which oats are healthy?

which oats are the healthiest? #healthyeating #oatmeal #oats #vegan #steelcutoats #overnightoats

Which oats are healthy? The answer is, almost all of them. But you’re probably wondering which oats are healthiest. The short answer is that the least processed oats are the most healthy. But when I did the calculations for exactly how much difference the processing makes, I admit that I was surprised by the results! Oats are a whole grain that are mostly eaten by horses, at least in their unprocessed state. They get processed for us picky humans. Some oats are more processed than others, which results in the different types! The processing continuum that will help us see … Read More

changing how you shop can make your fruit last for weeks

We go through a LOT of fruit in our house! I don’t want to be running to the grocery store every couple of days just to keep up with our fruit habit! So I started to strategically buy a variety of fruit that I could space out over a couple of weeks. That way we could enjoy fresh fruit for a couple of weeks without anything going bad on us! This works well for the North American way of grocery shopping. Unless you live in a very urban area, your closest grocery store is probably not within walking distance… or … Read More

dietitian grocery tips: buying fruit in season

how to buy fruit in season

When you buy fruit in season, you’ll get the top most quality, best price, and the fun of anticipating different fruit throughout the year! I did an informal Instagram poll, and got a strong message in return: people are interested in hearing what I buy in the grocery store. I thought I’d start by highlighting one of the key strategies I use to keep my grocery shopping, healthy, tasty and affordable: buying fruit in season. There are many advantages to buying your fruit seasonally! Quality: Just pure taste. There’s nothing like the taste of fresh fruit picked at peak ripeness! … Read More

are snapea crisps healthy?

snapea crisps

Are Snapea Crisps healthy? They’re made from green veggies, so it’s easy to think they’re a healthier snack option than, say… potato chips. But potatoes are veggies too. Some products are specifically made to appear healthier than they are. Snapea Crisps appear to be actual peas that have just been crisped. They’re called Snapea Crisps after all, and they’re shaped like peas, so when you look at them, you’re supposed to think they’re just crispy snap peas. But from what I can tell, that’s not how they’re actually made. From the ingredients and the physical makeup of the snacks themselves, … Read More

milk (and vegan alternatives): a dietitian’s definitive guide

milk and vegan alternatives

Dairy milk and vegan (plant-based) milk alternatives are not created equal! Learn how to choose the best milk beverage for you and your family’s UNIQUE nutritional needs.   Not too long ago you only had two choices when it came to buying milk: dairy or soy. Now there’s a whole aisle dedicated to all the plant-based milk alternatives! You could probably use a little help choosing your milk alternative, or figuring out if you should just stick with milk! Table of contents: Description of milks and alternatives Dairy varieties Kefir Goat Soy Nut Coconut Hemp Rice Oat Nutrition comparison chart … Read More

cut down on sugar! practical & healthy snack ideas from a dietitian

low sugar snack ideas

This post was developed through a sponsored collaboration with KIND healthy snacks.  However, all opinions are mine! Enter to win a month’s supply of KIND healthy snacks! That’s a $75 value! More details on how to enter below.  “I know what I should do, I just can’t do it.” I hear this a lot from my clients. How about you? You know you probably shouldn’t eat so much sugar, but are you confident that you can eat less? You probably think the problem is your willpower. You’re probably beating yourself up about it. The good news is that your problem may be more of … Read More

is powdered peanut butter healthy?

powdered peanut butter

Powdered peanut butter is all the rage! But should it be? When I first heard about this powdered PB I thought it was just a clever invention for astronauts and backpackers. Then I started to see it pop up on Instagram. Regular, everyday people were eating this stuff in their regular, everyday lives. Like, with full gravity… in their kitchen! So I needed to explore why this was happening. I didn’t have to look far. The main reason people like powdered peanut butter is plastered in big bold letters right on the jar. “85% less fat calories than traditional peanut butter” … Read More