Pumpkin seeds and diabetes: Can pumpkin seeds really lower blood sugar levels?
Have you ever read about all the health benefits of pumpkin seeds?? It’s quite fascinating! They’re loaded with health benefits and nutrients that can potentially help a variety of health conditions.
But one area of research on pumpkin seeds is especially intriguing to this diabetic dietitian: Can pumpkin seeds really lower blood sugar levels? Read More
Can eating chocolate everyday help your heart?
We’ve all heard about the potential health benefits of chocoate, but can eating chocolate everyday help your heart? And if it does, how does it do that? Read More
Artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, and natural sweeteners: Are they ok and how much can you use?
Artificial sweeteners, sugar substitutes, non-nutritive sweeteners, natural sweeteners… regardless of what you call them, there always seems to be a debate happening about which ones are ok to use and how much you should consume them. I’ll give a brief overview of what they are, the different types, and how they’re used. Then we’ll take a look at what the research says about them, my opinion based on that research, and which ones I prefer to use. Read More
Traveling with diabetes: Some surprising tips you may not think about Read More
Why you should be eating walnuts at lunch everyday...
Did you know that only 49% of people actually take a true lunch break each day? In this post, I’ll cover some things to consider about your lunchtime routine, and why you should be eating walnuts at lunch everyday. Read More
Magnesium: what it does, how much do you need, and what foods have it
Magnesium has been in the news a lot recently and seems to be high on the list of “trendy” supplements these days. But before you spend your money on another supplement, let’s take a look at what magnesium does, how much magnesium you need, and what foods are high in magnesium. Read More
Eating this food could support your brain health… plus a Sweet & Savory Brain Boosting Breakfast Bowl recipe Read More
Are carbs bad for you?
Carbs, carbs, carbs. There’s a reason they’re so comforting. Did you know they are your brains PREFERRED source of fuel? So, if you want me to cut to the chase and just answer that one big question, “Are carbs bad for you?” the answer is most definitely… Read More
What a diabetic dietitian puts in her smoothies
Ever wonder what a diabetic dietitian puts in her smoothies? Or maybe what a dietitian would recommend you put in yours? Read More
19 quick and easy ways to satisfy a sweet tooth
…I’m thinking of a real life “I want to eat something sweet” type of scenario. You just want something quick and easy that will bring a smile to your face. There’s many ways to do this that taste amazing, AND don’t involve diet products or convincing yourself that ignoring it will make it go away… o, and that you can have ready in under 10 minutes… Read More
How much protein do you actually need?
So, how much protein do you actually need? What are the best types? Plant based or animal protein? And so on… It’s probably the most talked about nutrition topic or nutrient across all media platforms, yet the one that leaves the most questions in consumer minds. Read More
Whether you’re sitting at your desk at work, chasing kids around at home, or just enjoying the day … that sinking I-need-a-nap-ASAP-feeling, can hit out of nowhere. What causes this? And how do you avoid it? Read More
Eat intentionally: 11 food choices to make in 2019 that won't set you up for failure
Rather than setting unrealistic weight loss goals, or proclaiming you’re going to never eat sugar again, let’s try setting ourselves up for success and vowing to eat intentionally in 2019. No crazy goals, diets, or fads, just realistic plans and perspectives on food.
Still not quite sure what I mean? Keep reading for 11 food choices to make in 2019 that won’t set you up for failure like a traditional New Years resolution would… 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
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
Why should you have fat in your diet?: 5 reasons to not fear fat 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
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