Category Archives: Mutrition and the Mood Blog

Mutrition and the Mood Blog is all about food and nutrition. From eating healthful meals to yummy recipes, you’ll find all your food-related questions answered here. Incorporating nutrient-dense foods into your lifestyle has never been easier or more fun. Scroll through the blog posts below to learn more.

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A New Year’s Resolution Check-In

So here we are, nearly a month into the new year, and it’s time to check in with those goals you made for yourself as the year began. For some of us, those resolutions are simply a memory while other are still going strong. No matter where you are on your New Year’s resolution journey, here are a few things to think about. Continue reading

Vegetarian recipe for kale and eggs breakfast

Kale and eggs make a great all-day breakfast

There are some recipes that are so simple, it’s a surprise they taste so dang good. This kale and egg recipe only needs 4 ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to make. Can it get any better?! It can! How, you ask? Well, it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner; so that’s pretty neat! Continue reading

Simple winter fruit salad

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s always a good idea to have some yummy, healthful recipes at the ready for those long days in which you don’t have much time to cook. This easy salad is perfect whether you’re having the entire family over for a special meal or you’re simply in the mood for a nice fruit salad.

The best news is that it only takes 4 ingredients. Yummm. Let’s get started.  Continue reading

So you ate too much at the holiday meal. Now what?

saturated fat meatDuring the holidays, it’s easy to overdo it when it comes to eating. Because there’s food all around you, having a bite here and a taste there really adds up. That’s not even including the main holiday meal itself. When you didn’t think you could eat another bite, it’s time for dessert. By the end of the evening, you’re stuffed.

You’ve probably felt the negative effects of eating too much at the holiday meal, including an aching stomach and poor sleep. But the holiday meal only lasted a few hours, and today is a new day. That said, it’s time to get back on track. Here are five tips to navigating post-holiday meals. Continue reading

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Why anyone could call themself a nutritionist

Have you ever met someone who says they’re a nutritionist? If you have, did you ask if they went to school for it or if they are licensed? Does it even matter? Continue reading

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The truth about the low fat diet craze

Low fat diets have been around for some time. By the 90s, eating fat became taboo because it was dubbed that eating fat makes you fat. A couple decades later, and we’re realizing just how wrong we were. Let’s just get this straight: Fat does not make you fat. Eating excess calories makes you fat. So why exactly did the “fat makes you fat” fad come around? And why is it still immersed in our food culture that we should be eating low fat meals? Continue reading

Clean up time: 5 simple tips to eat clean

If you read last week’s post, you know that there are a whole lot of ideas of how a person can eat clean. The definition of clean eating is in constant flux. When it comes to the time and effort you need to put in, these definitions go from laid back to extreme.

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If there’s “clean” eating is there also “dirty” eating?

Clean eating is the trend of the moment. But what is it, really? Does clean eating mean you have to give up your favorite foods until you’re only eating spinach and cucumbers? Or does eating protein bars and store-bought “health food” also count? Does it mean that if you aren’t following a certain clean eating diet plan that you’re somehow eating dirty? Continue reading

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How much do you know about fruits and veggies?

Fruits and vegetables are important to any healthy diet, but how much do you know about the different kinds? Here’s a quiz to test your knowledge. Once you’re done, challenge your friends to see who knows more about the items in these essential food groups. Continue reading

How to cut through the nutrition noise

Source: FoodMinds: Words Matter– 40 years of Dietary GuidelinesThis past week, I had the opportunity to go to the MAND Annual Meeting. MAND, the Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, put on a great conference that included talks about everything from general dietary guidelines to a diet’s role on inflammation in the body to nutrition in public policy to the impact of bees in food availability. Needless to say (though I’ll say it anyway), it was a day packed with information.

One of my favorite parts of the day, though, was listening to Dr. Jillian Lampert from The Emily Program. What was she talking about, and why was it so interesting? Well, let me tell you. Continue reading