Nutrition

8 Ways to Cut Out the Extras

Losing weight is not easy, and it gets infinitely more difficult around the holiday season. In the past, you have probably tried diet after diet that may have worked in the beginning but then you stray a little bit and the pounds start creeping back up. Why does it always seem to much harder to lose than the time before? Believe me, I have seen this with many of the clients I work with.

When I have clients track what they are eating, some of them tend to forget to write the “extras” down. What do I mean by “extras […]

Football Season = Reason to Tailgate!

12.09.2019
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I unashamedly can admit that I am a football girl. Born and raised in Wisconsin, I bleed green and gold, but I like all football from high school to college to my Green Bay Packers. And we all know that football games are a perfect reason to tailgate!

I shop at ALDI all the time so I have partnered with them, mainly because when I’m feeding my crew of boys, it’s so much more affordable to get organics, fresh meat, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options so conveniently! Of course, as a dietitian I make sure […]

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 […]

National OJ Day: May 4

4.05.2019
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Living in Florida, who could resist eating oranges and drinking Florida Orange Juice? I can’t! Plus, it’s National OJ Day!  If you’re a lover of 100% orange juice like me, cheers!  If you don’t drink Florida OJ regularly, read on to learn more about why you should consider pouring some Florida OJ goodness every day.

My kids LOVE smoothies, and I like to use 100% orange juice as the liquid base with fresh or frozen fruit, a scoop protein powder, and ice. Smoothies are a refreshing treat for them right after a practice or game in […]

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 […]

Say YES This New Year

18.01.2018
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The New Year often starts with all kinds of resolutions to say “no” to behaviors we don’t want to engage in. We say “no” to way too much when it comes to the New Year and try to cut everything out all at once. And the all-or-nothing philosophy doesn’t last very long for most people.

 

But what are you saying “Yes” to, especially when it comes to your diet? I know, this coming from a dietitian. Believe it or not, I don’t want you to suffer and cut out all fun in your life […]

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 […]