Iron is a mineral that is important during pregnancy. It is necessary for oxygen transportation, physical growth, neurological development, and gene regulation (1, 2). During pregnancy, iron needs increase by 50% (1). This increased need puts pregnant women at risk of consuming inadequate iron, which could lead to iron deficiency and/or anemia. Iron deficiency and/or […]
Pregnancy nutrition so often focuses on which foods to avoid. While it is important to understand which foods should be avoided during pregnancy, it’s also important to understand which foods contain important nutrients for pregnancy. As a prenatal dietitian, I will be sharing some of my favorite pregnancy superfoods.
During my first class ever in my masters program at Columbia University, I discovered my passion for prenatal nutrition. I came to the program interested in nutrition, but had never even considered the importance of nutrition during pregnancy. I quickly learned the critical role that nutrition played throughout a pregnancy. Now, as a registered dietitian, […]
This chicken sandwich is crispy, juicy, and so flavorful! You won’t believe that this recipe is also nutritious. The air fryer crispy chicken sandwich is made with almond flour and air fried to give it a crispy texture. Scroll down to make this simple, but incredibly satisfying recipe!
I have clearly been on a baked oatmeal kick lately. It’s such an easy, delicious, and nutritious breakfast that can be made in less than 40 minutes and makes breakfast for the week! With Easter coming up, I decided to make a healthy baked carrot cake oatmeal recipe. This oatmeal bake contains a cream cheese […]
If you haven’t tried baked oatmeal, it is a complete game changer! I love the blended texture of this oatmeal bake and it makes the perfect, make- ahead breakfast for the week. To make the blueberry baked oatmeal meal prep, all you need to do is blend ingredients, then bake in the oven. And just […]
You won’t believe that this Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal is packed with nutrients and fiber. This delicious and nutritious recipe makes the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert. It’s rich in whole grains and fiber, which will help keep you feeling full for longer. As always, this recipe is incredibly easy to make. All you […]
This Fall Kale salad is made with seasonal Fall produce. It makes the perfect side dish for a holiday party or a nutritious meal to eat for lunch or dinner. This salad is balanced with protein, fat, and seasonal Fall fruits and veggies. This combination makes a meal that is rich in nutrients and will […]
This brussel sprouts salad with bacon makes a great side dish at any holiday party. It’s also one of my go-to recipes to make for lunch! This delicious salad has a sweet and savory flavor. It is balanced with protein, fat, and lots of veggies. This makes a meal that is rich in a variety […]
Whether you’re in a rush to get out the door in the morning or unmotivated to make breakfast, these breakfast recipes are for you. In this post, I’ll be sharing 3 quick and easy breakfasts for busy mornings. Each of these recipes are nutritious and balanced and take very little effort to assemble.
As the weather starts to cool down, I crave all of the cozy recipes. Bean chili is the perfect, nutritious recipe to make this Fall. This Vegan Bean Chili is packed with vegetables and fiber. I recommend pairing it with corn bread.
Nothing says the start of Fall like apple picking. I personally look forward to going apple picking at the beginning of every Fall season. It’s a fun activity that I like to do with a group of friends in upstate New York every year. However, I think that the best part of apple picking is […]