Have you tried it? I remember my first time I was about 4 years old and at daycare and I swear I pocketed that raw piece in the side of my mouth for hours till my dad picked me up so I could spit it out. Now I don’t think it’s that bad… it’s growing […]
During the summer months, it’s easy to get your fruits and veggies every day. It’s rare that you encounter a cookout a devoid of a crisp, colorful salad or a company picnic without a watermelon in sight. But when the snowy months arrive, it’s second nature to forgo fresh produce in favor of starchy or […]
When you hear the term “dehydration,” it probably conjures up an image of an athlete pounding the pavement in the hot summer sun. But did you know that dehydration is just as prevalent and problematic—maybe even more so—in the winter months? This is due to a combination of factors brought on by colder temperatures. First, […]
With the snowflakes falling relentlessly outside, it’s the perfect time to fire up your crockpot. The only potential pitfall is that your standard meat-and-potatoes medley is packed with saturated fat and salt. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends no more than 2,400 milligrams of sodium per day (that’s less than a teaspoon!) and only 5% […]
Even as a dietetic student with limited experience, I have already encountered this statement several times, “Oh, I don’t use salt. I use sea salt.” Or pink himalayan salt. Or some other new-fangled, grind-in-the-bottle variety of salt. Often, the next statement is something along the lines of, “It’s healthier. It’s less processed.” As a dietetic […]
The subject of omega 3 fatty acids has been increasing in popularity over the past few years. The most common questions I receive in my practice on the subject include: How do these help to improve my cardiovascular health? What foods contain omega 3 fatty acids? In short, omega 3’s improve heart health by helping […]
As is the case with many well-known Tuscan dishes, the vegetable stew that we now know as “Rebollita” originated in the kitchens of peasants in feudal Italy. After a large banquet, hard-working peasants, who served the Lords and Ladies of the manor, would take leftover bread crust and crumbs from their masters’ abundant feasts and […]
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