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Healthy Mayonnaise Options

One of my favorite condiments to put on a sandwich is mayonnaise. It’s hard to find a good quality mayonnaise that isn’t packed with tons of inflammatory inducing ingredients, like soybean oil, sugar, and EDTA. Quality Brands: Primal Kitchen Vegan and Paleo options Clean ingredients Cons: has mixed reviews, most people write that it’s delicious […]

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Best Salad Dressings at the Store

Lots of people try to be healthier by eating more salads but then they ruin it by adding crappy dressing.  And believe me…90% of the dressings sold at stores are unhealthy.  Many contain cheap oils, too much sugar, and yucky additives.  After in depth research and listening to my client’s preferences, I have found the […]

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Best Kind Bars (5 Grams of Sugar or Less)

During the busy day, you may need something quick to hold you over.  Kind Bars are readily available at most supermarkets.  Not all Kind Bars are created equal.   I’ve dome the research and here are the Kind Bars lowest in sugar (5 grams or less) and do not have soy. Kind Bars Dark Chocolate Nuts […]

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Simple Low Sugar Trail Mix

We all love trail mix when we are having a busy day. However it is hard to find a quality trail mix that is not packed with sugar galore.  Make sure to read ingredients and monitor sugar grams – aim for <7 g of sugar/serving.   Ideally, you can easily make your own. Batch of Low […]

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College Food Hacks

Some of my clients tell me how difficult it can be finding healthy options when being a busy college student. It can be hard to find healthier options that are affordable and easy to prepare. Instead of buying McD’s and drinking a couple of beers whenever you get HANGRY, focus on eating more frequently and […]

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My Favorite Crackers

When shopping for clean and nutrient dense crackers, it’s difficult to choose the best options.  Many people love Ritz crackers. It’s essential to read ingredients because you’ll learn that Ritz crackers contains partially hydrogenated oil and high fructose corn syrup! Even crackers that claim to be “healthy,” like Wheat Thins and Wheatables contain high fructose […]

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My Favorite Greek Yogurt Brands

When walking through the yogurt isle at the supermarket, it’s tricky finding a yogurt that is low in added sugar, has clean ingredients, and still tastes delicious. Yogurts like Yoplait, Dannon, and Light & Fit are packed with sugar and/or artificial sweeteners that can cause inflammation in the body. It is important to pick a […]

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Acai Bowls and Hidden Sugar

There is a huge difference between homemade acai bowls and restaurant prepared acai bowls. For example, Jamba Juice makes acai bowls packed with honey, fruits, and sweetened soymilk.  These ingredients sound healthy until you learn that one serving contains 67 grams of sugar and 99 grams of carbohydrates! That is a blood sugar crash waiting […]

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Feed Your Kids Better

  I recently wrote an article for Everything Brevard Magazine (March 2018) As a registered dietitian and mama of three young kids, what we feed our children is a topic dear to my heart. When I lived in California, I owned a meal delivery service that provided healthy lunches to schools. I’ve long had strong […]

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Packable Snack List

I am on the Space Coast Dragon Boat Team.  When participating in a festival, it is an all day event and it is essential to pack lots of food to maintain my energy.  As the team nutritionist, many of my teammates have asked me for healthy packable snack ideas.   Hope you all find my list helpful to […]

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