Avocado Hummus Sandwich

Spruce up your sandwich with this avocado hummus sandwich recipe! It provides a high-fiber, healthy fat, tasty, and filling lunch. Avocado hummus sandwich Serves: 2 Ingredients 4 slices whole-wheat bread 1 avocado 3⁄8 cup hummus 8 slices tomato 2 handfuls cilantro, chopped 4 leaves lettuce 2 dashes hot sauce (optional) Instructions Grab your bread and lather one side with hummus. Slice up an …

Gestational Diabetes

What is gestational diabetes? Gestational Diabetes is an elevated blood sugar level in a pregnant woman that did not previously have a diagnosis of diabetes. These elevated blood sugar during pregnancy occur due to insulin resistance related to increased hormone levels.  It also increases health risks for both mom and baby during pregnancy and after …

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 …