Meal Prep vs Food Prep? Either Way You Win

Meal Prep vs Food Prep? Either Way You Win

You know those pretty pictures you see on Instagram or Pinterest with someone’s meals prepared for the whole week? Maybe you think “wow, I should do that too.“ The Sunday meal prep phenomenon Then after weeks of thinking about it, you buckle down one Sunday afternoon, spend 3 hours in the kitchen, and get the…

Want More Flavor? Read These Tips To Grow an Herb Garden

Want More Flavor? Read These Tips To Grow an Herb Garden

Have you ever bought fresh herbs at the grocery, used a few sprigs, then found them rotting away weeks later in your produce drawer? Herbs add flavor and nutrition to any meal, but paying $5 for two stems of rosemary is an expensive and wasteful proposition. Meanwhile herbs can be some of the easiest and…

How quickly can I lose weight the healthy way?

How quickly can I lose weight the healthy way?

Have you ever wondered… how do I lose weight fast? You aren’t alone. Many people are searching for the magic pill or a secret sauce that can help them get the body they want – like by tomorrow. Unfortunately, drastic weight loss is seldom attainable. Not to mention, it’s nearly impossible to keep off in the…

What does an IBS flare up feel like?

What does an IBS flare up feel like?

 For Super Bowl weekend I was looking forward to eating chicken wings with celery, blue cheese dressing, and sweet potato fries. Then I woke up Saturday morning with a pit in my stomach knowing it was going to be “one of those days.” I can often tell when I wake up if I’m going to…

Where are you on the diet spectrum?

Where are you on the diet spectrum?

You know how there’s a new diet or nutrition news article coming out every day?! It’s overwhelming and confusing for most people – especially those of us trying to be healthy and make better choices. For many people, diet is a 4-letter word (literally and figuratively!) that makes one shutter and recoil. Here’s the thing,…

Sometimes a diet is the answer… How IBS changed my life

Sometimes a diet is the answer… How IBS changed my life

Why me? It’s not fair. How did this happen? For 1 in 5 American’s suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), these are common thoughts and questions that cross the mind. Maybe after a weekend of eating out and enjoying food with friends and family suddenly, cramping, bloating, and discomfort takes over the gut and all…

Meal Planning Strategies and Solutions Based on Your Tendency and Situation

Meal Planning Strategies and Solutions Based on Your Tendency and Situation

Meal planning and prepping take effort, skill and time, which makes it a bit challenging. The good news is that strategies and solutions exist to suit everyone’s needs. Let’s dive into your tendencies and your situation and how you could leverage them to your advantage. Below I make suggestions based on your tendency. If you don’t know…

Creating your own meal planning process

Creating your own meal planning process

In March, we are delving into the subject of meal planning by breaking it down into a series of blog posts. Last week, you learned the significant differences between a done-for-you meal plan and the process of meal planning. Meal planning on your own terms will help you build a sustainable habit that supports Well…

Go Further with Food - National Nutrition Month

Go Further with Food – National Nutrition Month

Every March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month. The focus of NNM 2018 is Go Further with Food, which emphasizes the importance of making wise choices for your individual needs and reducing food waste by planning ahead. Going further with food means meal planning, not meal plans. Lucy and I often…

The 5% Swap for Heart Health

The 5% Swap for Heart Health

If you are a regular reader or current client you know, fat is our friend. Although a little can go a long way, it absolutely deserves a spot on your plate. You also know that we want you to embrace more natural foods and limit processed foods. Keeping those things in mind, how do we include…