Eating Healthy for Beginners

Eating healthy is all about incorporating wholesome, nourishing foods that fit within your lifestyle. It’s about making more room for plants on your plate and less room for packaged stuff. It’s not about extremism, restriction or deprivation (unless you have a medical necessity to do so). It’s not about shame, guilt or “cheating.” It’s about finding that balance between nourishing your body and indulging your cravings.

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Mediterranean in Your Kitchen

There’s no denying that Mediterranean cuisine's rise in popularity is NOT a fad. Besides the abundant ingredients and flavor, there is quite a bit of research behind the health benefits of the foods and plant-focused eating patterns from this area of the world. Ready to get Mediterranean in your kitchen? Try these 4 easy foods and recipes from dietitians around the country!

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Highlights From the Biggest Restaurant Show on Earth

Two dietitians on a mission to see, hear and taste the latest food trends impacting flavor and health at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show. The trends we're most excited for include the influx of Mediterranean foods, plant-forward ingredients and menu items, healthy and fun kids menu items, using technology to support sustainability and a rise in global and ethnic flavors.

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Top Restaurant Food Trend: Natural Ingredients/Clean Menus

For many people, clean eating means minimally processed foods, no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors and a focus on whole foods. More chefs and culinary directors are adding simple whole foods, using more scratch-based cooking methods and sourcing products that are free from artificial ingredients. Here’s three clean menu trends we’re following right now.

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Top Restaurant Trends for 2018

Fads come and go, but year-after-year we continue to see and hear the same theme - people want to know what's IN their food, HOW it was made,  and WHERE it comes from. In fact, this year's What's Hot Culinary Forecast from the National Restaurant Association shows many trends relate to quality, sustainability and food transparency. As dietitians, we love this!

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