August 22, 2014

Healthy Eating Made Easy with the NuVal System

One of my favorite pastimes is to wander the aisle of the grocery store. For me it’s enjoyable to seek out undiscovered foods, read their labels, and contemplate what they may taste well with. In a perfect world, I’d always have enough time to do these things while grocery shopping, but often the experience feels […]

Let’s Talk About that Powerful Healthy Eating PSA Video Making Its Rounds

Please note: The video embedded into this article may be triggering for individuals with eating disorders. It may also be upsetting for some of our readers to watch. Viewer discretion is advised.  If you haven’t seen the “Rewind the Future” healthy eating PSA video from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta yet, its likely that you will. […]

5 Fun Kid-Inspired Kitchen Activities to Kick Off Kids Eat Right Month

Healthy eating isn’t just for grown ups! In fact, learning how to eat well should begin at an early age. At least that’s what we believe here at Around the Plate and this August, Kids Eat Right Month serves as the perfect reminder to make nutrition a family affair. Although there are many different way […]

How to Eat Healthy From a Food Truck

Is there anything more fun than a food truck? From the creative and catchy names to the unique and flavorful offerings, food trucks are food fun at their finest. And although food trucks have always added an element of fun to both events big and small, modern food trucks are blending that fun with high […]

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, […]

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 […]

How to Pack a Grown Up Lunch Your Taste Buds Will Thank You For

If you think brown bag lunches are just for kids, you are missing out on all the potential lunches packed from home contain. Mature your brown bag lunch today and reap the many health benefits associated with. Plus, your taste buds will thank you! Seriously, once you know how to pack a lunch loaded with […]

5 Awesome, Yet Simple Green Pepper Inspired Meals

What should I eat for dinner tonight? Chicken sounds good; maybe a quesadilla! How many times have you answered this question in such a way? Often meals are planned around the meat being served, and although lean protein options should be present, creating meals around this particular food group often causes us to leave out […]

Stop Packing Boring Lunches, And Start Packing Ones That Rock!

Packing a lunch day after day for your kids can get, well, boring. And boring lunches  often end up being wasted lunches. Allow yourself to get creative AND keep the basics intact by making sure you include the following foods on a consistent basis. What You’ll Need:  Fresh fruits and vegetables Whole grains A fun […]

Bring Healthy Dinner Recipes to Life with the Right Kitchen Gadgets

Tired of the same old thing for meals?  Are you struggling to find ways to incorporate more vegetables or follow a healthier meal plan?   No matter what your food challenge, many of us try to eat healthier and struggle to find new ways to do so.  With our ever-so busy lifestyles, we need to rely […]