Starbucks Is Selling a New Keto-Friendly Drink—but Is it Healthy? Here’s What a Nutritionist Says

If you’re on the keto diet, you might be craving a variety of things—including more choices. The high-fat, low-carb eating plan is super restrictive. But we just found out that Starbucks is expanding its keto-friendly options, so your morning caffeine run doesn’t have to be so complicated. Peach Citrus White Tea is the latest addition […]

6 Things This Nutritionist Wishes She Knew About Food Years Ago

I’ve been a practicing dietitian for more than two decades, which is a l-o-n-g time. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful clients with nutrition-related concerns, including pregnant women, children, amateur and professional athletes, overweight and obese adults, and the elderly. I’ve learned so much during the years, and […]

Starbucks Just Launched Protein Blended Cold Brew Drinks—but Are They Really Good for You?

Just when we thought Starbucks had done it all (who knew it could get more inventive than the Unicorn Frappuccino?), the company has expanded its empire to an area all healthy eaters can appreciate: plant-based protein. On August 14, Starbucks launched its new Protein Blended Cold Brew drinks, available across the country. The drinks, which come in almond and cacao, cost $5.95 […]

Here’s What a Nutritionist Really Thinks About the Carnivore Diet

Practically every week, a new diet hits the news cycle instructing us on exactly what to eat—and what not to eat. The keto diet encouraged us to consume lots of fat but very little carbs. The paleo diet advised that we load up on fruits and vegetables but steer clear of anything high in fat and processed. Now it’s the […]

Is Eating a Ton of Ice Cream in One Sitting Worse for You Than Eating a Little Every Night?

Wondering what's worse, eating a whole pint of ice cream at once or a little bit each night? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t clear-cut. Some research suggests that every-so-often binges can increase your metabolism slightly so that you may gain less weight than if you were to spread those calories out over a handful of meals. However, […]

The 7 Best Meal Prep Tips on Instagram

If Instagram isn't your go-to site for meal prep yet, you don't know what you're missing. Tasty ideas and genius tips abound, all designed to help you eat nutritiously, hone your chef skills, and free up more time on Sunday so you aren't stuck in the kitchen all day cooking and storing meals for the upcoming week. These 7 tips from our favorite Instagram […]

The 5 Healthiest Salad Dressings, According to a Nutritionist

I’m a salad fanatic. I’ve eaten one nearly every day for years, and I love experimenting with different combinations of greens, toppings, and dressings. The latter is key, because the right dressing can significantly boost the healthfulness of your bowl, while the wrong one can add all kinds of surplus calories, sugar, unhealthy fat, and artificial ingredients. Here […]

How Often Is Too Often to Eat Sushi or Other Raw Fish?

As one of our takeout go-tos, we'll be the first to admit that sushi may have become its own food group in our diets. With so many options (sashimi, nigiri, and maki rolls, oh my!), it's hard to refrain from picking up one of those conveniently pre-packaged little meals from the refrigerated section of the grocery store or lunch […]