Do you love to entertain as much as I do? When I'm hosting a gathering, I spend weeks thinking of what appetizers, dishes, and drinks I'll serve and how I'll display everything. Whether you entertain guests just once in awhile or all year long, you likely want to make the get togethers memorable and healthy without breaking the bank. As a dietitian who loves to cook for friends, I have a few tips for creating great-tasting menus with a nutritious twist.
Worry you won't feel satisfied without chicken, beef, or seafood on your plate? Even though plant-based foods are often packed with health benefits, many people still feel hesitant about going meatless. With a little planning, though, you can create simple, vegetarian meals that are every bit as filling and delicious as meat-centered ones. I'm speaking from experience, as I've been a vegetarian for more than half my life! I like to include protein-rich ingredients like beans and Greek yogurt.
Looking for the inside scoop on how to eat well? Every dietitian knows more than a couple of tricks for maximizing flavor and the nutrients in food. I like to think of creative ways to use fruits and vegetables in my dishes, because they're packed with so much filling fiber and lots of beneficial vitamins. Healthy eating doesn't have to be boring—produce can be party worthy! Want in on more nutritionist-approved secrets for better health?
Sure, everyone ages. But that doesn't mean you have to feel old! You can slow down the effects of time by eating more antioxidant-rich foods. Lately, I've been adding heart-healthy fruits to my breakfast. It's a simple way to satisfy my sweet tooth without the need for added sugar! Want more easy tricks that'll help you feel forever young? Use these anti-aging tips.
Get ready for Cinco de Mayo with this chips and salsa recipe that's actually good for you! It's made from flatbread! With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, I have Mexican food on the brain. And while I like Mexican food a lot, so much of it is more than a tad bit greasy! So I started thinking about how to make a healthier version of one of my all-time favorite Mexican foods, chips and salsa.