Posts By: allisonjstowell

What’s in a Melon?

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

A perfect pool snack, refreshing salsa, sweet summer soup or a rejuvenating drink, melon is a versatile fruit that screams summer when added to just about any meal or snack. The produce section of your local market abounds with different melons, each offering a unique taste and fragrance to your plate.

What’s in a Melon?

Fantastic Freezer Ideas

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

Hot summer afternoons are made for frozen treats. If the ice cream truck is a constant presence at your local park or other spots your family frequents then you need to have great options on hand at home to compete. Recipes and ideas abound for frozen treats that you will feel good about giving your kids (and won’t leave their faces dyed blue).

Fantastic Freezer Ideas

Sugar Wars: Soda vs. Juice

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

Last week the journal Nutrition made headlines with a new study that analyzed the fructose content of soda and juice in an effort to compare drinks that use high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) with those that don’t. The results may surprise you.

Sugar Wars: Soda vs. Juice

Seafood Guide: Best Choices

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

The American Heart Association recommends consuming two, 3.5 ounce servings of grilled or baked fish per week. With worries about mercury, confusion about wild caught vs. farmed fish and uncertainty about sustainability and how companies are getting fish to our table, it can be tough to know right choice of fish for you and your family.

Seafood Guide: Best Choices

School’s Out: Summer Snacking Guide

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

Whether your summer plans include camp, hanging by the pool, a long road trip, dealing with a busy airport or getting outside for a hike, we’ve got you covered with snacks that make even the hottest day at camp or longest day in the car a little bit easier…or at least less whiny.

School’s Out: Summer Snacking Guide

BBQ Survival Guide

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

BBQ season is upon us. After our (what felt like) never-ending winter, we no doubt deserve a long afternoon enjoying the weather and of course…the food. But how do we take pleasure in an afternoon of eating, drinking and sun without overdoing it? We refer to our BBQ survival guide.

BBQ Survival Guide

Healthy Grilling Picks

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

A search of national brand barbecue sauces reveals that none of them earn Guiding Stars due to sugar and other attributes. It makes it difficult to have a healthful barbecue when you are starting with ingredients that high in sugar, salt and unhealthful fats. Naturally, I am not going to let you embark on a grilling season without help to meet your nutrition goals. From best picks to recipes, I’ve got you covered with ideas and suggestions that are sure to make your next barbecue both tasty and good for you.

Healthy Grilling Picks