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

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

Lets Talk about Chia Seeds

Functional foods with multiple health benefits are all the rage these days. The use of food as thy medicine is growing (which is wonderful) but sometimes people don't actually know the health claims behind their favorite functional foods. Dietitians are working to providing education to those who may not know as much about food and … Continue reading Lets Talk about Chia 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

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

My Christmas Feast and Holiday Recipes to Share

 I am so sad the holidays are over! This was my first year to host Christmas Eve Dinner for my family and it was quite the production. I was able to feed 14 people and I only burnt the macaroni and cheese a little bit. I was catering to 12 non-restrictive eaters and 2 vegan's … Continue reading My Christmas Feast and Holiday Recipes to Share

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

Super-food of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

I present monthly super-food education talks with the assisted-living community I work with and it is one of my favorite things to do. The ladies love learning unique nutrition facts about foods and they especially  love  sweet potatoes since they are associated with anti-aging benefits - good thing we have sweet potatoes on the menu every day!. Nutrition Facts: Sweet potatoes are … Continue reading Super-food of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

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.