Low-carbohydrate diets have a long history and tend to gain traction every few years. For example, a newer and currently popular version of the Atkins diet is the Paleo Diet. Low Carbohydrate Diet Low carb diets emphasize protein and fat while limiting carbohydrate foods in the diet. Why are low carbohydrate diets effective? When calories […]
Desserts are rooted in generations of family tradition as recipes that are passed down and replicated year after year. As a Registered Dietitian I believe it is important to keep traditions alive, especially those surrounding food. Bonding time spent in the kitchen with loved ones is priceless! I also view providing food to your loved ones […]
In our latest installment of Wiser Wednesdays, we took a trip down the freezer isle to explore the newest varieties of ice cream-alternatives. Traditional ice creams no longer dominate the market, and there are plenty of lower-fat options available. However, this new category of alternative ice creams can be tricky to navigate. Between frozen yogurt, soy ice […]
My passion for nutrition is obvious when I can honestly say that fiber is one of my favorite subjects! However, many Americans are not eating enough fiber. How much fiber do I need per day? The Institute of Medicine recommends: Men age 50 or younger get 38 grams; Age 51 + get 30 grams Women […]
When you are cooking for one, cereal might be a legitimate dinner option. But, cereal doesn’t make as good of a case when you are eating with a spouse or friend. Here are some quick, tasty, and more impressive options for meals for two. 1. Baked Sweet Potato with Black Bean Chili: Chili can be […]
Children are more likely to be willing to eat a food if they helped prepare it themselves. Maybe you have a picky eater or maybe you are trying some new foods at home. If your child is involved in the process they can take ownership and will be proud to have the family try their […]
In this week’s installment of 30 minute meals under $5, we cook an entire recipe using only pantry staples. Eating well on a budget and with time constraints is difficult, especially when you haven’t had time to go grocery shopping. With $5, 30 minutes, and some ingredients you probably have in your cabinet, you can whip up […]
Orange happens to be my favorite color so it should come as no surprise that pumpkin season brings me great joy! Pumpkins are also packed full of nutrition which makes it a great idea to jump on the bandwagon of all things pumpkin. However, it is important to note that pumpkin-flavored foods are often high in sugar. […]
Canned pumpkin is a convenient option for cooking. If you want to cook with a whole pumpkin, “Sugar Pie Pumpkin” is the most common variety. These are usually smaller and sweeter than pumpkins used for carving. Other cooking pumpkins include Kabocha, Cinderella, Long Island Cheese, New England Pie, Jarrahdale, and Provence. PUMPKIN PANCAKES (serves 2) […]
Halloween is a great time to incorporate healthy holiday practices. Chances are there will be candy and sweet treats popping up at school and at home, use this opportunity to practice moderation with your family. How to Balance Health and Holiday Festivities: 1. Create a healthy meal tradition: Try Pumpkin Chili served in a carved out […]
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