Nutrition Blogs

New Year’s Healthy Food Resolutions

New Year’s Healthy Food Resolutions New Year’s resolutions are birthed from good intentions, but rarely do they last. According to Forbes Magazine, University of Scranton researchers found that only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s Goals. It comes as no surprise that the #1 ranked resolution for 2017 was related to weight loss/ healthy eating. A desire to get healthy is a great goal to have. Unfortunately, most don’t know how to take [Read More...]

Warming Food: Eat to Bring the Heat

Warming Food During the cold winter months, we are naturally drawn to warming food to help our bodies stay warm. Sometimes, the warming food that we reach for are not always the healthiest. Here are some healthy food choices to keep you warm during a day in the snow and provide disease-fighting benefits. Start your Morning with the Warming Food a Hot Grain Cereal Oatmeal, hot brown rice, buckwheat or quinoa will all do the trick for [Read More...]

What You Need to Know About Diabetes!

Diabetes Explained Today, the word “diabetes” is often as common as the word “pizza.” According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes. That equates to about 1 in every 11 people. What’s alarming is that 8.1 million people (27.8 % ) might not even realize that they have it because they haven’t been diagnosed. Whenever I meet with a patient who has been diagnosed with [Read More...]

Sugar and Kids: Danielle S., registered dietitian

How much added sugar are your children getting? Childhood obesity is becoming increasingly more common. On the heels of obesity come various health threats at an early age, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, asthma, cardiovascular disease, orthopedic abnormalities, and high cholesterol levels, which previously were only associated with adults. In addition to physical inactivity (due to video games, computers, ipads, etc) poor dietary habits to blame. Children mimic the dietary habits that they observe. [Read More...]

Alternative Recipes for the New Year: Noodles

Rethink Noodles Pasta/Noodles seem to be some of the most difficult food items for people to limit. It’s important to realize that noodles are only one component of the dish. It’s often the protein and sauce or broth that really makes the dish shine. Traditional white flour pasta often lacks satisfying fiber and contains a very small amount of protein. White pasta is high in simple carbohydrates which digests quickly and leaves you hungry later. [Read More...]

Eating in Season: Danielle, Registered Dietitian

Season When I think about healthy eating, I tend to think about summer time. Why? During the summer, it is relatively easy to eat “in season.” There is an abundance of fresh fruit and familiar vegetables that we are relatively comfortable preparing. Depending on where you live, your options might not differ much from season to season. This is in part due to warmer climates, greenhouses and advances in food transport. Just because its winter doesn’t [Read More...]