Want to entertain but don't want to feed your guests (and yourself!) unhealthy food? Use these healthy BBQ side dishes for your next holiday menu. You and your guests will love these easy side dishes for parties.
Do eggs raise your cholesterol level? What's the amount of cholesterol in one egg (and does this number really matter)? Learn the truth about eggs and cholesterol and what foods raise cholesterol in the first place.
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.
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?
All those diets that promise weight loss, bikini bodies, and better health? Your head might be spinning with all the options. But what really works and what doesn't? And which ones are safe? Diets like the Mediterranean diet have stood the test of time, but what newer eating styles like keto, intermittent fasting, and Whole30? And what about the carnivore diet and even WW, the new iteration of Weight Watchers?
I'll be the first to admit that I love the sweet treats of winter, from peppermint mochas to gingerbread cookies to a good 'ol glass of eggnog. But of course, there's festive food and drink everywhere this time of year, so I can't endlessly indulge. I decide when it's worth it to have the real thing and when I take healthier shortcuts. As my holiday gift to you, I'm taking you to dessert school. You're about to learn what other dietitians and I designate as "worth it" in the dessert department.
As a dietitian, I get asked about carbs and gluten all the time! Both my sister and boyfriend eat gluten-free diets, so setting the record straight about gluten-free diet myths and facts is of uber importance to me. You might be really surprised at some of the myth busting we're doing here today! I've also been trying my hand at gluten-free baking lately and let me tell you, it can be tricky. Gluten-free flour is a whole different animal!