The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
Top  10 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Top 10 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Money is tight. Food is expensive. Here are some simple ways to eat healthy on a budget. 10. Plan a menu each week based on seasonal vegetables.  If you frequent grocery stores many stores have sales on certain days of the week to advertise their sale items. Find out...

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7 Myths about Diets and Getting Healthy

7 Myths about Diets and Getting Healthy

Everyone knows someone who is dieting or has been on a diet themselves. There are many preconceived notions about losing weight and getting healthy. Unfortunately these ideas work only for a select few people and leave the rest of us wondering why we can't be...

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7 Summer Foods for Kids

7 Summer Foods for Kids

Summer is fast approaching! Here are 7 summer foods for kids to get them involved with making fabulous food choices. Pick blueberries (or blackberries). Summer is the time for blueberries and blackberries and there are so many things you can do with them. Round up the...

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Nutrient Loss with Boneless, Skinless Chicken

Nutrient Loss with Boneless, Skinless Chicken

I've always loved nutrition. However, for a long time I confused dieting with nutrition. I meet many people who have the same confusion. People are always telling me about how good their diet is and often it consists of boneless, skinless chicken. As I've moved toward...

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Are You a Diet Cheater?

Are You a Diet Cheater?

As a dietitian, I've talked to people about their various diets for a long time. Inevitably, the idea of cheating comes up. So I ask, "are you a diet cheater?" There are probably hundreds of diets available-everything from the Ideal Protein diet to the grapefruit diet...

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The Easiest Whey

The Easiest Whey

Over the past few years I have been experimenting with culturing (fermenting) foods. I have a close knit group of friends and we share culturing secrets and ideas. So why culture, you ask? The reason is to add beneficial bacteria to foods, allow them to proliferate,...

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Strawberry Flavored Kombucha

Strawberry Flavored Kombucha

Spring is here and strawberries are abound! With strawberries abundant for such a short period of time, we try to eat them as many ways as we can. They are a great way to flavor kombucha. Once you have kombucha, the process is easy. Make kombucha. If you are new to...

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Meal Planning Made Simple

Meal Planning Made Simple

Meal planning is a game that is limited only by your imagination. It takes time and preparation, but in the end you will win satisfaction and enthusiasm from yourself...

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