Healthy Portable Breakfasts and Snacks Made with Protein Powder

It doesn’t matter if you’re working at home or running errands, trying to get your kids arranged for their day or getting ready to go on a run: You know that in the morning, you need fuel. But unfortunately, many of us are overscheduled and under pressure, making it difficult to get everything done before you have to move on to the next thing. And one of those things that’s difficult to get done, … [Read more...]

Periodized Nutrition: Methods to Improve Athletic Performance

Emily Perry, a dietetic student will be posting a series of articles on periodized nutrition. Each article has been reviewed by Dr. Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, LDN, CPT When we think of the term athletic training several things come to mind including a training regime that involves improving cardio or strength, progressively adding reps or distance so the individual can get stronger, and then … [Read more...]

Collagen Powder: Benefits and Uses

If you are curious about collagen powder then read on. This informative article was shared with me by HVMN a high quality supplement company. Their collagen powder and MCT oil powder are one option you may consider if you decide to add either of these to your supplement routine. Originally published on HVMN by Ryan Rodal Peruse the aisles of any health food or supplement store and you’ll … [Read more...]

Six Recovery Supplements for Athletes

Originally published on HVMN by Nate Martins. Why is recovery so often skipped?Athletes know it’s essential to build muscle. It’s crucial to cool down, eat protein, stretch, hydrate, and give your body an opportunity to replenish and repair post-workout.Maybe it’s our busy schedules; we’re off to the next thing so fast, often unable to account for the extra half-hour of recovery after workouts. … [Read more...]

5 Reasons You Should Eat More Watermelon

Watermelons are a quintessential summer food, and nothing is as refreshing as biting into a slice on a hot summer day and letting the juices drip down your chin. Consisting mainly of water, about 92%, this succulent fruit is soaked with loads of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Very low in calories, research shows that making watermelon a regular part of your diet will give you a … [Read more...]

2 Healthy Strawberry Muffin and Smoothie Recipes for Mother’s Day

Looking for healthy and delicious recipes for Mother’s Day? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Strawberries are in season, so today I am sharing two healthy strawberry recipes I created for Mother’s Day.   An extremely versatile fruit, strawberries go great in salads, smoothies, muffins, savory dishes, and even salsa. They are in season late April through August, so there is no time … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy High Protein Guacamole Recipe for Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo, which according to the California Avocado Association is the largest avocado consumption day of the year. An estimated 87.3 million pounds of avocados will be consumed today, or about 175 million individual avocados or 349 million servings of guacamole! Satisfy your guacamole cravings while building lean muscle with this quick and easy high protein guacamole recipe for … [Read more...]

What You Need To Eat For Breakfast To Lose Weight

What did you have for breakfast today? Coffee? A mini market muffin? Nothing? For many people, fixing breakfast takes up precious time that’s in short supply. But there’s ample research showing that the simple act of eating a nutritious balanced breakfast, every day, is a big part of losing weight. Here are some tips for what you need to eat for breakfast to lose weight.   Benefits of … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Add Protein to Your Smoothies Without Using Protein Powder

Protein powders are an easy and convenient way to boost the protein content of your smoothies and there is no lack of options to choose from. However, sometimes you want to go au natural and focus on using whole foods. Good news! Here are 10 ways to add protein to your smoothies without using protein powder.   Protein-Rich Bases   Starting with a protein rich base is a foolproof … [Read more...]

Healthy Eating: National Nutrition Month “Put Your Best Fork Forward”

As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I look forward to joining in the celebration of National Nutrition Month each March. National Nutrition Month is a yearly nutrition education campaign focusing attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habit. For 2017, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Put Your … [Read more...]