Jan
05
On Our Plates in 2021
By Lisa Andrews Med RD LD

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Most of us can’t wait to kiss 2020 good-bye. In addition to a new year, we’re ready to embrace some new food trends. While we welcomed sour dough and banana bread back into our lives in 2020, some tempting taste twists await us in 2021.

For starters, big breakfasts are back. Gone are the days of grabbing a granola bar and running out the door. While more people will continue to make their living from their living room, breakfast has gotten more focus. Egg white wraps and some made from cheese are popular items on the menu for the low carb folks while whole grain pancakes will also make the plate.

Deja brew. Coffee’s not just comfort in a cup. It’s moving into yogurt, g...


Dec
21
15 Creative Holiday Gift Ideas that Dietitians Love to Give
By Anne Danahy MS RDN

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Despite all of the time we’ve had on our hands this year, many of us will no doubt still be scrambling to finish (or start) our holiday shopping. If you’re stuck for creative ideas that your foodie and health-minded friends and family will love, RDs are here to save the day.

We’ve rounded up a list of food and nutrition-inspired holiday gift ideas that dietitians love to give – and many of these are also created or sold by RDs.

Framed Kitchen Art

Customized kitchen art is surprisingly easy, inexpensive and fun to make. Chrissy Carroll downloads free food and fitness-themed art printable images (available online), prints them on high quality paper, and frames them for...


Sep
22
Plant-Based Diets: Can They Be Too High in Carbs for Diabetes?
By Anne Danahy MS RDN

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It’s no secret that eating more plants is good for everyone’s health. The nutrients and antioxidants they provide protect cells from oxidative damage and inflammation. That may in turn, reduce the risk of developing many chronic diseases, including diabetes.

However, people with prediabetes or diabetes often ask whether diets that restrict animal protein are a good choice for managing blood sugar. Or are they too high in carbohydrates? Here’s a look at some current research and recommendations for patients regarding vegetarian and vegan diets.

Research on Diabetes and Vegetarian Diets

Vegetarian diets can range from vegan, which restricts all animal foods, to those which i...


Jun
17
3 Reasons Less Meat is Best for Men
By Lisa Andrews Med RD LD

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It’s no coincidence that Men’s Health month coincides with Father’s Day in June. It’s a perfect time of year to celebrate the favorite men in your life. June also follows Memorial Day- the official kick off of grilling season!

Unfortunately, this grilling season may be quite a bit different than last year. COVID19 has altered our meat supply in several ways. While farms in America haven plenty of animals raised for meat production, several meat production plants were initially shut down due to coronavirus amongst workers. Amongst those who were forced to close this spring was Tyson meats. Typically known for chicken, Tyson also processes pork and beef. A recent report...


Dec
16
Healthier Holiday Foods from our Dietitian Friends
By Anne Danahy MS RDN

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The holidays might be all about indulging on sweets, treats, and lots of party foods, but one group that knows how to balance things out is dietitians! We all love to splurge, especially this time of the year, but we also know that the secret to enjoying all the treats without all the regrets come January, is to sprinkle in lots of healthy options too.

Here are some favorite healthier holiday appetizers, side dishes and even desserts from our food blogging registered dietitian friends – check them out and maybe you’ll find a few new dishes to help keep your holiday table a little bit more balanced.

Get your party started with a healthy appetizer like these yummy Butternut Squash...


Sep
06
Food Demo 101
By Lisa Andrews Med RD LD

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Not all dietitians are extroverts. There are many dietitians that would rather work in a research lab or write articles all day than get out in front of an audience and speak. But, if you are one of those people that loves to work a crowd and show off your nutrition knowledge and culinary skills, then doing food demos may be right in your wheelhouse.

Before you pack your cutting board and knives, there’s a few things to get situated before pitching a food demo to a company, mom’s group or other audience. For starters, find out if the group you’ll be teaching has a budget. Will they be paying for your food, prep time and expertise or will you be doing the work pro bono? While...