Valentine’s Day

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie {Recipe}

This bright and creamy Strawberry Kefir Smoothie is filled with good-for-your-gut probiotics and is a quick and easy breakfast or snack that will satisfy your tastebuds. This recipe originally appeared in the Febryary 2017 issue of Today’s Dietitian Magazine. I was compensated for writing the original article, “Probiotic-Rich Kefir,” and developing the recipe, but I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers on my blog. All opinions are my own. I’m not go… read more »

Health Benefits of Cocoa + Whole Grain Double Chocolate Muffins {Recipe}

Learn about the health benefits of cocoa and how to add more to your diet, starting with a recipe for Whole Grain Double Chocolate Muffins! This post, recipe, and images are by Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN Valentine’s Day always stirs up visions of flowers, candy, and most importantly, lots of chocolate! While you may think that all of those chocolate kisses (or these chocolate peanut butter truffles!) will cause chaos in your body, you’ll be surprised to learn otherwise. Everyone’s hear… read more »

Valentine’s Dark Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie {Recipe}

Dark chocolate, creamy greek yogurt, and sweet strawberries are the perfect combination in this frosty, heart-healthy Valentine’s Day Dark Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie! Post and recipes by Nutritioulicious assistant and dietetic intern Kaleigh McMordie Raise your hand if you love chocolate covered strawberries… Are you raising your hand? If so, you’ll love this Dark Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie! I’m definitely a believer that chocolate makes everything bette… read more »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles {Recipe ReDux}

Rich and creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles made with nonfat Greek yogurt, maple syrup, natural peanut butter, and dark chocolate  will satisfy any sweet tooth on Valentine’s Day or any day!  Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combo, but it wasn’t until I was an adult that I really appreciated their charisma. Once I did, I couldn’t get enough. Reese’s Pieces and Peanut Butter Cups are well known, but throughout my fine dining experiences I have seen numer… read more »

Show Love to Your Heart this February

This post was written by Tiana Yom, MPH, CHES You’ve probably noticed hues of red and pink everywhere this month, and it’s not just because of Valentine’s Day. February is also American Heart Month. As mentioned in the past, heart disease is the number one cause of death in Americans and more women die of heart disease than men. An unbalanced diet and inactivity are leading risk factors of heart disease. Foods rich in trans fat (i.e. partially hydrogenated oils), high in sodium, and high in ad… read more »