Posts in the ‘Balancing Meals’ Category

The Second Most Important Meal of the Day

August 28th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet You may be surprised to hear that the second most important meal of the day is a midmorning snack. The reason for this is simple: you want to balance the amount of calories you take in before lunch, with the calories you take in after lunch. By spreading your calories out evenly across theRead the rest of this entry…



Healthy Quick Breakfast Ideas

August 26th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet Here are some healthy, quick breakfast ideas the whole family will enjoy. Raw Organic Bar and a whole Piece of Fruit – This is about the quickest breakfast you can eat. Raw Organic Bars (my favorite energy bars) have 200 calories and a good amount of protein and fiber. Add in a large wholeRead the rest of this entry…



Breakfast: The FIRST Most Important Meal of the Day

August 21st, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, now learn why.  Breakfast is directly correlated to cognitive development and mental performance.  After sleeping for 8 hours (yes, you should be getting 8 hours of sleep each night), the body needs fuel to power the body and the mind.  NotRead the rest of this entry…



Portion Sizes vs. Serving Sizes: Confused? Read on…

March 9th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet Seattle Nutritionist Angela Pifer writes: It’s a fact: most people tend to underestimate the amount of food they eat and tend to overestimate the recommended serving sizes for many foods. In a land of super-sized meals it is easy to understand why. Most consumers believe that a serving size is 1.5 to 2 timesRead the rest of this entry…



Are Your Meals Nutritional Powerhouses?

June 14th, 2008 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet Fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods should top your list when trying to make healthy food choices.  Nutritionally packed foods, however, don’t always deliver the nutrition we think we’re getting.  By making a few changes to our already good choices, we can maximize our nutritional intake. Food combinations, age and illness can affect theRead the rest of this entry…