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Eating Out on the Main Line

As a registered dietitian, one thing many of my patients and I discuss is limiting going out to eat. As a general rule, we know that restaurant foods are often less healthy (high in calories, sodium, and fat with little fiber). Many times, restaurants serve huge portion sizes. I promote a balanced, realistic healthy lifestyle …

Eating Out

What a Registered Dietitian Recommends I enjoy eating out on occasion, especially to spend time with my husband or to get a chance to catch up with friends and/or family! When you are health-conscious or trying to lose weight, eating out can be challenging. It can be difficult to make healthy food choices, especially if …

Autism and Picky Eating

Many parents are familiar with picky eating.  As a parent of a child with autism, you may be  familiar with it on a whole new level. You are not alone.  It is not uncommon for children with autism to also have extremely restrictive eating, preferring specific colors, textures or even brands of a specific item. …

Dessert Hummus Dip

Enjoy this tasty dessert hummus recipe! Yes, our meal plans have dessert! Ingredients 30 oz (2 15 oz cans) canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp vanilla extract 4 Tbs maple syrup 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk Directions Add chickpeas, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and …

Holiday Eating

Did you know that the average American gains 1-3 pounds in the month of December…and the weight typically stays! There can be extra pounds that like to creep up during this holiday time of year. We see homemade cookies, hot chocolate, cheesecake, homemade toffee, caramel, fudge, eggnog, and all sorts of snacks galore. Some people …

Turkey Breast – Herbed and Slow Cooked

Try this tasty turkey breast! Herbed and placed in the slow cooker. That aroma in the slow cooker will have you drooling! This recipe is part of our meal planning program. Ingredients 1 large onion, sliced 1 (4 lb.) whole turkey breast, bone-in with skin 3/4 cup vegetable broth 2 bay leaves 1  1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp …

Pumpkin Pie Bites

Ingredients 1/4 cup medjool dates, pitted boiling water, as needed 1/4 cup unsalted almond butter 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 2 tsp maple syrup 1  1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, 1/4 tsp salt 2 Tbs coconut flour see note 1  1/2 cup oats 1/4 cup dark chocolate 1 tsp coconut oil 1 Tbs almonds, sliced, for garnish Directions …