While I definitely wouldn't advise trading all your healthy quick meals for snacks, healthy snack time most definitely has its place if you also enjoy snacking. When making food choices, I encourage you to think outside the vending machine chips and candy box because snacks are soaring to a whole new nutritious level. Think crunching on roasted chickpeas and an apple instead of potato chips! Go ahead and take a look at these out-of-the-box snack ideas that can easily be turned into mini meals.
Before we put our wedding plans into stone, we wanted to celebrate our engagement with our closest friends and family. Because our nearest and dearest live all over the country—but primarily in Florida, where I grew up, and in the New Jersey and New York City area, where we live—we decided to have two parties! Why not?! And of course, I can't host a party without giving each guest an engagement party favor! These engagement party favor ideas are budget friendly!
While following a plant-based diet can have many benefits, you won't be a picture of good health if you're missing key nutrients. Plant-based eating can hinder your absorption of certain vitamins and minerals, and you may need to consume higher amounts of certain nutrients than someone who regularly eats meat. Don't worry, though! I'm here to help. I'm explaining the science on two nutrients to make sure you're covering your bases, and I'm even topping off the advice with something sweet.
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!
A good morning can lead to a good day. If you feel like your day is sliding downhill by the time you get to lunchtime, you could make your day sunnier with just a few small tweaks. Yes, changing what you do shortly after sunrise could have you viewing your sunsets in a much more optimistic light! From a nutritious and balanced breakfast to your coffee order to your lunchtime meal prep, each and every one of your a.m. habits play a role in how your day will go. Are you ready to brighten your day?
Think dietitians don't eat fast food? Well, this one does! While takeout isn't a part of my daily routine, I have been known to hit up my local mall food court, my neighborhood sandwich shop, and the drive thru. While I'm often busy, I don't make that my reason for heading out for fast food. Sometimes I just really enjoy having someone else cook for me and having the food be prepared quickly—and not spending a lot. Yup, I said healthy fast food! Just use this advice from my dietitian colleagues.
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.
When it comes to taking care of your mind and body, there's so much you can do—including what you do for stress relief and what you eat. Whether you're thinking about skin health, brain power, inflammation, or gut health, there are lots of secrets that'll help you age gracefully. From healthy foods to dietary supplements, my colleagues and I have tips aplenty to help you. Make it a goal to celebrate Healthy Aging Month all year long!
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?
Looking for a new Mediterranean diet recipe? Whether you’re a newbie to this eating plan or are a long-time follower looking to mix things up, you’ll love this Vegan Mediterranean Prune Salad with Beets, Almonds, and Edamame! It really highlights how good it tastes and feels to eat the rainbow—and why doing so is essential for good nutrition and health.