Most days, I find myself on-the-go more often than I intend to be, thus making meals a tad more challenging to plan than normal. Harder to make the right choices, harder to eat healthier, and let’s be honest… harder on my bank account too if I end up grabbing something quick while I’m out! Lately, I have found myself throwing food in the infamous tortilla. It’s convenient. It’s easy. It doesn’t take many ingredients to fill. It’s a great size to fit in a plastic bag, wrap in foil, or even beeswax wrap. It can even be eaten while driving, I’m sold! Wraps are also a great way to make meals in advance for a couple of days, and are easy to store in your refrigerator, taking up little space. So, the question becomes… what can we put in this magical wrap?
Fall is here and we all know what that means… everything PUMPKIN SPICE!!! Pies, cakes, cookies, lattes, shakes, soups, crackers, cookies, cream cheese spread, creamers, milks, cringles, you name it and they have a pumpkin flavor for it!
Eggs have been the source of much confusion in the nutrition world. It’s good for you, it’s not, it’s good for you, it’s not…..Or, just eat the eggs whites for the protein but don’t eat the yolk. So, what do we know about eggs?…
It’s that time of the year….the sun is shining a little brighter and those temperatures are starting to warm up! So many of my clients become more acutely aware of the need to drink…especially as they start to sweat the minute they get out of the shower. However, there is a difference between understanding the need to stay hydrated and following through with drinking adequate fluids. As the summer approaches, here are a few tips to sip well in these warmer seasons.
One of the common nutrition buzz words throughout social media these days is the term “inflammation.” Supplements claiming to be anti-inflammatory, advertising weight loss benefits and joint pain relief have flooded the market in recent years, leading to a lot of discussion on the consequences of inflammation. But what is inflammation, and why is it bad for you?
We’ve lost touch with the concept of flexibility in an eating plan. I see way too many clients trying to do what their neighbor recommended, what their friends do, what has become popular in social media, or what they saw in a commercial. Everyone has become a nutrition expert and people too easily get away from sound, research-informed nutrition recommendations.
People often seem to get into ruts with snack options and crave something new. Snacks are fantastic for keeping you energized throughout the day…look at them as an opportunity to promote focus and concentration, top off your fuel stores before a workout, and as part of your plan for getting your nutrient needs met.
Unprecedented. This is the word I keep hearing over and over in the media right now. These are the times we’re in. So many are thinking about things like self-care, mental health and preventing disease. With this in mind, what role does nutrition play?
I recently received the greatest gift a girl could ask for….. an Instant Pot! Let me tell you, for someone who is not a fan of cooking or really being in the kitchen this Instant Pot has changed my life. Pressure cooking has become my new favorite thing.
As I think about this coming year, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite food products and ways to use them for quick meals.