What do I do to feel good every day? My self-care routine involves oh-so-many things, including healthy eating and exercise. And of course, as a registered dietitian nutritionist, good-for-you snacking is of huge importance to me. So read on about why I consider snacking a must, then grab my easy, nutritious mix-and-match snack list! Thanks to the folks at Sunsweet for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own, as always.
The season of gift giving is here! I love to give gifts as much as I love to receive them. And homemade gifts add another layer of love. I've put together a list of 30 DIY presents you can easily make from home in minutes and for just a few bucks, too. These gifts all come from my registered dietitian nutritionist colleagues and I, so they're on the healthier side of things!
As many of you know, I got engaged a few weeks ago. So I'm going to tell you the story of how my fiancé, Lawrence, proposed! How did he pop the question and pull off a surprise engagement? I'm about to spill the details on how he asked, how I said "yes," and why I can't wait to say "I do."
I know, I know. We just finished up Thanksgiving festivities. And with Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's around the corner, it would be so easy to give yourself a free pass to overindulge from now until next year. But I know you won't. You probably want to avoid holiday weight gain, right? And maybe even lose some weight over the holidays?
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!
Looking for a new way to drink your tea? How about a tea latte? Warm up with a glass of this ginger-infused matcha green tea latte. It’s super easy to make! It’s been a long, hot summer in the northeast. But it’s finally starting to cool down, and I’ll soon be looking for ways to warm up. Fall is my favorite season, and I’m getting excited just thinking about its arrival!
Happy Healthy Aging Month! Before you get all bummed out about aging, let me tell you this is your chance to change how you age. The older I get, the happier I feel. I know what foods my body needs for fuel and how to keep it active with exercise. I show it plenty of self care and compassion, too. So is it so strange that my subjective age, the age that I feel, is lower than the age I actually am? Nope. I truly believe that treating your body with kindness and respect helps you age gracefully.
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?
Looking to vary up your breakfast routine? You have to try this overnight barley breakfast bowl with maple and chia seeds! It features loads of protein and fiber from a combo of plant-based and dairy ingredients—and it’s simply sweetened with pure maple syrup from Canada. Yum!