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 to eat healthier without spending hours on meal prep? I use a few different kitchen gadgets that make it easy (and fun!) to cook nutritious food at home. If you think you're too busy to get all your fruits and vegetables in, this gear is sure to save the day! Ready to plan your next shopping spree with these affordable tools?
Are you tossing your melon rinds and orange peels in the trash? You're missing out! Cooking with food scraps is one of my favorite ways to bump up the flavor in meals without adding too many extra calories. Bonus: Reducing waste also helps me save at the store. Want to hear my best tips for getting more out of your next grocery haul?
Think eggs have too much cholesterol to be good for you? This is one of the worst food myths out there! Since I don't eat meat, I cook up omelets and French toast on repeat. (Hint: Eggs aren't only for breakfast!) There's no better way to get protein, vitamins, and minerals together in one delicious bite. Want to know how to make your eggs even healthier?
Think dietitians eat nothing but salad? I love the satisfying crunch of fresh greens, but noshing on raw veggies isn't the only way to stay healthy! I also like to put whole grains and protein-packed eggs on my plate. Want to hear more about the recipes I rely on most when I need something quick and easy?
Think TV dinners can't be healthy? Store-bought meals definitely have a bad rap, but these days, it's actually pretty easy to find nutritious options in the frozen aisle. Trader Joe's is one of my favorite places to shop for convenient, premade dishes, because I know I'll also find lots of affordable fruits and veggies to pair with them! Want to know which products I recommend trying first?