How to Pack for Success!
The diet and carbon footprint connection.
Being diagnosed with a chronic disease can be one of life’s scariest moments. As someone who works with newly diagnosed diabetic patients often, I understand the fear, confusion, and “now what?” attitude that can quickly follow. A collaborative video, YOU CAN DO IT!
I’ve been asked a lot lately about the benefits of a ‘raw diet’. Should you try it?
One of the most frequent questions I get asked is, "why a plant based diet?" My response.
If there is one aisle at the supermarket that seems to cause the most confusion, it’s probably the cereal one. Cut through the confusion with this guide.
You don’t have to be a dietitian to know that vegetables are good for you. Most of us understand that broccoli > Cheetos and apple pie counts more towards dessert than fruit. So, why are we lacking in our intake? Ways to increase intake!
My favorite products for healthy eating!
By now, most of you have seen the recent headline “Is Organic Food worth it”? A dietitians thoughts.
Have you recently cut out animal products to better your health? Great! Yes, a plant-based diet is best in reducing heart disease, diabetes, and obesity but going meat-free can cause confusion on B12 recommendations.
What are superfoods? How do they fit in the diet?
What's the problem with artificial food colors?
Just because Prop 37 didn’t pass doesn't mean we are all SOL. There are plenty of ways you can still eat GMO free.
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight before, you are probably familiar with the concept of writing down your food intake. I am a firm believer in mindful, intuitive eating and more often than not we overeat because we are focusing on something other than what we are eating. Enter the food tracker!
Looking for sustainable lunch gear? Check out these great, sustainable products!
Start the New Year off right! Healthy goals are great, but let's make it a no-diet year!
No, your daily turkey sandwich isn’t good for you. Neither is bacon, pepperoni, sausage, hotdogs, corned beef, or other cold cuts. And it’s not just because of their sodium or fat content. All processed meats contain sodium nitrate, a carcinogen
Looking to cut-back on sugar? Enjoy my sugar free treats!
Highlights from the lecture. If you are inspired, and get a chance I highly recommend MP’s books, especially In Defense of Food, it’s a quicker read than Omnivores Dilemma, but delivers the same message: Eat Food, Not too much, Mostly Plants.
Trans fats are bad news. If your ingredient label lists partially hydrogenated oils, you know you’ve got trans fats. But what about fully hydrogenated oils? Or when an ingredient label lists partially hydrogenated oils but claims “trans fat free” on the front? The low-down.
While opening and de-seeding a pomegranate might seem a bit daunting, the reward is worth it. A step by step guide
As an RD and cooking instructor, I am always asked for tips for healthy cooking. My top tricks.
Curious on GMO's? The low-down
Guiding principles for a healthy diet
Diet and exercise can be helpful in decreasing risk for memory loss, dementia, and/or Alzheimer’s.
Eat to live or live to eat? The emotional connection to food
Detox Your Diet
Detox diets are hot! Who’s not doing it!? The truth behind needing to detox, a dietitians thoughts
It’s that time of year–the holiday season. That means plenty of reuniting, entertaining, and of course, eating. Whether you’re on the road or at party, here are my tips for not overdoing it this year.
The science behind grilled meats & carcinogens
Did you know that red kidney beans can cause food poisoning? Don’t worry, it’s easy to avoid… you just have to know how to cook ‘em!
Thanksgiving can be a tricky time for vegetarians/vegans but it doesn't have to be that way. Whether this is your first holiday as a vegetarian or you’re hosting your first vegan guest, my thoughts
One of the main benefits of using agave is that it is lower on the glycemic index and therefore does not have the same effect on insulin response like white sugar. So, is this sweetener a health food and something we should be replacing white sugar in our diets for?
Like all diets, vegetarian and veganism is as healthy as you make it. Nutrition advice for a plant-based diet
My preferred sweetener (maple syrup) and favorite dessert recipes featuring maple syrup
The low down on glucose vs. fructose
Sharing my weekly meal plan of 5 breakfast & lunch ideas as well as 5 recipes for healthy vegan dinners
Tired of counting calories? I share my tips for nutrient dense eating, a way to manage weight without feeling deprived.
A primer on everything protein. The protein myth, how much you need (less than you think!), what protein does (and doesn't do), plus a recipe for Mango Smoothie Bowl
10 tips on staying healthy when hitting the road.
My response to the recent partnership announced between Kids Eat Right (of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) and Kraft.
Tips, ideas and recipes for packing a healthy lunch
A recap of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference in Nashville, TN including highlights, food finds, recipes and more.