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,…

“Lemon Poppy Seed Almond Cake with Raspberry Glaze”

Who has a birthday without the birthday cake? For The Healthy Chew’s 1st Birthday, I decided a little cake was in order. I wanted to have my cake and eat it too! But I didn’t want just any cake, I wanted to create something special. This cake embodies a nutty and savory yet zesty lemon flavor,…

Birthday Revelations

Happy 1st Birthday to you.. Happy 1st Birthday to you.. Happy 1st Birthday dear… The Healthy Chew Happy 1st Birthday to you!   A Year In Review For The Healthy Chew         WOW! I can’t believe it’s only been a year since I started this little blog, creating and sharing my passion for…

Life Lessons with Geriatrics

Dietetic Internship Rotation #2: Veterans Hospital Length: 160 hours    When I first began this rotation, I knew it was NOT going to be my favorite. I was put in the Home Based Primary Care unit looking after the Geriatric population for two weeks. My job was to counsel them on better eating behaviors 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…

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 &…

“Strawberry Chia Seed Jam”

Summer is coming to a close, but Fall is not quite here yet. It’s the awkward in-between stage of wondering when it’s socially acceptable to bring the fall decor down from the attic. When it’s September and the weather is still in the 90’s, we Texans should not be baking pumpkin spice recipes just yet…..

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 Start of my RD Journey

It has officially been three days into my Dietetic Internship at Texas A&M University and I am beyond excited that I started my nutrition rotations within the clinical setting. During the next nine short months, I will grow both in knowledge and as a person as I experience what it takes to become a Registered…

Benefits Of Eating More Berries

Ravenous Raspberries Banging Blueberries Sweet Strawberries Bold Blackberries As the summer season comes to a close and the seasonal fruits are shoved off the shelves in the grocery store, I can’t help but shed a small tear when I think about all the summer berries that I might miss out on. I know what you’re…