Most Americans are looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Diets are hard (and often only temporarily effective, if at all!) because you are often forced to restrict what you're eating, which leaves you feeling hungry and deprived. That is a recipe for disaster. Managing a healthy weight long term requires a sustainable… Continue reading Eat more, lose weight
So just the other day, I was talking to my friend about choline in my diet said no one, ever! Although micronutrients get no love, they are a integral component of the every day functions of our bodies. Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals and other critical substances that facilitate body functions like producing enzymes and hormones for… Continue reading Mighty Micronutrients!
Sometimes I just don't feel like cooking. Sometimes I just want something light and tasty, easy to make and healthy for me. If you feel like that sometimes too, try a smoothie! I use plain 2% Greek yogurt as the base, add frozen fruits and a handful of spinach, and finish with a high protein… Continue reading Berry Spinach Smoothie
I'm brand new to the snack ball arena, and I have been missing out! I've been playing with a variety of recipes, and found one that I absolutely love! I was looking for a citrus-flavored option that could be very versatile and came up with this tasty 3-ingredient base that you can change up any… Continue reading Lemony Date Energy Snack Balls
Have you ever tried to make a dish at home just to have it cost more than double what it would have been to buy it at the store and take three times longer to make than it was supposed to? Did you end up with a complete mess and a so-so result? Well these… Continue reading To buy or not to buy: When homemade is better and cheaper than store-bought
Welcome GMW viewers and Cultivate Healthy friends! As you may know, November is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness month. This disease devastates families with over 5 million people dealing with Alzheimer's Disease in the US. Researchers at Rush University Medical Center investigated the diets of older Americans and developed an eating pattern that can cut Alzheimer's risk… Continue reading Protect Your Brain with the MIND Diet
Who's excited to talk about fiber?? I know it's not the most riveting topic, but it's a very important one in the health and nutrition world. What does fiber do? Fiber gets you full quickly and keeps you fuller longer than foods without fiber. Insoluble fiber is considered roughage and helps keeps things moving (if you… Continue reading Fun with Fiber
So my brother is a chef. Definitely a bonus if you have one in your family! I was working on a recipe for a TV segment, but taste testing came up short...something was missing and I couldn't place it. Luckily, my brother is just a text away. Instantly he responded and recommended that I use… Continue reading Spiced Candied Walnuts
Welcome to Cultivate Healthy, Good Morning Washington viewers! With the temperature finally heating up, it's time to update some classic recipes before you host your next cookout. Cook-outs usually involve burgers and hot dogs with those delicious high calorie side dishes and desserts that everyone loves 🙂 I wanted to switch up those traditional recipes… Continue reading Healthier Cook-out Recipes with Secret Ingredients
Today we celebrate registered dietitians (RDs)! I am so madly in love with this field. There are so many wonderful RDs doing amazing work in such a wide variety of capacities, and I am honored to be able to highlight three of my favorite people today (plus my own input at the end) as they… Continue reading Happy RD Day!