I've been a vegetarian for a more than half my life, and eating a nutritious and largely plant-based diet has become second nature for me. But it wasn't always that way, and I know firsthand how challenging it can be at first to eat a balanced plant-based diet. Wondering what following this type of diet really means and how it differs from vegan or vegetarian eating plans? Curious about delicious, go-to meal options—as well as ingredients dietitians recommend you keep in your pantry and fridge?
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.
Which foods are truly super? First things first. There's no such thing as magical foods. Superfoods are super in the sense that they are extremely nutritious foods that support your health. But no singular food is the cure all for anything. Eating a balanced, healthy diet that includes the foods we peg as superfoods is really what it's all about. Now, onto the list of foods that are worth your hard-earned dollar in 2019! Which items should you pick up next time you hit the grocery store?
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.
With healthy eating top of mind, January is the perfect time to shake up your meal-prep routine. Personally, I'm all about adding floral flavors and portable, high-protein snacks! Which good-for-you trends will you be adding to your list in 2018?