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.
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!
The countdown is on for the start of 2019. I'm sure you're thinking about resolutions. Just like all of the years before, gym sign-ups and diet starts will be at a height in the new year, but progress often halts just as quickly as January ends. If your resolution is to lose weight or to simply get healthier, I'm here to arm you with success so you can stick to your goals for the long run and see the results you want all year long. Here's to a long, happy, and healthy life.
Whether you pass the turkey or pass on the turkey (like me!) for Thanksgiving, there are many ways to stay healthy and avoid the super-stuffed feeling this week. To start, you'll definitely want to check out my list of healthy inspo before you hit the appetizers. Hosting a healthy party? Or simply a dinner guest? Either way, I've got tips to help you stay at the top of your nutrition game. May you nurture yourself and your loved ones as you find your reasons to celebrate this holiday!
Are you tired of suffering from the symptoms of inflammation? Pain, achiness, and fatigue are all things you could do without. Luckily an anti-inflammatory diet, which decreases these symptoms, is pretty easy to follow. It's more or less a healthy diet that focuses on mostly whole foods while minimizing packaged and processed products. Who needs another restrictive low-calorie fad diet when you can get awesome results by eating a simple, healthy eating plan?
Going somewhere fun this summer? Choosing the healthier route doesn't have to be boring or difficult, and it could help you avoid tummy troubles! Eating out is one of my favorite things to do when I visit a new destination. But I also like to hit the local grocery store for healthy eats and pack my own nutritious snacks to fill in the gaps. This way I'm never too hungry for the next adventure. Want to know the best ways to fuel your body on the go?
Where and how you live can have a big impact on your health. So is it time to give your home a wellness makeover? Everything from chemicals to added sugars could make it harder to lose weight. But cutting back on the white stuff doesn't mean you have to give up sweets altogether. Many of my favorite desserts are sweetened only with natural fruits like bananas and blueberries! Want to hear more ways to create a healthy-living sanctuary?
Looking for the inside scoop on how to eat well? Every dietitian knows more than a couple of tricks for maximizing flavor and the nutrients in food. I like to think of creative ways to use fruits and vegetables in my dishes, because they're packed with so much filling fiber and lots of beneficial vitamins. Healthy eating doesn't have to be boring—produce can be party worthy! Want in on more nutritionist-approved secrets for better health?
Do you like to relax with a glass of beer or wine before bedtime? I'm not a big drinker, but I do love my occasional glass of vino (especially Italian reds!). So I had to ask: Is a nightly cocktail good or bad for your health? Turns out your wine habit could actually be helping your heart—and your weight, too! Looking for more reasons to imbibe guilt free?