March is National Nutrition Month (and this Wednesday is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day!). It's a perfect time to celebrate delicious, nutrient-rich vegetables. Eating veggies helps fill you up, plus they're so tasty and provide vitamins and minerals that help keep you healthy. These dietitian tips to make vegetables taste better will have you wanting to whip up veggies at every single meal!
What are you having for breakfast this morning? How about delicious hummus toast topped with soft-boiled eggs, veggies, dill, and everything bagel seasoning? Yum! Thanks to the folks at Sabra for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own, as always.
Is your head about to explore from all the supposedly healthy food trends you're seeing all over social media? If you're having a hard time separating bogus from awesome, you're not alone. I can't tell you how many confused clients, friends, and family My dietitian colleagues and I spend just as much time sharing science-based information as we do debunking nutrition myths and calling out unhealthy diet trends. Now, let's look a little deeper at some of the major trends.
I've had several clients get embarrassed when they tell me they often eat alone. But I have (good) news for you! Not only is eating solo super common, you can easily make the experience healthy. And I have to say, as much as I love the company of others I also love a nice, quiet meal by myself. I've taken myself out for many solo meals. Sometimes I bring a book or people watch, and other times I simply enjoy the peace and quiet, as well as the delicious food and good tunes.
With the start of 2019, you may be wondering what healthy food trends you should try this year. If there's one thing dietitians know, it's healthy food. And if there's one thing that dietitians who work in the media know, it's trending healthy food! Before you start buying all the new eats you see, find out what the experts say are the best bets to bring home from the store. Some of the hot new trends are expansions of what was hot in 2018, and some are brand new trends that stand on their own.
Like it or not, we're headed into a stressful time of year. No matter how awesome Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are (and they are awesome!), they can also create plenty of stress. You might be worried about hosting, what to eat during the holiday, or how to avoid gaining weight. Or maybe you're feeling social or financial stress. Whatever type of stress you're feeling, it's not good for you. After all, stress takes a toll on more than just your mental well being.
Looking for a new way to drink your tea? How about a tea latte? Warm up with a glass of this ginger-infused matcha green tea latte. It’s super easy to make! It’s been a long, hot summer in the northeast. But it’s finally starting to cool down, and I’ll soon be looking for ways to warm up. Fall is my favorite season, and I’m getting excited just thinking about its arrival!
Looking to vary up your breakfast routine? You have to try this overnight barley breakfast bowl with maple and chia seeds! It features loads of protein and fiber from a combo of plant-based and dairy ingredients—and it’s simply sweetened with pure maple syrup from Canada. Yum!
I've been to Florence twice, in 2011 and 2015. This northern Italy locale is by far one of my favorite European cities. That's probably because I love all things Italian cuisine, from fresh mushrooms to pasta to sparkling water. I'm often asked for my top recommendations on how to travel through this amazing city (and don't miss my tips for traveling like a girl in Europe!). Here are my best tips, from the perspective of a vegetarian registered dietitian nutritionist.
Need inspiration for what to make in your Instant Pot? This round-up of 27 breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes will speed up your meal prep and cut down on your cooking time! Want your very own Instant Pot and cookbook? See below for details on my giveaway!