special thanks to my dietetic intern Kara Peters for assisting in research for this blog post. "How many of you have ever had a protein shake or taken a supplement?" I ask about mid-way through every sports nutrition presentation I give. Nine times out of ten, over half the hands in a room full of … Continue reading Navigating sports nutrition supplements
It really doesn't seem that long ago that I was a dietetic intern...what, 9 months? Well, nevertheless, now I have my very own intern! And it turns out she's got something to say. By Sydney Spiewak, Dietetic Intern at the University of Saint Joseph Why is everyone so keto obsessed? The ketogenic diet or “keto” … Continue reading If you’re friend went keto… would you go keto too?
"No thank you, I'm a picky eater." "I'm sorry, but I'm a picky eater." "I would, but I'm a picky eater." As a dietitian who hosts tabeling events with food samples eight or more times a month, I hear these phrases constantly, and I just don't get it - at least not anymore. My intern … Continue reading But I’m a picky eater
After three solid years of grocery shopping for myself I've finally got it down to a science. Zig-zag through the produce department, swing through the bread, baking and - of course - peanut butter isles, grab a few special items for a new meal this week, stop by the dairy fridge and just before leaving … Continue reading Homemade Granola, my way
I wrote this post over two years ago and somehow it got lost in the hustle and bustle of always having over 50 tabs open in my browser at all times... Anyway, today when I woke up there was an all too familiar sight, something two years ago I had even taken the time to … Continue reading A return to basics, or at least an attempt
Have you ever made cookies and not tasted the dough? Unless you're one of those people who is hyper concerned about raw eggs - and I can't blame you salmonella is truly terrible, ask my cousin - it would be hard for me to believe. Cookie dough is simply delicious. Irresistible even. And cookies fresh … Continue reading Life with ED: When a dietitian eats a cookie
In honor of Kids Eat Right month for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics I am brining you a story from my experience working with elementary school children last Fall in Maryland during my Dietetic Internship. “The last rule I need each of you to remember before we start our tasting is that no matter … Continue reading Just take one bite
In the 6th grade lunchtime was at 10:40 a.m. I remember classmates and teachers complaining about how early it was. I remember my parents remarking about how unreasonable that was. And I remember absolutely loving it. Lunchtime was 10:40 and I've never gotten over it. Maybe it's just me, but the first thing I … Continue reading How long until lunchtime?
It's August, it's hot and the last thing you ever want to do is turn on the oven. Sticking to no-cook meals like salads or options that can be made on the grill or in the microwave (such as corn on the cob or BBQ anything) is typically you're best bet for reducing the sweat … Continue reading No sweat summer sweets
Always travel with a snack, or two, or an entire stash including at least 3 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. That's my motto for traveling (or even just a simple outing). I don't know whether this trait is genetic or learned (I have at least one Aunt who swears by this), but I certainly have … Continue reading Security snacks, the dos and don’ts
As a nutrition major in college with classes falling almost always during lunch time I found myself eating in the lecture-hall far more often than not. In that, I wasn't alone, almost all my classmates ate at least a snack during class. What I was alone in, however, was what I tended to bring: a … Continue reading Everything can be better in sandwich form
We all have one. Whether it's stuffed back in a hard-to-reach cabinet or sitting in plain sight on the kitchen counter, it's there. It could have been a gift, a hand-me-down or even your own purchase, but for some reason it sits unused and almost forgotten. I'm talking about that unused kitchen appliance all of … Continue reading That unused kitchen appliance