Top foods to reduce your risk of Postpartum Depression

In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought it was only appropriate to highlight postpartum depression and mood disorders and the role that nutrition playsin helping to prevent and manage these conditions.   If you think postpartum depression is...

Losing Weight while Breastfeeding – How and When is it safe?

Losing baby weight is one of the biggest goals for many new moms once life gets (somewhat) settled after having baby.  However, if you’re breastfeeding you’ll want to make sure you are eating enough to provide yourself with the energy you need to take care...

Why self care matters

Have you got yourself on the #selfcaresunday bandwagon yet? Self care is a widely popular topic across all social media channels and in day to day conversations. But what exactly is self care, and why is it so important? Self care is critical for everyone, but...

5 Crucial Nutrients During the First Trimester

The first trimester is a time of rapid growth and development for your little one. Because of this, there is an increased demand for certain key nutrients in order to meet this need and ensure you don't become depleted yourself. During pregnancy, your body...

Yummy Banana Bread

Sometimes its nice to have a little something sweet in the morning or with your late afternoon tea. Here is my easy and healthy banana bread recipe that is also kid friendly! When I bake, I often find a standard recipe on allrecipes.com. Then I modify some of the...

5 Breakfast Ideas for Busy Mornings

How often do you eat breakfast? Do you find yourself in a breakfast rut? Are you often waiting too long because you don't have time and you end up starving mid-morning? Breakfast remains one of the most important meals of the day, but many times if you don't have...

What to look for in a Prenatal

As a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, I often promote obtaining your nutrients from your food rather than supplements. However, during the prenatal time your body has an increased demand for many nutrients that are crucial for your health and baby's proper...

Nutrition Strategies to Manage Morning Sickness

Do you struggle with morning sickness? You're not alone. More than 1/2 of pregnant women experience it, most often in the first trimester. Typically as you approach the second trimester, this starts to alleviate. Unfortunately for a small percentage of us, it may...

Snacking – How to do it Right

Snacks can be a great addition to your diet in order to sustain your energy in between meals and to assure you're meeting your daily nutrient needs. However, your snack choices can either energize you or make you feel even hungrier after. Read on to find out what...

30-Minute Instant Pot Chili

Here is a quick and delicious Instant Pot recipe. I tried out the pressure cook setting for the first time today. It is my goal to try at least one new recipe every week using this new gadget! I have to admit - I was a little intimidated at first with all the...