Going somewhere fun this summer? Choosing the healthier route doesn't have to be boring or difficult, and it could help you avoid tummy troubles! Eating out is one of my favorite things to do when I visit a new destination. But I also like to hit the local grocery store for healthy eats and pack my own nutritious snacks to fill in the gaps. This way I'm never too hungry for the next adventure. Want to know the best ways to fuel your body on the go?
Where and how you live can have a big impact on your health. So is it time to give your home a wellness makeover? Everything from chemicals to added sugars could make it harder to lose weight. But cutting back on the white stuff doesn't mean you have to give up sweets altogether. Many of my favorite desserts are sweetened only with natural fruits like bananas and blueberries! Want to hear more ways to create a healthy-living sanctuary?
Looking for the inside scoop on how to eat well? Every dietitian knows more than a couple of tricks for maximizing flavor and the nutrients in food. I like to think of creative ways to use fruits and vegetables in my dishes, because they're packed with so much filling fiber and lots of beneficial vitamins. Healthy eating doesn't have to be boring—produce can be party worthy! Want in on more nutritionist-approved secrets for better health?
Healthy cooking doesn't have to take forever! Even though I don't have kids of my own, I like to focus on quick and easy recipes during this hectic time of year. I have lots of 10-minute (or less!) breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that your entire family will love. Ready to jot down my key ingredients for a stress-free back-to-school season?
Are you treating your belly to the bacteria it needs to be healthy? I stock my fridge with yogurt and kefir to get my daily fix of probiotics, and I also take a supplement when I need an extra boost of healthy bacteria. Want to know which probiotic products I recommend trying out first?
Are you eliminating snacks and filling up on "calorie-free" foods to be healthier? As a dietitian, I'm always busting popular diet myths to help my clients reach their goals. Fad diets may be popular in the media. But if you're trying to lose weight, you can't beat loading up on fiber-rich fruits and vegetables. Want more foolproof tips for slimming down this spring? In honor of National Nutrition Month, here are a few of my favorites!
Feeling stressed for time? You're not alone. Most nights these days, I'm too busy to cook complicated recipes—so I rely on easy meals like pita pizzas, sandwiches, and rice with veggies and beans. When I can't find the energy to cook up even an easy meal, I order takeout. There's no need to feel guilty about ordering in on occasion, especially with the help of my healthy takeout tips! Want to learn more about simplifying your healthy eating routine?
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!).
If you've met a big or small weight-loss goal, you might be wondering how to keep those pounds off for good. Making smart food choices—like filling up on fiber-packed fruits and veggies, and cutting back on added sugars—is important. But motivation helps, too, like treating yourself to a new workout class or a spa day when you've logged your meals for three days in a row, met a five-pound weight-loss goal, or simply are feeling really great about your lifestyle choices. These little rewards help