The only thing better than overnight oatmeal is an overnight barley breakfast bowl. How do you cook barley? Well, you don't have to when you soak it overnight. So go ahead and elevate your dish with maple syrup and chia seeds for the ultimate brunch menu idea.
Raise your hand if you love summer! One of my favorite things about warm weather is cooling off with a refreshing treat, like this super simple fruit-based "ice cream" made with cantaloupe, banana, and pistachios.
I love dessert, so I'm always looking for healthy ways to add it to my day. One of my favorite ways is a quickie banana ice cream, so I thought about what other flavor combos would work well. It turns out cantaloupe, banana, and lemon make a delicious frozen dessert treat!
Too hot to turn on the oven? You can still enjoy all the colorful fruits and vegetables available this season! Summer is my favorite time of year to fire up the grill and take dinner outdoors. I don't eat meat, so I load up my barbecue with seasonal veggies like corn and bell peppers instead. They taste amazing with fresh greens and vinaigrette! Looking for more warm-weather cooking ideas?
Confused about vitamins? You're not alone! The regulations on dietary supplements aren't as strict as they are for medications, so it can be challenging to be sure you're buying high-quality products that work. As a dietitian, I like to focus on food first. With the right balance of nutrients on your plate, pills and powders are sometimes completely unnecessary! But other times, they really are needed. Learn which supplements to pick (and which to skip!) if you want to feel your best.
Gearing up for another busy summer? When my schedule is packed, I like to meal prep energy bites or buy healthy, grab-and-go snacks from the supermarket. My plan is to always be prepared when hunger strikes. Whether you're running errands or catching a flight, there's no reason to choose a less-than-nutritious, last-minute snack. I hope you put these recommendations for fueling up while you're away from home to good use!
Most people assume healthy eating requires drastic changes from day one. My wellness strategy is a little bit different. I like to recommend small changes, such as adding seasonal veggies to dinner or switching up a mid-afternoon snack. Swaps like these don't take a lot of time or effort, but they add up to big changes over time! Looking for more easy ways to live better today?
I don't know about you, but I always feel squeezed for time. Between work, workouts, physical therapy sessions (I'm getting over a leg injury), and time with my boyfriend and friends, I'm always running from one thing to the next. But that doesn't mean a healthy meal rotation has to be sacrificed. Eating well doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming. I've got a few veggie- and protein-packed dishes I like to cook when I'm busy. These meals prove you can spend less time in the kitchen.
Want a fueling, nutritious breakfast that’s ready in a flash? I can’t wait to hear what you think of this cottage cheese parfait recipe, with a base of whole grains, cottage cheese, and clementines. This blog post was sponsored by the folks at belVita. I don’t know about you, but my weekdays are crazy busy! Ever since I started my business a couple of years ago, life has been a whirlwind.