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The ultimate guide to meal planning success

The ultimate guide to meal planning success

As a dietitian, I am of the opinion that establishing a meal planning habit is one of the best things we can do for our health. That's because it is so much easier (and less stressful!) to eat healthy when we've planned ahead. Whether you are an avid meal planner or...

Beef Bulgogi: one meal for 3 types of eaters

Beef Bulgogi: one meal for 3 types of eaters

Tonight’s dinner was a perfect example of how I modify dinners for different members of my family. My starting-point recipe was this excellent Korean Beef Bulgogi from Damn Delicious. (FYI, this is a great site to visit if you want to learn how to cook Korean food.)...

5 things I want to help my readers with

5 things I want to help my readers with

My blog exists to help women improve their nutrition and health in the most stress-free way possible, using evidence-based (a.k.a. scientifically-backed) information. I 100% believe that all foods can fit in a healthy eating plan, that nutrition can and should be individualized, and that restrictive diets are detrimental in the long run.

Road tripping in the time of Covid

Road tripping in the time of Covid

After a four-day road trip at the end of May, I am living in California once again. Yes, I just moved halfway across the country in the middle of a pandemic. People who know me would not be too surprised by this. I tend to move a lot. And even though I am now quite experienced at it, there were definitely some new challenges this time around.

Make “meatless” an opportunity, not an obstacle

Make “meatless” an opportunity, not an obstacle

Coronavirus has been impacting meat processing plants across the country, and it is likely we will see some meat shortages at the grocery store. This presents us with either an obstacle or an opportunity. It’s an obstacle if you still want to eat a variety of meat with the same frequency as you always have. It’s an opportunity if you want to experiment with meatless protein choices. I personally choose to see it as an opportunity, and I hope that you do as well.

How to meal plan: kickstarting a healthy habit

How to meal plan: kickstarting a healthy habit

In my last post, I talked about why now is the perfect time to start a meal planning habit. It discussed the logistics of meal planning. In today’s post, we’re going to take a deep dive into how to meal plan. Planning balanced meals is a lot simpler than you might think.

Helena Ramadan, MS, RDN

Welcome to Spark Change Nutrition! I'm Helena, and I love sharing nutrition info, meal ideas, and strategies for balanced living.
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