Did you know that protein needs increase during pregnancy? Since many women experience some form of food aversions or nausea, getting in enough protein can feel a bit daunting. Let's talk about how much protein you really need, and how to make that happen when you're...
We've all heard that it's important to stay hydrated. But how much water should you drink during pregnancy? Does that 8 glasses a day rule still apply? And do other liquids count, or just water? Once again, something that has always felt pretty simple, is suddenly...
I think that brunch is the new dinner. At least for people with kids. Anyone else notice that? The dinner invites have stopped and we do a lot of morning gatherings with friends. But I’m not sad about it. After all, brunch is more casual (read: kid-friendly, no paying for a baby-sitter, and I can stay awake the whole time) and who doesn’t love breakfast food all day every day?!
But brunch can also be tricky because of the timing of the different dishes, and you have to plan ahead a little more (because no one is getting up at 5am to cook for friends).
To help keep brunch fun, casual and 100% delicious, here are some great tips, brought to you by Simple Mills.
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.
ICYMI, I had the chance to write a guest post on Nutrition Nuptials, a blog by fellow dietitian, Mandy Unanski Enright. Mandy is part of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs practice group with me, and she invited me to share some thoughts on introducing healthy foods at Thanksgiving.
Can you believe it’s September already?! Where did the summer go? Whether you’re sending your kids back to school (or going back yourself), or just saying goodbye to those lazy days of summer, it’s likely time for a new routine. Some people are morning people, and getting going isn’t difficult thing. But for the rest of us, a few tips on how to make mornings a little easier.
Many of my friends don’t cook, because they don’t want the hassle of cooking for one. They think it’s too much effort, or that they’re not worth the energy. “If I had someone ELSE to cook for, it would make it worth it.” [Thumbnail Photo Source]
I know I share the sentiment of the entire country when I squeal with delight over spring’s arrival. Green leaves. Rising temps. Baseball. Swoon… It seems that spring brings with it the desire to clean (or at least have someone clean FOR you, am I right?). This year, add your fridge to the list!
We discussed the "what" of cholesterol, and today we're talking about the "how". Now that you know what the different components are, it's helpful to know how to make a difference. A few things to think about before we dive into it. A heart healthy diet is good for...
Nutrient density and disease preventing are some reasons that I love beans. But are they all they’re cracked up to be? Why do some diets not allow them?