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Blueberries – the blue jewel! Celebrate its month and our nation’s birthday!

Red, white and blue – our nation’s colors. Two of those colors happen to be some of my favorite fruits! What’s better than strawberries and blueberries? Not much in my book. That’s why I take every opportunity to use them in one of my fave guilt-free desserts. Strawberry/Blueberry Shortcake with Whipped Topping. Continue reading

Enjoy this healthier lower cal trail mix loaded with fiber and protein!

Nuts are an excellent snack. But at 200 calories per ¼ cup they can be a challenge to portion control and therefore easy to overindulge. Many a new client has told me they eat them knowing they’re healthy yet they still seek my nutrition coaching services because of weight challenges. Weight management can be difficult even with making healthy choices. Continue reading

I write & make videos on what interests me in the nutrition world…

My mom made a comment about my Facebook page which got me thinking. (Don’t moms have a way of doing that—making you think?) I often post my Neily on Nutrition blogs and videos in addition to Mom and me MothersDay2014my endless posts and pictures about my Great Dane fosters on my private FB page. I also have my Neily on Nutrition business page, but Facebook has an algorithm and only a select few get to see those posts, unless I want to pay to boost my posts. (I don’t.)

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WHY it’s so important to read Nutrition Fact food label

This is a transcription of Neily on Nutrition’s YouTube video posted last June. To watch the video click here or scroll to the end of this post.

WHY it’s so important to read food labels

I was at one of those big box technology stores not long ago standing in line. There were just rows and rows of point of purchase items that are meant for you to buy them, impulse buys. While I was awaiting my turn I noticed this gentleman in front of me—looked like he was with his daughter. He  probably had no intention of buying but he did—this energy mix, that was just there among many other things. He picked up one of the healthier things there. I could just imagine he might have driven home with his daughter, opened it up and had a few handfuls. Continue reading

“The Best Things You Can Eat” – interview with “guyatitian” Dave Grotto

The Best things you can eat pic of book

“The Best Things You Can Eat” interview with Dave Grotto – part 1

I’m a longtime fan of David Grotto, RD, LDN, author of several books. His new one just came out this month.

We had the chance to catch up in Philadelphia at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual conference in October, 2012. Here was part one of our conversation. (scroll to bottom to see the fun interview with Dave on YouTube or click here.)

Neily:               I’m here with Dave Grotto, aka the “Guyatitian”. One of my favorite

dietitians! He is a registered dietitian in Chicago—my hometown!

Dave: I knew there was something I liked about you 🙂
Neily: (laugh) Dave’s got a number of books, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life, and 101 Optimal Life Foods. This one is…
Dave: The Best Things You Can Eat: For Everything from Aches to Zzzz, the Definitive Guide to the Nutrition-Packed Foods that Energize, Heal, and Help You Look Great.  I am really excited about it because I wrote this with registered dietitians in mind.
Neily: So what are the best foods that we can eat?
Dave: Well, there are about a 150 of them. I know we don’t have the time to go through all of them.But the way I discovered this is that I had this patient of mine who was on a potassium wasting diuretic. Dietitians always turn to the USDA reference 24 for the best foods. I knew there was something goofy because the very first food I came across highest in potassium was one cup of tomato paste!
Neily: Oh
Dave: When was the last time you sucked up a cup of tomato paste?
Neily: Oh gosh, it’s been a while!
Dave: It’s been a while… right. Second food highest in potassium—three cups of frozen orange juice concentrate. So, I thought—not an even playing field. Totally useless for the RD and the consumers.
Neily: I think it (the USDA database) is based upon a 100 gram (3.5oz) portion..
Dave: That’s right. Exactly. I thought what will be more useful is if we did most   consumed versions of food… real food, no fortification and in the ‘My plate’ serving size guidelines. So I did it for 33 nutrients. The top 7 foods that you can eat that are best for those nutrients.
Neily: And…
Dave: And… and 27 lists for what are the best foods for pre and post work outs, controlling diabetes, lowering cholesterol, fighting heart disease—7 best foods for fighting cancer. It’s a great book. I am really excited about it. And my buddy, Lisa Lillian aka ‘Hungry Girl’ wrote the foreword to it.
Neily: Wonderful! And we will talk about the foods in just a moment (read part two of our interview)
Dave: That sounds great!
 

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