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5 Healthy and Satisfying Meals Nutritionists Love to Make at Home

5 Healthy and Satisfying Meals Nutritionists Love to Make at Home

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Ever wonder what nutritionists eat when they’re craving an easy, healthy, yet super filling meal? We do. That’s why we asked our favorite food experts to reveal the meals they whip up when they're pressed for time or stressed to the max, yet craving something hearty and energizing. Here, five nutritionists dish up the breakfast, lunch, and dinner fallbacks they always look forward to. Eat up! RELATED: 8 Foods You Need in Your Kitchen for a Healthier 2018 Go-to grain bowl"My favorite meal is a power bowl. I just follow this formula: a simple, cooked whole grain (such as brown rice, quinoa, or farro), veggies (greens, bell peppers, tomatoes, cauliflower), plant protein (chickpeas, pistachios, tofu), and a flavorful sauce (vinaigrette, Th
3 Healthy Meals a Nutritionist Recommends at Chipotle

3 Healthy Meals a Nutritionist Recommends at Chipotle

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Here's exactly what to pick (and skip) to save on calories and carbs. "What should I eat when I'm on the go, and need to grab something fast?" That's one of the most common questions I get from clients. My typical response: look for a nearby Chipotle.  Right up front, I want to say that I have no affiliation with Chipotle, and never have. But as a nutritionist, I believe ingredients are the most important factor in deciding what to eat. And that's why, in my opinion, Chipotle's menu surpasses other fast-food joints.Just take a look at all the recognizable ingredients listed on Chipotle's site—from avocado to yellow onion—and compare them to the ingredients used by traditional fast-foo
This Nutritionist Can't Eat Tree Nuts or Gluten—These Are the Snacks and Meals She Eats All the Time

This Nutritionist Can't Eat Tree Nuts or Gluten—These Are the Snacks and Meals She Eats All the Time

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When it comes to healthy foods and snacks, nuts always win top honors. The same goes for many products made with whole grains that contain gluten. But when folks with nut or gluten allergies or sensitivities get hungry, they can't just grab a pack of almonds or pour a bowl of wheat cereal. They have to constantly scan ingredients lists, especially since nuts and gluten hide in so many other items, like salad dressing and energy bars.But having a food allergy or sensitivity doesn't mean deprivation, says Lindsey Janeiro, RD, owner of the online nutrition consulting company Nutrition to Fit. The nutrients that make nuts so healthy, for example, can be found in plenty of other foods too. "Take chia seeds and flax seeds; just like walnuts, they...
Study: Regular soda causes body to store more fat after high-protein meals

Study: Regular soda causes body to store more fat after high-protein meals

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FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 -- Combining a sugary soda with your burger or fried chicken can really prime your body to pack on more pounds, a new study suggests.Folks who had a sweetened drink with a high-protein meal stored more unused fat, compared to others who ate the same food with a sugar-free beverage, laboratory tests revealed.Their bodies did not burn about a third of the additional calories provided by the sugary drink, researchers found.The participants also burned less fat from their food, and it took less energy overall to digest the meal."If we are adding extra carbohydrates on top of what's already in a meal, that will definitely have an effect on the body being able to use fat as an energy source, and it will more than likely go into energy storage," said lead researcher Shanon C...