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,…

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….

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…

Dark Chocolate Holiday Bark (Only 4 ingredients!)

Impress your friends and family this holiday season with homemade holiday bark. Not only is it delicious but also offers health benefits. This sweet treat is filled with antioxidants from the dark chocolate, dried strawberries, and almonds! Make sure to grab at least 70% dark chocolate to gain these antioxidant benefits.  Ingredients: 24 ounces 70%…

Beer. Brownie. Beer Brownies.

I don’t make a lot of desserts. I think working in a bakery wore me out. I literally took home cookies, macaroons, focaccia, bread, and dessert bars EVERY SINGLE DAY. However, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to put some Founder’s beer in a dessert. I personally get overwhelmed by sugar very easily, therefore I…

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…