Get the nutritious facts about a favorite treat: chocolate!
Whether you're topping your burger or dipping veggies, many condiments are high in sugar and sodium. Be sure to check the ingredients lists and Nutrition Facts Label for sugar and sodium content, and be mindful of portion size. Registered dietitian Melinda Benz, RDN, LD, shares her favorite tips and swaps for healthier condiments:
Join us as we get creative with cooking healthy and learn new ways to find balance in the kitchen. Registered dietitian Melinda Benz demonstrates healthy recipes and shares healthy cooking tips and customized nutrition education based on the recipe.
The holidays can be filled with many of our favorite indulgent recipes. Registered dietitian Melinda Benz, RDN, LD, shares her tips and tricks to make your recipes healthier without sacrificing taste:
Thanksgiving features many of our favorite indulgent recipes. Registered dietitian Melinda Benz, RDN, LD, shares her top swaps to make these favorite recipes healthier without sacrificing taste:
Picking the perfect fall produce? Try pumpkins! Whether you make it sweet or savory, this versatile squash is nutritious and plentiful this time of year:
After bariatric surgery, it's important to aim for eating three high-protein meals a day. Caitlin McCullough, RD, LD, clinical dietitian with the Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center, shares a few of her favorite healthier summer grilling recipes:
Is the first thing you do each morning eat breakfast? If you've had bariatric surgery, you may wonder how to best space out your meals each day. Caitlin McCullough, RD, LD, clinical dietitian with the Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center, discusses if it's best to eat breakfast right away or wait awhile:
Your digestive system’s job is to absorb nutrients and get rid of waste. But if your system isn’t working properly, you could experience abdominal pain, gas, bloating, cramps, and even diarrhea or constipation. Some simple fixes to your diet can help you get back on track, according to Lake Health naturopathic provider Jacob Wolf, ND, LAc, Dipl OM:
Eating out at restaurants with friends and family is a popular way to socialize and enjoy the company of others. The good news is you can still find dishes at most restaurants that fit with your post-surgery diet! Caitlin McCullough, RD, LD, clinical dietitian with the Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center, gives her top tips for ordering at restaurants after weight-loss surgery: