Mediterranean Diet Month

The Mediterranean diet has been a favorite of health care professionals for a long time. Studies have shown that the diet has positive effects on heart health, anti-cancer properties and could potentially extend life. This is thought to be due to the high antioxidant, fiber, and healthy unsaturated fatty acid content. The Mediterranean diet encompasses…

Berry Tart For Two

This tart is too good not to share with someone. It’s also good for you. Isn’t that the ultimate gift after all? Sharing healthy delicious things with people you care about? Maybe that’s just the dietitian in me that wants all gifts to improve your health and well-being in some way. Dietitian or not though,…

Brace Yourselves…Michigan Produce is Coming

It’s officially Spring in Michigan which means Summer will soon be upon us. A Healthier Michigan has this lovely comprehensive guide to all Michigan produce and when it’s ready to harvest. Farmer’s Markets across the state will soon open in May. Time to get brainstorming on recipes. I’m personally excited to make a rhubarb and…

Ya, ya grill ya, ya, ya grill

I loved that song in 7th grade. Classic Nelly. My husband got that stuck in my head. Anyway, back to grillz. The cooking type that is. I want everyone to be prepared for what is about to happen. GRILL SEASON. Us folk in Michigan were spoiled with 70+ degree weather and full blown sunshine over the weekend….

5 breakfast ideas with 5 ingredients or less in 5 minutes 

Mornings are great for some, nightmares for others. I don’t think anyone wants to physically cook while half asleep in their jam jams. I’ve mastered the art of drinking coffee while watching YouTube videos. But, I have also mastered the quick and healthy breakfast game. Now my mornings are perfect.  Here are 5 ideas to…

10 Produce Items to Buy Every Week

I’m about to give you an insider look at my weekly grocery list. These are things I do buy and use on a regular basis. You will likely find one or more of these items in a single recipe that I post. I put these things on here because most you can eat raw, but…

Ketogenic Diet

I have been fortunate to work with patients on the ketogenic diet. The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, and very low carb diet. This diet helps to put patients in ketosis, which means they use fat as their main fuel source rather than glucose. This diet is highly effective at helping control seizure…

Breakfast: A Meal for the Entire Family

According to the USDA, only 44 percent of Americans are eating breakfast every day, yet 93 percent of Americans say it is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is well known to promote a healthy weight by preventing overeating later in the day. Breakfast eaters are also less likely to develop chronic diseases…

Hosting a healthy holiday brunch

The holiday season tends to mean high-calorie treats and excessive snacking. Making healthy decisions during the holiday season does not have to be difficult. First step, start the day with a healthy, well-balanced meal. Since many will be hosting friends and family over the holiday, why not treat your guests to more than pastries. This…

Time to get vocal about shopping local.

I recently filmed a segment in collaboration with the sous chef I work with at one of our local farmers’ markets. We got to hang out with some Michigan farmers and discuss how important it is to shop local from an environmental, economical, and health perspective. The farmers market can honestly be overwhelming. Especially on…

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey

Sorry for the lapse in posting. I recently finished up with my summer grad school classes and celebrated by traveling and trying to stay as “off the grid” as possible. For those that follow me on Instagram might have noticed some pictures from Nashville pop up. I spent about a week there and it was absolutely…

Those Summertime Blues

I had a segment this morning on one of Michigan’s most profitable crops…blueberries! I had the opportunity to work with Bryan, our absolutely fantastic Sous Chef at the hospital. His ideas are always brilliant and definitely bold. I can’t help but think we make a pretty spectacular team with our outlandish ideas. After spending so…