Posts By: allisonjstowell

Fishing for Nutrition

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

A child and an adult bonding by the water as they gently cast their fishing lines: this picturesque image is a perfect summer scene and the kind of moment a child looks forward to and reflects upon with delight. These opportunities can be more than just an afternoon adventure–they can teach our kids about our ecosystem, nutrition and possibly even outdoor cooking.

Fishing for Nutrition

Go Fish for Father’s Day

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

Burgers, steak…yeah, these are the usual when it comes to Father’s Day. But they don’t have to be. I’m sure that dad would enjoy a fabulous fish dish if it’s made just the right way, and you will savor the idea that you put together a “manly menu” of great-for-him nutrients.

Go Fish for Father’s Day

Super Barbecue Swaps

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

A summer barbecue is the best way to spend a long afternoon, with kids and adults alike enjoying lawn games and savoring the outdoors. Of course, along with the playing may be an extended afternoon of eating too, and sometimes not the best choices. I’ve narrowed it down to the top five nutrition “traps” that may be present at your next grill fest and some great swaps for getting around them.

Super Barbecue Swaps

“Brunchless” Mother’s Day

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

Brunch is truly my favorite meal–especially when it’s paired with a relaxing day and the “nowhere I need to be” feeling. That said, I also like variety and honoring every Mother’s day the same way year after year doesn’t exactly scream “creativity.” This year, surprise your mom with a day of honoring that passes on brunch, but still delights.

“Brunchless” Mother’s Day

Small Changes, Big Impact

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

Families can do a lot within their homes to protect our environment. Luckily, we have Earth Day to remind us to do just that. Even luckier, there are many ideas and resources available to get families started.

Small Changes, Big Impact

Gardening with Kids

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

If you garden or maintain your backyard in any way, you know it can be exhausting and leave you uniquely sore as you ponder the resilience of weeds and why you must replace your mulch each year. Of course, it is also rewarding to enjoy the results of your efforts all summer long. The ultimate in “no pain, no gain.”

Gardening with Kids

Go Nuts!

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

March is National Peanut Month! Lovers of the good ol’ PB&J will delight in highlighting the power of this little legume. With so many different peanut butters on the shelves, how do you know which is the best for you? Is it okay that there is so much fat in peanut butter? And, of course, there are those who are allergic or sensitive to peanuts, what is their best option for a convenient spread?

Go Nuts!