Breaking down protein powders

Getting back into the world of fitness has had me constantly researching fitness supplements, bars, pre and post workout eats, etc. One topic I constantly come back to is protein powders. Are they really necessary? What are the pros and cons of each type of protein powder? Is one better than another? I’m gonna answer those questions here. This is likely going to be the … Continue reading Breaking down protein powders

Company and product review: Puritans Pride and 2 vegan recipes; neapolitan smoothie and grilled peach french toast

I apologize for the horrible picture. I will make up for it with some yummy food pics below so just bear with me :p A few weeks ago a company called Puritan’s Pride found me through instagram and contacted me about reviewing their products. I try to be careful about the companies I work with as I don’t want my name to be associated with … Continue reading Company and product review: Puritans Pride and 2 vegan recipes; neapolitan smoothie and grilled peach french toast

National Nutrition Month® – Enjoy the taste of eating right + a quinoa stew recipe

March has been coined National Nutrition Month® and I have celebrated it ever since coming into the field of nutrition and dietetics. I think there’s a big misconception today that eating healthy is restrictive, flavorless, boring, and just not enjoyable. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be any of those things. It may take a little more creativity in the kitchen but that’s what I love … Continue reading National Nutrition Month® – Enjoy the taste of eating right + a quinoa stew recipe

Product review and giveaway extravaganza!!!

That’s right folks! I am hosting a week long product review and giveaway extravaganza! Each day  next week I will post a product review. I have also thrown in a few giveaway for some extra fun. The food products above are amongst the products I am reviewing. One special subscriber will win one of the products above in a giveaway – my lips are sealed … Continue reading Product review and giveaway extravaganza!!!

Handy dandy little reference for protein rich foods

After watching a webinar last week discussing protein, I was inspired to put together this handy dandy little reference which summarizes protein content in protein-rich foods. I did my best to include both lean protein sources as well as vegetarian sources: So what is protein and why is it so important? Proteins are molecules made up of several amino acids. It has several functions in … Continue reading Handy dandy little reference for protein rich foods

Tips for choosing protein/snack bars

Last year during one of my rotations of my dietetic internship I had the pleasure of doing some research and grunt work to put together some tips and a list of options when it comes to choosing yogurt (link here: https://f00dventures.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/tips-for-choosing-yogurt/). I am quite proud of that post as it provides a great starting point for those that are overwhelmed by all of the choices … Continue reading Tips for choosing protein/snack bars

Personal trainers vs registered dietitians

Since coming into the field of dietetics, one thing that continually irks me is when I hear about someone receiving individualized nutritional advice from a personal trainer. I understand the appeal of wanting to give out meal plans and nutritional advice if you’re a personal trainer. It’s hard to help a client reach their health goals when you can only tackle their fitness. But that’s … Continue reading Personal trainers vs registered dietitians