St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and green is popping up everywhere as spring starts to arrive. But even if you’re wearing green and your lawn is greening up for the season, lots of us aren’t seeing enough green on our plates.
We strive to give you our best recipes in all our reviews, but we all know that when it comes to desserts, sometimes our hands are just a bit tied by the need to keep the sugar low. This recipe, however, will knock your socks off. The soft muffin-top like cookies are beautifully spiced and just sweet enough and packed with nutrients from the oats and pumpkin.
Every March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates the field of dietetics (and dietitians!) with National Nutrition Month (NMM). The annual NNM theme is designed to inspire healthful eating, not just in March, but all year long. This year’s theme, “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” fits this goal of encouraging a balanced diet…one forkful at a time.
We’ve taste-tested this frosting with and without cocoa powder, and if you’re not a fan of chocolate frosting, good news! Without the cocoa, this recipe is, well, maybe not the most festive color, but it’s a darn tasty vanilla frosting that smacks of brown sugar. If you’re aiming to make sure your sweet treats bring some nutritional benefit to the table, this is one frosting you’ve got to try.
Have you heard of “macro counting” or eating to “fit your macros”? This style of eating plan has been in fashion among fitness-minded folks, bodybuilders and the Cross-Fit set for a while now, but it has filtered down to the general public more recently. It’s used primarily as a weight control/weight loss plan, though technically it could also be used for “leaning out” (dropping body fat but not body muscle) or even gaining weight. Here are the basics…
Getting a good start on the day means finding the right breakfast for you to give your body energy. Healthy and delicious, fortunately, go hand in hand when it comes to breakfast foods. These are a few of our dishes in the breakfast rotation.
According the Cleveland Clinic, Americans don’t know their personal (and critical) numbers for reducing risk of cardiovascular disease. Yes, we know that we should reduce our risk, and as a dietitian, I am happy that many of you try to be “healthy,” but the problem is that what you don’t know is if those choices are having the right results.