Nutrition Tips

Healthy Grilling Segment

July 4th weekend may be over, but there’s plenty of time left for grilling this summer. For some healthy grilling tips and recipe ideas, take a look at the segment I did for Fox 5 Good Day NY Street Talk: (It’s the 4th segment of the show!) What are your favorite foods to grill in the summer?read more »

Beating the Four O’Clock Slump (Part 2)

Yesterday I gave you 5 of my top 10 tips for how to beat the 4-O’clock slump — the time of day you’re most lack energy and reach for a candy bar or bag of chips to gain some energy. Here are the rest of my top 10 tips: 6. Eat more magnesium-rich foods. Magnesium is needed to metabolize food and it helps regulate blood sugar levels. Good sources of magnesium include fish, nuts, legumes, green vegetables, and whole grains. 7. Increase iron intake. Iron is needed to carry oxygen in the blood t… read more »

Beating the Four O’Clock Slump

Have you ever noticed that at three or four o’clock your energy level is low and you’re feeling tired and hungry? You’re not alone! Many people suffer from what I call the “Four O’Clock Slump.” You may think that having more coffee or something sweet will increase your energy, but caffeine and sugar are not the answer. In fact, they will make you feel worse in the end. So what will help you beat the slump? Here are 5 ways to boost energy! Eat breakfast! Breakfast ju… read more »

Pantry Dinner

Hello readers! Sorry for vanishing for the past month — things around here have been quite hectic! But now I’m back and hopefully won’t be disappearing again any time soon. Do you ever get home from a long day and wonder what you can have for dinner besides take out? My clients often face this situation, as do I (after all, dietitians are normal people!). I suggest keeping a well-stocked pantry for these occasions.* I always make sure to have whole grains, beans, and canned tomatoes or to… read more »

Homemade Popcorn

This past weekend was a rainy one, which made it a good time to stay home and watch some movies. What goes better with movies than popcorn?! As I told you in November, movie theater popcorn is full of calories, fat, and sodium. However, if you make your own popcorn at home, it can be a filling, healthy snack. And since it’s a whole grain and so light and airy, you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck — 3 cups of air-popped popcorn (1 serving) have only 90 calories, 1 g fat, 18 g carbs, and 2 mg sodium, aread more »