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A Dietitian’s Guide to Ordering Drinks at the Bar

I am asked on a regular basis, “how often can I drink alcohol?” and “what alcoholic drink is the healthiest?” I get it, alcohol is an important part of socializing. I too like to kick back with a glass of wine at dinner or a fun cocktail at the bar. While I’ll never tell you that you need to cut it out completely, portion-wise women are recommended to have no more than one … Read more »

Summer Meals for the Grill

Is there anything better than a dish that only requires one vessel for cooking? No way! But now that it’s summer, you’d rather be spending your time outside, not inside at the stove or by the oven. So how can you “summer-ize” that one pan meal concept? By firing up your grill! To get you started, here are 7 perfect One Grill meal ideas! Read more »

A Dietitian’s Guide To Ordering At Food Trucks

If you’re lucky enough to live in an area with food trucks, than you know the pure joy that comes with the experience. There’s something magical about ordering at that outdoor counter, having your food prepared inside a vehicle souped up with kitchen gadgets, then grabbing your food and enjoying it al fresco. But sometimes the foods in those trucks can be heavy, jammed with saturated fat and calories. There’s good news though, with a few tips, you can still enjoy your favorite food trucks without feeling weighed down.Read more »

Counting Down The Best Cookbooks For Summer

Summer cooking is fun! Fresh, beautiful produce abounds and everything just seems to taste better. To inspire you in the kitchen this summer, we’ve pulled some of our favorite cookbooks filled with delicious seasonal dishes. We bet you’ll be cooking from them all summer. Check out the titles below and enjoy the commentary because we interviewed every author… 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 »