several other seafood choices offer even more protein. Start eating these 3 high-protein swimmers today!

  • Boost Your Health With These 3 Fall Foods!

    The season is quickly changing, and so is the bounty of in-season produce. Stock up on these stellar fall foods and experience a slew of health benefits!

  • The 5 Best Non-Seafood Sources Of Omega-3 Fats!

    Fish are a great source of beneficial omega-3 fats, but they're not the only one. Incorporate one of these 5 non-seafood options to continue reaping the benefits of omega-3s!

  • 3 Meats With The Most Protein Per Bite!

    If you need to boost your protein, meat is a great place to start. These 3 sources will give you more protein per serving than any other! 

  • 5 Worst Foods You Can Eat Before Bedtime

    Avoid late-night dietary disasters that can ruin your physique and even your sleep. Here are the 5 worst offenders, and 5 great alternatives for when you've got the munchies.

  • The 5 Best High-Protein Cuts Of Steak

    Even though they're all from the same animal, not all steaks are cut from the same cloth. Here are the best high-protein cuts of beef that won't butcher your fitness goals!

  • 40 High-Fiber Foods You Must Try

    Win the battle of the bulge and boost your health by including the 40 best high-fiber foods. Here's what to add to your cart at the supermarket.

  • The Ultimate List Of 40 Low-Carb Foods

    If you're watching your waistline, here are the best low-carbohydrate foods to help keep the fat off. Add them to your shopping list!

  • 5 Best Foods To Boost Your Mood!

    Here are 5 good-for-you foods that will help to boost your mood!

  • The 5 Healthiest Types Of Rice

    Some varieties of rice better fuel your energy needs and your health than others. Here's what you need to know about your best choices.

  • 5 Ways To Add Super-Healthy Chia Seeds To Your Diet

    Aware of the health benefits of chia seeds, but unsure how to use them? Here are a handful of easy ways to sneak more into your everyday diet.

  • The Best Vitamin-Packed Foods: E and K

    Find out why fat-soluble vitamins E and K are crucial to your health, and which foods you can seek out to meet your daily goal!

  • The Best Vitamin-Packed Foods: B-2 And B-3

    Find out why the under-the-radar vitamins riboflavin and niacin are crucial for optimal energy production—and which foods you can seek out to meet your daily goal!

  • Keep Up With Kefir's Many Health Benefits!

    When it comes to dairy, sour has some serious fire power.

  • 5 Best Foods To Help You Sleep Better!

    Trouble sleeping? Check your diet. Eating particular foods can set you up for a blissful night in dreamland.

  • The Best Food Sources of Vitamins C and B-1

    Vitamin C is essential for supporting a strong immune system, and vitamin B-1 is crucial for optimal energy production. Here are the best foods you should seek out to meet your daily intake goals!

  • The 4 Best Kitchen Tools For Fast, Healthy Meals

    Stop wasting kitchen space on nasty old frying pans and one-hit-wonder gadgets. Here are 4 must-have kitchen tools every healthy cook needs!

  • Are These High-Sugar Foods Ruining Your Beach Body?

    Think you're eating healthy to prepare for summer? Think again. You may be sabotaging your goals with these sugary foods.

  • The 5 Cheapest Health Foods Money Can Buy

    Eating healthy doesn't have to be pricey; even penny pinchers can load up on nutrient-dense foods. Here's how!

  • The 20 Best Fat-Loss Transformation Foods

    There's no one single food that will magically make you shed the pounds, but these 20 foods all deserve a spot in your transformation diet.

  • The Ultimate List Of 40 High-Protein Foods!

    Pump up your protein intake, aisle by aisle, at the supermarket with's top 40 ultimate protein picks!

  • The 40 Best Low-Calorie Foods

    Low-calorie doesn't have to mean low on flavor or nutrients. Fill your fridge with these healthy, calorie-friendly foods that support your health goals and weight-loss efforts!

  • The 5 Best Fall Fruits And Veggies

    Summer's produce crop may be long gone, but that doesn't mean you can't load up on these healthy autumn choices.

  • 4 Sneaky Sources Of Sugar!

    Are you accidentally loading up on the sweet stuff? If you eat these foods regularly, the answer could be a resounding yes!

  • 5 No-Cook Recipes To Help You Beat The Heat!

    Leave the stove for dead and beat the heat with these 5 delicious no-cook recipes. A full day of easy-to-prepare, high-protein meals is right here!

  • 3 Reasons And 3 Ways To Eat More Avocado

    Ah, the miraculous avocado! This fruit does a lot more than make a great guacamole; it can also improve your health. Learn how to choose the right avocado, then whip up one of these creamy recipes!

  • 5 Reasons You Should Eat More Chia Seeds

    Ancient Aztec warriors relied on this mighty seed to ready them for battle. Besides wanting to be cool like an Aztec, here are 5 more reasons to eat chia seeds!

  • 6 Foods Packed With Folate And B-12

    Folate and vitamin B-12 are essential for your overall well-being. If you want to supercharge your diet with these important vitamins, these are the foods for you!

  • The Best Vitamin-Packed Foods: Pantothenic Acid And B6

    Find out why the under-the-radar vitamins pantothenic acid (B-5) and B-6 are crucial for optimal energy production and which foods you can seek out to meet your daily goal!

  • 5 Amazing Fit Foods You've Never Heard Of

    Rather than consistently limiting your exposure to different flavors and nutrients, try adding these 5 nutritious foods into your daily arsenal!

  • 5 Super Bowl Snacks You Won't Be Ashamed to Serve

    Super Bowl Sunday often means eating a super-large bowl of junk. Here are 5 recipes to include this year that give the flavors you want and none of the questionable ingredients you don't!

  • The 6 Best Low-Sugar Fruits

    You don't have to eliminate fruit from your diet to lose weight. These 6 low-sugar fruits will work on any diet!

  • Are Essential Vitamins Lacking In Your Diet?

    Vitamins A and D are crucial for optimal health and performance. Meet the recommended amounts of these fat-soluble vitamins each day with these nutrient-packed foods!

  • The 5 Best Cuts Of Beef You're Not Eating

    Tired of eating the same old meats? Practice nose-to-tail cooking with these 5 unique cuts of beef that support muscle growth and your sense of culinary adventure!

  • 6 Surprisingly Salty Foods

    Even common fitness staples may have more salt than you think. Here are 5 surprisingly salty foods, and some lower-sodium substitutes to reduce your salt intake!

  • The 6 Best Fatty Foods

    Ditch the low-fat fakes and choose fatty foods more often for a range of health and physique benefits. Put these 6 high-fat options on the menu today!

  • The 6 Healthiest Frozen Foods

    Frozen foods may make you think of pizza bagels and ice cream, but these six frosty bites prove there are nutritional winners in the frozen-food aisle!

  • 5 Must-Try Breakfast Protein Sources!

    Eggs may be the most popular protein choice for breakfast, but don't get stuck thinking inside the shell. Check out these 5 awesome, unconventional protein sources!

  • Best And Worst Foods For Your Skin

    The 6 best foods that improve your skin—and the 3 you should probably avoid.

  • The 5 Best Cooking Oils For Health!

    Not all oils are created equal! Before your next trip to the kitchen, check out this guide to the 5 healthiest cooking oils, and learn the pros and cons of using cooking spray.

  • The 5 Healthiest Summer Fruits

    Not all fruits are created equal. Harvest and enjoy these five flavorful nutritional powerhouses during the long hot days of summer!

  • 6 Health-Boosting Super Seeds!

    Not all seeds are destined for the soil. Add these pint-sized nutritional powerhouses to your diet for super-sized health benefits!

  • 6 Fit Foods That Beg To Be Grilled!

    Meat might be the mainstay of your summer grilling plans, but these 6 delicious sides prove that seafood, cheese, and even fruit are better with a little char!

  • The 6 Best Cow's Milk Alternatives

    Moo-ve over, cow's milk: you're not the only option in the dairy aisle these days! Discover the pros and cons of milks from nuts, seeds, and beans—and learn how they stack up with the original.

  • The 7 Healthiest Vending-Machine Snacks

    When a snack attack strikes, our picks for the healthiest machine cuisine are less hazardous to your hard-earned physique—if you can resist all the junk.

  • Top 8 Brain-Boosting Fitness Foods

    If you're looking for a mental edge in the gym, here are 8 key foods for the fitness-minded bodybuilder.

  • The 6 Best Testosterone-Boosting Foods!

    You've heard of superfoods? Nothing's more super for a hard-training lifter than foods that support testosterone production!

  • 7 Foods That Can Derail Your Fitness Gains

    New Year's is a great time to start a diet and get your calories under control. But you'll need to watch out for these health-food impostors—wolves in sheep's clothing—that can torpedo your physique.

  • The 6 Best Additions To Your Protein Shake!

    If you're still pouring fruit juice into your protein smoothie, you're seriously missing out! Here are 6 other smoothie-boosters you should include instead.

  • 5 Best Sandwich Meats

    Not all sandwiches are packed with enough protein to fuel your gains come midday. Here are the 5 best bodybuilder-friendly choices.

  • 8 Best Choices In The Cereal Aisle

    Avoid landmines in the cereal aisle with our healthiest cereal picks to anchor a breakfast of champions. Start the day right with protein and fiber!

  • 5 Dairy Proteins You've Never Tried

    Mooove over milk. We've got the 5 best dairy alternatives that are all muscle-building business.

  • 3 Fats That Can Help You Lose Weight

    Not all dietary fats will make you fat. Here's the latest word on healthy fats that can help support your health and burn extra blubber!

  • 5 Best Canned Protein Sources

    Pop the lid on these 5 muscle-friendly, tasty, and economical proteins confined to a can. Yes, you can build muscle on a budget!

  • What Advertisers Don't Want You To Know About Food Labels

    Looking for healthy, natural foods to bolster your gym gains? Here's how to separate the reality from the sales pitch when it comes to 8 common food labels.

  • 11 From Heaven: The Top Fitness Snacks!

    Got the munchies? Here's our pick for the 11 best healthy snack options so you won't bust your physique.

  • 5 Best Seafood And Freshwater Fish Choices For Fitness

    What are the best environmentally friendly seafood choices for building lean muscle? Here are the top 5, and the best ways to prepare them.

  • Better Than Sugar: 5 Natural Alternatives

    Got a sweet tooth? Skip the nutritionally starved table sugar for these 5 natural sugars that may also help keep blood sugar in line.