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.
With the start of 2019, you may be wondering what healthy food trends you should try this year. If there's one thing dietitians know, it's healthy food. And if there's one thing that dietitians who work in the media know, it's trending healthy food! Before you start buying all the new eats you see, find out what the experts say are the best bets to bring home from the store. Some of the hot new trends are expansions of what was hot in 2018, and some are brand new trends that stand on their own.
What are your go-to healthy foods? I love trying new recipes, but I also have a few ingredients that I like to keep on hand and eat daily—including whole grains, nuts, and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Want to learn how to cook with more of these healthy pantry staples?
Staying hydrated is essential—especially on hot summer days—but you don't need to rely only on the water you drink to get enough. Fresh produce naturally contains water (and a LOT of it!). So you can up your hydration game by eating more fruits and vegetables. How am I doing this? Refreshing smoothies and colorful salads make staying hydrated easy and delicious. Looking for a few new recipe ideas?
Vitamin D is one of those nutrients that's oh-so-hard to get from food. Even if you eat a healthy, balanced diet, you might not know the best sources of the sunshine vitamin. Of course, one is the sun! But did you know that another helpful source is eggs?
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.