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

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

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

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

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

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