Many of you might be tempted to hit the snooze button in the morning and skip out on breakfast, but there are plenty of reasons to wake up and join in on the breakfast fun. Just like your mother always said, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Having breakfast allows your body … Continue reading Fuel Up with Breakfast
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
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
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
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?
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
Fresh produce is abundant in the summer. With the nice weather, it is great to get outside and grill your veggies! Corn on the Cob Facts: Corn is a starchy vegetable. One ear of corn is about 77 calories. Avoid adding extra butter to cut back on calories. Most sweet corn is not a Genetically … Continue reading Grilled Veggies
Upland Hills Health dietitians will be filming three cooking segments this afternoon. Check out all of our cooking segments on our videos page. Look at all of this fresh produce we will be using!
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
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