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Reading the Nutrition Facts labels on foods is an important skill that can help us make healthier choices and stay within our calorie budget. Understanding the nutrients and ingredients in the foods you buy makes you a more informed consumer and gives you a better understanding of the foods you are putting into your body.… Continue reading »

When you are busy, the last thing you want to do is prepare a meal with an endless ingredient list. Having a few simple, healthy recipe ideas on hand for the days you do not have a lot of time to cook is a great way to still have a healthy meal at home or… Continue reading »

Have you ever wondered if it is safe to eat yogurt past its best by date or thaw poultry at room temperature? Maybe you are unsure if you can eat those roasted vegetables you left on the counter overnight or if you can store butter at room temperature. For all of your food safety related… Continue reading »

The amount of food we eat is just as – if not more – important as the types of foods we eat when it comes to weight maintenance or weight loss. This is another reason why tracking food intake is critical to weight management. We tend to think we are better at estimating the amount… Continue reading »

You may have heard that foods high in omega 6 fats (soybean oil, safflower oil, sunflower seed oil, vegetable oil) can cause inflammation in the body. Since inflammation is the root cause of most chronic illnesses including heart disease this would not be good. So, where is this theory coming from that omega 6 fatty… Continue reading »

Paleo?  Keto?  Blood type diet?   It seems like every week, a different popular diet trend emerges.  As a dietitian, I receive many questions from program participants, family, and friends about how I feel about the newest diet fad.  Luckily, there are two questions that many dietitians and I ask to determine if a diet is… Continue reading »

Has anyone else noticed all the tasty grain and vegetable bowl restaurants popping up everywhere? After stopping into two different shops I noticed they have a few things in common: tasty grain/vegetable bowls, and really high prices! The concept is very simple and easy to recreate at home for a much lower price. They are… Continue reading »

We are continuing to evaluate a common situation that individuals encounter. My last blog focused on nutrition, check it out if you’re interested. “I can’t stop eating….I’m always eating.“ To really unpack this, we have to look at the interplay between nutrition, self-care, and coping with emotions. Today let’s do a self-care check-in. Self-care impacts… Continue reading »

I have been a registered dietitian for 30 years and keep up to date on recently published literature so rest assured, my suggestions are evidence-based! Let’s evaluate a common situation that individuals encounter. “I can’t stop eating….I’m always eating.“ To really unpack this, we have to look at the interplay between nutrition, self-care and coping… Continue reading »

“A pantry is like a quiver of arrows, at your back and at the ready.” Abra Berens in her cookbook, Ruffage Pantry staples are more important than ever. For the past several months, I have only been going to the grocery store once a week, which has made me more mindful when planning my weekly shopping… Continue reading »