Category Archives: Eating for the Health of it

Healthy Habits Checklist

What shifts have you made to keep yourself healthy and feeling good these days? Life during this pandemic has been extraordinarily stressful for many of us making self-care more challenging than usual.  Yet, we need it now more than ever. … Continue reading

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Answers to your grocery shopping questions during COVID

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, grocery shopping has become a cause of stress and anxiety for many of us. Here’s what you need to know to get safely in and out of the store. BEFORE YOU GO TO THE STORE Plan … Continue reading

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Can foods boost your immune system?

Understandably, we all are worried about COVID-19 and want to do anything we can to avoid catching the virus. Unfortunately, this fear has resulted in the spread of misinformation regarding food and immunity. I’d like to set the record straight, … Continue reading

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5 Quick Meal Planning Tips (plus recipes to get you started)

Do you struggle with getting a nutritious family dinner on the table during the week?  It’s not always easy to accomplish this with our busy schedules, but it is possible. Here are 5 tips from busy parents about how they … Continue reading

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How Food Can Affect your Mood (+ mood boosting recipes)

Evidence suggests that in addition to impacting our physical health, what we eat also plays a role in how we feel.  Food directly affects the structure and function of our brain and, ultimately, our mood as well. You can test … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Barley and Bean Soup

The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that all adults eat at least half their grains as whole grains – that’s at least 3 to 5 servings of whole grains every day. The average American eats less than one … Continue reading

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Light and Fluffy Sweet Potato Pancakes

A lot of people ask me if sweet potatoes are actually good for them, which isn’t surprising considering the name suggests they’re loaded with sugar and starch. But don’t let their sweet nature fool you.  Sweet potatoes are off the charts … Continue reading

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Eat Fruit! It’s good for you (+ delicious apple recipe)

Many clients ask me these questions.  Is fruit okay to eat?  Doesn’t it have too much sugar? Yes, fruit does contain sugar.  However, the sugar in fruit is “natural” as opposed to “added” like the sugar found in cookies and … Continue reading

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Your guide to making the best food choices

Energy density and nutrient density are two important terms to understand when making food choices. Energy (or calorie) dense foods contain a higher number of calories per serving. Nutrient dense foods contain a higher level of vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients … Continue reading

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7 Benefits of Eating Less Meat + best ever veggie burger

Have you ever considered going meatless as a way to improve your health? I’m not suggesting a full-fledged vegan lifestyle. I’m talking about taking meat off the dinner table one night a week – Mondays for example. There are many … Continue reading

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