Picnic Confetti Rice Salad Recipe

Here is a side dish that will add color and flavor to any picnic or barbecue plate coming up for summer! The nice part about this Picnic Confetti Rice Salad Recipe is the fact that you will probably already have all the ingredients on hand just about any time you want to make the dish. Continue reading Picnic Confetti Rice Salad Recipe

How I Unexpectedly Gained Weight During a Weight Loss Challenge

It seems like it has been a while since The Wellness & Lifestyle Challenge. Yet, it has really only been a few months. We are hoping that the information you received from the Elite staff was helpful and continued on through these spring months.

For myself, your Dietitian of 30 years, I have done some learning of my own. I don’t often talk about things I personally experience as a consumer of wellness planning myself. But today I feel it’s important I share this experience with you. Continue reading How I Unexpectedly Gained Weight During a Weight Loss Challenge

Can You Count on Food Expiration Dates?

Food Expiration Dates, what do they mean? And are they reliable? Many people do think so and I know that it is taught in school curriculums that children learn to double check labels as to not eat “spoiled” foods. I recently experienced this firsthand when my granddaughters wanted to check the cottage cheese carton before having some. They said, “we are close to the date of expiration”and “we don’t want to eat any.” They smelled it but decided they would not eat it. I was a little surprised at their quick assessment and also at the realization that just maybe I would have something that’s not healthy in my refrigerator! Continue reading Can You Count on Food Expiration Dates?

Whole30 Diet Program Overview & Rules

Fad diets are commonplace these days, but how do we decipher the good from the bad, the realistic from the impractical and the sustainable from the “quick-fix”? As dietitians, it is our job to help guide you through this confusing array of choices to find a lifestyle and diet that works for you. One such diet is the Whole30 program. Continue reading Whole30 Diet Program Overview & Rules