Stay Hydrated this Summer

It is important to stay hydrated, especially during the summer months when the temperature is rising.  Water makes up about 60% of your body weight.  Most people have been told to drink 6-8 glasses of water per day; actually, the amount of water you need depends on many factors, such as air temperature, age, exercise and medical … Continue reading Stay Hydrated this Summer

Quinoa

Have you tried quinoa yet?  It's a grain that is originally from the Andes in South America, and is becoming more popular in the United States.  Quinoa is a rich source of protein, and contains essential amino acids, making it a complete protein source.  It's also an excellent source of dietary fiber and is gluten-free.  … Continue reading Quinoa

Smart Phone Apps

It seems that everyone is connected to their Smart Phones.  Luckily, there are some useful tools to help with weight loss and health maintenance.  Research has shown that people who keep a food journal can almost double their weight loss.  Keeping a food journal helps you to be more accountable and aware of what you … Continue reading Smart Phone Apps

How is a Registered Dietitian Different From a Nutritionist?

You may be wondering what a Registered Dietitian is, and how it is different from a Nutritionist.  Here is information from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: The "RD" credential is a legally protected title that can only be used by practitioners who are authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of … Continue reading How is a Registered Dietitian Different From a Nutritionist?

Healthy Road Trips

With summer upon us, many families are planning road trips.  It’s easy to eat candy and soda from the gas station, but with a little planning, you can pack nutritious snacks for your family.  These healthy snack ideas are fun and good for your budget. Healthy snack ideas for road trips: Unsalted nuts Fruit Whole-grain … Continue reading Healthy Road Trips

Grilled Fruit

Grilled fruit is a tasty summer dessert.  Here are two recipes to try at your next barbeque! Grilled Peach Sundaes  Ingredients 2 peaches, halved and pitted 1 tsp canola oil 2 scoops nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt or fruit sorbet 1 Tbsp toasted unsweetened coconut Preparation: Preheat grill to high. Brush peach halves with oil. Grill … Continue reading Grilled Fruit

Portobello Mushrooms: A Tasty Alternative to Meat

If you are trying to cut back on your calorie and fat intake this summer, you may be looking for an alternative to a traditional hamburger. Portobello mushrooms are a tasty and healthy substitute for red meat. They have a thick and meaty texture, but are much lower in calories and in fat, particularly saturated … Continue reading Portobello Mushrooms: A Tasty Alternative to Meat