The Mediterranean diet has been acknowledged as one of the healthiest ways to eat. Not only is it associated with some delicious meals but it’s also been linked with improved heart health and weight loss. Generally speaking, this diet focuses on eating fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and healthy grains, while limiting red meat, unhealthy fats […]
Have you ever heard of the flavor umami before? If you haven’t– it is a game changer. Umami is a category of taste–just like sweet, sour, salt and bitter. It is described as the savory taste (aka indescribable yumminess). More technically speaking, umami corresponds to glutamate, a type of amino acid, that is present in […]
Are you a kale-hater? Well this recipe might just turn you into a kale-lover. This is a recipe that I’ve prepared at several cooking demonstrations (see below) and have surprisingly turned skeptics into believers. The mix between the sweet pineapple, strawberry, and kale makes for the perfect, slightly-sweet smoothie combo. The layering of the pink […]
The Ketogenic Diet has been in the spotlight for quite some time now as a featured diet for weight loss and athletic performance. But did you know the diet started as a treatment for epilepsy in the 1920s? Doctors noticed that some epilepsy patients who fasted had fewer seizures, so they created a diet meant […]
Successful weight loss program or just another fad? This is the question I was sought out to answer by giving this program a try with a free week trial. Weight Watchers has been around for more than 50 years with over one million active users. It is a program that many of my friends and family have discussed with me. Since nutrition is my field of study, people are always asking for my opinion on the program.
Okay, so I have a little secret to tell. If I don’t pack snacks with me for the day, I get what I like to call “hangrxiety”. Hungry, angry, and anxious. Never a good combo. That’s why these energy bites are my go-to snack to pack. Filled with amazing protein and fiber–they are the perfect […]