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

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

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Seriously guys, this is the easiest and most simple bread recipe ever. It takes me about ten minutes of prep and an hour in the oven to bake. The combination of peanut butter and banana is delicious, as we all know, and its even better in bread! I will normally eat a slice for breakfast … Continue reading Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

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.

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

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

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!)

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. 

Weight Loss Tips from a Registered Dietitian

Distribute your calories throughout the day. Eat a larger breakfast and lunch, and a smaller dinner. Add some bran or extra fiber to your diet. Fiber slows the rise in blood glucose and therefore helps to extend the energy of the meal or snack. Combine a carbohydrate with a protein for your snacks. A piece … Continue reading Weight Loss Tips from a Registered Dietitian