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: 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”

Quick breakfast hacks

Quick Breakfast Hacks

Recipe: Mini vEGGie Frittatas

Recipe: Mini vEGGie Frittatas

Like the pun on the title? I know, it’s cheesy. For a few months now, I’ve been scouring the internet for a simple baked egg dish. While that seems like a no-brainer, I have specific criteria which I’ve listed below. – Should have eggs – Should have veggies – Should be freezer friendly – Should … Continue reading “Recipe: Mini vEGGie Frittatas”

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”

8 Celebrity Eating Tips That Are Actually Pretty Legit

8 Celebrity Eating Tips That Are Actually Pretty Legit

We had experts vet celeb’s go-to food advice to see how they stacked up. Whether on the red carpet or on the way to the gym, it’s a pretty universal truth that celebrities tend to look great. And if they look great, they must know a thing or two about eating healthy too, right? After … Continue reading “8 Celebrity Eating Tips That Are Actually Pretty Legit”

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”

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!”

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”

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