About half the people I see in the clinic have some form of diabetes: prediabetes, type 1, type 2, gestational, or even a rarer type 1.5. The nutrition prescription for all of them shares one similarity—watch the total carbs. Carbohydrates are the one macronutrient that most affects changes in blood sugar (proteins and fats are … Continue reading Best Snacks for Diabetes
The sun is getting brighter, the air is breezy and sweet, and we're just moving away from soup season. But my mind is still reflecting on so-called immune-boosting foods from the last post! Although total diet quality likely matters more than loading up on a single "superfood," there are special foods worth exploring. Mushrooms are … Continue reading Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup
Whatever's in my supermarket produce aisle inspires my next dish—this time it was large, perfectly round portobello mushroom caps. I know some people hate mushrooms, maybe a texture thing, but I grew up eating them. My mom often had a bowl of dried mushrooms soaking in its brown liquid that she'd toss into a vegetable … Continue reading Stuffed Portobellos
I try to fit in some meal prep on Sundays for the upcoming week, like prepping vegetables, baking marinated tofu or tempeh, or cooking a batch of whole grains. I'm always grateful during the week when I can quickly heat up a comforting homemade meal. But there are some weekends I don’t feel like meal … Continue reading Super Easy Vegan Weeknight Meal
Seems that the popularity of new fad diets never ends, and registered dietitians have their hands full! In the clinic, patients tend to be more on top of these diets than I am, which leaves me scrambling to research them. The ketogenic diet or keto diet is the new hot ticket, with a large and … Continue reading What About the Ketogenic Diet?
If you enjoy hummus, you'll probably like this recipe. Hummus is on my weekly shopping list, but it does get boring after a while. This is a very easy recipe and fun alternative to hummus. And it's versatile. You can use it as a dip for chopped vegetables, a protein-rich breakfast toast topper, a spread … Continue reading Roasted Sweet Potato, Beet & Bean Spread