Month: January 2021

Fruit and granola in a bowl on a table, healthy late night snack

Healthy late night snacks

Whether it’s a pick-me-up during late night studying or simply a sweet tooth before bed, late night snacking is something most of us do. There is a growing stigma around late night snacking and its contribution to weight gain and poor health, but is this really true? We’ve heard that we should focus on what we eat and not when we eat it, but how can we satisfy our cravings without going overboard? Is late night snacking a culprit in weight gain or is it a myth? We will take a closer look at these statements in the post.

Diversity in dietetics

Diversity in dietetics

Diversity in dietetics has been in the news lately, and the lack of awareness of diverse diets and body types has been highlighted. In this article originally published in the Winter 2021 issue of the Ventures newsletter for the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I share my thoughts on how we can promote diversity in our field.

Plant-Based Protein

What is plant-based protein?

When the New Year hits, you know New Year resolutions begin! So, let’s add plant-based protein to your diet as 2021’s New Year Resolution.
Before we explore plant-based protein, I want to make it clear that eating food from plant-based protein sources does not mean that you are necessarily vegetarian or vegan. Nowadays, these are common misunderstandings with the incorporation of plant-based protein into diets. Anyone can enjoy these foods, regardless of the diet you consume.

foods containing no added sugar

What are some foods containing no added sugar?

Sugar can sneak its way into just about any processed food item you find at the grocery store. Find out which of your “healthy” foods might be full of added sugars in this article and how you can identify more healthful options free of added sugars!