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…)

Fourth of July Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Cheesecake PLUS fruit MINUS the calories.  How can if be?!

If you haven’t tried this fruit salad, you are missing out! Since tomorrow is the Fourth of July, I thought this would be a great dish to whip up for fun, festive meal. This fruit salad tastes like a slice of cheesecake (more…)

Easy Chicken Buffalo Wraps

 

“Happy Monday!” Those two words. One of the first things I heard this morning. From the coffee barista (who was probably jacked up on WAAY too much coffee). And while I was so tempted to roll my eyes, I fought the urge and decided it was a Happy Monday.

Sure, (more…)

Southwest Quinoa Salad

This recipe for Southwest Quinoa salad is a great side to dish, or can be used as a meal alone. It’s super easy to make and is a great dish to make for the family, yourself or to impress others at a party.

Fun facts about this salad:

  1. The olive oil is a (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…)

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…)

Protect your health!

The health benefits of fruits and vegetables are numerous. Fruits and veggies are packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemical and antioxidants–disease fighting agents that will help protect your health!

Often, it is challenging the meet the recommended serving size of fruits and vegetables. Experts recommend 8-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. (more…)