Check out the following food and nutrition blog posts for health and wellness information and tasty recipes! Nothing is more powerful than good nutrition. Not only can optimal nutrition help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, good food can also give you energy and make you feel great! The world of nutrition is constantly changing as experts conduct innovative studies and publish breakthrough research. We are bombarded with new and trendy nutrition information every day via the internet, TV, fad diet books, magazines and more. So what does good nutrition mean to me? Follow my food and nutrition blog to stay up-to-date with important nutrition topics and discover delicious healthy recipes!
A few things you might think when you hear that poultry has been substituted for the traditional beef, pork, and veal in a meatball:
These won’t be as good as the real thing
These lean meatballs are destined to be dry
There’s no way my spouse will eat “healthy” meatballs
If I’m going to spend all afternoon making 2 dozen healthy meatballs, they better be amazing
Well these Skinny Chicken Meatballs are here to make all of your dreams come true. They are juicy, zesty, and busting with flavor as if they came out of...
Heart disease is the number 1 killer in America. What you eat and drink can make all the difference. In honor of American Heart Month this February, I’m sharing few antioxidant-rich beverages that can help protect your heart!
Green Smoothie: Add heart-healthy ingredients like bright leafy greens, creamy avocado and fiber-rich flax or chia seeds to your next green smoothie. Leafy greens like spinach and kale contain nutrients that prevent plaque buildup in blood vessels. Avocado provides healthy monounsaturated fats that reduce bad...
Ahhh Sunday – a day to relax and relish in the final hours of the weekend. My Sundays always have an early, albeit lazy and slow, start (in attempt to get my sleep schedule back on track for the week ahead) supplemented with copious amounts of coffee. I spend the waking hours in the dark, bundled in blankets on the couch, working away at my laptop until the sun comes up.
Then I either spend the morning in the kitchen testing recipes with my camera around my neck capturing tasty images in the morning sunlight or behind...
Happy New Year! Are you starting off the New Year with health and nutrition goals in mind? Well, a healthy body starts in the kitchen. I think the saying is “you get fit at the gym and you lose weight in the kitchen.” Am I right? Well if you ask me, a healthy kitchen is one that is clean, well-organized and always stocked with the right foods to keep you on track.
Photography credit: Courtney Michelle Photography
I start every New Year off with a deep clean of my kitchen and a thorough audit of my cupboards, pantry...
Resolving to improve your eating habits in 2017? Equip yourself for success with a pantry audit. Pull everything out of your cupboards and assess each item through a health-conscious lens. Toss what you don’t need and stock up on healthy ingredients. Why is this important? Because the foods you have available in your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer determine what you will eventually cook for quick weeknight meals and will encourage you to try new recipes from your favorite healthy cookbooks. Streamline your grocery list, foster...
It’s my favorite time of year – my annual healthy cookbook roundup! And with Black Friday right around the corner, it’s time to start shopping! Whether you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for that special someone or simply seeking inspiration to impress your guests this season, I’ve done the research for you and identified the best healthy cookbooks of 2016!
This year, my roundup just happens to highlight some of the amazing published work from many talented healthy food bloggers in the blogosphere!...
Happy Halloween! If all of the sugary candy and treats this season scare you, try one of these creative healthy Halloween foods instead! Be sure to check out our tips for How to Have a Healthy Halloween and avoid cavities and weight gain throughout during this fun holiday.
Halloween Yogurt Bark – Freezing yogurt (even the non-dairy kind!) creates a breakable bark similar to chocolate without all the sugar. Add fruit and homemade monster googly eyes for a festive look!
Owl Rice Cake Snacks – I love everything about...
The crisp and colorful months of September, October and November are the perfect time to embrace dark leafy greens and sweet starchy fruits! Our fall produce chart and healthy colorful fall recipes will keep you inspired while you enjoy the everything from the changing autumn leaves to weekend football tailgating. Learn more about the importance of seasonal produce here. We also have winter produce, spring produce, and summer produce guides.
Here are some of our favorite fall fruits and vegetables and a...
It’s that time of year! Dietitians from around the nation have FNCE fever and are gearing up for the biggest event of the year – the 2016 Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo! This year the conference is in historic downtown Boston – will you be there? With over 8,000 dietitians expected to attend, FNCE hosts over 400 food and beverage exhibitors and 130 research and educational presentations, lectures, panel discussions and culinary demonstrations. Whether this is your first year to the conference or you are a seasoned FNCE veteran,...
With food allergies on the rise, brands and recipe developers are using terms like “gluten-free”, “grain-free”, “soy-free”and more. But what do all of these claims represent and what ingredients are they actually avoiding? What does “allergy-free” and “allergy-friendly” even mean?
“Allergy-free” and “allergy-friendly” are claims most commonly placed on food products or recipes that are free from the eight most common food allergens in the United States, as...