6 Warming Spices You Should Be Using

The specific category of spices referred to as “The Warming Spices” have been around for ages. They have been used for multiple different reasons, from cooking and baking to medicine and herbal remedies. The reason they are called ‘the warming spices’ is exactly why you would think. They have the capability to increase your internal…

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Back to School, Back to Snacks

How To: Make School Lunch/Snacks Easy, Fun, AND Healthy August and September inevitably mean it’s ‘back to school’ time again, but does that mean your packed lunches have to be inevitably boring? I think not! Whether you pack a lunch or snacks for your children or yourself, I have a few tricks up my sleeve…

Does Eating Fat Make Us Fat?

Where are my fat lovers out there? I am sure I can find one of y’all out there to share the love for fat with me. I am not trying to be funny here, fat is such as big part of our diet (it’s one of the three main macronutrients, right beside protein and carbohydrates)…

Busting 5 Common Food Trends

It happened, it finally happened! I have finally become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and I am so excited to get back in the game (and out of the study books) to share so much of what I have learned with you. The road to becoming a Registered Dietitian was a long one but I am…

Sustainable Living With Plant Proteins

  Within the last five to ten years, plant proteins have gained an escalating interest with consumers. It’s been considered to be one of the hottest and newest trends on the market, allowing plant-based vegetarians, vegans, and others alike an easy way to receive more protein in their diets. Some studies have shown the benefits…

10 Snacks Under 100 Calories

10 snacks under 100 calories You hear it, you feel it, your stomach is growling relentlessly. We have all experienced it at some point throughout the day. Whether it’s in the mid-morning, late afternoon, or anytime in between- our minds are conditioned to reach for something to sooth our hunger pains and keep the beast…

The Confusion Between Almond Milk and Dairy Milk

Dairy milk used to be raised on a royal pedestal, encouraging Americans to drink three glasses of low fat or skim milk everyday. You would see the ads with athletes and other famous people, sporting their milk mustaches and looking independent, invincible and unshakably strong. Dairy milk, the leading provider of protein, calcium, vitamin D,…

Why You Shouldn’t Be Drinking Juice

You won’t find ME drinking juice. You might catch me drinking a ginger/green smoothie, cold pressed almond milk, fresh kombucha, green tea with apple cider vinegar, or black coffee, but never juice. When I found out the ice cold truth about juices, I decided to let her go for good. As a (soon-to-be) Dietitian, I wanted to let…

(5) Easy Protein + Carb Combos

Aligning your meal and snack choices shouldn’t be so scientifically drawn out that it becomes more work and less play. By thinking about your meal/snack choices in a different light rather than calorie restricted, you can easily find a balance that keeps you feeling full and satisfied longer than a handful of popcorn or a…

Empty Promises Of A Low-Carb Diet

Low carb diets may sound like the fix-all when it comes to your weight, eat less carbs .. gain less weight. When you think of carbs, your first thought probably goes straight to pasta, rice, and bread, am I right? Yes, those are carbs but there is more to carbs than meets the hungry eye….

How To Meal Prep Like The Pros

Life gets busy, life gets hard, but that shouldn’t mean that your meals become less nutritious. In fact, it should be the total opposite. The busier life gets, the more important nutrition gets to help keep up our stamina for all the curve balls life throws at us. We need to maintain our health and…

Should You Buy Almond Butter or Peanut Butter?

Have you ever wondered the difference between almond butter and peanut butter (besides the obvious truth that they come from different nuts)? Do you ever wonder if you should be buying almond butter vs peanut butter when you drive your grocery cart down the aisle marked for jams, jellies, and jives? The answer you should be…