Calories

What calories mean?

When people talk about the calories in food, what do they mean? A calorie is a unit of measurement — but it doesn’t measure weight or length. A calorie is a unit of energy. When you hear something contains 100 calories, it’s a way of describing how much energy your body could get from eating or drinking it.

Are Calories Bad?

Calories aren’t bad for you. Your body needs calories for energy. But eating too many calories — and not burning enough of them off through activity — can lead to weight gain.

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Vegan Chili Bowl

Healthy Foods To Share With Friends: 6 Ideas for Your Next BBQ

what is the best way to make the most of the hot, sunny days ahead if not organizing a BBQ or garden party?!
And no, throwing a party and enjoying yourself does not mean that you are messing up your healthy diet or giving up on your health and weight loss goals. However, if you wish to make a party as healthy as possible, learn about the healthiest (and simplest!) recipes to share with your friends.

Are bagels vegan?

Are bagels vegan?

Are bagels vegan? The short answer is no, they aren’t always vegan. However, there’s a way around it, so keep reading! One great thing about being able to make your own homemade bagel is that you get to control what goes into them, which means they’ll generally be healthier too. You don’t need any special ingredients either – just some flour, yeast, and a few others!

Healthy And Delicious Plant-Based Picnic Ideas

Plant-based diets have some special characteristics. Plant-based diets have received a lot of attention recently, and this is for good reason! For ethical reasons or because they want to improve their health, more and more people are turning to plant-based diets. Vegetarian diets are rising in popularity because they have been shown to help reduce the risks of heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and type II diabetes. In addition, vegetarian cooking is also easy for a family or large gathering because it requires less preparation time than meat-based dishes do.

High-calorie vegan foods

High-calorie vegan foods

The vegan diet is touted for being healthy for the body and the planet, and some of those who have gone vegan report weight loss, glowing skin, and lots of energy. When thinking of a vegan diet, images of fruits and vegetables come to mind easily. You might think of going vegan as being “on a diet”, as you might think you are going to cut your calories.

Breakfast ideas without eggs

Breakfast ideas without eggs

Protein is an important component of breakfast. While eggs are an “egg-cellent” choice for breakfast, you might be looking for alternatives as well. Did you know that you can consume enough protein in your breakfast without eggs?

Salad Meal Prep

Salad Meal Prep

Meal prepping refers to preparing your meals in advance to help save yourself time during the busy week. This can include preparing the individual components of the meal or putting entire meals together in containers. Meal prepping is great for those who want to have nutritious meals throughout the week, but may struggle to find the time during the week.

banana coconut milk bread

Healthy Banana Coconut Bread

I love desserts with little to no added sugar, so I decided to experiment with some ingredients I had on hand to create this delicious banana bread! You can enjoy this as a dessert, at breakfast or as a snack, and it’s got just enough sweetness to satisfy.

Hand holding ice cream cone

A Registered Dietitian’s Favorite Ice Cream

Have you ever looked at the nutrition facts on all of that ice cream in the supermarket? If you have, you might know just how much added sugar, artificial flavors and colors are found in these. Here, I give you a few of my favorites so you can make a wise choice when you want something sweet!