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This is How Nutritionists Grocery Shop

Healthy eating starts at the grocery store. In order to eat balanced, nutritious meals, you need to stock your kitchen full of good foods. But grocery shopping can be a daunting task, especially because there are so many choices. While you may walk into the store with good intentions, supermarkets are set up to tempt you into buying other foods.… Read more »

Nutrition Guide to Shortcuts

Meal planning requires time. For those busy days, it is sometimes easier to grab something quick, for on the go. For those hectic days, shortcuts may be convenient, but don’t sacrifice nutrition. Smoothies, energy drinks, or bars, are not all created equal. Here is a nutrition guide to these shortcuts.… Read more »

9 Dietitian Approved Pantry Staples

Whipping up a tasty and nutritious dinner you’re actually excited about eating can be a breeze! Pair a protein with fresh or frozen produce and a grain, then flavor it with lots of spices and fun condiments.

The only catch? You’ve got to have a well stocked pantry. If right now, yours consists of a box of stale cereal and a few dusty old spices, read on to learn 9 dietitian approved pantry staples you should stock up on immediately!… Read more »

Grocery Nutrition Myths Busted

We love dispelling rumors, especially when it comes to food and nutrition. We’re cutting through the “noise” to give you the truth about the multitude of myths floating around in the media and likely at your gym or juice bar. Leaving no rock unturned, we’re tackling everything from should you wash that already washed bagged lettuce to is that cup of java in the morning setting you up for serious dehydration?… Read more »

Your Guide to the Healthiest Purple Foods

Purple food is one of the hottest health food trends of 2017. But you don’t need a bottle of food dye to enjoy this trend. There’s tons of naturally purple foods, rich in the antioxidant anthocyanin, which gives food it’s purple hue. Anthocyanins have been studied for everything from cancer protection to cognitive function to cardiovascular health. … Read more »

Your Guide to Healthy Cheese

If it were up to me, all dinners would start with cheese. Give me a plate filled with cheese, crackers, raw veggies and hummus (and a glass of wine), and I’m happy. Yet many people, most of my clients included, believe that cheese is unhealthy and shouldn’t be eaten – especially if they are trying to lose weight. So what is the deal, should you be … Read more »

How to Eat a Healthy Lunch on a Budget

As a Registered Dietitian, I always try to promote packing homemade lunches to bring to work, but let’s be realistic that is not always feasible. We are all busy!

I challenged myself to spending <$6 on lunch a few times this week, to see how the price and the nutritional value matched up for healthy eating on the go. I was surprised by the outcome.… Read more »