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…

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(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…

“Herb Frittata”

I don’t know about you but here in the Rackley household, we tend to be a little uncreative when it comes to breakfast time. I personally like to start out the day with something that leaves me feeling good, you know like something healthy and contains quite a bit of protein. Most days, that leaves…

“Spicy Sesame Stir Fry”

Oh what a wonderful world we live in where we have the greatest nutrition grown straight from the earth. I’m talking about the fresh vegetables you and I cook, the ones we buy from the farmers market or local grocery store. How amazing it is that the vitamins and nutrients our bodies need and crave,…

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…

Is Carb Counting The New Calorie Counting?

  I just wrapped up my first rotation as a Dietetic Intern while I was at the Veteran’s Hospital in Temple, TX. To say I learned a lot would be such an understatement. I was learning from some of the best Registered Dietitians on how to counsel outpatients for weight loss & obesity, diabetes &…

Benefits of Chia Seeds

Ch.. Ch..Ch..Chia.. Seeds?  These black seeds may have more nutrition benefits than just growing fake hair out of terra cotta clay heads and animal figurines. Five years ago, when I first heard about chia seeds, that is exactly what first popped into my mind, the popular chia pets dating back into the 1990’s and early…

The ABC Blocks of Nutrition- PROTEINS for the Win!

The ABC blocks of nutrition- PROTEINS for the win! Carbs, Protein and Fat.. We’ve heard these concepts before but what do they mean? What makes a carbohydrate a carbohydrate, a protein a protein and a fat a fat? Are all carbohydrates created equal? Are all fats bad for you? How does a vegetarian get their…