Hawaiian Chicken & Pineapple Skewers

Hawaiian Chicken & Pineapple Skewers

Brush the snow off the barbecue and say Aloha to a tropical getaway…right in your own backyard. These quick kebabs are a Hawaiian dream, with sweet pineapple chunks, colorful peppers and protein-packed chicken, grilled to perfect tenderness wit ...
No-Bake Peanut Butter-Cacao Cups

No-Bake Peanut Butter-Cacao Cups

Traditional candy-store peanut butter cups may taste delicious, but have you ever really looked at the ingredients list? Dextrose, TBHQ, PGPR… what the fudge is this? Luckily, there’s a healthier alternative that requires no knowledge of ...
Spicy Almond-Crusted Chicken

Spicy Almond-Crusted Chicken

Baked chicken breast for dinner might sound boring, but you can easily spice things up with a combination of sizzling seasonings and a satisfyingly crunchy slivered almond crust. This foolproof recipe is perfect when you’re craving a little bit ...
The Sweaty Truth About Sauna Suits

The Sweaty Truth About Sauna Suits

Though not an everyday sighting, it’s not unusual to see someone in the gym wearing plastic from head to toe. These sweat suits, or “sauna suits,” are worn with the hope of speeding up weight loss by burning extra calories during a ...
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Sugar!

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Sugar!

Q: What is Xylitol? A: If you haven’t yet tried xylitol you are missing out on a low-impact, natural sugar alternative with a plethora of health benefits. Xylitol is categorized as a “sugar alcohol.” Sugar alcohols are white, water soluble solids whi ...
Spice Up Your Diet for Health & Fat-Burning

Spice Up Your Diet for Health & Fat-Burning

If you’re seeking a way to (literally) spice up your health and weight loss, meet your secret weapons: Spices. First, let’s talk about the hot way to weigh less: capsaicin, the ingredient that puts the heat into hot peppers. In one study, ...
What a Registered Dietitian Eats in a Day

What a Registered Dietitian Eats in a Day

As a registered and licensed dietitian, you can imagine how many times I’m asked, “So, Kristen, what do you eat to stay healthy?” You may have the notion that nutrition professionals are really strict with their diets and count ever ...