health, pregnancy,& motherhood
I love this version of carrot cake baked oatmeal. It is packed with nutrition from whole grain oats, plus fruits and veggies. It’s a little more work than a simple bowl of oatmeal, but it is 100% worth it. Great for a brunch or heated up throughout the week.
I’m not going to categorize food into “good” and “bad”. I don’t believe that food has a moral value. When we define food as “clean” that innately means another food is “dirty”. I’m just not into that distinction. I see too many women beat themselves up over their food choices. Eating a kale salad doesn’t make you more righteous than eating an ice cream sundae.
However, I can help you find food that provides the most nutrition. Instead of focusing on the foods that you “can’t” or “shouldn’t” eat, I’d rather encourage you to think about foods that nourish you, provide energy and nutrients – and to realize that there is an abundance of those foods!
If you follow food trends, you’ve seen cold-pressed juice in the grab-and-go section of your grocery store, convenience store, or gym. If you don’t follow food trends, you’ve probably seen it, but the only thing that stood out to you was the price tag. What is cold-pressed juice and how is it different from “regular” juice?
When was the last time you truly savored something? One pattern I notice in many of my clients is that they eat without realizing it. Far from savoring it, they don’t even know they ate it! There are two significant reasons that this happens: (1) They fall prey to distracted eating. (2) They eat a day’s worth of calories in small bites. Why is this a problem?
When I say that I’m all about small, sustainable changes for life-long health, I mean it. When I say that any program we design together has to work for you, I mean it. Which is why I try not to ever say there’s only one way to be healthy, or one way to do things.
The “clean food” movement has added to the food shaming around canned foods. Real talk? This attitude just makes people feel superior for not eating canned foods, and looks down on people who choose them. Ironically, this causes a defeatist mindset in some people, preventing them from even trying to develop healthy habits. Which I’m assuming is the opposite of what the movement is going for. At least, I hope it is.
What is lactose intolerance? Does pregnancy cause lactose intolerance? Can pregnancy reverse lactose intolerance?
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Here’s a recipe that even the kids can help pull together – good enough for a special occasion, but easy enough for a everyday. This baked oatmeal is packed with nutrients and a perfect base for however you enjoy your oats!
Should I stop drinking LaCroix? As a dietitian, I am prone to dig deeper into the science and look past the salacious headlines. Turns out the lawsuit isn’t quite as scary as it first sounds.