Monthly Archives: July 2016

13 07, 2016

Supplements. Why choose certified products?

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Know what you’re taking!

Why do we choose to recommend Metagenics? All Metagenics products are NNFA, NSF, and TGA certified!

Why are certifications important?

Third ­party certification assures suppliers, regulators and consumers that products comply with strict standards for quality and safety.

What does that mean for you?

Metagenics products are verified to have the ingredients that are listed on their labels. The certifications mean they are very unlikely to be contaminated or have unnecessary fillers in them.

13 07, 2016

Scrumptious Strata

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Prep Time: 5 m

Cook Time: 8 m

Ready In: 13 m

Ingredients

o 2 whole eggs

o ¼ cup reduced-fat milk

o 1 slice whole-wheat bread, torn into small pieces

o ¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

o ¼ cup diced onions (frozen is easiest)

o ¼ cup diced bell peppers (frozen is easiest)

o 1 pinch each of garlic, oregano and crushed red pepper

o Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

1. Spray an oven-safe glass dish with non-stick cooking spray and preheat oven or toaster oven to 350°F.

2. In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs and milk. Add veggies, cheese and bread and toss to coat.

3. Pour into prepared dish and bake for about 25 minutes, or until top is browned and knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Serves 2. Nutritional Profile for 1.

Calories: 389; Calories from fat: 206; Total fat: 23g; Saturated fat: 11g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 462mg; Sodium: 507mg; Total carbohydrate: 19g; Dietary fiber: 3g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 27g

For further questions or to schedule an appointment, contact Jen at jens@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.

13 07, 2016

Grilled Salmon Steaks, Italian Style

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Prep Time: 5 m

Cook Time: 8 m

Ready In: 13 m

Ingredients

o 2 salmon steaks

o 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning

o 1 teaspoon crumbled dried thyme

o 1 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary

o Salt and pepper to taste

o 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Directions

1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate.

2. Season one side of each steak with the Italian seasoning, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper.

3. Lay the steaks with the seasoned-side down on the prepared grill. Cook on grill until the flesh flakes, turning once, 7 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle each steak with lime juice to serve.

For further questions or to schedule an appointment, contact Jen at jens@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.

13 07, 2016

Product of the Month

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Love avocados but they always go bad?? HERE’S YOUR SOLUTION

THE AVOCADO SAVER

Keep halved avocados fresh longer with this handy gadget, which reduces oxidation and browning by protecting the exposed side from air.  Only 7 dollars on amazon!avocado saver

13 07, 2016

Cooking for 1 or 2

July 13th, 2016|Nutrition, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cooking for 1 or 2

Tips & Tricks

Cooking for two people day after day, meal after meal can be time consuming, exhausting, and down right frustrating.  Therefore, many people opt for premade entrees and snacks to satisfy their hunger cues.  However, many of these frozen, prepackaged items are expensive and laden with sugar, salt, and dangerous chemicals.  Homemade cooking is the healthier, most affordable option- it only requires a little upfront patience and strategic planning.  In the end, it will save you time, energy, and money!

Grains

1.Cook a batch of whole grains such as brown rice or barley and freeze in individual portions in a zip-top bag.

2.Have a six-pack of whole-grain English muffins or a whole loaf of bread? Tuck those extras into the freezer for another day.

3. Visit the bulk bins grocery stores. You can buy exactly what you need with no waste.

Fruits & Vegetables

1. Don’t be afraid to buy frozen. Just watch out for hidden sugars or sauces

2. Only buy what you can reasonably eat before the produce perishes.

3. Be strategic. Enjoy your most perishable fresh produce like berries and spinach early in the week.

Proteins

1. Eggs can make a meal happen in a flash, anytime! They are an excellent source of protein and contain a bounty of nutrients such as vitamin D.

2. Buy a whole package of meat or poultry and wrap individual portions in freezer-safe paper

For further questions or to schedule an appointment, contact Jen at Jens@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.