General Nutrition

Top Boat Snacks for Summer

Top Boat Snacks for Summer If you’re planning a trip to the lake this summer, make sure to pack snacks for the boat to keep you going all day long.  Whether you plan to waterski, wakeboard, or just relax in the lake, the snack ideas below can help set you up for hours of fun …

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Healthy Snacks for Teenage Athletes

One common reality of high school athletes is that they are busy. Between school, homework, practice, strength training, games, and weekend tournaments there can be limited time available to think about what to eat. Yet we know that with all the activities teenage athletes are involved in, their nutrition needs are great. Including healthy snacks …

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Whether you are looking for a quick breakfast on-the-go, a post-workout shake, or a high-protein drink to help meet your nutrition needs before bed, a healthy smoothie can be a great option. Making a fruit smoothie at home can also be an economical way to add important nutrients to your performance diet, including protein, omega-3 …

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Food Safety in the Kitchen - Wash Produce

Food safety may not be something that crosses your mind on a regular basis. However, it typically only takes one bout of foodborne illness to realize just how important food safety is. Below are five quick tips you can follow to minimize food safety risks in your kitchen. Step 1: Wash Your Hands The first …

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods

“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” ~Hippocrates Food has long been recognized for having an impact on an individual’s health and well-being. When it comes to sports nutrition, we know choosing the right foods at the right times can impact performance. We also know that a well planned sports nutrition …

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Nutrition Benefits of Greek Yogurt

As a Sports Dietitian, I am always looking for foods packed with nutrients that can be used in recipes in a variety of ways. Greek yogurt is one super food with many nutrition benefits that I highly recommend. If you are not familiar with the nutritional benefits of Greek yogurt, one cup has ~21 grams …

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With busy work and school schedules, grabbing a quick meal between events sometimes becomes necessary just to make it through the day. The good news is that it is possible to make healthy choices when eating at fast-food restaurants. Here are five tips for making nutritious choices when dining out – keep them in mind …

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Checkout my LinkedIn article for tips on how to keep kids active and eating healthy as the school year begins.

As a Sports Dietitian, I frequently have the opportunity to take athletes on grocery store tours. During the tours, I teach athletes what foods to buy to fuel their bodies for performance, items to keep on hand to prepare quick meals and snacks, and tips for saving money. Below are what I consider to be …

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Whether you are traveling with a team to a tournament, adventuring out on a road trip, or just stopping to fill your car with gas and grabbing a quick snack – the gas station is a place we all frequent that is full of food and beverages that can quickly derail your sports nutrition game …

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