Latest by Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Easy Weeknight Recipes for Busy Families

It’s tough to prepare healthy meals each night of the week. Here are a few of my favorite recipes that make weeknight cooking a breeze. Shrimp Burrito Casserole Buy frozen or fresh shrimp that are already shelled and deveined. I like to double this r...

Considering Weight Loss Surgery? Good Habits to Start Now

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one third of Americans are obese. Obesity-related diseases such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some types of cancer are some of the leading causes of preventable d...

The Right Fuel for Your Workout

We’ve discussed the best foods to eat before and after exercise. Now let’s discuss which foods to avoid because they could harm your workout.

The Best Post-Workout Fuel

Refueling your body after exercise is just as important as eating before your workout. Just as the pre-workout meal is crucial to sustain your energy during your workout, the post-workout meal ensures that you are putting the right nutrients back int...

The Best Pre-Workout Fuel

I am often asked by my clients if it’s wise to eat before a workout, and if so, what to eat. It’s critical to fuel your body properly prior to working out, since working out on a completely empty stomach can lead to fatigue and lightheadedness, cause...

20 Substitutes for Gluten-Free Baking

So you’ve decided to adopt a gluten-free lifestyle. Now here’s the hard part. The process of gluten-free baking is very different and hence time-consuming. That’s because gluten-free dough is not the same consistency as wheat-based dough and often re...

4 Simple Steps to Easier Summertime Grilling

Grilling incorrectly can increase exposure to harmful carcinogens and stomach bugs.

Go Green With Your Diet: Your Body Will Thank You

Green smoothies. Green juice. Kale salad. Leafy green vegetables are everywhere, and small surprise once you learn the positive impact they can have on your health and wellness.

National Nutrition Month ® 2016: Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” What does this mean for the consumer?This year’s theme is a great reminder to all of us to slow down and enjoy our meals, allowing us the opportunity to savor ...

Are Fat and Cholesterol as Bad as We Once Thought?

What we now know is that it’s not the fat we eat, but the type of fat we choose to eat that affects heart health.