Nutrition Scout

Which Ice Cream Is Best For You?

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Which Ice Cream Is Best For You?

Do you ever waltz into the ice cream aisle at your grocery store only to gawk in amazed wonder at the seemingly endless options? Keep reading if your first thought in these situations is, “Where do I even begin!?" Vegan, high-protein, low calorie, soy-free, dairy-free, organic, artisanal....the list goes on. In this post, we’ll cover 3 factors to consider before purchasing ice cream + we'll also review some of the most common ice cream/frozen dessert options available. After reading this blog, you’ll be on the right path to finding your perfect scoop.

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23 Dietitian-Approved, Travel-Friendly Snacks To Pack in Your Carry-On

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23 Dietitian-Approved, Travel-Friendly Snacks To Pack in Your Carry-On

Hiking through the mountains, lounging on a beach, or pounding the concrete in a big city- no matter where your vacation takes you, it's important that you fuel up to create awesome memories. That's why today I'm sharing with you some of my favorite travel-friendly snacks to pack along for all the fun adventures. Bon voyage! * = refrigerate, keep in an insulated lunchbox, or toss after 2 hours Produce Of course I recommend enjoying all the yummy foods your destination has to offer, but that doesn't mean I won't tell you to load up on fresh fruits and vegetables, too. After all,...

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The Runner's Guide to Fueling Before, During, and After Runs

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The Runner's Guide to Fueling Before, During, and After Runs

Runners: I’m about to share with you your secret weapon for your next race.

While high-tech watches and epic playlists may give us the motivation we need to push through, it’s important that we don’t forget the ultimate necessity: FUEL!

How we fuel our bodies before, during, and after a run can make a huge difference in regards to our performance, attitude, and overall peace of mind. That’s why today I’ve partnered with The Eugene Marathon to share the basics of fueling for our fastest, strongest runs (keep reading to find out how you can save $10 on the 2019 race entry). “Runners, on your marks...get set...go!”

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5 Essential Practices For Healthy Skin

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5 Essential Practices For Healthy Skin

Not only does our skin play an important role in our health, but also our appearance (although living in an image-conscious world probably makes you fully aware of that). Many of us have heard advice to avoid chocolate, dairy, greasy foods, or even grains to prevent acne and other skin conditions. It can be tricky to sort through the never-ending messages about skincare that surround us, which is why we’ve compiled a list of 5 key strategies for healthy skin. Let's dive in!

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5 Strategic, Effective Methods I Use to Achieve My Goals

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5 Strategic, Effective Methods I Use to Achieve My Goals

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible” -Tony Robbins. What’s something you want to make “visible” in your own life? Keep reading to discover 5 methods you can use to set strategic, effective goals that will help you find success. 

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How To Not Feel Like a Crazy Person Around Holiday Sweets

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How To Not Feel Like a Crazy Person Around Holiday Sweets

During this time of year, the holiday treats that fly by make us feel like we're in a food fight. Halloween candies, pumpkin pies, sugar cookies, candy canes, and gingerbread men seem to all come hurtling towards us at the speed of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

This can be especially overwhelming for those of us who may feel like a "crazy person" around anything sweet and easily "overdo it" until we're sick. I've totally #beentheredone that, and that’s why today I'm sharing a few strategies you can use to instead feel empowered, rational, and in control when presented with holiday treats.

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3 Things I Want You to Know About Sugar

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3 Things I Want You to Know About Sugar

Sugar, in the form of desserts, candy, and other sweet foods, has become a sort of “forbidden fruit,” in our society. It's tantalizing and sexy, yet also off limits. You can look, but you can’t touch. It’s no wonder phrases like “guilty pleasure” and “sinful” are used to describe a cookie. 

But does sugar really deserve all this hype? Today I'm sharing why research shows the fear of sugar may be more dangerous than sugar itself

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Click Here if You Make the Same Meals Every Week

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Click Here if You Make the Same Meals Every Week

Let’s start off this blog by all answering a true or false statement. True or false: “I am guilty of preparing the same meals week after week.”

Was your answer true? (Mine was!!)

Is it wrong to eat the same meals every week? Not necessarily. If anything, it’s a great strategy for when you’re short on time and energy. You know exactly what to get at the grocery store, you know how long each meal will take to cook, and you know the recipe like the back of your hand.

The only trouble, of course, is that your taste buds may start to feel severely underwhelmed. “Oh yay. Chicken, rice, and broccoli…again…”

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5 Easy Ways to Maximize Nutrition Without Sacrificing Time

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5 Easy Ways to Maximize Nutrition Without Sacrificing Time

Hey, all my busy friends out there! This post is for you! Whether you're working crazy long hours, taking on a huge course load this semester, or juggling lots of kiddos, it can be downright H A R D to prepare yourself a decent meal.

I feel you, sister. That's why today I'm sharing 5 tips for maximizing nutrition without sacrificing time. I know this is something everyone can appreciate, especially those of us who are extra short on time. Let's get started!

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18 Healthy Meals To Make In Your Dorm

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18 Healthy Meals To Make In Your Dorm

The idea of using only a mini-fridge and a microwave to prepare a decent meal can be daunting, but I’m here to tell you that it’s totally possible to enjoy satisfying and nutritious food from the comfort of your dorm! Today I’m sharing 18 healthy meal ideas for college students that I know you'll love. Let's eat!

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Is snacking while studying a good idea?

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Is snacking while studying a good idea?

Is it a good idea to snack while studying? Find out what this dietitian has to say about it!

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6 Simple Ways to Feel Your Best While on Vacation

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6 Simple Ways to Feel Your Best While on Vacation

What’s the point of taking a vacation if you feel physically miserable the whole time? Have issues like fatigue, stress, nausea, or digestive issues ever spoiled what could have been an otherwise amazing trip for you? I’ve totally been there, done that, and I can confidently say it’s #theworst.

That’s why today I'm sharing 6 simple ways to help you feel your healthiest, best self while on vacation. Shades? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Let’s begin!

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