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…

“Labor-Free” Cooking for Labor Day

Labor Day is supposed to be a day to celebrate hard working people, so who wants to labor over a complicated recipe? Don’t take time away from friends and family preparing food and try these healthy, easy recipes! Plus someone’s got to bring the fruits and vegetables! 🙂 Cucumber Salad What do you need? Cucumbers (2…

Stirring Up The Yogurt Aisle

Has the yogurt aisle become confusing to anyone else? And since when did it take up the entire aisle?! It seems like not too long ago, choices were limited to cow’s milk yogurt and a few dairy alternatives that came in nonfat, low fat or whole milk versions. Being trendy with yogurt meant you bought…

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month!

June is national fresh fruit and vegetable month! Celebrate by adding a little color to your plate and trying some new produce. What’s in Season in Michigan Right Now? Vegetables: Arugula, Asian greens, beets, broccoli, chard and beet greens, salad greens, lettuce, spinach, onions, peas/peapods, radishes, sprouts, turnips, zucchini Fruits: In Michigan, July, August and…

Eggplant “Bacon”!? Trying New Recipes

How many of you take pictures of recipes from magazines or social media and never do anything with them? I am extremely guilty of this. Almost weekly I’ll see a recipe that looks interesting and snap a picture to try it later. Weeks go by and the picture gets lost in my album never to be seen again. So this week…

National Nutrition Month®

March is National Nutrition Month®! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics dedicates this month to celebrate its Academy members as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information. Throughout the month, the Academy promotes the importance of developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. This year the theme is, “Go…

Getting Creative With Your Meal Prep

  I often hear people say they don’t like to meal prep because they run out of ideas or get sick of eating the same thing over and over throughout the week. It’s so easy to fall into the habit of buying and making the same foods every day. You’ve probably seen the Instagram pictures displaying identical containers of…

Is Dairy Necessary?

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend consuming 2-3 servings daily of dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese as a part of a balanced diet. However, avoiding or limiting dairy has been a hot nutrition topic lately. There are disagreements on dairy’s role on overall health, especially when it comes to saturated fat. In addition, there is an increasing prevalence…

Simple Way to Cook More Often at Home

Why Learn to Cook? Cooking at home encourages a greater variety of food choices and promotes healthy eating. Ingredient quality is better controlled at home and therefore the dish tends to be less processed, lower in sodium and calories, and higher in nutritional value. Cooking also provides a sense of achievement and increases self-confidence. No one…

Eating Well In Season

You may have heard it is beneficial to buy produce in season and thought hmm maybe I should try that! But then when it’s time to grocery shop again, you’re in a rush and forgot to plan ahead to see what’s in season. You end up leaving the store with the same five fruits and vegetables you…

Getting Your Kids to Try More Vegetables

When trying to eat healthier or take on a new eating approach it can be impossible if your family is not on board. When they are all eating fast food or take out, that salad can feel very unsatisfying. At other times, you may find yourself being a short-order chef cooking multiple meals to please…

Which Diet is Best? Maybe it’s Not One Size Fits All

Something I get asked often from friends, coworkers, fellow gym members, etc. is, “What diet works the best?” It seems like every few months there is a new trend posted on social media or in magazines claiming if you try this product, food pattern, ingredient, you are “guaranteed to lose 15 pounds fast!” They jump…