Quick 5-Minute Breakfast Ideas

Who here has skipped breakfast due to lack of time?? (I’m100% GUILTY) Yes, I’m a Registered Dietitian, and yes, I preach “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. But, I get it. Mornings can be busy.

Between getting kids ready, getting yourself ready, or just waking up late, mornings can (more…)

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Best Foods to Fight Fatigue

Drained by the summer heat? Experiencing a 3 o’clock slump?  As tempting as it is to crack open an energy drink or to grab a sugary snack, these items provide a quick boost, also known as a “sugar high” and then quickly leave you feeling more sluggish than before.  What you (more…)

How Do You Make Your Own Marinade?

Have you ever had chicken that is extra chewy? We’re talking cut it with a steak knife and then chew it about 20 times before giving up and swallowing the darn piece whole. It’s the absolute worst! That why I cannot emphasize enough the marinade for the perfect chicken! The perfect (more…)

Healthy snacks fruit and yogurt popsicle

Healthy Summer Snacks for the Whole Family

Did you know that summer doesn’t “officially” start until June 21? 

I guess that means that we’re technically still in the ‘spring season’, however the temperature is 96 degrees today, and I’d say it sure feels like summer! This is the time of year that most kids are finally out of school (more…)

How to Eat Healthy While on Vacation

Did you know that it IS possible to eat healthy while on vaycay? ☀🏖 I spent the past weekend on the beach and I’ll admit–the temptation was real! Between seeing mouthwatering pictures of brownie a la mode on the menu to reading the menu description of a juicy steak with buttery (more…)

What Type of Fat is Healthy for You?

What if I told you that your daily actions affect your overall health? Foods consumed, exercise, and stress all play roles in your overall health. Staying healthy has many different components, and one of those includes eating “healthy fats”.

So, let’s dig into what type of fat is healthy for you: “Healthy (more…)

Health Boosting Smoothie Bowl

The weather is FINALLY starting to turn warm which means one thing…cold foods are actually something I want to consume! And while eating a bowl of ice cream every night is tempting, I’m not sure my waist line would like it. That’s one reason why I created this recipe..it’s healthy and (more…)

Quinoa- health benefits 101 plus recipe for tex mex quinoa bake

What is Quinoa? Health benefits 101

quinoa overview
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-WAH) has been around for over 5000 years. However, recently, it is making headlines in the news as an excellent food option. Here’s some quick facts about what quinoa is and how to use it:
· Quinoa is a plant protein source
Quinoa is considered a complete protein, meaning it provides (more…)

Are Protein Bars Good For You?

 

     Protein bars are commonly used as an easy snack, meal replacement or post workout snack. They are sold virtually everywhere—the gym, gas station and health foods stores. And since they have the word ‘protein’ in them, they have to be healthy, right?? Sure, some protein bars are healthier than (more…)

The Truth About Fad Diets

 

“Lose 20 pounds in 5 days!”  “Drop 4 dress sizes instantly!” “Burn Belly Fat Fast!” “The secret to rapid weight loss!”  

These are just a few famous weight loss claims. We’ve all heard them–whether it’s on a TV advertisement, magazine cover or radio ad. These claims all sound great—almost too great to (more…)