Cooking a large meal for many people on Thanksgiving can be stressful, particularly when it comes to food safety. Below are a few food safety tips that will keep your food delicious and safe for the holidays. Do NOT wash the exterior of your bird. Proper cooking methods are the only way to eliminate harmful […]
Welcome to Melanie’s Moments, a page dedicated to our patients’ nutrition. Our Registered Dietitian is Melanie Mitchell, MS, RD, LMNT. On this page, we will share helpful information that includes recipes, special diet requirements and much more.
Deciding what to eat can be a challenge; throw chemotherapy into the mix and meal planning can become even more difficult. Many cookbooks have tackled the topic of menus based on nutrition-related symptoms experienced by many cancer patients. If you do not have a cookbook handy, there are many options available on the web to […]
Support and accountability are two essential components of behavior change and goal achievement. Sometimes it can be hard to find that right support person however now our smartphones can help keep us on track toward meeting our goals. Many applications for smartphones and tablets will count calories, sleep, water intake, and even take you through […]
Snack crackers, cookies, sweetened drinks, energy drinks and other pre-packaged or processed foods taste good in part with the sugar added to these products. Although these foods may taste good, in the long run, they are not good for disease prevention or our beach bodies. Excess consumption of added sugars in the diet has now […]
Summer brings the season of fresh fruits and vegetables! Packed with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and fiber, produce provides a high-nutrient value with fewer calories. Embrace all the in-season fruits and vegetables by tossing them into a frittata, smoothie, salad or just enjoy as a snack. The local farmer’s market is a great way to explore fruits […]
Historically, the ketogenic diet has been a therapeutic diet for individuals suffering from epilepsy however now has gained some attention as a weight loss diet. Weight loss is seen with the ketogenic diet because it is a highly restrictive diet. The ketogenic diet is high in fat and protein while limited in fruits, vegetables, and […]