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

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!)

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

Day Two Food Log of a Dietitian

Here we go, continuing with me being transparent and honest in EVERYTHING I eat this week. Another disclaimer.. I get free meals at work so sometimes when there is something crazy unhealthy on my food log, I will bet its due to it being the only option at work. Who isn't a fan of free … Continue reading Day Two Food Log of a Dietitian

1 Week Food Log of a Dietitian

ATTENTION, ATTENTION! What do dietitians eat? After many requests for meal plans this week and not enough time in my life to attend to these requests I decided to document my 24-hour intake daily for a week and post it for everyone to view! Disclaimer: my diet is anything but perfect, I have treats too … Continue reading 1 Week Food Log of a Dietitian

SHARING RECIPES!

I had to brag on these two websites for having some of the most delicious recipes (as well as easiest recipes) ever! I tried "No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars" and it literally took me 5 minutes to make and then I chilled the granola overnight. The next morning I packaged the granola into individual bars and I … Continue reading SHARING RECIPES!

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

Flexitarian Diet and the Research Behind It

Recently I have been asked about my thoughts on the up and coming Flexitarian Diet, I thought this was another great opportunity to share with you guys (who might have similar questions about this new diet term). "A flexitarian or semi-vegetarian diet (SVD) is one that is primarily vegetarian with the occasional inclusion of meat or … Continue reading Flexitarian Diet and the Research Behind It

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