It’s summertime and we’re out and about more often. This means eating on the go and quite literally, on a hike, many times of the day. As a dietitian nutritionist, one of the questions I’m most frequently asked is, “Do you have any suggestions for healthy snacks?”
It's easy to lose sight of the end goal when surrounded by distractions. We face them EVERY DAY - work deadlines, weather changes, Netflix, #momlife, social opportunities, Instagram reels...and so. much. more. Some of our distractions are unavoidable and some seasons offer up more roadblocks than others. Even so, there are a two strategies to make you more likely to meet your goal.
In reality, all things containing carbon, including food from living organisms, are organic. However, when we use the term “organic” food, we really mean that foods labeled as such originate from a source containing little or no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides and no antibiotics or hormones. In this sense, the term “organic” is a legal term used to describe the food production process.
Spring is in the air and with it comes the desire to get out and grill out. Picnics are popular around this time of year but with all of the excitement it can be easy to forget about food safety basics. Here are some healthy tips to keep you and your food safe this picnic season.
When our schedules are maxed, it can be easy to throw meal planning out the window. However, that doesn't solve the problem. It can actually make it worse by increasing trips to the grocery store and doubling our stress level when dinner is an afterthought, but everyone is hungry.
It is a great misconception that healthy eating requires extra spending and drains your wallet. This is simply not true. Healthy eating requires a bit of extra time and energy but your health is worth those expenses.
There’s no doubt that fasting is an important part of our regular digestive rhythm. Our bodies need to fast (abstain from food) so that they can focus on other important processes besides digestion. But, our bodies also need fuel during our active parts of our day.
If you just found out you are pregnant you might be super excited about all the additional food you’ll be able to eat in the next nine months. STOP right there! Contrary to popular belief, women do not need many additional calories during pregnancy. Here's why...
What exactly makes a meal healthy? A healthy meal will look different for different people in different seasons. Consider the varied nutrient needs, time restraints, and wellness goals for a pregnant mama, a marathoner set on a PR, and a busy CEO. Though all three meals will look different, they do share some qualities that make them healthy.