Nutrition Blog

Time, Variety, and Knowledge

Jillian Tedesco

There are probably 3 things you crave from your food…  Time (to make good food) Variety Knowledge (of what tastes good) Maybe you’ve never thought about it this way, but typically the biggest hurdle keeping you from consistently eating healthy are these three things. Maybe you’re a busy mom like me or maybe cooking intimidates you and you don’t have the desire to learn how to really cook.   When I’m creating a new menu for fit-flavors I’m always thinking about these 3 things (and a million others). I want to break them down a bit for you and give you that "behind...

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Algebra before Calculus in Nutrition

Jillian Tedesco

We all remember that school started with basic math, then algebra, then geometry, then algebra 2, then calculus. We needed the foundation before we could take our basics and apply them to complex math equations. Nutrition is exactly like that. 

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Food For Any Lifestyle

Julia Barber

Did you know that you can use fit-flavors as a tool for any nutrition plan that you are following?  We want to be your first resource in healthy eating no matter where you are in your journey to a healthy lifestyle.

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Fruits and Vegetables You Should Eat This Spring

Julia Barber

Eating fruits and veggies while they are in season not only makes them more flavorful, but they are healthier too as they are best fresh and not processed or preserved. Each season when we come out with a new menu we make sure to include seasonal fruits and vegetables so we can provide the freshest, most flavorful dishes.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Breakfast

Julia Barber

What does breakfast look like for you? Eggs? A muffin or protein bar on the go? Or maybe non existent? While breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day, only about 44% of people eat breakfast every day.

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Fat 101

Julia Barber

Fat is an essential nutrient that you get from your diet. While too much fat can be harmful, it is important that you incorporate some fat into your diet regardless of your health and fitness goals. 

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How to Stay on Top of Your Goals

Julia Barber

Happy New Year! New year, new goals! While any moment can be a fresh start, what better time to focus on new goals or refocus on old goals than the new year? 

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5 Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter

Julia Barber

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends, however, things have been a little different lately. Chances are you or someone you know has been sick this Winter, it’s spreading like wildfire! While cold and flu season is at an all time high right now, there are things you can do to try to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

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Vitamin A

Julia Barber

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is naturally present in both plant and animal foods. Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient that is important for healthy vision, may lower your risk of certain cancers, supports a healthy immune system, supports bone health, and promotes healthy growth and reproduction. 

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Roasted Winter Squash & Pomegranate Salad

Jillian Tedesco

I love the depth of flavors and textures this salad offers. When creating a dish, the more depth you add the better the experience will be. This dish offers just that. Butternut squash makes us think fall and winter, and tossing it with cinnamon brings a very warm feeling.

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Mitigate Seasonal Depression With These Tips

Julia Barber

While the Fall and Winter seasons bring happiness to some, it is not uncommon for others to feel down in the dumps. The shorter days and colder weather can trigger a chemical change in the brain leading to depression symptoms. This feeling is known as seasonal depression. 

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Protein 101

Julia Barber

Protein, along with carbohydrates and fat, make up our macronutrients. Macronutrients are the nutrients that our bodies need in higher quantities for energy. 

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Combat Your Sweet Tooth With These Tips

Julia Barber

The Holiday season is here! Time for trips to the pumpkin patch, scary movies, fun costumes, and sweets, lots and lots of sweets. This time of year it can be hard to curb your sweet tooth when all of your favorite stores display Halloween candy, candy apples, and pumpkin pies front and center. 

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5 Antioxidant Rich Foods

Julia Barber

You’ve probably heard of antioxidants and how they are healthy for you. But do you really know what they are and how they work? Antioxidants are molecules that are naturally produced in your body and found in some foods. 

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Vitamin D

Julia Barber

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is crucial to your health. It helps your body absorb calcium which is important for strong bones and helps to prevent osteoporosis. Vitamin D also supports your immune system, brain, nervous system, lung function, and cardiovascular health. 

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Fall Menu

Julia Barber

The leaves are starting to change colors, the air is getting crisp, and pumpkin everything is back. Fall is here and we're excited to roll out our new Fall menu! This menu our team was inspired by the fall season and Thanksgiving. This menu features turkey sausage, cranberry sauce, roasted butternut squash, brussels sprouts, and caramelized onions. 

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5 Tips for Packing a Healthier Lunch

Julia Barber

With the kids going back to school and everyone returning to work in person, packing a lunch everyday is now becoming a regular part of the routine. Packing your own lunch is not only more budget friendly, but it can also be healthier than grabbing food from the cafeteria or local fast food restaurant when lunch time rolls around. 

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PCOS Awareness

Julia Barber

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) awareness month! It’s important to bring awareness to various diseases and syndromes such as this one so that we can rally together to share information and show support. 

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Our Friend Fiber

Julia Barber

At some point or another I'm sure you’ve heard someone say “eat more fiber.” That’s because fiber is your friend! Your friend that does way more than just make you poop. While fiber does do wonders for your digestive tract by stimulating your intestines and increasing regularity, It also aids in reducing cholesterol, maintaining a healthy weight, and promoting blood sugar control. 

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Kidney Friendly Diet

Julia Barber

Kidney disease affects an estimated 37 million people in the US. While the kidneys are small, they are mighty in the role that they play in your body. Your kidneys are responsible for regulating your body’s fluid levels, filtering waste and toxins from the blood, regulating blood pressure, helping to maintain healthy bones, and balancing minerals in your blood.

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