1. What Processed Foods are “Healthy”?

    Of course, I encourage reducing processed foods and upping the fruits and veggies HOWEVER I am always asked by clients “Are there any good options out there?” The answer is YES. I would be lying if I said I didn't eat processed foods everyday. Nobody has the perfect diet and it's OK. Thank goodness, right? Many responsible food companies are doing their best to provide quality processed option…Read More

  2. What’s the Scoop on Collagen?

    First, let's get things straight--I promote a diet high in nonstarchy vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats and complex carbs. Eating a balanced diet full of antioxidants and nutrients is the main focus to living a healthy lifestyle. Collagen may be beneficial to a healthy diet because it is a no added sugar/fat protein source, may promote skin elasticity, hair and nail growth and reduce inflamm…Read More

  3. Are There Really Enough Fish in the Sea?

    We know eating 2-3 servings a week of fish or seafood is recommended but what kind? Does it have to be fresh? What's the deal with farmed? Being a dietitian born and raised in Alaska, I will fully disclose I have a bias toward fresh fish because I think it tastes better and I like knowing where my food came from, however, in this review I will explain the pros and cons for both types of salmon. Fi…Read More

  4. Can Alcohol Be A Part of a Healthy Diet?

    How do we include alcohol in a healthy diet? Moderation, moderation, moderation, right? Except it's a little more complicated than that.... On one hand we know alcohol is linked to violence, motor vehicle crashes, cirrhosis of the liver, certain cancers and multiple chronic diseases. However, on the other hand, there are studies that show alcohol also is linked to increased longevity, decreased ri…Read More

  5. Diet and exercise? Do I really have to do both?

      Yesterday on the radio, I heard an advertisement for a weight loss program guaranteeing large amounts of weight loss without doing any exercise, going to the gym or breaking a sweat. As a Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator, that is a huge red flag! Do you know how good exercise is for you? 1.) Exercise can help manage a healthy body weight. Whether you need to lose weight or gain it…Read More

  6. National Nutrition Month

    How you can Reduce Food Waste and Improve your Community March is National Nutrition Month and of course, I have asked the Greeley mayor to declare it! The theme is "Go Further with Food". From my perspective this means educating people about the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits. Whether it’s starting the day off right with a balanced breakfast…Read More

  7. Let’s Talk: Nutrition Trends

    Nutrition trends I actually like… So dietitians sometimes get carried away (myself included) about hating on fad diets, people making false nutrition claims, supplements, etc so let’s talk about the things I actually do like!   Meal Prepping All the Instagram and Pinterest hype about meal prepping is awesome! I always encourage my clients to prep meals for the week and I totally participa…Read More

  8. How and Why You Should Meal Prep

    As a dietitian, I am always encouraging my clients to meal prep, but many people have no idea what I mean. Here's how and why YOU should meal prep! Here's the HOW: 1.) Pick a day and find time in your schedule. Do the cooking in advance, because no one wants to cook on busy nights or during the week. I personally like Sunday mornings, I turn on some music and get preppin' 2.) Look through the pant…Read More

  9. New Years Resolutions? So last year.

    Make a S.M.A.R.T Goal Sounds smart, doesn’t it? It is. Here’s the deal, quick fixes and resolutions that have not been planned out well, don’t last. Try this instead.   S.M.A.R.T stands for specific, measurable, accountable, realistic and timely. SPECIFIC- Narrow it down, being ambitious is great and all but start with one step at a time. Think about… Who: Who is involved? What: What …Read More

  10. How Positive Vibes & Thinking Can Change Your Way of Life

    You need to realize your thoughts matter. "Your thoughts create your feelings, your feelings create your actions, and your actions create your life. They're all interconnected, no exceptions" --Susie Moore. Thoughts to Change Living for the weekend —> Finding joy throughout the week (even Monday morning) Giving up on healthy eating —> Accepting not every meal is going to be perfect and y…Read More