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

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

Antioxidants and Free Radicals

I know you have heard of antioxidants and free radicals but would you be able to explain what they are or what they do? Free Radicals: Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons. These scavenger free radical molecules are missing an electron in their outer shells and will … Continue reading Antioxidants and Free Radicals

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

Day Two Food Log of a Dietitian

Here we go, continuing with me being transparent and honest in EVERYTHING I eat this week. Another disclaimer.. I get free meals at work so sometimes when there is something crazy unhealthy on my food log, I will bet its due to it being the only option at work. Who isn't a fan of free … Continue reading Day Two Food Log of a Dietitian

1 Week Food Log of a Dietitian

ATTENTION, ATTENTION! What do dietitians eat? After many requests for meal plans this week and not enough time in my life to attend to these requests I decided to document my 24-hour intake daily for a week and post it for everyone to view! Disclaimer: my diet is anything but perfect, I have treats too … Continue reading 1 Week Food Log of a Dietitian

SHARING RECIPES!

I had to brag on these two websites for having some of the most delicious recipes (as well as easiest recipes) ever! I tried "No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars" and it literally took me 5 minutes to make and then I chilled the granola overnight. The next morning I packaged the granola into individual bars and I … Continue reading SHARING RECIPES!

Nutrients to Protect Against Depression

An area of nutrition that I believe needs more attention  is the affect of certain vitamins and minerals in relation to individual cognition and emotional processing (aka our mental health). When we deprive our body of certain food groups or types of foods to increase our chance of weight loss, we may be harming our brains ability … Continue reading Nutrients to Protect Against Depression

A Registered Dietitians Top 5 Favorite Foods

In no particular order, I will disclose my TOP five favoriteeee foods. Not all of them are healthy or filled with nutrients that have life-saving benefits but that is because you have to have moderation and balance in your diet. I do not know one Registered Dietitian (RD) who doesn't have cheat meals and splurge … Continue reading A Registered Dietitians Top 5 Favorite Foods

Easy Party Recipes. 

As a Dietitian I never want to bring horribly unhealthy items to holiday parties, baby showers, or bridal showers but the veggie tray never really gets eaten so I improvised with these two recipes that may not be the healthiest but did at least include artichoke, spinach, and tomatoes which all have health benefits. These … Continue reading Easy Party Recipes.