Food and Nutrition Blog

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!

The Ketogenic Diet – Is it for You?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Nutrition, Resources | 0 comments

The Ketogenic Diet – Is it for You?

The ketogenic diet is on the rise, but is it for you? Learn more about this high-fat, low-carb eating pattern including what to eat and what to avoid. The ketogenic (“keto”) diet has been getting a lot of attention among medical and nutrition communities and in the media – appearing in cookbooks, on podcasts, in magazines, and more. Customers at local coffee shops are trading in their lattes for bulletproof coffee – adding butter instead of skim milk to their morning cup. Doctors are prescribing the ketogenic diet to...

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Beyond the Kitchen, Travel | 0 comments

5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business

Sustaining healthy habits away from home can be a challenge. These 5 ways to stay healthy while traveling will help you plan ahead for your next work trip. While I’d like to say that I travel for pleasure on relaxing vacations, the truth is I travel most frequently for business – at least once a month, sometimes more. Maintaining health habits is easy when you’re at home – you have your daily routine, reliable healthy meals in the fridge and a gym at your finger tips. Staying healthy while traveling on the other hand is much more...

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Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #3

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Meal Plans | 0 comments

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #3

Celebrate the beginning of fall with this heart healthy meal featuring lean steak, a crunchy salad and addicting parsnip fries. During the fall you can continue grilling outside or you can bring the party inside. This tasty heart healthy meal is great for a fall cookout or a simple weeknight meal! This is the third plate in my heart healthy meals series call Prevention Plates. Every plate serves 2 and features either my own recipes or those I love from around the web (or both!). I also share tips for easy preparation,...

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10 Life-Changing Seed Breads

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Recipes, Snacks | 0 comments

10 Life-Changing Seed Breads

You don’t need a fancy bread machine or advanced baking skills to make one of these delicious and healthy seed breads! There’s something about a slice of hearty, dense, whole grain bread packed with nutritious nuts and seeds and topped with nut butter, mashed avocado, or a fried egg that gives me the feels. The comforting homey ingredients of seed breads elicit a feeling of coziness, healthfulness and zen-like peace of mind all at the same time. Who doesn’t love a hunk of crusty bread with a warm winter stew or the...

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4 Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Snacks | 0 comments

4 Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips

These four simple, healthy Greek yogurt veggie dips are low in calories, high in protein and made with real food ingredients. The famous healthy snack of raw veggies and a delicious dip can do no harm, right? Wrong. While fresh veggies are always a safe bet, what you dip them in makes ALL the difference. Traditional veggie dips made with cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream can be high in calories, saturated fat and sodium – not ideal for a heart healthy diet. But with the simple swap of non-fat or low-fat plain Greek yogurt, you...

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Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #2

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Meal Plans | 0 comments

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #2

Celebrate the final days of summer with this heart healthy meal on the grill featuring lean beef, savory fruit salad and unconventional green fries. I love three-day weekends. Just when you think the weekend is over, BAM. One more bonus day. Winner winner chicken dinner. And you know what else is a winner? This tasty heart healthy meal right here. In case you’re new, let me remind you about these beautiful heart healthy meals we call Prevention Plates. Each plate serves 2 and features both my own recipes and those I love...

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Top 6 Mediterranean Cookbooks You Need

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Cookbooks | 0 comments

Top 6 Mediterranean Cookbooks You Need

New to the Mediterranean diet or looking for heart-healthy recipes, here is a list of my top 6 favorite Mediterranean cookbooks! Today I’m bringing you the best Mediterranean cookbooks – ones that you should definitely add to your healthy cookbook collection. I’ll be the first to admit – I’m one of the worst offenders when it comes to cookbook obsessions. I read them in bed at night, I click through cooking e-books on my commute, I place holds on new releases at the library and there are always at least 10...

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What is the Mediterranean Diet?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Nutrition | 0 comments

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet reduces risk factors that can cause heart disease including high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, obesity & high blood pressure. We all know the Mediterranean diet to be a “heart-healthy diet”. But what exactly IS the Mediterranean diet? The first country that comes to mind when Americans think about the Mediterranean diet is Greece. We actually went to Greece (Mykonos, Paros, Santorini and Athens) on our honeymoon and FELL. IN. LOVE. with the food and culture. Gotta get back there…   BUT the...

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Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #1

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Meal Plans | 1 comment

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #1

Fire up the grill with one of our summer picnic heart healthy meals featuring sunny produce, savory eggs and grilled meat! Looking for ideas to cook up heart healthy meals? You’re in the right place! Remember when I told you about my Prevention Plate heart healthy meals? Maybe you’ve forgotten. Let me remind you. Each Prevention Plate is a heart healthy meal featuring recipes from around the web, my tips and tricks for making them (yep, I’ve tried every one of these recipes), and a corresponding...

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How to Build a Heart Healthy Meal

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Meal Plans | 0 comments

How to Build a Heart Healthy Meal

Build a heart healthy meal in three easy steps. This heart healthy RD shows you which foods to fill your plate with at each meal of the day. I have a crush. On every perfectly assembled heart healthy meal that ever lived. A beautifully organized plate of nutrients is this dietitian’s celebrity heartthrob. **insert heart eyes emoji**   Heart Healthy Eating Heart healthy eating for the prevention of heart disease is a way of life in our house. With 1 in 4 Americans dying from heart disease every year, the need for heart healthy...

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