Protein – The Basics

What is protein? Protein is one of the three main macronutrients your body needs for proper function. It is vital to your body’s tissue and organ structure, function, and regulation and overall cell health. It is a large, complex molecule made up of a string of hundreds to thousands of smaller units called amino acids.The actual sequence in which the amino acids combine is […]

Starbucks Food Cheat Sheet

And we continue with the food menu at Starbucks. If you haven’t already, please check out my Starbucks Drink Cheat Sheet, the first part of this coffee break guide. This time we are focusing on their food. I think you’ll be surprised by some of these numbers…   Here is my Starbucks Food Cheat Sheet featuring some of their […]

Starbucks Drink Cheat Sheet

Starbucks. You may not be a fan or you may dream about it before falling asleep at night. Either way, you’ve heard of it. I personally love it. Not because I think its prices are reasonable (they aren’t!) or its coffee is the best I’ve ever had (it isn’t!). I love it for one of the […]

Sweet Soy and Ginger Glazed Salmon

I love fish. It is probably my favorite food. And salmon is one of my favorite fish dinners. Not only does salmon have a lot of really great health benefits, like omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and protein, but it’s filling. You don’t walk away from this meal hungry. I usually pair this salmon recipe […]

What is a kcal?

There is understandably some confusion around the term calorie. A calorie is a very small unit of energy. It is the approximate amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 g of water by 1 degree Celsius. A kilocalorie (kcal) is equal to 1,000 calories. It is the approximate amount of energy needed […]

Nutrients – The Basics

Nutrients are substrates that we need in order for our body to function properly, helping regulate our metabolism and growth. Macronutrienets are nutrients that give us energy. They are our fuel. They are called MACROnutrients because we need them in large quantities — they are the big three! That makes sense, of course, because we […]