Nutrition

Winner, Winner!

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 […]

Save Money Eating Right This New Year

21.01.2019
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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 […]

Fall Favorites: Top 4 Seasonal Produce Picks

12.10.2018
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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 […]

Mouth-Watering Summer Recipes

12.07.2018
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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 […]

Creative Plant-Based Solutions This National Nutrition Month

1.03.2018
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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

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 […]

Hard Workout? Nutrition Recovery Tips

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 […]

Sustained Energy Combo

11.12.2015
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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

Don’t Break the Bank – 6 Ways to Eat Clean on a Budget

6.08.2015
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What’s holding you back from eating clean? For many, the concept of buying fresh ingredients to cook healthy meals is associated with higher grocery bills. It seems that you would save time, and money, by swinging into a drive-thru for tonight’s dinner. While you might save time eating fast food, it’s possible to eat a clean diet filled with fresh fruits and vegetables without breaking your bank account. Below are 6 tips to eat clean on a budget! – See more at: http://dietdiva.net/dont-break-the-bank-6-ways-to-eat-clean-on-a-budget/#sthash.PIavMgcM.dpuf

The Hidden Benefits of Watermelon

7.07.2015
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Watermelon lovers rejoice – your favorite refreshing snack is also great for you! While these melons often have a bad rap (think: 92% water and lots of sugar), they are actually considered a nutrient dense food – rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants while remaining extremely low in calories. Check out these four amazing benefits of watermelon below!

Lycopene leader. You’ve been hearing it since you were a little kid: strive to fill your plate with a variety of colorful fruits and veggies! Lycopene is the pigment that gives produce a vibrant red color. While tomatoes often come to […]

Healthy 4th of July Recipe Round Up

30.06.2015
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Cheeseburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, pasta salad, and apple pie – all staples of any Independence Day cookout. These options make it easy to quickly over-indulge on salt, fat, and sugar without even realizing it! Luckily, there are plenty of nutritious alternatives you can bring to your neighborhood celebration. Check out the recipes below for 4th of July inspiration – red, white, and blue has never tasted so good!