In honor of American Heart Month I want to discuss a trendy topic I am constantly asked about as a dietitian. The most popular fad diet at the moment seems to be the keto-diet. While this diet maybe beneficial for weight loss and heart health in some individuals, if not done properly it could raise… Continue reading To Keto or not to Keto: Is this diet trend right for you?
Being a dietitian, I get asked the question of what I eat a lot; by my clients, from friends, and even the stranger at the bar.
Whoever said frozen foods were less superior to fresh foods was just wrong. Frozen fruits and vegetables are "superfoods" on an island with little access to fresh produce. Fresh v. Frozen As soon as produce is separated from the plant, certain nutrients start breaking down. The longer a fruit or vegetable sit, the more vitamins… Continue reading Frozen Broccoli. THE NEW SUPERFOOD. 5 healthy recipes to add more veggies to your diet.
If you need a simple and healthy meal on-the-go this high-fiber protein smoothie is perfect for you. This complete meal, with 19g protein and 14g fiber, can be prepared in minutes and eaten any time of the day. Sneak more vegetables into those Increasing fiber (found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains)in your diet may… Continue reading Orange Blueberry Smoothie
I love face masks. There is nothing as relaxing to me after a long day than washing off my makeup and applying a nicely scented mask while enjoying my view of the ocean, perhaps with a cocktail. However, one face mask can't erase a pimple, just-like one supplement, detox or cleanse doesn't guarantee maintainable weight… Continue reading Cleanses, detoxes and supplements that guarantee weight loss: Why you aren’t seeing long term results
This simple dough is easy to whip together, high in protein and fat-free. Plus, it is extremely versatile and can be used to make sweet and savory recipes from pretzels and pizza dough to cinnamon rolls. Recipe divided into 8 equal pieces and rolled into bread sticks While this recipe is lower in fat and… Continue reading 2-Ingredient Dough
In honor of National Apple Pie Day I am sharing one of my favorite oatmeal recipes. Using no-sugar added apple sauce in oats is a great way to add sweetness and flavor without using a ton of sugar. This recipe is the perfect way to satisfy that apple pie craving without all the extra sugar!… Continue reading Apple Pie Oatmeal
Do you want to know what foods will burn away your belly fat? Well, as a registered dietitian nutritionist I am here to tell you all my secrets to get ride of annoying belly fat. The truth is, there is no one food or group of foods that will "melt away fat" and guarantee you… Continue reading What to Eat to Burn Belly Fat
One Pot recipes are easy and a great way to limit clean up in the kitchen. This is especially handy in a small Caribbean kitchen. I found this brown Basmati rice at Pricemart for around $8, which I think is a steal. When I keep regular brown rice on hand, I never remember to start… Continue reading One Pot Basmati Rice and Beans
Despite the recent controversy over the presence of the pesticide, Round-up, Oatmeal can still be a great option for breakfast. It is a whole grain and high in soluble fiber - which is linked to lowering LDL cholesterol. Oats are also affordable, naturally low in sodium, and easy to prepare. Try this recipe for a… Continue reading Very BLUEberry Oats
At times, we all need to jump start our lives and get back on track to eating well and moving more. If you are interested in improving your health and wouldn't mind losing some weight...and keeping it off!.... Start by incorporating these healthy habits into your daily routine! 1. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Research… Continue reading 5 Healthy Habits to Start Losing Weight
Wondering how to stay healthy and stick to your diet this holiday season? Customs this time of year often revolve around the food on the table making the holidays the dieter’s arch nemesis. However, the holidays are meant to be enjoyed and celebrated not spent stressing over every morsel of food. Follow these tips for… Continue reading Healthy Tips for the Holidays from a Registered Dietitian
Sneak in some greens and whole grains with this irresistible dish you wont be able to stop eating! Think cheesy bread meets spinach dip and you have this Spinach and Garlic Pita. Its a whole meal on it's own or make it as an appetizer! Just a few simple ingredients. Honestly, I prefer the method… Continue reading Spinach and Garlic Pita
If you are trying to drink less soda and sugary beverages but crave those bubbles and a little sweetness, trade in your favorite sugary drink for one of these low calorie mocktails to cut down on empty calories that have no nutritional value! 1. Pingo Seltzer by Island RDN Ingredients 1 Can of Mango La… Continue reading Rethink Your Drink! 10 Low Calorie Drink Recipes
Curry is a staple dish around the globe. In the Caribbean, the availability of coconut milk makes curry a go to dish for many islands. Although it may be popular everywhere, every place and every chef has their own version of a curry. Depending on what you put into it, curry can be a healthful… Continue reading 5 Healthy Vegetarian Curry Recipes