Is your head about to explode from all the supposedly healthy food trends you're seeing all over social media? If you're having a hard time separating bogus from awesome, you're not alone. I can't tell you how many confused clients, friends, and family My dietitian colleagues and I spend just as much time sharing science-based information as we do debunking nutrition myths and calling out unhealthy diet trends. Now, let's look a little deeper at some of the major trends.
I've had several clients get embarrassed when they tell me they often eat alone. But I have (good) news for you! Not only is eating solo super common, you can easily make the experience healthy. And I have to say, as much as I love the company of others I also love a nice, quiet meal by myself. I've taken myself out for many solo meals. Sometimes I bring a book or people watch, and other times I simply enjoy the peace and quiet, as well as the delicious food and good tunes.
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.
The power of positivity is real. That's pretty much how the phrase, "fake it till you make it" came into being. Treating yourself well, believing in yourself, and respecting your journey are all great ways to foster the confidence to live a life you love! If you can take the time and energy to do that, chances are healthy eating habits are not far behind. I travel the globe, attend Pilates classes, and create my own work schedule to stay true to myself. AND I eat healthy meals and snacks.
It's no secret that I love to travel. I've just returned from Paris and Frankfurt, and I'll be traveling to Washington D.C. later this week for a nutrition conference. So you can say I've been constantly packing and unpacking for weeks. And of course, the process includes replenishing my stash of healthy on-the-road snacks. Luckily, I've created a system that I use to stay fit and healthy while I explore the globe. I've collected top tips from other nutritionists to give you a variety of tips.
Ever find yourself staring into your fridge, wondering how on earth you're going to put together a healthy meal without fresh ingredients? I know we've all been there, especially when a trip to the grocery store is overdue. The thought of healthy cooking without fresh fruits and vegetables may seem daunting, but it is possible! Instead of turning to take-out, stock up on nonperishable pantry staples like canned goods and spices so you'll always be ready to cook something quick.
While I'll occasionally make a complicated recipe, I typically live for healthy-cooking shortcuts. If I can make a healthy meal in minutes, why spend hours in the kitchen?! So if you’re like me and want to whip up a nutritious dinner in no time at all, you'll love these healthy meal hacks from myself and my fellow dietitians. Try the healthy-meal nutritionist shortcuts in my FoodNetwork.com article. Want another time saver? I'm a fan of Hello Fresh meals.
How can kitchen gadgets help you have a healthier meal? Use these tips from a registered dietitian nutritionist! It's recently come to my attention that I have oh so many kitchen gadgets! I've always tried to avoid owning one-use gadgets (so I don't have a hardboiled egg slicer or an avocado slicer), but somehow I've ended up with overflowing kitchen cabinets. Ahem, maybe it's the fact that I have multiple coffee machines! Anyway, something has to be done about that soon.