Weekly Dietitian Tip: Going Out to Eat

Going out to eat? While going out to eat can often result in getting too many calories, carbs, and dietary fats- here are some tips to help choose the best options for you: Avoid excess calories by choosing sides that include fruits or vegetables, reserving some of the meal to box up and take home, […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Following a Vegetarian Diet

Following a vegetarian diet? Whether you are or are not, these are good tips to ensure you’re getting a balanced diet with plenty of veggies! Try to add extra veggies with every meal- such as toppings for pizza, ingredients in lasagna, or added into a burrito.  Add protein to every meal by choosing foods like […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Spring Sips – Sweet Edition

Spring is finally coming around. As you begin to enjoy more time outside and outings with friends here are some ideas to pep up your water and have something fun yet nutritious to drink! Last week’s tip shared herbal infusions, but this week it’s all about the sweets: Watermelon Cooler Strawberry & Cucumber water Berry […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Spring Sips

Spring is finally coming around. As you begin to enjoy more time outside and outings with friends here are some ideas to pep up your water and have something fun yet nutritious to drink! Herbal Spring sips: Watermelon & Basil water Cucumber, Lime & Mint water Grapefruit & Rosemary water  Click the link for the […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Create Tasty Foods at Home

Cooking at home can be healthy, rewarding and cost-effective! Try these seven simple techniques to enhance your food’s taste and experiment with flavor combinations: https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/cooking-tips-and-trends/enhancing-the-flavor-of-your-meals #NationalNutritionMonth

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Snack Planning

Planning ahead can help save money and reduce mealtime stress! Follow these steps to plan and prepare meals that fit your preferences and lifestyle:   1)Make a menu  2)Stock your pantry, fridge and freezer with the five food groups   3)Keep a running grocery list  Visit https://sm.eatright.org/mealplanning for the complete meal planning guide   #NationalNutritionMonth  ~Kaylee Brown, CHFC Registered Dietitian […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Cultural Foods and Healthy Eating

Your favorite cultural foods can be part of a healthful eating plan! Here are some ideas for a variety of healthy, cultural meals provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Asian Indian Breakfast: Besan cheela (savory pancakes made with chickpea flour and vegetables) with extra tomatoes and spinach on the side, and a cooked egg. […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: March is National Nutrition Month

This year’s theme is Celebrate a World of Flavors! Throughout March, embrace the foods and flavors of your heritage and other global cultures.  During #NationalNutritionMonth and beyond, choose delicious and nutrient-rich foods from each of the five basic food groups!  Use these tips to get started: https://sm.eatright.org/nutrichdiet 

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Fats

National Heart Health Month: Saturated vs Unsaturated fats    Saturated and unsaturated fats are important terms to know. One improves your heart health while the other ensues further risk.   Saturated fats are found in highly processed meats like bacon, sausage, and pepperoni, as well as butter, high-fat dairy products, and some oils such as coconut oil. […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Dark Chocolate

National heart health month and Valentine’s Day! Is dark chocolate really that good for you? Are you buying your loved one dark chocolate this Valentine’s Day? Research suggests a diet high in a specific antioxidant called, flavonoids, leads to a lower risk for coronary heart disease. Flavonoids are found in cacao. Cacao is used in […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Salt (Part 2)

National heart health month: Are some versions of salt healthier than others?  Popular types of salt include table salt, sea salt, and pink Himalayan salt. Sea salt and pink Himalayan salts are often marketed with health foods. Does that mean they are healthier options or worth the extra price point?   Sea salt comes from dehydrated […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Salt

February is National Heart Health Month! Salt is a major ingredient of concern when it comes to heart health. The American Heart Association tells us that too much sodium can lead to headaches, bloating and puffiness, weight gain, and over time can also increase the risk for heart diseases such as high blood pressure, kidney […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Nutrition and Your Vision Part 2

Did you know eating certain foods can help you prevent conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma?    To help reduce your risk for cataracts, choose foods like strawberries, bell peppers, broccoli, oranges, and cantaloupe to get a high-powered antioxidant, vitamin C!   Healthy fats are dually beneficial to eye health as they help absorb key nutrients […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Vision and Nutrition (1/2)

Did you know eating certain foods can help you prevent conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma?    Kale has nutrients that may protect your eyes from sunlight damage, and decrease the risk of age-related changes in your eyes. Similarly, other foods like broccoli, kiwi, peas, red grapes, yellow squash, oranges, corn, papaya, and pistachios may […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Protein

Whether you follow a vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or all foods included diet, one thing they all should have in common is this:  Make sure to always include a source of protein in every meal!   Protein is always easy to include as there is such a variety to use. Look for eggs, lentils, beans, nuts and […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Happy New Year

If you’re like many other people, you are probably extra motivated right now to improve your health and fitness. It’s a great idea to start the new year off with your best foot forward for a fresh start!   If you’d like help receiving a complete health plan customized specifically for you, visit the front desk […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Heathier Peppermint Mocha

Bolthouse Farms is a brand I recommend a lot when it comes to salad dressings, but they also have healthier versions of holiday drinks!  A “short” size at Starbucks provides 8 oz, or, 1 cup. A short peppermint mocha from Starbucks provides: 270 calories, 11 grams of total fat, and 37 grams of added sugar.  It is […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Holi-DAY Nutrition

We are officially in the thick of the winter holidays. We’ve had Halloween, Thanksgiving, probably some birthdays, and are now headed into December holidays!  Even though there are so many occasions to celebrate, keep in mind that these are only holi-DAYS. One singular day in the month. With there being 31 days and 4 weekends […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving tips: If you celebrate Thanksgiving, consider these tips to keep the holiday a healthy one!   Eat breakfast. As a Dietitian I don’t recommend not eating until the big meal to “save all your calories”. Typically, not eating all day leads to overeating later, and consuming more total calories than you would have had by […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Halloween Candy

October is the month where there seems to be Halloween candy everywhere you turn. While a little bit can fit into a healthy diet, you’d be surprised to know how quickly the added sugar adds up in those fun size candy bars. The guidelines on recommended added sugar intake vary between 25-50 g a day […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Fun Food Fact – Apples

Besides pumpkins, apples are also popular fruits around this time of the year. All varieties of apples are good sources of Vitamin C, an important nutrient for a strong immune system. Hence the saying, “an apple a day keeps the Doctor away!” Apples are also good sources of fiber, an important nutrient to prevent the […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Pumpkin Pancakes

It’s fun to mix up nutrition throughout the seasons. Pumpkin is a great source of Beta-Carotene, which is an antioxidant that reduces the risk of developing certain cancers and protects against heart disease and some aspects of aging. Visit myplate.gov for “5 ways to Pumpkin”, or keep checking your app each week to see some of those […]

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