I have always been an advocate for weekly meal preparation. It is an excellent way to stop you falling into the too-busy-to-eat-healthily trap during the working week. But now that I am a Dietetic Intern with a crazy schedule, meal prep has become even more important. So I thought that I would share with you the food preparation I carry out every Sunday in readiness for the working week ahead….
Sugar has become nutrition public enemy number one, and not without some justification. Sugar has been associated with obesity, heart disease, high cholesterol, liver disease, and other significant health problems. Now, the American Heart Association (AHA) has issued new recommendations for sugar intake by children….
There are many areas of controversy in the field of nutrition. But one thing that is without doubt is the importance of fruits and vegetables. Fresh produce contains vitamins, minerals, fiber, and lots of wonderful phytochemicals. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can reduce your risk of developing heart disease, certain cancers, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Most vegetables are also naturally low in calories and fat, making them an excellent choice in a healthy low-calorie diet….
Breakfast has to be the most controversial meal of the day. There is no end of disagreement about what we should be eating to break the overnight fast, and whether the meal is even necessary. Fortunately, there is plenty of scientific research that answers these questions. The bottom line is this – eating a healthy breakfast full of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fat, and fiber (like these cranberry avocado granola bars) provides many excellent health benefits.
With summer here and July 4th almost upon us, cookout season is in full swing. For many of us, when we think about cookouts (BBQs to you Brits) we think of hotdogs, burgers, chips and guac, and all sorts of other high calorie foods. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, cookouts are a wonderful way to eat a healthy meal. And this berry nectarine fruit salad is a prime example of that….