Why You Should Jump on The Matcha Bandwagon

What is Matcha:Matcha is a stone-ground powdered green tea used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. The difference between matcha and standard green tea is that matcha is made from grinding up the entire tea leaf versus in standard green the leaves are discarded. According to the 8th century Zen priest Eisai, who introduced the tea to Japan, matcha … Continue reading Why You Should Jump on The Matcha Bandwagon

Understanding Soy + Isoflavones

Soy is a proven high-quality source of protein, as well as a  complete protein, and packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and heart-healthy fats. Proposed health benefits that have clinical evidence to back it up include decreasing insulin resistance, blood pressure, and inflammation and reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, and some forms of cancer. … Continue reading Understanding Soy + Isoflavones

A Dietitian’s Staple Foods List (get ready for a read!)

Staples Why Grains Quinoa ·         My favorite carbohydrate side dish that you can pair with just about anything! (Example: one pot skillet meal – quinoa, chicken, and veggies with your choice of sauce or seasoning). ·         Quinoa is a complete protein and a great source of B vitamins, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, and potassium. ·         … Continue reading A Dietitian’s Staple Foods List (get ready for a read!)

Whole Grains? Whole Wheat? Sprouted Grains? What Should You Choose?

One of the top questions I get in my job is related to the many different varieties of grains and which one you should choose (aka which is the healthiest option). The nutrition labeling with bread can definitely be classified as confusing as well as difficult for customers to decipher. I am hoping this blog … Continue reading Whole Grains? Whole Wheat? Sprouted Grains? What Should You Choose?

Kale, Sausage, and Chickpea One Pot Skillet Meal

Kale, Sausage, and Chickpea One Pot Skillet Meal Printable Version: Kale, Sausage, and Chickpea One Pot Skillet Meal This is one of my most favorite meals! I don't know why I love love love kale so much, but I do! This meal probably took me twenty minutes to make if not less time and it … Continue reading Kale, Sausage, and Chickpea One Pot Skillet Meal

Cheesy Whole Wheat Gnocchi Bake

Cheesy Whole Wheat Gnocchi Bake Printable Version: Cheesy Whole Wheat Gnocchi Bake 45 minutes and its on the table, cheesy and oh-so-filling  Gnocchi bake. You can add all kinds of veggies to the mix to amp up the fiber and nutrients. I unfortunately didn't have any on hand at the time to add in but it would … Continue reading Cheesy Whole Wheat Gnocchi Bake

Best Resources for Healthy Recipes and Nutrition Education

Research on food and nutrition is constantly expanding and growing, guidelines are changing daily and new fad diets + "superfoods" are becoming trends everyday. As dietitians, our job is to keep up-to-date on nutrition information so that we can counsel our clients and patients appropriately with research based evidence (not just reading a web article and believing everything we … Continue reading Best Resources for Healthy Recipes and Nutrition Education

Lets Talk About Hemp Seeds

  You know why I love the addition of seeds and nuts into my diet? Because it is so EASY to add them to pretty much anything I eat.  I don't have to prep anything to add a super nutrition boost to my meals! I just sprinkle sliced nuts and seeds over everything. I mean, come on, … Continue reading Lets Talk About Hemp Seeds