A day's work for an RD

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Today, my mission was to rework an oatmeal cookie recipe to be more heart-healthy and vegan. Oats are already a heart-healthy food so I didn’t have much work to do there; but I have not done much vegan baking. This was going to be a challenge! I ended up making two batches of oatmeal cookies.…

Make your own pizza!

Skinny Pizza? Go For Homemade!

A new product, The Skinny Pizza, was announced in the latest issue of Food and Nutrition magazine. The information provided states this is a small thin crust margarita pizza with only 390 calories. Since it was listed in the “new products” section of a US-wide publication of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I assumed…

healthy bread on table

Macronutrients – Those Confusing Carbs!

Carbohydrates Sources: Carbohydrates come from plant and animal sources. The food groups that contain carbohydrates include grains, fruits, dairy, and vegetables. There are two main types of carbohydrates: simple carbohydrates (sugar) and complex carbohydrates (starch and fiber). Sugar: There are two types of sugars that people typically think of when talking about sugar in the…