As I wrapped up studying for my second-to-last semester finals, I realized how long I've been a student. The dietetics program with the University of Alabama is my second bachelor's degree and it has taken me about two years to complete. Combined with two years of non-degree work and my original 4-year undergraduate work means… Continue reading 10 Energizing Study Snacks
Chia seeds were a staple of the ancient Aztec diet. Nutrition Benefits Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids Excellent source of fiber (~10 grams per 2 tbsp) High in protein (~4 grams per 2 tbsp) Also: calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc With all of this in mind, I eat chia seeds daily. But today… Continue reading Anti-Inflammatory Chia Pudding
Did you know that pineapples, the favorite fruit of summertime, are actually in season during the winter and spring as well? I rejoiced to see a beautiful pineapple at the grocery store the other day! Though they remind me of laid back summer days, I think pineapples should be enjoyed whenever in season. How To… Continue reading Pineapples Are In Season!
I'm sure by now you have heard of "Nice Cream." It's essentially a healthier alternative to ice cream, made out of frozen bananas. Depending on the mix-ins, nice cream can be a delicious and nutritious snack! Ingredients: 2 frozen ripe bananas 3 tbsp natural peanut butter 1/4 of an 85% cacao dark chocolate bar, chopped… Continue reading Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Nice Cream
Today might be the day dedicated to peanut butter appreciation, but in my heart it's peanut butter day everyday!To commemorate peanut butter's special day, here are some quick nutrition facts to help you appreciate the queen that peanut butter is. One serving of PEANUT BUTTER will provide: 2 grams of fiber, which helps keep you full… Continue reading Happy National Peanut Butter Day!
Looking for a quick, easy, and filling meal? The answer: overnight oats. One of the best things about oatmeal is how customizable it is. Hot oatmeal is amazing in its own right, but overnight oats are special in that they can be prepared in advance and taste great cold or reheated. Topping ideas: Berries! Strawberries,… Continue reading Cinnamon Overnight Oats
I love snacking. Who doesn't, right? Especially on busy school days, I want to eat something quick, easy, and of course- delicious! Chickpeas are a nutrition powerhouse. I will not bore you by listing every single nutrient that chickpeas contain, here are just a few major players: Phytochemicals Protein Fiber Polyunsaturated fats Folate Iron Phosphorous… Continue reading Spicy Roasted Chickpeas