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.
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'm always busy, so smoothies are a lifesaver! From a lot of trial and error, I now have a go-to list of ingredients that I simply mix and match to create yummy meals that keep me full for hours. So yes, it's completely possible to make a fueling, delicious meal without a recipe, and I'm about to tell you how. You just need to stock a handful of fiber-rich and protein-packed ingredients in your kitchen. If you feel more comfortable using a recipe, that's absolutely fine, too.
When I catch a cold, there's nothing I crave more than a bowl of hot soup. My favorite recipes are packed with hydrating broth and immune-boosting vegetables that help me feel better in no time! Not in the mood for soup? Many fruits, nuts, and whole grains can work wonders, too. Want to learn how to feel better faster without skimping on flavor?
Wondering how to add more protein into your diet? Despite the fancy labels, protein powders aren't any healthier than protein-rich, whole foods like edamame, nut butter, and beans. I usually get more than enough protein from natural foods—but when I really want to amp things up, I add just egg white protein powder to smoothies and oatmeal. Want to learn more about the dos and dont's of protein powders?
Let’s face it: This time of year is as frenzied as it is fun. I hope you enjoy these protein smoothie recipes! Save time in the kitchen with DIY smoothies. Find four recipes from my kitchen, plus many more ideas, in this RedbookMag.com article. (Try my High-Protein Smoothie with Vanilla Bean.)
Wondering how to use vanilla beans? How about a vanilla bean smoothie? Try this vanilla smoothie recipe that’s high in protein, weight-loss friendly, and perfect for kids and breakfast time (and anytime, really!).