Insight of the day: No sugar added, does not mean carbohydrate free!

Disclaimer – I am not here to single out any food brands. I am teaching about reading food labels in general. What’s the difference? Carbohydrates are large sugar or starch molecules. Sugars are simple molecules in the form of granules or syrup. When the label says “no sugar added” this means sugar in some shape or form of granules or syrups were not added. This … Continue reading Insight of the day: No sugar added, does not mean carbohydrate free!

Pizza Chicken?

I am obsessed with pizza. Not to mention I am a lot Italian and grew up on it. I could eat pizza for every meal. Mom raised us on making our own bread, pasta and pizza! Yay carbs. Inventing pizza recipes has been a fun tradition in our household. One of my favorites is the “dessert” pizza. Whole wheat crust topped with Nutella, marscapone cheese, fresh … Continue reading Pizza Chicken?

Walk for Hunger! 2014

SAVE THE DATE WALK FOR HUNGER SUNDAY MAY 4TH 2014 It is that time of year again~ On Sunday, May 4th, I will be participating in Project Bread’s 2014 Walk for Hunger. I hope that you will support me in my efforts to raise money to help end hunger in Massachusetts! Check out my direct web page to donate! http://support.projectbread.org/site/TR/Walk/General?px=1364781&pg=personal&fr_id=1230 Join my team: Title Boxing … Continue reading Walk for Hunger! 2014

Harvest Pancakes!

This morning I decided to create healthful yet hearty pancakes. This recipe is a great way to get veggies or fruits, omega fatty acids, and whole grains into your day. All of which are important for a healthy heart, healthy gut function and to sustain energy! This recipe can also be altered to be completely gluten free, or vegan however these specific pancakes are not. … Continue reading Harvest Pancakes!

Walk for Hunger 2013

On May 5th 2013 last Sunday, the Bean Town Walkers participated in the annual Walk for Hunger 20 mile walk around Boston. At Project Bread’s 45th Walk for Hunger, 30,000 Walkers and 2,000 Volunteers raised an estimated $3.1 million to support community-based programs that assist hungry people across Massachusetts. We had a rocking time considering the recent events in Boston.  A big part of the … Continue reading Walk for Hunger 2013

National Nutrition Month® – March 2013

It’s March already! Happy New Year. National Nutrition Month® is here! This month especially dedicated to nutrition. A great opportunity for dietitians to educate their co-workers, friends/family and the public with current nutrition topics. This year’s the theme is: Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day Build a Personalized Eating Plan! The idea is reflective to the “Choose my Plate®” theme.  It is a easy concept and … Continue reading National Nutrition Month® – March 2013

Use Grill Seasonings!

Nutrition Tip of today: Cooked an amazing chicken breast using Weber grill seasoning: roasted garlic and herb spice (from Sam’s club for 3 bucks) + fresh basil. No fat or preservatives made my chicken breast so moist! Steam/bake/broil/grill your chicken breast with a touch of sodium/fat free chicken broth & spices!!! Food = Love. Continue reading Use Grill Seasonings!