The Real Life Eating Habits of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

My eating habits didn’t start out so great, it wasn’t until a professor of mine called me out on it in college that I started to change my ways.

It must have been in my junior year of college when my fellow students and I were asked by our nutrition professor to write down what we ate for the week as an assignment. I didn’t think that would be tough at all, in fact it would help me to call to mind what I grabbed from the student union on the way to class, or helped myself to on the snack shelves at the pharmacy I worked at after school. And, I turned the menus in the following Monday. Continue reading The Real Life Eating Habits of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

What Kids Really Want from Parents, Teachers & School Lunch

Currently in the press is a lot of discussion about how almost everyone connected to child eating programs is failing to be of much help to improve kids’ nutrition. Interestingly enough, classroom surveys of kids reflects some interesting attitudes on their part about what they really want from those around them—teachers, parents, and school lunch providers. Continue reading What Kids Really Want from Parents, Teachers & School Lunch

Tips for Navigating Game Day Party Food

So often we are invited to a variety of events and parties that involve food. It is truly one of the biggest activities we do as there are so many sports activities to view. For sure, we will expect counters full of food that await us. But, do we have an idea what to eat, or how many calories we have in store for a long afternoon of say, football, baseball, and even basketball too? Continue reading Tips for Navigating Game Day Party Food

Vegetable Noodles 101: Cutting the Carbs, Not the Taste

Cutting processed carbs can be extremely difficult—especially for those who love noodle-filled dishes. But trying to clean up your diet does not mean you have to cut out the recipes that you love. You simply need to make healthier substitutions!

So for all you pasta lovers out there, we found the perfect alternative, vegetable noodles!

Veggie noodles are fresh, low in natural carbohydrates, gluten-free, and packed with nutrition. Here is everything you need to know about swapping out pasta for vegetables!

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Superfoods to Maximize Your Recovery After Injury

Experiencing an injury can be devastating, not only physically but also, emotionally.  Injury catches us completely off-guard and can even stop the best of athletes dead in their tracks.  Often, emphasis on recovery is placed on physical therapy, excercises and stretches to help us physically strengthen our bodies.  While all the above is necessary and beneficial, let’s not forget how we fuel our bodies when we are recovering from an injury or surgery is equally as important to a complete and healthy recovery.  Consuming these vitamins and foods will not only boost recovery time, but will also give your body the nutrition and fuel it needs to maintain a happy and healthy you! Continue reading Superfoods to Maximize Your Recovery After Injury