Too hot to turn on the oven? You can still enjoy all the colorful fruits and vegetables available this season! Summer is my favorite time of year to fire up the grill and take dinner outdoors. I don't eat meat, so I load up my barbecue with seasonal veggies like corn and bell peppers instead. They taste amazing with fresh greens and vinaigrette! Looking for more warm-weather cooking ideas?
It seems like there's a dietary supplement out there for everything these days. How do you know if you should be adding any of them to your day? As a fruit- and veggie-loving dietitian, I try to get most of my nutrients from food. (Breakfast smoothies are an easy way to get ahead!) But what if healthy eating isn't enough? Could a daily vitamin or two help you fill in the gaps?
Let’s face it: Weight loss is difficult this time of year. Even as a registered dietitian nutritionist, I know the struggle of wanting to chow down on one too many baked goods when faced with a holiday dessert buffet. However, taking control of my food choices during winter festivities can help prevent weight gain this season. Together, we can tackle the holidays, possibly even ending up a few pounds lighter!
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?