Staying Healthy This Winter Season

Staying Healthy This Winter Season

We’re well into flu season and it is certainly not a pretty one. With several people feeling ill and sick all around us, how do we stay on top of our health? The tried and tested suggestions include staying hydrated, listening to your body, loading up on Vitamin C, essential oils and more! I thought … Continue reading “Staying Healthy This Winter Season”

Protein Packed Energy Balls

Protein Packed Energy Balls

One thing I love to do is find different ways to increase protein in my meals. Sometimes I make protein shakes, sometimes I add collagen powder to my morning oats, and other times I like to bake with ingredients that help provide a powerful punch per serving. Voila! I was thinking about how I want … Continue reading “Protein Packed Energy Balls”

Recipe: 3 Ingredient DIY Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Recipe: 3 Ingredient DIY Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Healthier Peanut Butter Cups (…For Halloween!) Ingredients: 1. ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 2. 2 TBSP Extra virgin coconut oil 3. ½ cup crunchy peanut butter Note: I like to use Nuttzo peanut butter because they have a nutritious nut/seed butter blend full of healthy fats and antioxidants. Directions: 1. Line a 6-cup muffin tin … Continue reading “Recipe: 3 Ingredient DIY Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups”

Recipe: Cocoa + Coconut Chips Energy Bites

Recipe: Cocoa + Coconut Chips Energy Bites

I have been seeing TONS of recipes for energy bites all over the internet.  Sometimes I even get the targeted video recipes from Health or Tasty Buzzfeed.  A recent one from Well Done inspired me to concoct my own.  We always have dates on hand from visitors coming from India who transit through the Middle … Continue reading “Recipe: Cocoa + Coconut Chips Energy Bites”

Recipe: Cauliflower Pancakes

Recipe: Cauliflower Pancakes

One of the best ways for the whole family to eat their veggies are by integrating it into baked dishes. I love baking muffins that include vegetables and fruits. In this case, I wanted to make a gluten-free, wheat-free pancake version with the added nutrition and fiber from cauliflower. This recipe was a little more … Continue reading “Recipe: Cauliflower Pancakes”

Recipe: Oat Flour Apple Muffins

Recipe: Oat Flour Apple Muffins

Truthfully, this recipe came up because I wanted to eat something healthy and nutritious that also didn’t make me feel heavy given the summertime heat. That’s why I used Greek Yogurt for this recipe. It’s a great way to boost moistness while adding protein and healthy fat. The recipe is super-simple and is perfect to … Continue reading “Recipe: Oat Flour Apple Muffins”

This Is How Much Brie You Can Have While Pregnant, Because You’re Not Ready To Give Up That Cheese Plate

This is How Much Brie You Can Have While Pregnant

How Does Gestational Diabetes Affect Your Baby? Experts Weigh In

How Does Gestational Diabetes Affect Your Baby Experts Weigh In

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Layered Dip

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Layered Dip

Just because super bowl and football season is over, doesn’t mean that dip season is over as well.  Dips are a creative way to get in your vegetables at social gatherings.  However, most traditional dips contain high amounts of sodium and fat.  By making dips with Greek yogurt, you increase the protein and add a … Continue reading “Recipe: Greek Yogurt Layered Dip”

WHAT TO EAT IF YOU’RE SUFFERING FROM PCOS

WHAT TO EAT IF YOU’RE SUFFERING FROM PCOS

Don’t let the disorder control you Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is the most common endocrine disorder among women between the ages of 18 and 44. It is caused by the presence of elevated levels of androgen – male sex hormones – in women. Unfortunately, there is no real cure for PCOS. The Silent Killer … Continue reading “WHAT TO EAT IF YOU’RE SUFFERING FROM PCOS”

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

In case I haven’t beaten a dead horse enough with consuming Greek yogurt, here goes yet again! I love using Greek yogurt for baking breads or muffins because it adds moistness, increases the protein content and if you use flavored Greek yogurt you could potentially decrease the sugar you add into the recipe.  For example, … Continue reading “Recipe: Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins”

Hey, Obesity! We’re Seeing A Lot More Of You… (Part 1)

Hey, Obesity! We’re Seeing A Lot More Of You… (Part 1)

As a dietitian, I have a hard time dealing with all the nutrition clutter out there being delivered to people. It’s rather frustrating because it’s not always explained properly and of course, the media over hypes everything.  I’ve had close family and friends come to me and ask me several questions on why a specific … Continue reading “Hey, Obesity! We’re Seeing A Lot More Of You… (Part 1)”