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!)

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

The Bulletproof Coffee Trend

What is it? Created by Dave Asprey (a technology entrepreneur and businessmen) Bulletproof Coffee, which contains three ingredients: unsalted grass-fed butter, Brain Octane oil (extracted from coconut and palm kernels), and coffee made with mold-free, lab-tested beans, has health claims that include curbing hunger, burning more fat, weight loss, and optimizing brain function. Asprey Claims: The … Continue reading The Bulletproof Coffee Trend

Why I Switched from Coffee to Tea

I was a complete coffee addict, I HAD to have it every morning and if I did not drink my cup of coffee than I was grumpy, irritable, and most likely I had a killer headache. Although coffee has proven health benefits that I will list below, I didn't like the attachment I had to … Continue reading Why I Switched from Coffee to Tea

What About Cholesterol

Cholesterol: a wax consistency, fat-like substance found in all cells in the body Where does it come from? some cholesterol is made in your body by your liver, other sources of cholesterol come from the food you eat. The cholesterol that comes from food is referred to as dietary cholesterol. Cholesterol cannot dissolve in the blood so … Continue reading What About Cholesterol

The Low-Down on Added Sugars

Sugar is a carbohydrate that comes in many forms. There are added sugars like table sugar, honey, molasses, corn syrup, and then there are natural sugars found in fruit and milk. Natural sugars found in fruit  are called fructose Natural sugars found in milk are called lactose Eating sugar does not cause diabetes but eating … Continue reading The Low-Down on Added Sugars

Herbs and Spices for Health

Herbs & spices add flavor to cooking without adding salt, excess fat and artificial chemicals additives. Using herbs to flavor food is especially recommended for people watching their sodium intake and wanting to avoid adding high salt seasoning blends to meals. They also contain health benefits that not many people are familiar with due to their vitamin, … Continue reading Herbs and Spices for Health

Super-food: Cranberries

Cranberries are a versatile and easy-to-use fruit with year-round appeal for a variety of meals. You can find dried and frozen cranberries, along with cranberry juice and sauce year-round. Cranberries offer big health benefits in a little package, offering unique polyphenols not commonly found in other fruits. A serving of fresh cranberries is a good … Continue reading Super-food: Cranberries

Nutrition Tips for Shopping Wisely (aka be a smart shopper!)

Meal planning is the key to fitting nutritious and enjoyable meals into your busy schedule. Here are some simple steps or making sure what you buy in the grocery store translates into balanced meals for you and your family. Stay Organized. Create a master grocery list of your basic (staple) foods that you always need to have on … Continue reading Nutrition Tips for Shopping Wisely (aka be a smart shopper!)

The Importance of Protein and Muscles

Oops, you all caught me. I wasn't able to get through my week of food logging due to having guests in town and  being overly busy. I love the holiday season and having visitors in town so I was busy enjoying their company and catching up. I will attempt to finish a week of food … Continue reading The Importance of Protein and Muscles

Day 3 Food Log of a Dietitian

Wednesday: Thank goodness it is the middle of the week, this is the time of the week where you start to get exhausted from work and try to choose the quickest + easiest thing to put on a plate. Lime Chicken is so easy so I chose that for dinner, I marinate the chicken with lime, … Continue reading Day 3 Food Log of a Dietitian