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

Healthy Turkey and Veggies, One-Pot Skillet Meal

This is one of my favorite one-pot skillet meals to make on a busy week-day night. Chris and I both work full time so sometimes its a struggle to keep enough healthy food in the fridge for us to bring meals to work + have hot meals on the table every night. This meal is … Continue reading Healthy Turkey and Veggies, One-Pot Skillet Meal

Sweet Potato, Brussel Sprouts, and Chicken Casserole

Sweet Potato, Brussel Sprouts, and Chicken Casserole Original Recipe Credit: Healthy Chicken Casserole Adapted Recipe Below Printable Version Click Here: Healthy Chicken Casserole Recipe Ingredients 2 1/2 c. wild rice, cooked according to package instructions (I used my rice cooker) 4 tbsp. olive oil 1/4 onion, chopped 5 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes 1.5 lb. … Continue reading Sweet Potato, Brussel Sprouts, and Chicken Casserole

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

All About Yogurt

Did you know that yogurt consumption has been associated with higher nutrient intakes, better diet quality and improved metabolic profiles in adults? Recent studies show that children who consumed yogurt daily had lower blood pressure, lower HgbA1c levels, and smaller hip circumferences than children who did not consume yogurt in their diet or infrequently consumed … Continue reading All About Yogurt

Chickpea Casserole, Black Bean Brownies, and Zucchini and Potato Tian Recipes.

I am not great about remembering to post links to recipes and share, I apologize for all the requests that I am just now getting back to! Here are a few of the recipes that I posted pictures of on Instagram (follow me if you aren't already! username:cinthiascottrd)  All of these are super quick and … Continue reading Chickpea Casserole, Black Bean Brownies, and Zucchini and Potato Tian Recipes.

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

Fertility and Nutrition

Recent studies and articles have piqued my interest in nutrition and the affects it has on male and females in regards to fertility. I have taken the most up-to-date research based evidence to give a list of foods and nutrients that have been shown to provide benefits while attempting to become pregnant if included in … Continue reading Fertility and Nutrition

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

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