Posts in the ‘Nutrition’ Category

A Dietitian’s Review of HelloFresh

Have you been intrigued by the trend of home-delivered meal kits? Me too. Who doesn’t want an easier time of putting a healthy meal on the table for their family? So, I tried HelloFresh recently! If you’re considering trying it too, I hope you find this review helpful. How Does It Work? HelloFresh is very

Adventures in Kombucha

I’ve enjoyed kombucha for many years. For those unfamiliar, kombucha is a fizzy, fermented tea that has gained popularity in the new millennium (although it’s been in existence for over 2000 years, originating in China). My first sip was about 10 years ago in New York. I went to lunch with a friend who worked

A Dietitian’s Review of “What the Health” Documentary

I enjoyed a rare Netflix afternoon this weekend (Daddy took the four-year-old swimming and I was rocking a sleepy/nursing two-month-old in my lap). I probably should have started the Game of Thrones series because it would have been more fun than what I chose: the new documentary “What the Health.” In the film, Kip Andersen

Incredible Hulk Bites

Inspired by a recipe from Siggi’s yogurt, I made some tweaks and came up with these bright green gems. They make for a great snack with a good balance of carbohydrate, protein, healthy fat, and fiber. Their taste is a little sweet and a little salty, with a bright earthy flavor thanks to the matcha they

Why Does Nutrition Advice Contradict Itself?

One day coconut oil is a cure-all, the next it will kill you. Coffee is good! No, it’s bad. Carbs are evil and then they are a necessity. Why is there so much contradiction when it comes to nutrition advice? It results in confusion and mistrust. Therefore, I thought it appropriate to write a post

Is Decaf Coffee Good or Bad?

I love a hot cup of joe in the morning. That first sip usually elicits an audible sigh of pleasure. So why have I recently switched to decaf? The reason is currently strapped to my chest while I write this post: my newborn son. Since he was born four weeks ago, I left the fully

Sorting Out Saturated Fat

As human beings, we love to categorize things, including our food. We tend to demonize one nutrient while putting a halo over another. A great example of this is saturated fat. It used to be the bad guy but now the pendulum has swung the other way and we are seeing statements such as this

Permission to Enjoy Thanksgiving

From a food perspective, Thanksgiving is a day of feasting. Merriam-Webster defines feast as “a special meal with large amounts of food and drink.” While the holiday is intended to be a celebration of gratitude for the abundance in our lives, the abundance of food can be overwhelming. This can be especially true if you

Vitamin D: Importance of the Sunshine Vitamin

I find vitamin D fascinating. It is classified as a vitamin and present in small amounts in a few foods. But vitamin D is a hormone that is produced by our own skin with exposure to the sun. Living in Phoenix, you would think it would be no problem to make enough vitamin D. But

Getting the Most Out of Your Fruits and Veggies

Recently I received the following question and thought it was great fodder for a blog post. “How fast do fruits and vegetables lose nutrients after they are picked, or do they lose them at all? I notice when we buy local, like from Blue Sky Organic Farm, everything tastes so much fresher and sweeter. I

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