By: Jeremy Will, RD/LD
Registered Dietitian

I’ve heard a lot of talk about the benefits of vegetables lately. Sometimes it seems like they are difficult to work into diets. Sometimes it is difficult to find ways to implement them in a tasty dish that isn’t bland or boring. Vegetables do not always have to be a side dish or take a back seat to entrées. They can be included in different ways, even breakfasts. Here are two easy options to incorporate more veggies into your diet:

Veggie Quiche
I typically add an extra egg and more than ½ cup of each vegetable, but you can experiment to see what you like.

Veggie & Hummus Sandwich
With this recipe, it’s very easy to add or remove a veggie you like/dislike and use flavored hummus for extra flavor.

By: Jeremy Will, RD/LD
Registered Dietitian

The 2-week meal plan to start off the new year is ready to go and waiting in my office for you! There is some simple prep involved, but that will be true for any plan that is balanced and can be maintained long-term. It will only take a few minutes to go over so no need to even schedule an appointment. Stop by and grab a copy today or tomorrow so you are ready to start this Monday.

Good nutrition is the most important thing you can do for yourself so why not start now?

The plan includes recipes and portion sizes, and some examples are:

Breakfast
1 heaping cup fruit salad
1 serving breakfast bake

Lunch
Chopped Thai salad
with 3 oz. ground chicken (prepared w/ cooking spray, no oil)

Dinner
Chicken fajita salad
(2 oz. chicken, ¼ avocado)

Shouldn’t 2019 be all about committing to yourself?

By: Jeremy Will, RD/LD
Registered Dietitian

Surprise surprise…Christmas and New Year’s is right around the corner, and here comes your dietitian trying to ruin it like always. “Don’t arrive hungry to a holiday party.” “Deny leftovers from hosts.” Blah blah blah.

Hopefully, this tip is a little more fun since it involves alcohol! Booze is the quintessential “empty calorie.” It adds calories to your diet but nothing else (except maybe a nice buzz). You have your usual low-calorie suspects like vodka soda or a whiskey diet. If these are your go-to cocktails, stick with them. If you’re looking for something a little fancier, here are some recipes to help you forget all about my healthy eating rules (even though you shouldn’t!).

Hot Cranberry Mule
(can also make chilled)

Soothing Sangria

The Resolution
(#18 on the list)