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 every calorie. In reality, we’re not that neurotic. Just like you, I want my food to taste good and be quick and easy to prepare. In this video you’ll see exactly how simple healthy eating can be. Read more →
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Content & recipe courtesy of Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach
Fall is back-to-school time for most families with kids. Back to school means getting back into the routine of waking up early, being on the go, participating in extracurricular activities and more. It also means less time for meal prep–and even less time to cook and eat your meals. Staging your kitchen is a simple way to set yourself up for success when it comes to healthy eating. Eating well will help fuel your activities and lifestyle, contribute to better moods and result in less burnout and fewer reasons to grab fast food or junk food.
I stopped into my local vitamin store the other day, and my purchases (whole flax seed, fish oil tablets and raw cacao nibs) prompted a comment from the cashier. “What do you do with all of that?” he asked. We fell into a conversation about diet and nutrition and so on. He mentioned that he’d been having a hard time losing 20 pounds, and when I asked him to describe his nutritional regimen, he said he eats a lot of frozen, pre-made meals. And he wasn’t talking about the better-quality, healthy-food-store-type of meals that do tend to be more on the nutritious side. No. This poor guy eats packaged stuff laden with sodium, hydrogenated oils and who knows what else.
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