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.
Is your head about to explore 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.
You need fuel to power your exercise session. So be sure you're ready for cardio, weights, HIIT training, or whatever workout you fancy with a power pre-workout snack or meal. Although there's no blanket rule for what to eat, I'm giving you guidelines that'll help! I also have a short list of what foods to skip before a workout. What fitness goals will you accomplish today after you gobble up this advice?
Wondering what vitamins and supplements to buy? Regulations on vitamins and supplements aren't as strict as they are for medications, so shopping for products you can trust can be pretty confusing. That's why I'm here to help! I recently interviewed top registered dietitians and doctors from all over North America to find out about the supplements they trust the most. I published 14 of those picks in an article on ReadersDigest.com. You'll find a few more suggestions below, too.
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!
From sugar-free candy to low-fat peanut butter, there are more than a few foods I skip over when I'm at the grocery store. These products appear healthy at first glance but fail to live up to the hype after a closer look. Want to know more about the nutrition myths dietitians dislike the most and the foods that nutritionists won't eat?
Love coffee? Then you'll love this frozen treat. Bonus: It contains no added sugar but plenty of health-helping nutrients!
If you know me, you also know my morning isn't complete without a shot of espresso or a cappuccino. I happen to love the taste of coffee, and of course the caffeine boost is helpful for a productive start to the day.