Dietitians and Corporate Wellness: Companies Need Your Nutrition Expertise!

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!

Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Watermelon sure makes a refreshing crust for a fruit pizza on a hot summer day! Greek yogurt mixed with Neufchatel cheese spread on watermelon “crust” and topped with fruit, nuts, and chocolate is the perfect “healthy-ish” dessert. I served this pizza to a group of kids, teenagers, and adults and was surprised that regardless the age, everyone raved!

6 Tricks to Choosing the Best Watermelon

Watermelons are a healthy and refreshing treat in the summertime! If you spend time and effort picking out a watermelon and slicing it up, you want it to be sweet and amazing! Here are five tricks to pay attention to when buying a watermelon, to ensure a delicious watermelon every time.

To eat eggs or not to eat eggs? That is the question!

Did you get wind of the latest egg health headlines saying that eggs were associated with heart disease? Before you consider eliminating egg yolks all together once again, let’s consider the study design. When we examine better-designed egg health studies, you’ll be putting egg yolks back on the menu. 

How Your Valentine’s Breakfast Can Enhance Your Romantic Evening

Some people starve themselves during the day to “save calories” for their special meal. You’re more vulnerable to overeat at dinner if you come incredibly hungry and food deprived. Feeling uncomfortably full can sabotage the rest of your romantic evening with your sweetie. You may not know that the type of breakfast you eat can help you from overindulging in the evening. Summary: eating breakfast on Valentine’s Day will help your romantic night out!

Greek Yogurt Bark

This Greek yogurt bark is a fun holiday change of pace. Okay, it’s not chocolate bark, but it’s great in its own right. You can eat it for breakfast if you want, and you can make it fun for the holidays by using colorful frozen fruit, drizzled with dark chocolate. I used kiwi and frozen strawberries, but you can mix it up with frozen blueberries and pomegranate seeds for the holidays. The dark chocolate adds a dessert factor.

5 Ways to Enjoy Holiday Eating Without Sabotaging Your Weight

How many of you gorge yourself with food over the holidays with the thought that you will go on a strict diet the following day, Monday or even the next year? It’s an all-or-nothing mentality that ends up making you heavier overall, less healthy, and disappointed with yourself. If you watch your weight, you know what I’m talking about! I have five tips to help you to enjoy your holiday food without sabotaging your weight or your mental state. 

Coco-Nut Cookie Bites

These Coco-Nut Cookie Bites are the perfect go-to healthy treat! They’re terrific for lunch boxes or when you are on the run. You can just grab them from the freezer on your way out the door. A friend recently introduced them to me, and I was thrilled because they tasted so good, were easy to make, and are healthy!

Best Way to Ripen, Cut, & Preserve an Avocado

Either in guacamole, as a replacement for mayo on a sandwich, or just plain with a little bit of salt, avocados are delicious and nutritious! Full of fiber, potassium, folate, vitamins K, C, B6, E, and monounsaturated fat, avocados are great for blood pressure and blood sugar control, as well as for keeping belly fat down. Do you need any more reasons to indulge?

What You Don’t Know About Omega-3 Fats

If you really understood how critical omega-3 fatty acids are to keeping your brain sharp, your heart healthy, and your mental health intact, you would make sure you and your family were eating more of them! Omega-3 fats have an important role in reducing inflammation, blood clots, and blood pressure, and are critical for learning, vision, and brain function; especially for the brain development of babies and children. Even childhood food allergies and postpartum depression are linked to a low intake of omega-3 fatty acids! We usually talk about omega-3s in conjunction with seafood, but I have a couple of non-fish suggestions that will help you get more of this incredible fatty acid in your diet. Furthermore, so you don’t get confused by tricky labels, I will clue you in on the omega-3 label language and the different kinds of omega-3s.

Citrus Vinaigrette

I’ve been making this dressing all summer, so it’s well tested. The general consensus is “can I have the recipe?” It’s delicious! Very versatile, so you can use any citrus you have on hand, and typically the other ingredients are already in your pantry and fridge. I like this vinaigrette best with one tablespoon of fresh lime juice and either lemon or orange juice for the remaining tablespoon. If you use orange juice, you don’t need the extra tablespoon of honey unless you like it pretty sweet.

Plum Surprise!

Jack Horner was on to something; plums are delicious any way you eat them, and are especially good for your bones, blood sugars, waist size, cronic disease risk, and even your memory.

A New Look at Labels

Have you noticed any food label changes yet? Exciting things are coming with the new FDA food label requirements!

Processed Food Confusion

Pop-Tarts, cold cereal, eggs, donuts, whole grain toast, and yogurt all have something in common…People eat them for breakfast! However, they do NOT effect your body equally. Foods in their whole form, close to the way Mother Nature intended, boost our health. Yet, many families eat ultra-processed foods on a regular basis, perhaps even mistaking […]

The Real Fruit Truth

I’m challenging you this month to replace processed sugar and sweet treats with fruit! Many people equate fruit with white sugar, claiming it to be just as bad. THIS ISN’T TRUE! I’m regularly told, “I’m skipping fruit and sugar as part of my diet plan,” as if it’s the same thing. If you are someone who thinks this, please keep reading!