Total time: Serving amount: We make these at our wellness camps for kids and they go crazy for them. Children enjoy them even more when they help with the preparation. Specific steps to involve children are shown below. By the way, adults love them just as much as kids do! Mister filled with olive […]
Adapted from a cake recipe, this bread/cake is moist and good. I tested it out on children and it was a big hit. They didn’t realize they were consuming vegetables. It does still have sugar in it but for a dessert type food, it’s still fairly healthy with the cocoa, zucchini, and whole wheat in it. Make sure to take the bread out of the oven as soon as the toothpick came out clean. Enjoy!
If you haven’t tried zucchini cut into thin ribbon-like strips, you are missing out! The texture is smooth rather than mushy, and it’s quick to prepare. Full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, this 10-calorie-per-serving vegetable deserves more plate time! If you want to disguise the vegetable a little, peel the skin prior to cutting the ribbon strips and no one will stop to think about what they are eating. (But once your family is hooked, leave on the skin as shown below for more nutrition.) Don’t overcook them; they cook quickly because they are so thin. Finish this delicious vegetable off with freshly grated Romano cheese. Diced tomatoes and fresh basil are also tasty with this recipe. Enjoy the taste, texture and ease of preparation of this nutritious vegetable!
While summer squash may not be a “superfood” in terms of any one nutrient, it does contain many valuable nutrients, including some important phytonutrients. Zucchini in particular is taking on a new ribbon-look that changes the texture enough to convert the zucchini haters among us.
I’m convinced that more kids, teenagers and adults would love eating vegetables if they ate them roasted in a hot oven with a relatively short cooking time. Roasting vegetables is incredibly easy and brings out the natural sugars in them to make them delicious! I was visiting my sister recently, and she was telling me […]
Join a 12 Fixes to Healthy Group Challenge with a friend or take this 12-week challenge with your group or organization. Challenge Program Benefits This evidence-based, dietitian-led program can help you improve your health, lose excess inches if needed, reset your gut health, strengthen your immune defenses, help slow down cognitive decline and feel better […]
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Summer at the beach means donuts! Why not eat healthier donuts that taste good but actually make you feel good after you eat them? These sweet potato donuts are made with amazing whole food ingredients like chickpeas, Greek yogurt, whole grain flour, cooked sweet potato, and pure maple syrup. Use donut pans that are inexpensive to buy or muffin tins with foil in the middle to hold open the donut holes while they cook. Have fun with the toppings and enjoy!
Roasted purple and orange sweet potato wedges add lots of flavor, nutrition and so much vibrant color to your plate! They are easy too. Roast them in a 400 degree F oven with a little of high-heat oil like avocado oil.
This roasted broccoli is addictive. The young adults I’ve introduced this recipe to swear by it also. Parents tell me their vegetable-hating kids are gobbling it up like french fries.
It cooks at high heat to give it crunch. It looks a little burnt, but it’s not — it’s delicious!
These mini crustless pumpkin pies are the perfect size to enjoy at any gathering. They bring people together: they’re scrumptious for those who don’t care if they are healthy and for those who do! These pie bites are made with almond flour to be gluten-free, the processed sugar is replaced with pure maple syrup, and they can easily be made dairy-free. I’ve brought them to several parties with rave reviews. Plus, they’re easy to make.
Don’t forget to savor each mini bite!
When it comes to weight-loss diets, both the keto plan and an overnight intermittent fasting plan are effective weight-loss strategies — for the short term, anyway. People swear by one or the other, but as a wellness dietitian, I want to point out a few of the hidden costs of the ketogenic diet in contrast to some of the benefits of an overnight intermittent fasting regime. Just hear me out on this one!
Does it matter when you eat your food? A growing body of evidence suggests that an overnight fast, aligned with darkness and your body’s nighttime response, may be a critical piece of the weight loss puzzle.
Dole Pineapple Whip sure tastes wonderfully refreshing on a hot summer day! This 4-ingredient frozen yogurt version of pineapple whip is quick to make at home and healthier. Add a fresh mango for a delicious twist or add more frozen pineapple. This recipe calls for a small container of coconut Greek yogurt but feel free to substitute a nondairy coconut yogurt to make a dairy-free dessert. This yummy recipe is supposed to be more of pineapple-mango ice cream rather than a smoothie. But if you’re in a smoothie mood, add a little fresh pineapple juice (or other fruit juice) to thin it out. Enjoy and stay cool!
As a registered dietitian, there are countless career opportunities available to you, one of which is corporate wellness. Have you thought about jumping into corporate wellness? There is a fantastic opportunity to work for yourself providing health and wellness presentations to companies, organizations, and groups? As corporate wellness programs blossom, there is an enormous need for dietitians and your nutrition expertise in this field!