Monthly Archives: August 2015

19 08, 2015

Metagenics – Ultrameal Daily Support

2015-08-19T07:32:35+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Nutrition|0 Comments

UltraMeal Daily Support

 

This month’s feature is UltraMeal Daily Support. This supplement is a protein drink with 12 phytonutrients and contains 25 essential vitamins and minerals. You simply mix 2 scoops with 8-10 fluid oz of chilled water. UltraMeal Daily Support can be made part of an every day diet.

 

 

A little bit more about UltraMeal Daily Support:

  • Provides 15g of protein
  • Comes in two flavors, mixed berry and deluxe chocolate
  • Provides 400 IU of Vitamin D
  • Provides 5g of fiber
  • Product is gluten free
  • Can be used for a quick snack or mini-meal

 

Remember: Supplements should only be used to fill in the gaps. What we eat should be the main source of nutrients.

 

For further questions or to schedule an appointment, contact Emily at

emilyb@NutriFormance.com

You can find the recipes, tips, and meal plans as well as                                                     Team RD’s “How to” Video Series on www.NutriFormance.com blog.sept2015ultramealdailysupport

19 08, 2015

Tailgating Sample Meal Plan

2015-08-19T07:29:07+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Nutrition|0 Comments

 

Breakfast: Green Smoothie: 1 banana, handful of berries, 1 cup spinach, ½ cup Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp nut butter, ¾ -1 cup almond milk, 1 tsp ground flax

 

Snack:  1 lara bar and a piece of fruit

 

Lunch: Mini grilled pizzas with 1 cup raw vegetables: 1 whole-wheat sandwich flat, each side topped with pizza sauce, desired toppings, and a sprinkle of cheese. Broil in oven until cheese is melted.

 

Snack: 1 cup raw veggies: broccoli, cucumbers, carrots with 1/4c guacamole

 

Dinner: Kickin Chicken and lightened up macaroni salad with 1 cup grilled veggies (see recipes on our blog at www.NutriFormance .com)

 

 

For further questions or to schedule an appointment, contact Emily at

emilyb@NutriFormance.com

You can find the recipes, tips, and meal plans as well as                                                     Team RD’s “How to” Video Series on www.NutriFormance.com blog.

19 08, 2015

September Product of the Month

2015-08-19T07:25:48+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Nutrition|0 Comments

Backpack Cooler

WHY WE LOVE IT: This cooler offers an easy on the go option for taking your favorite snacks and drinks with you without having to worry about them getting too warm.

 

Other Benefits:

  • Side pocket allows you to carry a water bottle easily
  • Extra pockets to carry room temperature snacks, utensils or electronics
  • Back straps allow for easy transport on a hike whether it be through the forest or down to the beach

 

Product can be found via a quick online search or at your local Target, Walmart, or Sporting Goods store.

 

For further questions or to schedule an appointment, contact Emily at

emilyb@NutriFormance.com

You can find the recipes, tips, and meal plans as well as                                                     Team RD’s “How to” Video Series on www.NutriFormance.com blog.sept15 product

19 08, 2015

Tailgating Tips

2015-08-19T07:22:49+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Nutrition|0 Comments

Fall is football season, and what does football season mean?! It means it is time to bring out the tailgating gear. Tailgating is meant to be a fun event shared with family and friends, but there are steps we can take to make sure we are adequately prepared the day of the big event to alleviate stress, over-indulging, and food safety concerns.

 

Let’s Prepare Ahead

 

  1. Prepare your food the night before and place in Tupperware containers
    1. Marinade kebabs/chicken overnight
    2. Shape or pack up burger patties between sheets of wax paper
    3. Cup up veggies/fruit
    4. Make the dip and gather dipping items

 

  1. Freeze water bottles the night before, they can be used in place of ice until they melt

 

  1. Bring a pre-packed set of drawers so everything is handy and organized while you’re cooking
  • Designate and label drawers: One for napkins, plates and utensils; one for koozies and bottle openers and cups; one for SPF and insect repellant, etc.

Food Safety Tidbits

  • Use an empty laundry detergent dispenser as a hand-washing station.
  • Hang a paper towel roll using a bungee cord from the tent struts.

 

  • Keep coolers out of the sun, perhaps under a tree

 

  • Do not leave food unrefrigerated for more than two hours. In hot weather (90 degrees or above), the time limit is 1 hour

 

  • Bring a thermometer to ensure your cold food is staying below 40F and your grilled food is cooked to an appropriate internal temperature

 

 

Navigating the Tailgate Table

 

  • Before the festivities begin, have a small snack that contains protein and fiber so you’ll be less tempted to overeat

 

  • Don’t SKIP meals before to save room!

 

  • Eat from a plate instead of continually grazing from the buffet. This will help you keep track of how much you’re eating

 

  • Offer to bring fresh fruits or veggies. This way you know there will be something healthy offered

 

  • For every alcoholic beverage you have, match it with the same amount of water. This will slow down your intake and help you keep track of how much you are drinking

 

 

Remember moderation is key. Go ahead and indulge a bit, but make sure it is not an every weekend occurrence

 

19 08, 2015

Lightened Up Macaroni Salad

2015-08-19T07:20:47+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Recipe|0 Comments

Yields 8 Servings

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp prepared mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 oz whole-wheat elbow macaroni or other noodle (cooked according to package directions and drained
  • 1 cup celery (sliced)
  • 1 cup red bell pepper (chopped)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

 

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl stir together the mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt, and pepper until smooth. Add the macaroni, celery, green pepper, and onion.
  2. Stir until everything is well coated with the mayonnaise mixture
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to blend flavors

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2/3 cup

 

Calories: 114     Total Fat: 5g        Sat Fat: 0.8g       Cholesterol: 6mg

Carb: 13g             Fiber: 6.8g                     Protein: 4g          Sodium: 426mg

 

 

 

For further questions or to schedule an appointment, contact Emily at

emilyb@NutriFormance.com

You can find the recipes, tips, and meal plans as well as                                                     Team RD’s “How to” Video Series on www.NutriFormance.com blog.

19 08, 2015

Kickin Chicken served with Homemade Ranch Dip

2015-08-19T07:17:38+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Recipe|0 Comments

Yield: 8-12 servings

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lime juice (fresh is best, optional from bottle)
  • 1 cup hot sauce of your preference
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 2-3lbs of chicken tenders (breasts cut into strips)

 

Directions:

  1. Mix together the hot sauce, olive oil, lime juice, and garlic. Pour into a Ziploc bag.
  2. Place chicken strips into the bag with the mixture. Marinade the chicken for at least 15 minutes, but can be as long as 12 hours.
  3. Grill chicken until cooked to an internal temperature of 165F or broil in oven on low rack until cooked
  4. Once cooked, squeeze lime juice from lime wedges on top of the chicken and enjoy

 

Note: see our blog for homemade ranch dip to accompany your chicken strips

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4 oz, ¼ pound

 

Calories: 252     Total Fat: 11g        Sat Fat: 2.1g       Cholesterol: 96mg

Carb: 1g             Fiber: 0g              Protein: 35g          Sodium: 830mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further questions or to schedule an appointment, contact Emily at

emilyb@NutriFormance.com

You can find the recipes, tips, and meal plans as well as                                                     Team RD’s “How to” Video Series on www.NutriFormance.com blog.