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.
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!
Think dietitians eat nothing but salad? I love the satisfying crunch of fresh greens, but noshing on raw veggies isn't the only way to stay healthy! I also like to put whole grains and protein-packed eggs on my plate. Want to hear more about the recipes I rely on most when I need something quick and easy?
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?
Your body is constantly changing, but what about your lifestyle? If you haven't made many diet updates over the years, you could be falling short of your needs for anti-aging (and cholesterol-lowering) nutrients like antioxidants and fiber. I keep up by eating more fresh produce—cherries, pomegranate, and tomato are a few of my favorites! Wondering which foods you should be focusing on the most right now?
Feeling a mid-afternoon slump coming on? I rely on healthy snacks to keep me going year-round, especially during this busy back-to-school season. If you have kids, I know that it's hard enough to get them ready and out the door in time. My stay-fueled strategy when I'm this busy: In between meals, I look for simple bites made with filling ingredients (like nuts, whole grains, fruits, and veggies; a banana ice cream with nut topping is one of my favorites!).