For a long time now nutrition science has supported the notion that we should be eating more plants. Plant foods include fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, beans, nuts, and seeds.
This review and taste panel was done completely independently with no sponsorship from any brand of protein bar. If there’s one question I hear most often from clients, family, friends, or anyone else I may cross paths with, it’s what I think about protein and energy bars. As a Dietitian, Personal Trainer, and active gal … More Everything You Need To Know About Protein Bars (including which ones you should buy!)
A few weeks ago while out grocery shopping a new product caught my eye. CoolWay ice cream (technically there’s no cream in the stuff so it’s called a frozen dessert, but you catch my drift). Boasts 320 calories per container, and a whopping 24 grams of protein. As I’ve said before in my post about … More What Your Dietitian Really Thinks About High Protein Ice Cream
Remember a few years ago when everyone was drinking that weird mix of cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and maple syrup because Beyonce reportedly drank the stuff to lose weight? It wasn’t the first time, and certainly not the last time a diet, supplement, or detox has been made famous (…or infamous?) because a celebrity told … More Here’s Why You Should Never Take Nutrition Advice From A Celebrity
It seems the people out there who like to invent new diets are starting to run out of ideas. Since there’s a diet out there scaring us out of eating just about every food known to man (meat, dairy, sugar, fruit, legumes, fat, carbs, soy, pesticides, GMOs- you name it!) We’ve pretty much run out … More Intermittent Fasting- Should You Try It?
There are few topics in nutrition more controversial than artificial sweeteners. To some, they’re a reasonable, even beneficial alternative to sugar. To others, they’re like the worst possible thing you could put in your body. Just so we’re all on the same page, some of these people actually promote drinking turpentine to cure illnesses….so who’s … More The Truth about Artificial Sweeteners
McDonalds has done it again. I guess I can’t be too annoyed because they’re always giving me great content to write about! This time their latest radio ad is all about their new banana chocolate chunk muffin. Made with REAL bananas and a whopping 8 grams of whole grains. Perfect with that morning coffee, or … More What’s Really In McDonald’s Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffin?
If you haven’t already been bombarded with the advertising for McDonald’s new high protein smoothies here’s your official PSA: McDonald’s a new line of smoothies from their McCafe menu that have 18-20 grams of protein and ONE WHOLE serving of fruit. Yup, you read that right! Not only are these smoothies high in protein, they … More Don’t Get Too Excited About McDonald’s New High Protein Smoothies
We’re born with an innate preference for the taste of sweet foods. Right from birth our brains know that things that taste sweet contain energy, so we are prone to choose sweet-tasting foods over others in order to survive. In the food-scarce environment our ancestors lived in, people needed these instincts to stay alive. In … More The Truth About Sugar
I should start this post off by saying I am SUPER into smoothies right now. I often find with the change in season the foods I crave tend to change too. This time of year I’m tucking away my slow cooker and adding more fresh salads and smoothies to my day. I like to eat … More Are Smoothies Healthy?