Nutrition

The Skinny Kid Gets the Fry

Posted by: Becky Wardzala   |   Friday, February 11, 2011   |   Back to Blog

Now I was not a thin kid and I probably barely pass for an average-sized adult, but I’ve often felt like the oddball when it comes to family food habits. My kiddo is indeed a big kid, but he still is quite lean. Now that didn’t just happen by accident because genetics would say he should be tubby at best. Since both my husband and I were beefy kids and we really wanted to help our son not endure the troubles of being the fat kid. So to that end, we really do make efforts to provide healthy food options. So when exactly did that start for me?

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Mom Was Right About Breakfast

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Wednesday, February 9, 2011   |   Back to Blog

Most mothers are right most of the time – therefore, your Mom was right when she advised you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. Your body needs food in the morning after resting all night long and your brain specifically needs carbohydrate to help you be alert and ready to go! So here is my breakfast recipe. I start every day with this high fiber, tasty, crunchy breakfast:

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Warm Up in the Kitchen With A New Recipe – Veggie Casserole

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Tuesday, February 1, 2011   |   Back to Blog

Have you had enough winter yet? On these cold, snowy weekends, I like to get into the kitchen and try new recipes. I belong to several online groups and receive recipe ideas 2-3 times a day and I often save them for a weekend when I have time to try them out. Recently, I tried a recipe called Veggie Casserole from the American Institute for Cancer Research. The recipe appealed to me because it incorporated fresh herbs and butternut squash. Some of you may not have tried butternut squash, so this is a great time to learn more about this versatile winter vegetable. Winter squash is actually a fruit that is high in vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. This squash is considered low in calories and takes on the flavors mixed in the dish. It has a sweet, nutty taste that slightly resembles pumpkin.

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You Only Live Once, But You Eat Every Day

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Monday, January 31, 2011   |   Back to Blog

As a dietitian, I encourage folks to approach diet and behavior changes with a healthy dose of reality. in other words, what works for me may not work for you!  But I will guarantee that finding nutritional balance among all your other work/life balances is not only attainable but can be an exciting and fun venture if you are willing to honestly examine why it is you “do what you do” and set personal goals. I titled my blog “You Only Live Once but You Eat Every Day!” because eating isn’t a habit you can simply drop. We do only live once but we eat several times a day, so let’s make the most of our days by making food and activity choices that make us healthier, encourage those around us to make wise choices, and make our days happy and rewarding.

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