July 28, 2014

About Kati Mora, MS, RD

Kati is a registered dietitian with a background in general nutrition and weight management. As the co-owner of Around the Plate, Kati is excited to bring you relevant nutrition information that get's you excited about living healthy and eating happy. Kati graduated with her BS in Dietetics from Central Michigan University in 2006 and then obtained her Master's in Dietetics from Central in 2010. Kati is the proud mama of two little plates, Eli and Ben, who keep her busy and smiling... most of the time. You may also recognize Kati from her work as the Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate and as a contributing author for Diets In Review.

Why J. Crew’s New XXX-Small Size Is a Dangerous Blow to Your Body Image

Just when you thought clothes shopping couldn’t get any more frustrating, clothing retailer J. Crew takes its vanity sizes to a new low with the introduction of its XXX-small size in the US market. In a recent press release issued by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), President and CEO Lynn Grefe, stated “we are disappointed […]

What Dietitians Eat When Dining Out

Dining at restaurants is one of the most challenging situations faced when trying to make healthy eating decisions. Most restaurants just aren’t designed with healthy eating in mind. That’s why we asked a few of our favorite dietitians to share  with us what they eat when dining out. After all, they are the nutrition experts, […]

Grab Your Invite to Bagger Dave’s Signature Drink & Happy Hour Event

At Around the Plate, we believe food should be enjoyed and we get really excited when we see foodies gathering together over a drink or meal.  So when Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern asked us if some of our readers would be interested in attending an invite-only Signature Drink Tasting and Happy Hour event, we couldn’t […]

How to Host a Fabulous Fitness Party

by Kim Anthony for Discover and Play Fitness parties are the new craze! Unlike many other trends that have come and gone, fitness parties are seemingly here to stay. What an amazing concept — fun, fitness, healthy food and good times with friends all at once — definitely the fixins’ for any great party. OK, […]

OneBowl Might Just Change the Way You Cook Forever!

When it comes to eating well, there are many obstacles that seem to get in our way. Most of us know what we should do, but actually doing it… well, that’s a whole different ball game. Unfortunately, I sort of think most people assume dietitians simply tell you what to eat. To me, that doesn’t seem to […]

When Life Gives You Fresh Avocados, Host a Party To Share the Benefits!

Nothing makes us happier here behind the Plate than getting to share our love for fresh, delicious foods! That’s why when we got the opportunity to show off the many benefits fresh Hass avocados can provide, we jumped on it. Every month at thePlate Boutique, our nutrition-inspired kitchen store located in downtown Mt. Pleasant, MI, […]

#002: How to Grill the Right Way with Courtney Stinson, RD

  Download file: #002: How to Grill the Right Way with Courtney Stinson, RD On this episode of the Side Dish with Aaron and Kati Mora, MS, RD, we talk about how you can begin grilling the right way. Okay, so there isn’t exactly a right way to grill, but there are many ways to […]

The 5 Best Ways to Eat Your Vegetables

It was probably always my destiny to be a dietitian. What other sort of person would love vegetables as much as I do? You can even ask my mom – I’m the kid who turned down birthday cake for a platter of veggies, cheese, and crackers! Yep, I’m that girl. As a lover of all things cruciferous […]

Meet the Unbreakable Kangaroo Cup and the Amazing 11 Year Old Behind It

We’ve all been there; losing grip on a slippery cup, destined to hit the floor – or worse – our lap and spill our delicious beverage everywhere. This happens to me at least once a week. Seriously. This week alone I’ve already spilled coffee on myself TWICE!! That’s why I had to jump for joy […]

Foodie Review & Giveaway: CamelBak Relay Water Filtration Pitcher

This summer we’ve been all a buzz about the importance of hydration. From cool hydration-inspired cups to new and inspiring recipes, we’ve been trying to encourage all of our readers to drink more water. We know its not always that glamorous, but boy is it important! So any way we can make it easier for […]