Recipe: Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe: Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies

My inspiration for these cookies came from a bottle of unused *homemade* almond butter and the fact that my little man wants cookies ALL.THE.TIME.  (Thanks Peppa for your not so desirable dietary habits) I created a simple recipe with minimal ingredients and Voila! –> a tasty and nutritious snack for the family.  Almonds are a … Continue reading “Recipe: Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies”

Recipe: Almond Meal Muffins

Recipe: Almond Meal Muffins

A friend of mine in Mumbai was headed back to USA and had a pantry full of goodies to share. Being in Mumbai has been an eye-opening experience from the food and nutrition perspective.  When she suggested I take bags of nuts (including almonds), baking goods and other yummy treats I couldn’t say no.  With … Continue reading “Recipe: Almond Meal Muffins”

Recipe: Chicken Noodle Soup

Recipe: Chicken Noodle Soup

Even though it’s melting outside and all you want is ice cold hydration — I’ve noticed that many people are more susceptible to colds, coughs and increased phlegm.  I think it’s primarily due to the drastic change of your body temperature between indoors and outdoors.  You’re freezing inside, hiding under sweaters and then you go … Continue reading “Recipe: Chicken Noodle Soup”

Recipe: Carrot Raisin Muffins

Recipe: Carrot Raisin Muffins

I’m always thinking of ways to incorporate vegetables into baked products so that my son will eat them willingly. To be honest, he’s a pretty good eater when it comes to vegetables, however, the more the better.  The first thing I do is look in my pantry and fridge to see what I have because … Continue reading “Recipe: Carrot Raisin Muffins”

A Look At The Glycemic Index During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, you’ve got all sorts of hormones going haywire and all sorts of cravings creeping up.  It’s important to understand that the two are correlated.  During pregnancy, your dietary habits are especially important because maternal glucose is the main energy substrate for intrauterine growth.  As a dietitian and mom, I do believe in … Continue reading “A Look At The Glycemic Index During Pregnancy”

Toddler Friendly Soup Recipe

Toddler Friendly Soup Recipe

For some mothers, getting your child to eat vegetables is a challenge.  When my son was eating pureed foods, making a mixed vegetable soup was my go-to on many occasions. Now, as my son enters pure toddlerhood, creativity is required. However, I decided to delve into my soup basics and create a minestrone soup from … Continue reading “Toddler Friendly Soup Recipe”

Easy Food Prep Tips To Help You Live Healthier

For busy parents, busy moms, busy everybodies – I’m sure we can’t get enough of food prep tips. I always like asking my friends for what they do to prep for the week so that they are able to cook at least 50% of the time for their families. Comparing notes is a great way … Continue reading “Easy Food Prep Tips To Help You Live Healthier”

It’s like Cashew Butta… Baby!

It’s like Cashew Butta… Baby!

So I’m a sucker for nut butters. I pride myself on never going a day without eating peanut butter — and the Reduced Fat Skippy kind.  Sure, I’m a dietitian but I grew up in the 80’s and some tastes just CANNOT change.  However, for my little one, I’ve slowly worked on introducing nuts and … Continue reading “It’s like Cashew Butta… Baby!”

How Millennial’s View Health & Fitness

How Millennial’s View Health & Fitness

A recent Technogym study called The Wellness Deficit: How Millennials View Health and Fitness came to my attention. The study results were not only interesting but also interesting in forecasting future trends in the health, fitness and wellness landscape. Here are some key findings: 1. 72% find it hard to devote time to exercise (50% … Continue reading “How Millennial’s View Health & Fitness”

Finding the Right Protein Powder

Finding the Right Protein Powder

Amongst health fanatics, protein is always the nutrient of interest. Eating healthy requires effort and maintaining an adequate protein-to-carbohydrate ratio is one way to achieve a proper diet. Sometimes, however, it’s hard to take the time to put together the right foods to achieve the recommended daily allowance of protein. That’s where protein powder comes … Continue reading “Finding the Right Protein Powder”

The reality of losing weight post baby…. my story & tips

The reality of losing weight post baby…. my story & tips

The thought of pregnancy had always scared me. If it wasn’t from the fact that I was pushing a little human outside of me, then it was the fact that life will change in ways I couldn’t even imagine. Since I was 13, I’ve battled with my weight. I was a chubby kid and when … Continue reading “The reality of losing weight post baby…. my story & tips”

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