Feb-YOU-ary is the month of love, hearts, and ENDLESS amounts of chocolate (amen). While typically you show love to others on valentines day, we tend to forget about ourselves. Let’s be honest, the term “self-love” has been overpopulating our instagram feeds, but what does self love really mean to you? As Registered Dietitians, we advocate for not only nutrition, but for investing in our overall health and wellness. Here are some tips we believe will benefit your overall mind, body, and soul! And no, we’re not just talking about a night in with a facemask and a glass of wine (however, don’t mind if i do!)
In the spirit of Super Bowl Sunday, a healthy (vegan) nacho cheese dip + towering nacho platter of healthy, but delicious, goodness is definitely in order! Get my vegan nacho cheese dip recipe, my quick picked onion recipe, and this towering vegan nacho platter recipe, perfect for game day! PLUS learn all about one of my favorite nutrient dense ingredients - nutritional yeast!
From fad diets, superfoods, supplements, to new technology and research, every year there’s always something new and innovative out there to help make our lives easier and our health optimized! The question is, are they worth of all this hype or just is it just another marketing scam? Do we invest or say “Thank you, NEXT”??
When you want to be healthy, don’t think that means eating a salad at every meal, feeling deprived, and simply not enjoying life! Wether its your favorite comfort foods or holiday dishes, eating with friends and family should be fun and enjoyable and I'm here to show you that you don’t have to miss out on eating the foods that you LOVE… because there are so many simple ingredient swaps to make comfort food dishes still taste delicious but healthy too!
You’ve already heard and seen all of the health and nutrition buzz around smoothies. However, some of the "all natural" and “healthy” smoothies you may be making at home or buying at cafes could be an easy way to overeat some foods when blended into a liquid shake - making these “healthy” smoothies sometimes 900 calories, 25gm fat, 35gm protein, and 40gm sugar and you unknowingly could be sabotaging your health and weight goals! That’s why we teach the Reboot 5 so you can make sure you have a healthy balance of all 5 key smoothie components and can trust it will be a delicious shake will be health promoting!
May jam lineup is here to help your Recharge + Reboot this month! Check out my new May playlist! Inspiring you to #RebootAndTurnip at the gym, work, or in the kitchen! I've compiled all of my current favorite BEETS (pun intended) that gets me UP and MOVIN'! Hope you enjoy and #RebootAndTurnip the way you eat + move + live with me with month!
How do you stay healthy while eating out and traveling?? - One of our most common asked questions being Dietitians… and, while being both avid travelers and proud nutrition nerds, we understand the struggles for trying to stay healthy all while enjoying the journey and fully experiencing a new city or culture. So after our trip to Tampa, FL together, we wanted to give you all our go-to recommendations and tips that will help you do just that!
HUNGRY for new Spring music that will motivate?! Check out my April playlist! Inspiring you to #RebootAndTurnip at the gym, work, or in the kitchen! I've compiled all of my current favorite BEETS (pun intended) that gets me UP and MOVIN'! Hope you enjoy and #RebootAndTurnip the way you eat + move + live with me!
Our modern day society feeds instant gratification, fast-paced mindlessness, and constant distractions, which lead to an addictive, unsatisfied, anxious, stressed, binge eating, obese and depressed culture – whew! But let’s not harp on the negative, because meditation can provide the answer! Mindfulness and meditation are powerful tools to a health and wellness journey beyond food – a journey of compassion, acceptance, resilience, happiness and joy. Read my personal story and journey to meditation and learn how you can get started with my 5 simple tips!
Skeptical about soy!? Lets clear the confusion so you can feel good about this amazing, superfood that not only has anti-cancer benefits but, helps to reduce your risk for diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease! Plus get 4 incredible tofu recipes that will inspire you and your family to eat more meat-free meals!
Plant-based, vegan, date-sweetened, 7-ingredients, no bake, and absolutely delicious! There are endless flavor combinations with this recipe, so get creative! It makes the perfect gilt-free treat to spoil your honey with on valentines day or just treat yo'self (can I get an amen from all my fellow single ladies?), because lets be honest even if you aren't vegan, dairy free, or gluten free, these are irresistible!
Ah, the holidays! When tackling the endless supply of stuffing, turkey, and mashed potatoes it can be hard to navigate which dishes are good for you, even as a dietitian! Don't get overwhelmed! Take the focus off food and enjoy this special time with family and If you're interested in losing or maintaining your weight, the best thing you can do is have a strategy and plan!
Anyone else a stickler for reducing food waste!? Americans waste an unfathomable amount of food. In fact, roughly 50 percent of all produce in the United States is thrown away—some 60 million tons (or $160 billion) worth of produce annually! Giving my 6 creative tips on how you can help to squash food waste! Also, get this delicious (no food waste) acorn squash bowl recipe!
But first... superfood latte! Learn the benefits of matcha and three superfood lattes you don't want to miss this Fall!
It doesn't have to be Monday to go meatless! Whether you want to eat seasonally, sustainably or more plant based for your health, getting more meatless meals, like these delicious greek gyros, is a great way to get more nutrient dense foods in each week! Plus, cutting back on your meat intake doesn't mean your limiting how delicious or filling your meals can be! We have your protein nutrition 101 on this posts 'Ask the RD'
Introducing your new weeknight dinner - Lasagna with a healthy Reboot! It's a dish worth adding to your families Fall and Winter dinner list because what's better than cozying up with a warm plate of lasagna thats not only delicious but good for your waistline!? Plus learn how to REBOOT any dish to make it healthier with this posts "Ask the RD!"
Was anyone else that kid in your squad at school that had the best packed lunches? When I was little nothing helped to beat the Monday blues like a legit gourmet style lunch - just like this Green Goddess Chickpea + Egg Salad Sandwich on toasted everything bagel... is 3rd period over yet!? Get the recipe (gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian) PLUS learn which type of eggs you should buy to get the most nutrition bang for your buck!
Bringing pasta back to its roots! As a girl who can't resist a pile of noodles in a Thai peanut sauce, i've been on a mission to create a pasta you can enjoy the flavor, taste and texture of ( like PAD TAHI!) for a fraction of the carbs and calories using just whole foods! Any guesses as to which spiralized root vegetable these noodles might be from!? Get the answer and the recipe in the blog!
You heard it here first folks, breakfast egg nests are the new egg toasts! Its hard to beat out the top dog of breakfasts - the classic egg and avocado toast combination. But what if I told you, this recipe takes 10 minutes to make, is made up of all whole, unprocessed ingredients, great for weight loss, maintaining blood sugars and you'll be left completely satisfied and energized for the day! Sold yet? Learn more on why this is our favorite go-to breakfast!
It's hard to miss this Summer classic as you stroll through the farmers market. Being a big fan of zucchini and while the variety of squash is at its peak nutritional value, its also nearly impossible for me not to grab some and add to my market haul.