Mushroom Barbecue Sandwich with Roasted Veggies #PlantBasedOnaBudget

It is a huge misconception that eating plant based is only for the affluent who have more money than they know what to do with. Having a primarily plant-based diet boasts a bounty of benefits for your body, your planet, and your wallet. Pound-for-pound, plant ingredients are much cheaper than animal products if you are…

Earth Day: Your Impact Matters! Easy Changes You Can Make

As a Dietitian you are trained to practice based off of evidence based guidelines. It is misleading, manipulative, and unethical to try to convince someone to change their behavior based on false information. It’s a responsibility I take very seriously, which is why I would like to present you with scientific-based, conclusive evidence that our…

Turmeric: A History and a How-To Guide

Chances are high that this versatile spice has come across your radar recently. Turmeric (pronounced TUR-mer-ic, according to the Cambridge Dictionary[1]) adds a bounty of benefits to a meal, from it’s vivacious golden yellow hue to it’s powerful, earthy flavors to it’s numerous health benefits. Although it is understandable and wise to be weary to…

Top 10 Diets of 2019 (Review of U.S. News List)

Every year, the U.S. News uses a panel of nutrition experts to rate the upcoming year’s top diets and reviews them in detail for the general public. The top 40 most popular diets are scored by short-term weight loss, long-term weight loss, diabetes, heart, ease of compliance, nutritional completeness, and health risks. For an in-depth review of their expert opinion,…

Gout & Nutrition: Advice for living and eating with gout

Gout can be an unpredictable, intolerable, incredibly debilitating condition. The feeling of a sudden gout attack can be enough to make even the toughest person beg for relief. If you have never had the unfortunate burden of dealing with a gout attack, this painting by 18th century artist James Gillray may give you a glimpse…

Help the Environment With Your Fork & Spoon

Hopefully, as a responsible inhabitant of this unbelievably awesome planet you do your best to be mindful about your role in the environment. When asked how individuals help the environment, the most common answer is through recycling – which is a very honorable practice and I highly encourage it! However, there is so much more…

PDCAAS & Protein Digestibility

In an attempt to be educated consumers, there are key spots we tend to check on nutrition labels. One of the first stops on our gaze’s trip down the label is the amount of protein. While protein is an essential building block for tissue and an integral part of nearly every physiological reaction in our…

Breakfast Smoothies: Break the Boring Breakfast Routine

The term “Breakfast” is aptly named because with this meal you are breaking the ~8 hour fast your body went through while you were asleep. In this time, your brain has used up a large chunk of its energy supply and will be looking to replace it. This is why getting breakfast in the morning…

Healthy Snacking (Presentation)

The following presentation is for Family Night at my local Head Start program, in conjunction with a snack preparation demonstration. Please feel free to contact me with questions or use this information for your own demonstration purposes. Enjoy!