How to Stay Awake Without Coffee
Let’s face it – life is exhausting. Juggling work, school, spouses, partners, kids, friends, and making time for yourself can leave even the most motivated of us in need of a hefty slumber. So, how can we stay energized when our lives are so demanding? Often, we reach for our beloved super hero, coffee, to make it through the day. It really can feel like a savior sometimes! And don’t get me wrong, I love coffee just as much as the rest of the world, but sometimes you just need more options! So how can you stay awake without coffee? Keep reading to learn how to stay awake without coffee… Read More
DIY Holiday gifts in a jar: Protein balls and energy bites
You've probably already heard that no-bake protein balls & energy bites are the cool new "cookies" that Santa's Elves are rolling. So when it comes to DIY gifting, if you're like me and love the idea, but sometimes miss the mark a tad (think: pinterest fail, lol), these DIY Christmas Jars are a simple and foolproof way to avoid the land of misfit gifts. Plus, they're delicious & healthy, so whether it's a hostess gift or a teacher gift, or any other type of gift for that matter, these DIY mason jars are perfect! Read More
3 Diabetes-Friendly Holiday Recipes
The holiday season can be an uncertain time for people living with diabetes. As someone with type 1 diabetes, I know the struggles of navigating parties, family dinners, and other holiday events. And when it comes to cooking for others, it can feel next to impossible trying to balance what is diabetes-friendly with what is easy to cook and tastes delicious Read More
It’s been a few weeks since I got home from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo 2018 (FNCE for you non-dietitians), and just like last year, I’m so glad I went! In a job where your “co-workers” are online and I almost always work from the comfort of my dining room table, it’s so refreshing to see my friends and fellow dietitians in person, as well as meet some of the faces behind brands and organizations I know and love. Read More
Top 5 Foods for Glowing Skin
Whether you want your skin to be smoother, brighter, less wrinkled, softer, more supple, less congested, or with diminished acne and/or scarring; it is almost ALWAYS the answer. Just exfoliate and hydrate! There are many pricey ways to do this at a spa: acid peels, enzyme scrubs, tonics, serums, lotions, etc. But, what about treating your skin from the inside out? There are specific foods that can help your body exfoliate and hydrate your skin naturally… Read More
How to handle Halloween candy and kids
This time of year, I get asked ALL THE TIME about how to handle Halloween candy and kids…
How much should they have?
Do you let them have any at all?
What do you do with your kids?
How much is too much?
Do you hide it from them?
And you get the idea… Read More
How to host an avocado brunch
Ain’t no party like an avocado party!! Ok, sorry for that, but seriously, keep reading for all my tips and tricks on how to host an avocado brunch! Read More
Why should you have fat in your diet?: 5 reasons to not fear fat Read More
How to eat a more plant-based diet: A beginner's guide Read More
What can you cook in an air fryer?
It’s probably one of the hottest cooking trends right now, but you may be wondering what can you cook in an air fryer? Is it just for leftovers? How does it work? And again, what can you cook in an air fryer??? Read More
9 Easy High Protein On-the-Go Breakfast Ideas
Now that Fall is in full swing, most people are back into a good routine and no more lazy summer mornings. It’s more important than any other time of year (hello, flu season!) to have easy high protein on-the-go breakfast ideas. Read More
Cold Pumpkin Recipes For Warmer Weather
It's the middle of September, the kids are back in school, and while fall is supposed to be just around the corner, if you live in the South like I do, you won't be seeing those fall-like temperatures anytime soon. So, if you're also like me and want to enjoy all thing pumpkin this time of year, keep reading for tons of cold pumpkin recipes for warmer weather. Read More
ALL veggies offer some sort of nutritional value and they all are nutritious. But with that being said, there are a few that offer a little bit more than others and if you're looking to get the most bang for your buck, might be a better choice for you... Read More
7 things you should buy at the grocery store that aren't food
What's on your weekly grocery list? Ever wondered what things you should buy at the grocery store that aren't food? If you're only buying food at the grocery store, then you may be missing out on some great deals… Read More
Have you ever wondered what to look for in a snack bar? Whether it's a protein bar, granola bar, or energy bar, it seems like every week there's a new healthy snack bar option to choose from at the grocery store. And one of the most frequent questions I get asked is what to look for in a healthy snack bar. Read More
5 After School Snack Ideas that Won’t Ruin Dinner
It’s the middle of August, and kids have already started heading back to school in certain parts of the country. (My oldest started yesterday!) The first day of school can bring a flood of emotions and potentially stress, but it also brings a return to some semblance of “normalcy” for a lot of families… though, I don’t think anything’s ever quite “normal” when it comes to life with kids, but anyways… Read More
Ready or not, school is just around the corner! Hard to believe right?! Do you know what you’re going to pack for your kids for lunch on that first day? Ya, I don’t either, it’s ok. But, one thing I do know is that loading my kids up with sugar at lunchtime is a sure fire way to make sure they’re exhausted and unable to focus in the afternoon. So, here are my Top 10 Low Sugar Lunchbox Staples: Read More
Raise your hand if you like grocery shopping… anyone? Yes? No? I’m one of those rare people that LOVES roaming the aisles of the grocery store. And even if I forget my list, I usually can do a pretty good job of remembering what I came for. See what’s on a diabetic dietitian’s grocery list… Read More
Summer is in full swing and it’s time so start thinking about produce that's seasonal and local. There are so many buzzwords you hear when it comes to food shopping. Organic, sustainable, local, eco-friendly, fair-trade, GMO-free, sulphur-free and the list goes on and on and on. Today we’re going to crack down the buzzwords and get you ready for produce shopping without any questions. Read More
Believe it or not, our most important job related to food and our kids isn’t actually what we’re feeding them. Now, don’t get me wrong, we do need to provide them with nourishing, quality meals and snacks; however, our primary focus should be ensuring they develop a healthy, balanced relationship with food. Read More