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

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 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 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

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

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

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