When I was in school for dietetics, eggs were considered a healthy food but one that should only be consumed two days a week because of their cholesterol content. And let’s be honest, that wasn’t too long ago….about 8 years to be precise. Since that time things have changed. Actually, a lot has changed. Now all of… Continue reading Are Eggs Really Bad For Me? (Confused Day Tuesday)
Pomegranates are arguably the most beautiful fruit on Earth. Seriously, they could make any dish look pretty. Not only are they pretty, but they are loaded with nutrients (just to name a few; fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and plant nutrients called tannins, which can help get rid of free radicals that damage our cells). In my… Continue reading Opening a Pomegranate, and Blogger Pomegranate Recipes
When you buy “fruit popsicles” at the store, do you ever see the skin from the fruit? Rarely. Do you ever see an ingredient list without added sugars? No. That’s why, if you can, it’s a good idea to make your own popsicles every once in a while. Just buy some popsicle molds (sold everywhere… Continue reading Smoothie-sicles
Check out my first You Tube video!! I’m posting this one as a test, really. I’d love for you to tell me what you think, and if you had any troubles viewing the video. I plan on making a series of these so I need to get the kinks out now. If you didn’t read… Continue reading Our Sugar-Filled World; Protein Bars and Meal Replacements
Can you tell what this is? It’s one of our Orange Juice popsicles dipped in some plain yogurt and whipped cream. This was the perfect late night snack one evening. And as I mentioned in this post, we did not discard our orange juice pulp.As Nick and I become more comfortable with our juicer, we’re beginning to… Continue reading Have Pulp? Make Smoothies!
What if you went to Chipotle and asked for guacamole……And instead of avocado guacamole you got…..asaparagus guacamole !!??I made asparagus guacamole the other day for some friends and it was a HUGE HIT! Sorry I don’t have pictures, but it looked a lot like regular guacamole just a bit more thin and watery. I only… Continue reading Asparagus Guacamole
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Any fun plans? Staying in to watch the Bachelor? Going out for a romantic dinner? Nick and I found a local place that is doing a 6 course Valentine’s dinner, for a GREAT price! The menu sounded amazing, so I’m actually very excited. In honor of my heart, I chose the salmon… Continue reading Juice, From Scratch!
Who says buckeye candies can’t be slightly good for you?? As you all know, I love to modify recipes. One of my favorite desserts during fall football season, and the holidays, are buckeyes (balls of peanut butter and sugar, covered with chocolate, which are meant to mimic the look of a poisonous Ohio buckeye nut). Most buckeyes have loads… Continue reading A Lighter Buckeye Candy!
Before starting today’s post I thought I’d give a little update on my “elimination diet”. I had a few people ask me how I would know which foods were giving me troubles if I was just going to go ahead and give up a bunch of foods. For starters, I’m not doing the elimination diet… Continue reading My Thoughts on Protein Powders
Before I begin this post, I’d like to highlight a very important event that occurred yesterday, July 15th, 2010. One of my favorite people in the world, Emily (The Health Nut) officially joined the special club known as “The Food Police Club”, aka THE REGISTERED DIETITIAN CLUB!!! I am especially excited to announce this because Emily… Continue reading Another Thing I Can’t Eat/Drink…..MILK!