5 Reasons to Love Avocados


Avocados! Where does one even begin to describe such an amazing fruit? This is definitely a staple in my diet and I am so excited that avocado season is officially here! To celebrate, I’ve narrowed down my love for them into 5 reasons (harder than you think).

Loaded with healthy fats

Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, both of which improve and regulate cell and hormone function and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Increases nutrient absorption from plant based sources

Many antioxidants and vitamins obtained from fruits and veggies are […]

Mushroom Marvel


As obsessed as I am with the texture and taste, there is one thing that trumps them both, my absolute favorite thing about mushrooms: they are the only vegan, plant-based, unfortified source of vitamin D!
There seems to be a national day for just about every food out there, and today happens to be National Mushroom Day! I am personally very excited because mushrooms are one of my favorite plants to eat. I used to hate them…like, absolutely hate them but now I loveee them. I’ve read (and experienced) that transitioning to a clean, plant-based diet […]

Florida Tomato Month


Tomatoes are full of immune boosting vitamin C and A, folic acid, biotin, and fiber to name a few.
Happy Florida Tomato Month! I don’t know about you, but I am definitely celebrating! Tomatoes typically grow all year round here, but during the colder months (trust me, sometimes it drops to the 30’s at night!) tomatoes aren’t as plentiful and the prices skyrocket. For somebody who uses and eats tomatoes on a daily basis, it is quite a buzz kill.

But, the weather has returned to its hot, humid self and tomato prices are back down where […]

Got “Milk”?


If looking for a milk substitute to replace those nutrients, it’s important to break down the facts, look at the pros and cons and decide what options are best because with all the choices we now have, it can get a little confusing.
Being vegan in the world we live in today isn’t the easiest. For those that don’t know, veganism is different than vegetarianism in the way that vegans don’t consume any animal products, not even animal byproducts such as milk, cheese, butter, and eggs. It seems pretty limiting, especially for somebody who loves to […]

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget


There are a million excuses people use to not eat healthy, some more understandable than others, but “it’s too expensive” should not be one of them! There are tons of things you can do to eat healthy without breaking the bank.

Here’s how:

Quality over quantity

In terms of meat, seafood and cheeses/specialty items, the better the quality, the better for your health and budget
Talk to the meat butchers and fishmongers etc.; they recommend quality products and give you exactly what you need
A little goes a long way—not to mention if you […]

10 Ways to Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle


This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,” and with yesterday being National RD day, I wanted to give a few pointers associated with my nutrition philosophies as a dietitian! These tips are my advice on how you can bite into a healthy lifestyle and keep moving forward.

Focus on what your body needs. 

Foods offer so may nutrients that your body needs! Don’t be afraid to bite into foods that fuel your body. Focus on foods that meet your body’s needs for vitamins and minerals. While putting the emphasis […]

Get The Most Out of Your Water: Infuse It!


If drinking regular water in the winter is hard for you, this tasty alternative will make it much easier, not to mention give you tons of extra vitamins and minerals. 

If you are like my brave family that resides in New England, considering the ruthless winter they’ve had, the thought of ingesting anything that isn’t hot may seem downright undesirable. Hey, I get it. This time of year up there is miserable… so miserable that I even moved over 1,000 miles away just to avoid it.

But what shouldn’t be avoided, regardless of where you live […]

What is Mindful Eating?


We’ve been working with a lot of clients lately on developing a healthy relationship with food. This looks different for each individual’s unique situation, but boils down to mindful eating. Which leads us to the big question: what is mindful eating?


Mindful eating, as the name implies, involves paying conscious attention to what you’re consuming and also noticing the motivation behind eating. Another imperative aspect of mindful eating is that this is done in a nonjudgmental way. Overall, the goal is to be able to listen to your body for hunger cues, recognize when your body […]

Beans, Beans, They’re Good for Your Heart…


The more research I’ve done on this hidden gem of a food [beans], the more I’ve discovered all that they do for not only heart health, but our bodies as a whole.

That’s right, the good ol’ bean song rings true, people! Beans are an understated dietary necessity that I have particularly increased my consumption of since switching to a vegan lifestyle. But I must say, I wish I had started my bean obsession earlier, even before the vegan takeover. The more research I’ve done on this hidden gem of a food, the more I’ve […]

Ways to Show Love without Chocolate

Baked chocolate chip cookies or a box of chocolates are often viewed as the typical presents to show some one your love. This year, why not think out of the box? There are many alternatives to chocolates that may be a sweeter deal all around. Ways to Show Love Without Chocolate

Baked chocolate chip cookies or a box of chocolates are often viewed as the typical presents to show some one your love. This year, why not think out of the box? There are many alternatives to chocolates that may be a sweeter deal all around.

And while you’re choosing your not-chocolate-gift, why not cater it to the way your loved one feels most loved? There are five primary “languages” of expressing love, including positive affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts of service and material gifts. Below, we’ve explored an option for each one of these, so […]