Tabbouleh is a traditional Middle Eastern vegetarian salad made of finely chopped parsley, diced tomatoes, crushed mint, fine bulgur (burghul), chopped green onions, extra virgin olive oil, lime/lemon juice, and salt.
I created a video after noticing a cola advertised “made with pure cane sugar” by 365, the Whole Foods brand. Looking at the label, you see this “healthier” product actually contains more calories and added sugar than the name brand Coca Cola.
Fancy marketing, healthier-sounding words and where products are sold will draw in consumers because it sounds like a better sweetener option. But is it really? Sugar is sugar!
Here’s the video transcript of the video.
How often have you taken a bite of food expecting it to be good but it wasn’t? What did you do? Did you eat it anyway? Perhaps. I have. Yes, I’ve been there, done that.
What is it about taking a bite, not loving it, yet eating it regardless? Why do it?
Do me a favor.
Stop it. Continue reading
Not having a plan is a challenge in achieving and maintaining health goals. Often doing the right thing at breakfast and lunch isn’t hard but when dinner rolls around, whether single, coupled up or having a family the What’s for dinner question can take the best day and turn it upside down. Continue reading
Have a plan. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, if you fail to plan, you can plan to fail.
It’s a theme I hear from clients—not planning. Not having a plan leads to problems with not making good decisions and often mindless munching. Continue reading
Can you believe it’s July? It’s also National Blueberry Month. As a confessed and proud blueberry addict, I’m here to show you a couple of ways to celebrate. If you follow me you know I write about these little blue gems every year. (Blueberries – the blue jewel and Confessions of a blueberry addict—where I bought 34 pints for $40)
They’re in season now so don’t miss the chance to get them at a great price. I’ve been buying amazing blueberries for several years from Aldi. At the time of this writing, $1.19 per pint. Wow. (That’s up from the price they were a few weeks ago, 99 cents!) Continue reading
What does a 150 calorie snack look like? Portion size distortion is very real especially in the U.S. It’s too easy to overeat without realizing it! Here, are a few snack ideas to get the most of your food. Some great. Some not-so-great.
Curious to know what 150 calories of Snickers looks like? Less than a Clif bar? Think again!
With so many choices and thousands of new products every year, walking into a grocery store is challenging. It’s difficult knowing how to shop smart. In this interview with one of my dietetic interns, Carolyn Moore*, we busted a few myths and talked common grocery store mistakes people make.
Here is the video transcribed. Continue reading
Grocery shopping has its challenges—especially when faced with product marketing intended to help, but does it really?
I created a video after seeing a package of cereal that looked so healthy because it was free from 101 artificial preservatives & ingredients. Thrilled at first, I looked further and then saw the Nutrition Fact panel and ingredient list. Not so thrilled. Continue reading
Nutrition is a science, not an opinion. Registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)* – trusted nutrition expert
In addition to my nutrition coaching business, I love to teach and have been an adjunct professor teaching Principles of Nutrition since 1998. Because I encourage communication in the classroom, my students don’t hesitate to ask questions. I don’t always have the answers, but I’m committed to finding out what’s known and new in the field. For example, a while back a student asked about oil pulling. What? I had never heard of it. I thought she was joking when she explained what it was. Continue reading