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

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 Flax-seeds

Continuing with my trend on the health benefits of seeds, today I am discussing flaxseeds and all the goodies they contain as well as why they are a great addition to your daily intake! Flax comes in multiple forms that include flaxseed oil and ground flaxseed. The ground version is recommended by many experts due … Continue reading Lets Talk About Flax-seeds

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

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

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