With so many micronutrients, pineapples have many health benefits. The largest benefit is vitamin C--an essential dietary component since we cannot make it ourselves. Vitamin C is required for the production of collagen and certain neurotransmitters, it’s involved in protein metabolism and is important for connective tissue and wound healing.
...this dish was poppin’ with flavors from the balance of ingredients, spices, and sauces--creamy tomato puree, bright citrus salsa, aromatic cilantro marinade, flakey grilled fish, spicy Spanish rice. I think we all can agree this is why we go out to eat and don’t cook at home. We like food that tastes good and leave the hard work to the chefs. Or, is this something we can experience in our homes and with our skills? Let me explain what a flavor profile is and walk you through how you CAN make a chef inspired dish at home!
Imagine this...a small, crisp batter cake, baked in between two shallow metal pans hinged together, filling the room with the smell of warm maple.
Waffles! We’re talking about waffles! The traditional toasty breakfast treat that we love to top with syrup or fresh fruit, mix with chocolate chips, and even serve alongside some crispy chicken.
A food, usually a vegetable, is scalded in boiling water, removed after a brief, timed interval, and finally shocked--plunged into iced water or placed under cold running water to halt the cooking process. When you shock, it stops the cooking immediately, cools the veg down and keeps bright green color. If you don't shock, your veggies will continue to cook and will be more likely to be mushy when you reheat them and/or turn that army green color.
Watch this quick video and learn how to make a fresh garlic and herb marinade at home for chicken, steak, fish, or even veggies!
Why do we marinate? Anytime you marinate a protein before cooking you get so much more flavor than without the marinade.
This dressing will last for a couple weeks in the fridge and is super convenient to have on hand. It's great when you're entertaining guests or just for yourself, especially if you love having a fresh salad with dinner.
These no-bake protein granola bars are perfect for busy adults and kids. Grab one for breakfast when you’re walking out the door or keep one wrapped in your bag so you’re always prepared with a healthy snack.
Whey protein powder is a dehydrated form of protein that can be mixed with water or other liquids to make shakes, smoothies, or other foods such as protein pancakes. Protein powder is intended to act as a convenient, portable, and protein-rich food source. Specifically, whey protein is derived from cow’s milk and, as with all animal sources of protein, has a complete amino acid profile.
In recent years, gluten has gained a lot of attention in popular media. From gluten-driven weight gain to celiac disease, in this article I answer everything you need to know about gluten so you can feel confident making healthy choices in your everyday life.
A ketogenic (keto) diet is a very high fat, low carb, and moderate protein diet. It has many medical benefits for children with epilepsy, and some people follow a keto diet for its potential weight loss benefits.
Stevia: the sweet, plant-derived sugar substitute that's causing a debate in the nutrition world. In this article, I break down everything you need to know about stevia so you can feel confident making nutrition choices on your own.
Have you ever felt down/stressed about a situation and found yourself turning to food… or even super excited and accomplished…and celebrated with food? If so, you have experienced emotional eating. This is extremely common and often is a large obstacle in implementing/maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Did you know that 88% of people who track their intake on applications such as My Fitness Pal for (just) 7 days lose weight? Regardless of if you want to lose weight, tone up, or just get healthy, tracking your food provides priceless insight into your starting point, areas for improvement, and ensuring progress over time.
Macronutrients are just that...macro, meaning large. They are the large nutrients that make up our food and that our bodies need each day for energy. The other type of nutrient is a micronutrient, micro referring to small nutrients we need each day, including vitamins and minerals in our food.
Typically when you go out to eat at a restaurant, portions are out of this world. Meals are usually dense with carbs and fats, and lack a balance of lean protein and fresh fruits and veggies. Use our Fit Plate to make sure you’re getting a balanced meal. Your plate should be approximately 1/4 complex carbohydrates, 1/4 lean protein, and 1/2 fresh fruits and vegetables along with 1-2 tablespoons of healthy fat. Allison is the Licensed and Registered Dietitian at fit-flavors. She strongly believes we should have positive experiences at mealtimes and truly enjoy the food we eat. Allison...