March means many things…. the celebration of St. Patrick’s day, the end of winter and National Nutrition Month. Annually, we dietitians choose March as the month to encourage individuals to reach a new nutrition goal or reframe the way they think about healthful eating. This year’s theme, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right,” couldn’t be easier to celebrate.
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People always think that dietitians are perfect eaters. As if “perfection” can be applied to the way we eat. Of course, we dietitians are just like you. We strive for balance and seek the right blend of “every day” and “sometimes” foods. While there are some foods that we should all save for rare occasions (read: rich chocolate cake), there are other foods that are more uniquely “sometimes” foods for one person but not another. Identifying the foods that need to be limited in your diet and knowing when to have them is a key ingredient toward following an overall healthful diet. Here are the five essential questions you need to ask yourself.
I am all about finding ways to enhance recipes in ways that boost their nutrition. These small modifications aren’t meant to be sneaky but rather help the home cook add a bit more of this (e.g., whole grain) and a bit less of that (e.g., saturated fat). You would be surprised what a few small changes can add up too.
Don’t forget to join us today for our free webinar, Healthier Home Cooking, or watch the recording at your convenience! I’m teaming up with scientific advisor Kit Broihier to help you streamline your week with great tricks for faster cooking. Try these recipes and tips for turning today’s dinner into tomorrow’s lunch or dinner.
You read the latest book, bought the “right” foods and made sure to follow all of the rules, but you aren’t seeing the expected results. You think once again, “Why can’t I do this?” The more important question is: why isn’t the diet working for you? Before you throw in the diet towel and claim defeat, read on to see just why it was unsuccessful and how you are going to turn that “failure” into a triumph.
It’s been called the “most important meal of the day.” There are numerous studies that support the need for a healthful, satiating breakfast. Not only does it improve metabolism and aid in reaching in maintaining an ideal weight, it has also been linked to improved concentration and better behavior among school age students. The reasons to eat breakfast seem so clear and yet I often hear of individuals skipping it. Why? Here are the excuses I hear and the perfect solutions for them…
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. It is well documented that folic acid plays a role in preventing neural tube birth defects. Whether you are pregnant or planning to become so, a consistent intake of enough folate (folic acid) can help reduce the risk of birth defects such as Spina Bifida. That’s not it’s only benefit, of course–folate supports good cell health for all people of all ages. With the Guiding Stars Food Finder tool, you can search for foods that are rich in this important nutrient. We gathered a list of 10 highly rated foods (and a few recipes) to get you started!