This is one of my favorite times of the year. From late October to early January, there are holiday parties, family get-togethers, time with family, and lots and lots of yummy food. However, this time of year can also lead to stress, late nights, over indulgence of food (& alcohol,) and a reduced amount of… Continue reading How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays.
One of the most popular diets as of late is the Paleo Diet. Ever wonder what it's all about? Read on!! Paleo Diet; The Basics. The Paleo diet encourages the consumption of what our ancestors were believed to have eaten as hunters and gatherers, such as meat, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, etc. The diet discourages… Continue reading A Dietitian’s Thoughts on the Paleo Diet.
One of my foodie obsessions is collecting various oils and enjoying the pizzazz they add to a dish. It's amazing how a splash of sesame oil can instantly bring a dish to life. Or (my personal favorite), the way a drizzle of basil olive oil can freshen up a bowl of lettuce, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.… Continue reading All About Cooking Oils.
It's slightly ironic that I'm writing this while also being smack dab in the middle of a head cold. Maybe that's what inspired me to talk about nutrition for immune health in the first place. Mainly because there is just so much unsolicited advice surrounding this topic. "Eat more vitamin C!!" "Starve a cold!!" "Take your zinc… Continue reading Nutrition for Immune Health
It was my lucky day. Work had been long. Sleep had been little. My tuxedo cat was relentlessly begging for food and I somehow managed to spill coffee on my favorite shirt. But. Still. It was my lucky day. Why? you ask. Because. Because there were speckled bananas sitting on the kitchen table and chocolate chips… Continue reading Recipe: Banana Nut Bread
Nothing beats a hot cup of coffee in the morning, am I right? If you’re like me, and coffee is a regular part of your morning routine, you’re certainly not alone. Second only to water, coffee is the most readily consumed beverage in the United States. Approximately 86% of Americans are drinking their coffee on… Continue reading Coffee and Heart Health: Yay or Nay?