I’m always on the lookout for 2 things when I’m grocery shopping: Good food and good deals. Shoppers now have even more tasty reasons to head to ALDI with their grocery lists, and they might want to add some new items to their carts. Eighteen ALDI-exclusive products were recently voted 2019 Best New Product Award (BNPA) winners, according to the 2019 BrandSpark consumer survey.* These 18 products, plus all the other great choices at ALDI, make it even easier to create an award-winning meal with ALDI ingredients. In fact, I learned that 1 in 5 ALDI […]
When you’re trying to lose weight, often your friends and loved ones become your biggest obstacle, contributing to halting your best efforts in your weight loss program. Since those closest to us have the greatest influence on our eating habits, be sure to stay dedicated to your goal by watching out for the top 6 diet saboteurs in your life.
Men have a higher amount of muscle mass and lower body fat percent than women. Since their energy needs and metabolism are much higher, they can consume more calories without gaining weight. Ladies: Never try to […]
I hear from clients all too often that eating healthy is expensive. Myth! It really honestly doesn’t have to be. The biggest food cost is food waste…not using the food you bought and it going to waste instead! So plan ahead and be creative with leftovers and you will save lots of money!
I have partnered with ALDI grocery stores for a few years now because I love, love, love their high quality brands at a fraction of the price. Even after all of these years I never cease to be amazed when I get to the […]
The change from summer to fall marks a new school year for some, a transition to cooler weather for others, and kicks off the holiday season for most. It’s also a time to enjoy the produce that hits its prime this time of year – we’re talking corn, cranberries, apples, and, of course, pumpkins!
• Corn. Complex carbohydrates, like corn, are essential to a healthy diet. They provide the body with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Corn is a good source of two essential minerals, manganese and phosphorus. These two nutrients help keep our bones healthy and strong. Corn is also […]
With the kids out of school, I try to take some extra days off in the summer to spend with them and entertain friends and family. I am proud to work with ALDI because they have everything you need to prepare for your sun-filled celebration, including better-for-you appetizers, main dishes, drinks and desserts, all without the premium price tag.
My kids love, love, love anything from the grill! ALDI has fresh produce and high-quality meats for grilling. In fact, every Wednesday ALDI offers incredible “Weekly Fresh Meat Specials.” When you see this sign, you’ll […]
It’s March, which means it’s National Nutrition Month! You likely don’t have that marked on your calendar, but as a dietitian/nutritionist, this is the month we dietitians live for! This year’s theme is “Go Further With Food” and I’ve got three foods you may or may not be already familiar with that I absolutely LOVE!
Coconut water is one of the best natural beverages you can drink. It’s delicious and refreshing and rich in electrolytes, particularly potassium. Over 50% of Americans aren’t getting […]
Cancer has hit me hard. I have personally not had cancer, but the disease took Stephen – my beloved husband and father of my boys – in October, 2012. Specifically stomach cancer.
I have decided to partner with Eli Lily and Company because I want to do anything I can do to help people fighting stomach cancer and those who are caregivers for them. I am a Registered Dietitian and even I was confused as to what Stephen could eat and what foods would be best for him as he went through his fight.
This holiday season as everyone enjoys special […]
Athletes come in all shapes, sizes, and skill levels. One thing that remains consistent with all athletes – whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior – recovery is extremely important. During exercise our muscles break down, and in order to recover efficiently proper nutrition (and the timing of it) is crucial.
An important nutrition component of building healthy, strong muscles is protein. Protein is the building block of all the cells in our bodies, especially our muscles. It is therefore essential we consume enough of it. You’ve heard that post-workout protein is important, but what about proper […]
I’m all about energy. As a sports dietitian, I teach people how to have the energy they need to get through practices and games. And then there’s us everyday folks who need energy just to get through our day!
I’m always looking for combos of food that give me instant energy, but I don’t want to spike and drop in energy. What goes up must come down. The key to preventing the “down” is to have combinations of food that give you some energy right away, and combine it with something that lasts.
Carbs, for all of the good and bad you hear about them are actually our body’s preferred source of energy. We need carbs! I prefer my grains to be as whole grain as possible to get all of the fiber and antioxidant benefits of those whole grains
That’s right – chocolate at breakfast! These oats are made using cottage cheese and chia seeds to provide a boost of protein and fiber. A high-protein breakfast will keep you fill and fueled throughout the morning, preventing mid-day snacking or mindless eating. Protein has never tasted so sweet!