Eat Well

3 Healthier Desserts that Actually Taste Amazing!

Watching what you eat doesn’t have to mean depriving yourself of all things delicious. With these healthy dessert recipes, you can make room in your eating plan for a treat—without feeling guilty. If you’re craving chocolate… Bush’s Black Bean Dark Chocolate Brownies Rich, chocolaty brownies get a hit of hidden protein and fiber...

5 Dietitian-Approved Casual Dining Restaurants

In my nutrition fantasy world, all of my clients would frequent farmers’ markets, rejoice in menu planning, and cook most nights. And while I don’t pick favorites, there is a subgroup of Foodtrainers clients who do manage to live up to the ideal. However, being realistic is part of my food manifesto, and the truth is many of us eat out a lot...

8 Meal Ideas to Enjoy Before Summer Ends

Peaches, tomatoes, zucchini—oh my! Swing into any grocery store or farmers’ market these days and you’ll find bins overflowing with this season’s bounty. It’s tempting to load up on watermelon and other tasty (and healthy!) goodies, but what happens when you get home? Here are 8 ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to help you use what...

5 Tricks to Enjoy a Summer BBQ (& Still Feel Good the Next Day)

I’m certainly not here to convince you that hotdogs and brownies are tickets to feeling fit, but still, I don’t know why barbeques rattle so many of my food-conscious clients. After all, there are far worse food scenarios than grilling. Just keep these 5 tricks in mind, and you can enjoy the event without feeling any diet remorse later.

Skipping Meals Can Sabotage Your Weight

Skipping meals can sabotage weight loss goals

At Foodtrainers, we’re huge fans of the food log. Especially for self-described “healthy eaters,” the devil (or weight loss) is in the details. And with many of our clients, I can see from their journals they’re already making decent choices. Many of our clients have slashed excess sugar and “white” carbs. But what I do find is...

Feeling Kale-d Out? 5 New Greens to Try Now

Kale'd out? Try these new greens.

Kale has become a cliché.  In 2012, I wrote an article titled, “Is Kale Becoming a Kardashian.” It’s been three years, and neither kale nor the Kardashians have budged from their pop culture pedestals. But I’m glad, because as kale-d out as I am, I’m not ready to part ways with the vitamin-rich veggie. I usually have a kale salad in my...