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

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

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

Day 3 Food Log of a Dietitian

Wednesday: Thank goodness it is the middle of the week, this is the time of the week where you start to get exhausted from work and try to choose the quickest + easiest thing to put on a plate. Lime Chicken is so easy so I chose that for dinner, I marinate the chicken with lime, … Continue reading Day 3 Food Log of a Dietitian