Nutrition For Brain Health

This post has been a long time coming, especially since our family has been affected by brain tumors and brain surgery quite recently. I had quite a few people reach out to me wanting to know how to help and or what they could do to protect against this for their family. Unfortunately, brain tumors…

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Why Having a Positive Mentality is Key

When we talk about health and wellness, nutrition is the first aspect that comes to mind. Making sure the diet is balanced, healthy, and complete with all the vitamins and nutrients our bodies need to function and flourish. However, there are several other aspects to health and wellness that need to be addressed as well….

5 Meal Prep Tips To Make Your Life Easier

Meal prepping.. There is no right or wrong way to meal prep, especially if you’re looking for a simple solution to all your questions regarding meal prepping. Meal prepping has recently become widely popular with the millennial generation that has stretched far past other generations, young and old. Whether you’re a meal prep newbie or…

2017 Healthy Chew Top Kitchen Picks

My Top 10 Kitchen Picks from 2017 If you’re still looking for some great Christmas gifts to give that foodie, cook, or baker in your life- I’ve got just the thing(s) for you. From simple stocking stuffers to gifts that will have them jumping for joy, I am including all of my favorite tools in…

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…

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…

The Easiest “Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes”

Buckwheat, despite the name, is actually a fruit related to the rhubarb plant. However, it is still considered a ‘psuedocereal’ because of it’s characteristics mimicking that of a cereal grain. Buckwheat is 100% naturally gluten free (ideal for people with celiac) but still 100% great tasting. Among other things, it contains high amounts of vitamins and…

“Chicken Turmeric Curry with Jasmine Rice”

Okay so I have a funny story to tell you about where I found my inspiration for this post. I’ll be honest, I promise. Last week, during my foodservice rotation in my Dietetic Internship I was helping out in public school kitchens. I worked three days alongside the foodservice workers to get a better understanding…

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…