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July 8, 2022
Staying On Track When Food Costs Are High

Many households are feeling the impact of higher food costs. Foods that benefit our bodies such as chicken, eggs, low-fat dairy and green veggies are rising in costs and impacting our wallets. Higher food costs don’t have to derail your progress toward becoming a healthier you, with planning you can maximize nutrition without emptying your wallet. Here […]

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July 8, 2022
Is Ginger Ale Considered Soda?

One of the most interesting things I’ve heard in my years as a registered dietitian is the idea that many people don’t consider ginger ale to be a type of soda. They are often surprised when I tell them that it is. Let’s take a closer look at ginger ale to review its ingredients and […]

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July 7, 2022
What am I eating? Trader Joe's Eggwich Sandwich

For busy mornings when I just don’t have time to cook I was able to find a quick and tasty breakfast option – Trader Joe’s Eggwich breadless breakfast sandwich. It’s a turkey sausage patty topped with cheese in between two egg patties. It’s nutritious, easy to prepare and it “feels” like you’re eating a sandwich, […]

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July 7, 2022
What am I eating? Turkey Bacon

Lean protein is the cornerstone of a healthy diet, and I’m here to share one of my favorite foods that makes it easy to grab protein anytime of day. Wellshire Farms Uncured Fully Cooked Turkey Bacon is quick to prepare, delicious and always in my fridge. I like that this adds variety and a ton of […]

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February 1, 2022
NJBC Eats: Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken

During the colder months, my family and I crave warm and hearty meals. I am a huge fan of the slow cooker and this Fiesta Chicken recipe is always on rotation at my house. It’s easy to make, with minimal ingredients. My favorite part about this recipe is that it freezes well and makes great […]

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January 4, 2022
How to Reset After Holiday Eating

If you’ve overindulged this holiday season and are looking for a fresh start this New Year, you’re not alone. With lots of holiday gatherings, it’s hard not to veer off track a little bit. Rather than searching for a quick fix, cleanse or product, let’s look at some steps to take if you’re trying to […]

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September 16, 2021
Healthy or Not? Schmidt Old Tyme 647 Lower Carb Bread

Bread! It’s often one of the hardest foods to give up when following a low-carb diet. I was recently introduced to Schmidt Old Tyme 647 bread while on a trip with family. Named for its nutrition profile - 6 grams net carbs, 40 calories and 7 grams of fiber per slice - this line of […]

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September 1, 2021
Gaining Healthy Pregnancy Weight After Bariatric Surgery

.Bariatric surgery -  gastric bypass and gastric sleeve - offer numerous health benefits for women living with obesity. Achieving better fertility and delivering a healthy baby is one such outcome. Many expectant mothers who have also had a bariatric procedure may feel excited and uncertain about their experience, particularly about weight gain and how to […]

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August 25, 2021
How Long Do I Need to Take Vitamins After Bariatric Surgery?

After bariatric surgery, vitamins fill in any nutritional gaps that might arise from the change in eating habits or from the procedure itself. As a bariatric dietitian, two of the most common questions I get asked from pre-operative patients is how long they will have to take vitamins and which ones they should take. How […]

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August 6, 2021
Healthy or Not? Acai Bowls

Acai (aa-saa-ee) bowls have become extremely popular and patients often ask me if they’re a healthy choice for a meal or snack. The short answer is yes, they can be, but in moderation. Let me explain.  Marketed as a super fruit, the acai berry is pureed with ice and some type of sweetener like honey […]

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June 25, 2021
NJBC Eats: Healthy Summer Smoothie

  When it’s hot out, what better way to cool off than with a refreshing Summer Smoothie? Unlike some versions which can be loaded with sugar (and not much else), this recipe includes protein, fiber and even some veggies. You won't even notice them, I promise. It’s bariatric friendly and even kid-approved with lots of […]

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June 3, 2021
The Ketogenic Diet: Is it a good fit for bariatric patients?

The keto diet has gained popularity in the past few years, especially on social media. I often get asked whether or not the keto diet is right for bariatric patients. The short answer is no - the ketogenic diet is not generally recommended for the bariatric population and here’s why.  The keto diet is high […]

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