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…

“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…

Type 3 Diabetes… there’s another one?

Many of know someone who has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, whether it’s a family member, a friend, a co-worker, or even all three. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), diabetes (specifically type 2) is has been declared as US health epidemic. Today, more than 29 million Americans are living with type…

No More Boring Barbecue Foods

Being well into summer, I’m sure many of us have already fired up the grill once or twice for a barbecue. While I only am allowed to have a George Foreman in my apartment complex, I do love the opportunity to grill out at a friend’s or family’s home. There are the traditional barbecue favorites…

Everything’s Better with (Nut) Butter

For me, my love of peanut butter started back in grade school when I literally ate a PB&J sandwich every day from kindergarten through 8th grade. I put peanut butter on celery and topping it with raisins (AKA “ants on a log”). And on occasion, would enjoy the not so healthy Oreo’s dipped in peanut…

It’s National RDN Day!

Wednesday, March 14th is Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (RDN) Day, which recognizes RDN’s as the lead nutrition experts in the world today. RDN Day is always celebrated on the second Wednesday of March’s National Nutrition Month. It just so happens that this year we also share the holiday with National Pie Day (3.14…)! How food-fitting! In honor of…

A Lenten Look into Fasting

Happy Valentine’s Day & Happy Ash Wednesday everyone! As a Catholic, having these 2 “holidays” fall on the same day has definitely made things interesting. My boyfriend and I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day yesterday on Fat Tuesday with pizza and a packzis. I also finished off my bag of conversation hearts (my favorite!) before…

Warm Foods for Cold Weather

Happy 2018! I hope everyone’s new year is off to a GREAT start! #twentygreat-teen.  If you’re like many people, myself included, one of your new years resolutions may be to “eat better.” This can include a variety of healthy changes such as taking the time to meal prep, cutting out processed foods, and/or eating more…

Create Healthy Habits for Holiday Traditions

Let the turkey carving countdown begin! With Thanksgiving less than a day away, many of us are already naming our “food baby,” or envisioning the “food coma” that extra helping of mashed potatoes will bring. Yes, it’s the holiday known for overeating. We have heard the various tips to have a “healthier” thanksgiving— use smaller…

#PumpkinSpiceEverything A Dietitian’s thoughts on the fall craze

Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin candles, pumpkin beer, and even pumpkin flavored toothpaste!? (Yes, it’s a thing.) Without a doubt, the seasonal pumpkin craze has gone far beyond simply grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. I  too have “fall”en for the pumpkin fad. I have already bought myself pumpkin flavored oreos, peanut butter and k-cups…and it’s not even…

Food Prep(aredness): In Case of an Emergency

First and foremost, on behalf of all the Spice Girls, our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. It seems like everyone knows at least one family member, friend, or co-worker who has been affected by these devastating storms. Natural disasters can come in many different forms, such…

Scream for Ice Cream!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! In my opinion, no one screams louder than me. Ice cream is one of my favorite foods for many reasons. For starters, when you walk down the aisle of any grocery store the variety of ice cream options are endless. There are brands featuring ice…