The only thing that’s been on my mind for the past 2 weeks is Superbowl Sunday! I’m a huge Patriots fan and am keeping my fingers crossed for a 6th Superbowl win! Whether or not you’re a football fan, Superbowl Sunday is known for being a day for drinking beers and eating appetizers. Luckily you don’t have to stick to the veggie platter to eat healthy! These recipes are dietitian-approved and, most importantly, incredibly delicious and sure to please a crowd! Continue reading
If there is one thing I wish everyone could understand about nutrition, it’s that all foods can fit into a healthy diet (barring any sort of medical condition-I’m talking about in a pure weight loss/general health sense. This post is not about people who have genuine food sensitivities, but more for the majority of people who use the Whole 30 as a weight loss aid). The Whole 30, the latest diet trend that everyone is trying, is a strict elimination diet that puts all sorts of food off limit- even foods that most people consider healthy. To put this into the simplest terms- I do not recommend the Whole 30 diet and would caution people against it. Continue reading
I can’t tell you how many people come into my office and tell me that they stopped eating bread and pasta because it “makes them fat.” As a dietitian and a good Italian girl, I feel it is my duty to un-demonize these delicious carbohydrates. I will spare you the nutrition lecture today though, and instead show you how to make the most delicious pasta at home!
I’ve always been a tea drinker, with chai tea topping the list as my absolute favorite type to drink. Something about relaxing on the couch with a warm cup of masala chai latte is just so cozy and the perfect way to unwind. The mix of winter spices along with the creaminess of milk makes it the perfect beverage to enjoy on a cold, winter day. As a bonus, chai tea also boasts many health benefits because of the spices that are commonly included in the blend.
Okay so I know this this topic is completely cliché, but tis the season that everyone is reflecting on the previous year and looking ahead at what’s to come. It’s human nature to constantly want to grow and improve, which is why over 40% of Americans make New Years Resolutions. Unfortunately, only 9% of people are successful with their resolutions. This year, set yourself up for success by setting SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time specific. Let’s break it down: