What Do Grocery Store Dietitians Think About Nutrition?

Vanessa and I spoke about the accessibility of unhealthy foods and the perceived higher cost of unhealthy foods. The marketing of foods can influence what we purchase, Registered Dietitians in retail settings are there to help people choose the healthy foods.

Vanessa told me about trying to keep food and nutrition simple rather than overcomplicating it.

Vanessa gives me her educated opinion on what nutrition and healthy eating means to her as a Registered Dietitian in a retail setting.

“Breakfast Foods are Dumb” My interview with Rachel and Leah.

Leah and Rachel sat down with me in a vegan restaurant to give me the down low on nutrition. They shared their opinions, one too many kombucha and some laughs during their competitive interview to see who knew more about each other’s nutrition opinion. Leah thinks that we need to work on our own lifestyles and stop relying on convenience and Rachel thinks we need to improve accessibility to food.

Fridge drawer tips that’ll save your veggies

A set of tips from a nutrition expert on how to use your fridge to properly store your fruits and vegetables.
Rot low, wilt high. 4 words that won’t let your veggies die. (In honesty, they’ll still go off at some point if you don’t eat them, but this should help to slow things down. If you are consistently throwing out fruit or vegetables because they are going off reconsider the amounts you purchase. Try purchasing fewer fruits and veggies but more frequently.)

Top 10 food swaps to improve your meals

These won’t necessarily decrease calories but can make a lighter meal, increase flavour and in some cases increase protein and decrease carbs.

My top 10 food swaps:

Plain yogurt for sour cream. I realize this is old news but it is great news. Use a greek yogurt to get the same tangy flavour while adding more protein to your meal.
Applesauce for fat. In your next batch of muffins or cake replace your fat called for 1:1 or use half the amount. (Recipe calls for 1 cup of oil, your choices are endless. Use some applesauce (or any fruit puree) and some oil or totally replace the oil with applesauce.