Eggcelent Choice

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Does egg color matter?

What kind of egg do you prefer, Houston? 🍳 // Fun Fact: egg color does not equal better quality or nutrition. Egg color is solely based on the color of the chicken’s feathers! 🐓 The quality, flavor, and nutrition components are the same so don’t be racist… All eggs are eggcelent for your health! 

1 large egg = 70 calories, 5g fat, 6g protein, 0g carbohydrate

PS — organic doesn’t equal a higher nutrition value, they just cost more!

Busy day calls for a balanced breakfast

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Busy day means you need a balanced breakie!

Long/busy day ahead = a hearty breakie filled with fruit + protein + healthy fats! 😍 // This was so filling I couldn’t finish it all, but I’m looking forward to the rest of it when I make it back home! 😋

— 6 oz. nonfat plain GY [I use Fage single serving cups!]

— 1 kiwi peeled & diced

— 10 blueberries

— 8 goji berries

— 20 pomegranate seeds

— 1 T. Dark chocolate chips

— 1 T. Almond butter [whole foods]

— Sprinkle of black chia seeds

Please don’t count your berries or pomegranate seeds… I just gave you numbers for estimates. Counting may make you a tad neurotic! 🙊 this breakfast is super easy to throw together in a few minute & will give you the lasting energy to make it through any rough morning. 


Registered Dietitian Nutritionist vs. “Nutritionist”

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist vs. “Nutritionist” // which would you trust? 🍓📚💭The Spoonful of Health-Registered-Dietitian-Nutritionist

Registered Dietitian — The Commission on Dietetic Registration defines a Registered Dietitian (RD) as an individual who:

(1) has completed the minimum of a Baccalaureate degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university, or equivalent;

(2) has met current minimum academic requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics) as approved by the Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association;

(3) has completed pre-professional experience accredited/approved by the Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association;

(4) has successfully completed the Registration Examination for Dietitians;

(5) has remitted the annual registration maintenance fee; and

(6) has accrued 75 hours of approved continuing professional education within a specific five-year reporting period. 

“Nutritionist” is not subject to any professional regulation. Any person may call themselves a nutrition expert even if they are wholly self-taught. Be careful with who you trust! 


Lettuce Be Friends

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LETTUCE BE FRIENDS. 🌿|| Leafy greens have a high water content, are very low in calories & high in many nutrients. Try to incorporate at least one leafy green in your diet each day! Below is the nutrition value of different greens [slight differences, all great]

Romaine — Ca 16mg, K 247mg, Vitamin C 4g, Folate 64ug, Vitamin A 205µg, Vitamin K 48µg

Iceberg — Ca 13mg, K 102mg, Vitamin C 2mg, Vitamin A 361 IU, Vitamin  K 17μg, Folate 21µg

Spinach — Ca 30mg, K 167, Vitamin C 8mg, Vitamin A 2813 IU, Vitamin K 144µg

Kale — Ca 24mg, K 79 mg, Vitamin C 19mg, Folate 23µg, Vitamin A 1598 IU, Vitamin K 113µg

Arugula — Ca 32mg, K 74mg, Vitamin A 474 IU, Vitamin K 22µg

Butterhead/Boston — Ca 19mg, K 131mg, Vitamin C 2mg, Vitamin A 1822 IU, Vitamin K 56.3ug

**Based on 1 cup raw serving**

IU = Internal Unit; mg = milligram; µg = microgram; K by itself = potassium.