Tag Archives: family health

Super Swaps for Spring Cleaning your Pantry

Time for some spring cleaning? Don’t forget the kitchen! Read on for some super swaps you can make while cleaning out the pantry to boost the nutrient density of your favorite shelf-stable staples: Use white flour or rice? Wow ’em next time with whole grains White flour and white rice are refined grains meaning they […]

Freeze Dried, Frozen or Canned–What’s the Best Alternative to Fresh?

When choosing snacks, we always recommend choosing fruits and vegetables over the various refined-carbohydrate crackers, cookies and salty snacks. Choosing nutrient-dense, fiber-filled fruits and veggies not only provides antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, but it also reduces consumption of other empty-calorie snacks, which provide little, if any, nutrition. Fresh fruits and vegetables, eaten in their whole […]

Full, Low, or Free — Which Fat is Right for Me?

Many people assume fat-free must mean the healthiest choice, but new research suggests it may not be that simple. While the word, “fat”, has been deemed the enemy of many diets, this macronutrient is not the adversary we once thought. Fat offers many benefits, including improved vitamin absorption, protection for the body’s organs, along with […]

Meet Amanda

2017 is a year of growth for FEED, including welcoming a new dietitian to the practice! We are excited to welcome Amanda Lemein, MS, RD, LDN as our resident adolescent and adult specialist. Amanda has been working with Lara over the last three years, but 2017 marks her first full time role with FEED. Prior […]

Eat Seasonably – CUCUMBERS

Cucumbers are known for their refreshingly cool properties, and for good reason. This crisp vegetable is 95% water, making it the perfect food to help us stay hydrated, especially during warm weather. Filled with vitamins C and K, folate, potassium and magnesium, the cucumber is nutrient-dense and full of fiber, too. Read on for tips […]

Dinner in the Freezer: Make-Ahead Meals!

Parents frequently say, “Our family is stuck in a rut! I do not know what to make for dinner anymore! Can you provide me with some additional dinner suggestions?” Fear not! FEED’s make-ahead meal suggestions area easy to prepare, and provide a healthy alternative to any convenience boxed item you might find in the freezer […]

Pass the Salt!?

New research may make you think twice before adding more salt to your foods. Hypertension (high blood pressure) was never thought to be a health risk for children. Neither was Type 2 Diabetes, or NASH (Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), however, with the rise in obesity, diseases like hypertension have moved into the younger population. Recent research from […]