3 Ways to Avoid Weekend Weight Gain

Do you find that your weekend activities throw a wrench in your healthy eating plans?  All of those graduation parties, BBQs, or even sporting events can lead to temptations, sweet indulgences or even eating on-the-run. Before your toss all of your hard work out the window, check out some of the tips below to find something … Continue reading 3 Ways to Avoid Weekend Weight Gain

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Southwest Quinoa Salad

Memorial day BBQs are right around the corner and it can definitely be a struggle to find healthy options out there! Consider this corn and quinoa salad a simple (yet tasty) addition to the menu! As a complete protein, quinoa contains all of our essential amino acids in addition to being a good source of … Continue reading Southwest Quinoa Salad

Chili-Lime Buddha Bowl (Vegan + GF)

Welcome back to PorrazzaNutrition! Another popular meal that has been trending all over social media and the nutrition world is the Buddha Bowl! Buddha bowls are a great way to incorporate balance with lean proteins (beans, tofu, tempeh), high-fiber grains (quinoa, brown rice), healthy fats (avocado) and vegetables (cucumbers, broccoli, etc). Buddha bowls are simple, … Continue reading Chili-Lime Buddha Bowl (Vegan + GF)

Simple Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

Today ended up being an unexpected snow day since both my nutrition classes and client appointments were rescheduled. I didn’t think I would have to be worrying about snow in March; however, I was happy for a little time to catch-up. Since it is snowy and cold, it seemed like perfect weather for soup! The … Continue reading Simple Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

Heart Health – Chocolate Chia Oatmeal

Welcome back to PorrazzaNutrition! February is American Heart Month! Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and it is largely preventable? According to the American Heart Association, “About 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action.” This means that changes to your … Continue reading Heart Health – Chocolate Chia Oatmeal

5 Health Tips for the Big Game

As the big football game is fast approaching, that means loads of snacks and apps. Let’s face it, most game day snacks are not the healthiest options - loaded nachos, fried wings, cheesy dips. While a few treats here or there won’t harm the waistline, keep your health in check this Sunday with these tips. … Continue reading 5 Health Tips for the Big Game

Tips for Packing a Healthy Lunch

Welcome back to PorrazzaNutrition! When I first went went full-time with my practice and quit my "day" job, I got out of the habit of packing a lunch. I was mostly out seeing clients in the AM and after dinner, so I only really needed to pack snacks on-the-go. This January, I took a short-term … Continue reading Tips for Packing a Healthy Lunch

Better-For-You Lasagna Recipe (GF, Vegan)

The time has come! I finally (I hope) perfected my lasagna recipe! I don't even know the last time I had lasagna since gluten-free lasagna noodles are so hard to find! This is a simple and easy-to-freeze recipe that the whole family will enjoy! Better-For-You Lasagna Recipe (Gluten-free, Vegan) Ingredients 2 boxes Explore Cuisine Green … Continue reading Better-For-You Lasagna Recipe (GF, Vegan)

Spicing Up Your Vegetables

Welcome back to PorrazzaNutrition! If you read the last blog with tips for choosing bitter and sweet veggies, then you may be back to learn just how to spice up the flavor! Once you choose a vegetable, the next step is sprucing them up with herbs, spices or other foods. Check out the steps below … Continue reading Spicing Up Your Vegetables

Vegetable Consumption – Bitter Vs. Sweet

“Don’t forget to eat all of your veggies on your plate!” The clean-your-plate club is one childhood memory that many of us will never forget. As we grow into adults, we have more freedom in what we choose and unfortunately, vegetables are often left off of the plate. Whether lack of vegetable consumption is due … Continue reading Vegetable Consumption – Bitter Vs. Sweet