Menus: Do You Need Them?

As a dietitian, I find people commonly ask me for meal plans or menus.  Often the assumption is that to eat well, one must sit down every week or month and plan out all their meals.  I disagree.  If you find it’s helpful to have an idea of what you are making for dinner most […]

How to Meal Plan Without Overplanning

Today in our meal planning class at our healthy weight loss spa I had mentioned that meal planning does not always need to involve determining specific combinations you’ll pair up, for example deciding that you must serve Lemon Cantonese Chicken with a Soba Noodle Salad and steamed snow peas.  Focusing on 1 food group is […]

Breakfast for Dinner?

 Last week I wrote about simplifying meal planning.  This morning as I stood in front of my fridge thinking that traditional breakfast foods like eggs or cereal were just not appealing, I got to thinking about how locked in we get to eating certain foods at certain times of the day.  I don't HAVE TO […]

Meal Planning Made Easy

Not everyone needs a meal plan to feed themself well, however you may find a list of favorite meal ideas posted in your kitchen helps with the shopping and food prep.  I am a big fan of keeping a list of healthy recipes I love to make posted on my fridge, with plenty of blank spaces to […]

Meals, Snacks & Your Metabolic Rate

In class yesterday, one of our participants was wondering if eating five or six mini meals is better for her metabolism than eating three major meals. At Green Mountain we work with three main meals, but also give people the opportunity to add snacks throughout the day as needed because everyone is different in terms […]