The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
Probiotics, Prebiotics, Postbiotics- Oh My!

Probiotics, Prebiotics, Postbiotics- Oh My!

Probiotics, prebiotics, postbiotics Since the improved understanding of the gut microbes after the Human Microbiome Project completion in 2013, there is a lot of attention to how it impacts your health. Truth be told, the medical community is in it's infancy of...

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Benefits of Pumpkin + Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Benefits of Pumpkin + Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Let's start with one of my new favorite fall recipes, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. The pumpkin gives all of the warm and fuzzies of fall. The chocolate is optional, but it makes a wonderful addition to this fabulous dessert bread. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread 1½ cups...

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What are prebiotics?

What are prebiotics?

You have probably heard about probiotics by now. But what are prebiotics? Let me back up a bit to explain... Probiotics explained. Your body is made up of trillions of microbes. Most of these microbes live in your digestive system. Specifically in the last 5 feet of...

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FAQ about Fiber

FAQ about Fiber

Fiber is a topic that has been discussed in nutrition for a long time, yet there are still many questions. Here I answer some FAQ about fiber for you. If fiber can't be digested how is it useful? Our human bodies do not have the specific enzymes needed to break down...

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An Overview of Fiber

An Overview of Fiber

The addition of fiber to your diet is a fundamental nutrition concept. Fiber is most commonly thought about when talking about keeping things moving in the bathroom. However, fiber is important for a variety of reasons. In this article we will talk about an overview...

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Lunch Ideas

Lunch Ideas

As a busy mom of two babies, the weekends fly by without all chores being accomplished. Even though I love to eat well, meal planning sometimes is not always practical every weekend for our family. If I do not accomplish meal prepping during the weekend, these lunch...

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Quick Breakfast Ideas

Quick Breakfast Ideas

Whether you are the type of person who wakes up starving or with no appetite, having convenient, quick breakfast ideas are perfect to start your day. Although cliché, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is essential to stimulate metabolism, balance...

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