Category: Nutrition

Get Your Day Started with a Great Breakfast!

As we all know, a good and healthy breakfast helps jump start your day and gets your metabolism going. Here are some easy healthy breakfast ideas to get your engine running! Make instant oatmeal with almond milk instead of water. Toss in raisins or dried cranberries and chopped walnuts. Layer plain Greek yogurt with your… Read more »

Enjoy an Egg a Day!

The American Heart Association says it is okay for healthy adults to have an egg a day! Eggs are packed with nutrients that protect your eyes, brain, and immune system… and are rich in protein making them a great breakfast choice!

Tips for Dining Out

Everybody loves to go out to eat, but restaurant meals can have way more calories than you would ever expect! For this reason, making smart choices from the menu is crucial when trying to lose, or even maintain weight. When reading the menu, choose options that use steaming, grilling, or broiling as cooking methods. Avoid… Read more »

Raising Healthy Eaters from 3 to 18!

Food, nutrition and eating skills are among the most important things you can share with children. We are all very aware that this particular skill set is quite difficult even among nutrition professionals. Children can be defiant when it comes to eating well and teenagers can just be too busy. As a parent, grandparent or… Read more »

The Health Benefits of Spinach!

Popeye clearly knew how important eating his spinach was and as a society we just bought into the idea that spinach is good for us and can make us stronger. Well, Popeye was onto something big and now we know just why spinach is one of the healthiest vegetables we can consume. Here is why:… Read more »

Are you eating too many empty calories?

A calorie is a unit of measure used to quantify the amount of energy a food or beverage contains. Your body uses these calories, or energy, to perform daily activities and even for sleeping. However, many individuals eat too many calories, especially empty calories, which leads to weight gain. Empty calories are from added sugars… Read more »

The Importance of Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Like all other B vitamins, Vitamin B12 is crucial for our metabolism to work properly and provide us with energy. However, there are unique properties of Vitamin B12 that separate… Read more »

Tricks to eating the correct portion sizes

A serving size is the recommended amount of food to eat during a meal or snack. A portion size is the amount you choose to eat. Unfortunately, many times these two sizes don’t match. Paying attention to portion sizes is a great way to decrease the consumption of extra calories. An easy measuring tool for… Read more »

Healthy “On the Go” Snacks

We are all so busy with our day to day lives, that eating well can seem like a chore in itself. Preparation is the key to success and the more options you have at hand the easier eating healthy will be. Here are some healthy snacks you can take right with you for easy access…. Read more »

Learn some tips to make reading food labels less complicated!

The first place to start on the food label is the serving size. Every nutrient mentioned on the label (calories, carbs, fat, etc) is telling you how much is in that one serving size. So, if you eat more than one serving size you are actually consuming more than the label says. Below the serving… Read more »