Back to Basics Nutrition Nuptials

Nutrition Nuptials: Back to Basics

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Mid year always is a time for me to reflect on where my year is going, checking if I’m on track with my goals, and resetting those goals and expectations accordingly. One of the biggest areas for me is this blog, which started as a passion project for me over two years. My intention for starting Nutrition Nuptials was always with the focus of helping couples learn to live healthy lifestyles together. And that remains my intention. However, over the year I’ve noticed that I’ve unintentionally strayed from that concept. Here’s what’s gone down and how I intend to get back on track.  Continue reading “Nutrition Nuptials: Back to Basics”

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Scan It! 2017 Registry Recommendations

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Wedding season is officially upon us. And anyone who is part of it knows that it’s never just about the wedding. There’s the events leading up to the wedding, including bridal showers If you’re one of the thousands of couples getting married this summer, then I’m sure at least one of you have spent hours stressing over items to put on your registry. Researching which pepper grinder is right for you. Making sure you both agree on that china pattern – or maybe china isn’t even on your radar.  When you’re a shower guest, you want to make sure the gift you’re giving will not only make a splash with “oohs and ahhhs” as the bride holds up each item, but want to make sure it’s something that actually gets used. Or at least put prominently on display. That’s where my annual Nutrition Nuptials Registry Recommendation comes into play!

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100 Ways to Paint Your Plate Pink

100 Ways to Paint Your Plate Pink (Recipe Roundup)

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May in Monmouth County, NJ has created a special breast cancer awareness initiative called Paint the Town Pink.  Storefronts feature pink displays.  Street medians are painted pink instead of yellow.  Pink bows hang from trees.  And each town adapts a cute little pink name.  For the next month, I will be a resident of Pinktune City, NJ (see you in June, Neptune!).  Which got me thinking how more pink foods can be incorporated into your home this month to help raise awareness towards the role of nutrition in cancer prevention.  So it’s time to Paint Your Plate Pink! Continue reading “100 Ways to Paint Your Plate Pink (Recipe Roundup)”

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Food Waste: Accidental or Intentional?

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April means Earth Day is upon us. While a lot of attention this week is put on ways to save the planet through recycling and clean water, there is a larger issue coming into play right in your own home: food waste.  According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), over one-third of food gets lost either during the production process or after purchase. In the US alone, 30-40% of the food supply is wasted, equaling more than 20 pounds of food per person per MONTH. Organic waste is the second highest component of landfills here in America, which are the largest source of methane emissions (and NOT, contrary to belief, cow farts).  Stop being part of the cause. Time to BE the solution against food waste. Continue reading “Food Waste: Accidental or Intentional?”

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Egg-cellent Uses for Leftover Easter Eggs

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Happy Day After Easter to all my happy couples out there! If you took part in the tradition of dyeing Easter eggs, chances are you may have a lot of leftover eggs around (especially if you had a lot of ambitious little helpers with your dyeing). Now that the bunny has come and gone, it’s time to put those leftover hardboiled eggs to use. Continue reading “Egg-cellent Uses for Leftover Easter Eggs”

Liz Shaw

Couples & Infertility: Interview with Liz Shaw of Bumps to Baby

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A common misconception about dietitians is that we have perfect diets and are 100% healthy all the time. The truth is, we’re human.  There are days we eat cake for breakfast, are too tired to workout, and have one more glass of wine than intended. And dietitians have health issues too, like infertility. Today I’m thrilled to share an interview with my dietitian college and nutrition entrepreneur extraordinaire Liz Shaw MS RDN CLT. Liz has publicly shared her fertility struggles in the media and on her new site, Bumps to Baby. Today she’s opening up to the Nutrition Nuptials couples community.

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Reproductive Nutrition: What Couples Should Know About Nutrition & Infertility

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Spring is officially in full effect with weather is hitting high 70s here in NJ this week. You know what that means.  The birds and the bees are doing their thing. Rabbits making lots of little bunnies. Springtime is often referred to as “mating season” in the animal kingdom. While us humans don’t exactly have a mating season, research has shown that December is the month when the most babies are conceived. Nine months later leads to August being the highest birth month.  Continue reading “Reproductive Nutrition: What Couples Should Know About Nutrition & Infertility”

FODMAP

What the F is a FODMAP?

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NOTE: The information provided in this post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical doctor or GI specialist. If you suspect any of these symptoms, make an appointment with a healthcare professional first to rule out certain diagnoses. If you do require a special diet, make sure to work with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (like me!) who can coordinate with your doctor to help manage your condition with a nutrition plan.

Perhaps you’ve seen the word on social media feeds. Or in the news. Or have seen packaging calling out “FODMAP-Friendly Food!”. And your first thought is, “Do I have FODMAP?” Before jumping to conclusions or making Pinterest boards of FODMAP recipes, let’s first get the facts straight about what the heck IS a FODMAP. Continue reading “What the F is a FODMAP?”

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Wooed by Food: Love at First Bite

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you have a Valentine to celebrate with, or close friends and family to share your love, make sure to tell someone you love them today.  Mr E and I have romantic plans of dinner at home since we’re not really into going out to overpriced dinners on sudo-holidays.  As I plan what to make for dinner, it reminds me of the first meal I made for Mr E back in our dating days that started 11 1/2 years ago (eep!).  I was not a dietitian at the time.  A “healthy” meal was less of a priority than a tasty meal. Especially because I wanted to hook my man! So I won him over with my specialty at the time: Chicken Parmesan with homemade sauce.  Obviously it worked! Continue reading “Wooed by Food: Love at First Bite”

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Couples Heart Health: Two Hearts That Beat As One

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February brings is not only the month of love, but also brings awareness to the strongest muscle in our body: the heart.  Lots of emphasis is put on relationships this month with Valentine’s Day approaching.  But the most important relationship of all is to care for your heart and the heart health of your significant other as we celebrate American Heart Month this February. Continue reading “Couples Heart Health: Two Hearts That Beat As One”