Is the Low FODMAP Diet the Key to Weight Loss?
Never Heard of the Low-FODMAP Diet? Following the low FODMAP diet means eliminating foods that are high in specific fermentable carbohydrates. FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. In some people, these types of carbohydrates can cause digestive distress such as bloating, gas, stomach pain, constipation and/or diarrhea. The concept of FODMAPs was first introduced… Read More»
3 Healthy Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Ideas
To keep energy levels high this season, try these 3 healthy pumpkin spice breakfast ideas! I know, I know… pumpkin spice isn’t cool anymore. But as a basic millennial, it’s in my DNA to crave a PSL whenever the temp. drops below 80’F (I live in Florida, don’t make fun of me!) Buuuuuuut most pumpkin… Read More»
Mediterranean Veggie Pasta (High-Protein, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)
This delicious Mediterranean Veggie Pasta with pesto makes for a healthy, plant-based dinner. Make extra for lunch the next day- you’re going to thank yourself! Traditional pasta tastes great (duh), but they often lack protein and fiber! Upgrade your traditional vegetarian or vegan pasta recipes by using a high protein pasta made from chickpeas, lentils,… Read More»
A Berry Healthy Valentine’s Day Smoothie Bowl
Show yourself some love & blend up a delicious Smoothie Bowl for Valentine’s Day! You’re a smooth[ie] operator 😉 I’m all for boxes of chocolates and candy hearts but leading up to the most romantic day of the year, I still want to eat nutritious meals that satisfy my sweet tooth! Cue this Valentine’s Day… Read More»
Date Brownies (for an easier labor!)
I read a study that showed that women who ate dates in the 4 weeks prior to labor significantly reduced the need for induction and interventions in labor. It was a small study, but eating dates can’t hurt, right? So I bought dates. And they sat in my pantry for a week, untouched. I realized… Read More»
Should You Go Gluten-Free?
As registered dietitian nutritionists, we often get asked from clients about whether or not they should follow a gluten-free diet and if so, how?
This article will help you decide if you should (or should not!) try a gluten-free diet an if so, better understand what to avoid in food.
Dietitian’s Guide: Healthy Options at Starbucks
Coffee lovers and Starbucks rewards members, take notes. Kait Richardson RDN shares the healthiest food and drink options at your local coffeeshop.
What is the Sirtfood Diet? Should I Try It?
The sirtfood diet was developed by two “celebrity” nutritionists in the UK and has recently rocketed to the top of this year’s top diet trends due to the claim that Adele has used it to lose 40+ lbs. Adele has not personally confirmed doing the sirtfood diet OR how much weight she has lost. The… Read More»
Simple Festive Fall Salad
Suuure, soups are “on trend” for fall but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a seasonal salad, too! Balanced, healthy salads make for a great weekday lunch, even during the cooler months. I’m a simple gal when it comes to lunch, but that does not mean I don’t want my meals to lack texture, flavor, or nutrition. Cue this healthy and festive fall salad!
4 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Pregnant
1. DHA, a fatty acid essential for brain development, is NOT in most prenatal supplements. Around the time my husband and I started trying to get pregnant, a local health foods store was closing for good and having a major sale. I stocked up on 4 different brands of prenatal supplements. I had heard from… Read More»