While following a plant-based diet can have many benefits, you won't be a picture of good health if you're missing key nutrients. Plant-based eating can hinder your absorption of certain vitamins and minerals, and you may need to consume higher amounts of certain nutrients than someone who regularly eats meat. Don't worry, though! I'm here to help. I'm explaining the science on two nutrients to make sure you're covering your bases, and I'm even topping off the advice with something sweet.
What are you having for breakfast this morning? How about delicious hummus toast topped with soft-boiled eggs, veggies, dill, and everything bagel seasoning? Yum! Thanks to the folks at Sabra for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own, as always.
When it comes to taking care of your mind and body, there's so much you can do—including what you do for stress relief and what you eat. Whether you're thinking about skin health, brain power, inflammation, or gut health, there are lots of secrets that'll help you age gracefully. From healthy foods to dietary supplements, my colleagues and I have tips aplenty to help you. Make it a goal to celebrate Healthy Aging Month all year long!
I've been a vegetarian for a more than half my life, and eating a nutritious and largely plant-based diet has become second nature for me. But it wasn't always that way, and I know firsthand how challenging it can be at first to eat a balanced plant-based diet. Wondering what following this type of diet really means and how it differs from vegan or vegetarian eating plans? Curious about delicious, go-to meal options—as well as ingredients dietitians recommend you keep in your pantry and fridge?
Looking for a new Mediterranean diet recipe? Whether you’re a newbie to this eating plan or are a long-time follower looking to mix things up, you’ll love this Vegan Mediterranean Prune Salad with Beets, Almonds, and Edamame! It really highlights how good it tastes and feels to eat the rainbow—and why doing so is essential for good nutrition and health.
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!