It’s Heart Month <3

February is Heart Month! It seems fitting that Valentine’s Day and Heart Month are both in February. Here are a few facts to start us off… 55% of people ‘celebrate’ Valentine’s Day. 90% of Americans consume over the daily recommendation of sodium intake. 1 in 6 children have high blood pressure. Heart disease is the…

5 Things you Thought You Knew about Protein…

Being a Registered Dietitian, Crossfitter and working in the food industry, I hear A LOT about protein. Whether you’re working towards building muscle, losing weight or just aiming to live a healthier lifestyle – protein seems to always be the way there. Below are 5 common misconceptions about protein, and what the science really says!…

Diet Myths vs. Facts

Keto and Vegan and Paleo oh my! I feel like I’m preaching to the choir when I say we are constantly bombarded with the latest diet crazes. Diets that use verbiage such as ALL or NONE of a certain type of food or style of eating can be extreme and leave us thinking, is this best…

Top 2 Tips for Staying Active through the Winter

The holidays are over and we are all back into our normal routines. For some, the new year may have brought on new fitness goals to accomplish in 2019. For myself, I have my first marathon on the schedule as well as my third sprint triathlon. From my experience, everyone is always excited at the…

Turmeric Is My Golden Child

Turmeric is a popular spice that is known for its bright yellow color. Nicknamed “Indian saffron,” due to being grown in India and throughout Central America. The spice is a staple in many curry & rice dishes, however, if you have been in a grocery store lately, chances are you have seen this spice make bars,…

NEW YEAR, WHO DIS? Let’s Talk Diets

NEW YEAR, WHO DIS? Let’s Talk Diets Hi everyone and welcome back to the Spice Girls Nutrition Blog! We took the month of December off to get some much-needed R&R and spend time with friends and family. As all of you who are active on social media know, there are times when you just need…

Mini-Thanksgiving

Unfortunately, my boyfriend and I won’t be spending Thanksgiving together this year. I still wanted to do something special to honor the holiday so last Saturday, I made a mini Thanksgiving meal for us! It was delicious and Conor-approved! We had such a nice time eating and relaxing it made all the cooking worth it…

Hello Fresh – Have You Tried It?

I have been wanting to try a meal delivery kit for a while, so when I saw a Groupon for Hello Fresh I had to get it! For those of you who don’t know, Hello Fresh is like most other meal delivery kits where they put together a meal plan for the week and mail you…

“Fun-Size” Tips for a Healthy Halloween

While many of us may be a little old for trick-or-treating, none of else are ever too old for Halloween candy!  Whether it’s in the break room at work or in the check-out line at the store, hard to go anywhere without seeing Reese’s cups and mini bags of skittles. So how do we stick…

5 ways to get 30g of protein at breakfast

Although protein is not a nutrient the general public is lacking, data shows the distribution of protein throughout the average day is not similar at all 3 meals.  We typically lack protein at breakfast and over-do our protein at dinner with huge chunks of meat and large amounts of dairy products. This type of eating…

Fabulous Fiber

Whenever I’m at a loss of ideas on what to write about for a blog-post, I think about what I am teaching in class on the given week. (Side Note: I teach an introductory nutrition class at the local community college). This week we are learning about one of the three macro-nutrients: Carbohydrates! So naturally,…

Beets Bears Battlestar Galactica

Those of you that are lovers of Dwight – sorry this is not a blog post about the best show, it is actually about something better: BEETS!  Beets are easily my favorite vegetable. You can roast them, boil them, eat them raw, drink as a juice or incorporate them into your diet by a powder!…