Amy's Eat List

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Wed

22

Mar

2017

Try These 8 Commuter-Friendly Snacks

 

When I was younger, my friends played a "what's in Amy's purse?" game. They'd laugh because there might be a spoon in there, and there would always be one or two snack choices. And a bottle of water and...you get the picture. I never like to be in a situation in which I'm forced to eat something that's less than nutritious, so I always have my just-in-case purse snacks on hand. I'd love to share my favorite commuter-friendly snacks with you!   

 

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Wed

15

Mar

2017

The 14 Healthiest Items at Your Favorite Fast Food Restaurants

 

 

I'm a dietitian who eats fast food occasionally. When I'm on a road trip with my boyfriend, we'll often stop at Subway for salads or veggie subs. And when I'm on the go all day, I'll sometimes pick up a Bistro Box from Starbucks. I’ve crafted my my own list of healthier fast-food ideas to share with you. (My list does not include a Triple Whopper or a Footlong sub!)

 

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Tue

14

Mar

2017

Lower Your Sugar Intake With These Alternatives

Lower Your Sugar Intake With These Alternatives

 

Americans love sugar: On average, we eat about 17 teaspoons of added sugar daily in the form of table sugar, honey, syrups, and more. New dietary guidelines suggest we drastically reduce this intake. Fortunately, there are plenty of naturally sweet foods to flavor recipes.

 

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Mon

13

Mar

2017

Cherry and Mascarpone Pita

Cherry Mascarpone Pita

 

This sweet snack is also fueling. And you can make it in minutes! 

 

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Thu

09

Mar

2017

8 Healthy Meal Hacks to Steal From Dietitians

 

While I'll occasionally make a complicated recipe, I typically live for healthy-cooking shortcuts. If I can make a healthy meal in minutes, why spend hours in the kitchen?! So if you’re like me and want to whip up a nutritious dinner in no time at all, you'll love these healthy meal hacks from myself and my fellow dietitians.

 

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Wed

08

Mar

2017

Citrus Quinoa Salad with Prunes

Citrus Quinoa Salad with Prunes

 

Whether it’s as a side for dinner tonight or a potluck with friends, this refreshing salad is sure to satisfy! The prunes add bone-helping nutrition.

 

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Sunsweet as part of the brand’s “I Eat Right Because” social media campaign. All opinions are my own, as always!

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Fri

03

Mar

2017

Tomato and White Bean Naan Pizza

Tomato and White Bean Naan Pizza

 

This deliciously fun take on pizza provides a balanced meal. Dig in!

 

 

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Wed

01

Mar

2017

The Crazy-Busy Person's Guide to Losing Weight

 

If you're like me, your schedule is pretty nuts. And between meetings and deadlines, how do you fit in time for healthy cooking? Thankfully, there’s a weight-loss guide carefully crafted especially for a non-stop lifestyle!

 

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Tue

28

Feb

2017

Flatout Fruit Pizza

Flatout Fruit Pizza

 

Pizza for dessert?! Yes! This recipe is light and sweet, thanks to the whipped cream cheese and fruit toppings.

 

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Flatout. All opinions are my own, of course (and as always)!

 

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Wed

22

Feb

2017

8 Tips for Making a Healthier Sandwich for Weight Loss

 

I like sandwiches a lot and have a few secrets to making them on the healthier side (like this open-faced gem pictured here). I also like to pile my sandwich high with veggies. Seriously, those sandwich makers at Subway always give me the "is this sandwich really going to close with all these veggies?" look. Is it time to revamp your sandwich?

 

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Wed

15

Feb

2017

Sweet Potato Toast Recipes That Will Change Breakfast Forever

PHOTO COURTESY OF CHARLENE PORS 

 

Let's talk breakfast. It is, of course, my favorite meal. But sometimes it can get a little monotonous. When this happens, I like to get creative and switch up my go-to options. My most recent swap: sweet potatoes for toast. It's the perfect base for any sweet or savory topping!

 

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Thu

09

Feb

2017

Wild Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Wild Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

 

Wake up with this antioxidant-rich smoothie. It's sure to satisfy your tastebuds and fill your belly! 

 

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Wed

08

Feb

2017

Brilliant Berry Recipes That are Good for Your Heart

 

 

Heart Health Month is here! Hooray. This cause is near to my heart, since both sides of my family have a history of heart disease. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I like to create yummy recipes that also happen to be heart healthy. (What kind of RD would I be if I didn’t?)

 

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Thu

02

Feb

2017

Your Best Diet After 40

 

By now, you've probably determined that you can't eat the same way in your 30s, 40s, and beyond as you did when you were 18. But what should you be eating as you get older? Are there certain foods that will help you stay trim and fit? Certain ones that will help you age better?

 

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Wed

01

Feb

2017

Vegan Hummus Pita Pizza

Vegan Hummus Pita Pizza

 

These vegan pizzas are sure to jazz up your next get together. They also make a stellar afternoon snack!

 

Disclosure: This blog post was sponsored by Sabra. All opinions are my own, of course (and as always)!

 

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Thu

26

Jan

2017

Protein Punch Marinara Spaghetti Squash

Protein Punch Marinara Spaghetti Squash

 

These low-carb "noodles" deliver a surprise punch of protein. Enjoy this yummy dish for lunch or dinner.

 

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Wed

25

Jan

2017

Does Lemon Water Work for Weight Loss?

 

When it comes to weight loss, I get so many questions about diet fads and trends. One recent hot topic: lemon water. Will it help you meet your weight-loss goals? Maybe. But probably not in the way you think, so read on!

 

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Fri

20

Jan

2017

Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate Sauce

Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate Sauce

 

 

This easy veggie side is also stellar as an appetizer. Plus, you get an antioxidant punch from the pomegranate juice.

 

 

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Thu

19

Jan

2017

1-Year Anniversary + Endive with Goat Cheese, Mandarin Orange, and Mint Recipe

Endive with Goat Cheese, Mandarin Orange, and Mint

 

Get your next party started with these ready-in-minutes endive boats. The appetizer also works great as an afternoon snack. 

 

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Wed

18

Jan

2017

8 Winter Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight