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Four ways to make cooking fun

If you’re trying to lose weight, hopefully you’re doing some of the cooking yourself! I like to cook for myself to know what goes into my food and to have…

Diet and Health for Busy Moms

When you have a super busy work schedule and are also a mom, it can be easy to give into not-so-healthy eating habits. So, if you’re interested in finding out…

Brunch party ideas

Hosting a brunch party is one of the things I like the most! I love to try out new recipes and get friends’ input on the food. If you are…

10 healthy lifestyle tips

It’s a difficult balance sometimes trying to juggle health and wellness with a busy life. To help bring you back to the important areas of focus when it comes to…

Healthy Weekend Dinner Ideas

If you are looking for some inspiration for healthy weekend dinners when you decide to eat at home, my latest blog post gives lots of suggestions! Head over to the…

Components of Food

It’s really important to understand what makes up the food you eat. You’ve probably heard that your body needs nutrients to survive. Food is a source of nutrients, and different…
8 tips for healthy eating

8 tips for healthy eating

As a dietitian, I’ve heard it again and again: “Why does healthy eating have to be so hard?” People really struggle with eating the right food for health, and of…

How to Make Cooking Fun

If one of your goals is to lose weight and eat better in the new year, it’s important that you have some cooking skills! My latest blog post gives you…

High-Calorie Smoothie Recipe

If you are underweight, it’s important to consult with a registered dietitian for a nutritional assessment. One of the ways to gain weight in a healthy way is by providing…

Simply Cooking

You're in luck! I’ve provided some simple tips here to get you cooking simply and happily! Check out our top cooking tips...

Best farmers’ markets on Oahu

Farmers’ markets are a great place to buy local produce, and I frequent those on Oahu. I love to get outside to do this, and to chat with those I…

Must Have Tools For Your Kitchen

with new ones, no matter how much you enjoy being in the kitchen! This post will provide some suggestions on how to improve the functionality of the appliances and gadgets…

Best happy hours in Waikiki

The holidays are a good time for happy hour! In my latest blog post, I share my favorite places for happy hour in Waikiki. What’s your favorite?

Best breakfast in Waikiki

Best breakfast in Waikiki beach, Hawaii: Hula Grill, Barefoot Beach Cafe, Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant, Halekulani Bakery, Orchids, Cafe Morey’s, Deck,

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

The Christmas holidays are fast approaching and you may find that your willingness to stick to a healthy diet is going to be tested. Fear not, if you have a…

Cold lunch ideas

We often rely on what we can get quickly or can make quickly. This could have a bad effect on our health if we aren't eating the right foods. Fortunately,…

DASH diet shopping list

The “DASH” diet refers to “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.” This diet is designed to promote heart health. The general recommendations are to consume fruit, vegetables and whole grains, select…

Vegan Fall Desserts

My latest blog post has ideas for desserts sweetened with items like dates, which provide a lot of vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber to help you on your…

Vegan Brands

More and more food companies are coming out with vegan products. But are they healthy? And, more importantly, do they taste good? We’ve looked at dozens of vegan brands on…

Tips for Transitioning to a Vegan Diet

We now know that  plant-based eating can vary a lot, and can be strict or lax. We also know that if you have a meat-heavy diet, there are reasons to…

Counting macros for beginners

Have you heard of macro counting? I have been seeing this pop up a lot on social media these days, as well as lots of conversation about how much carbohydrate,…

Lazy vegan recipes

If you’re on the vegan diet path already, or are looking to make a dietary change to benefit personal health and the health of the planet, you’ll find the recipes…

Vegetarian Alternatives To Meat

Whether you’re turning vegetarian/vegan or simply trying to cut down on meat, it can be worth exploring a few plant-based alternatives. These alternatives can help to capture the texture or…

Four Tips for Healthy Eaters

If you have trouble keeping with the diet you are shooting for, these tips will help you stick with it. They will also help you get started if you’re wondering…

4 Nutrients You Should Ingest Every Day

In my most recent post, I mention 4 nutrients that are important to consume daily. All of these play important roles in maintaining health.