Kids in the Kitchen: Teaching Skills & Traditions

There is ample evidence to suggest that involving your kids in the kitchen when it comes to menu planning and food preparation leads to more eating competence and skills that will serve them throughout life. This can be done anytime of the year, but with the holidays approaching, what better time to get your children involved in … Read More.

No-Compromise Dairy Alternatives

For plant-based eaters and the lactose intolerant, finding no-compromise dairy alternatives can sometimes present a challenge. First and foremost, the substitute has to taste good. Secondly, it has to be nutritious in some way—similar to its dairy-based counterparts. Dairy offers a balance of nutrients to keep you satisfied and nourished. Anything designed to mimic it … Read More.

Are All Alternative Sweeteners Created Equal?

As many people try to reduce the amount of refined sugar (sucrose) in their diets, natural alternative sweeteners are increasing in popularity, especially among our Co-op shoppers. But there is still a lot of confusion surrounding these sweeteners—what they are, how they are used and which is the best choice. I’ll try to answer some … Read More.

Eating Well When You’re Far From Home

Eating well when you’re far from home can sometimes be a challenge—namely finding good, fast food in airports or off the interstate and also finding balance in your diet when you’re at your destination. Delicious and fresh lunch at a sidewalk cafe in Marseille A few weeks ago I was extremely fortunate to take my … Read More.

#LexGetFit with 7 Easy Nutrition Boosters

This week we are celebrating Lexington’s first ever #LexGetFit Week. This initiative encourages Lexingtonians to be more mindful of their health habits from movement to everyday nutrition. As the dietitian at Good Foods Co-op, I try to help my customers find enjoyment in eating and discover ways to nourish themselves that are healthy and sustainable … Read More.

Putting The “Rad” in Radish

In Kentucky, we are just starting to see the first fruits of the local spring growing season. This time of year we have greens, asparagus, strawberries (soon) and one oft-overlooked and under-utilized vegetable, the radish. Radishes offer a satisfying crunch when raw and a depth of flavor when cooked. They’re a good source of vitamin … Read More.

How You Can Have Health at Every Size®

This article was first featured in the spring edition of Fresh Bites, our quarterly owner newsletter. As a dietitian, one of my primary goals is to help folks make peace with food and body. I care far less about what you eat than your overall relationship to food. However, this was not always the case. At … Read More.

5 Ways to Get Past the Guilt of Holiday Eating

It’s frankly impossible to get through the holidays without either saying yourself or hearing someone else say something shameful about indulging in food. “I had three cookies! I’m so bad!” “Wine and cheese tonight, extra treadmill time tomorrow!” “I’m being good… no seconds for me!” I’m gonna go out on a limb and say we … Read More.