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📍nj/nyc BS in Dietetics posting food & facts 🥗 passionate about evidence based nutrition #RD2BE #allfoodsfit

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I am a HUGE fan of farmers markets. #nationalfarmersmarketweek I happen to work as a farmer every weekend and it is the best. I love farmers markets because its not only a way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, but you are helping support local farmers! Many farmers markets even accept EBT (electronic benefits transfer), which is SNAP or WIC benefits. This helps those of lower income buy fresh and healthy foods as well. It helps you see what foods are in season because the growers sell what they have ACTUALLY growing on their farms. Farmers markets even sell other goods like honey, bread, artisanal desserts, and even soap! There is someone at my local market that sells fresh guacamole and chips! What is your favorite thing to buy at the farmers market?

Apparently zucchini is a culinary chameleon! This means its takes on the flavors you put on it, kinda like tofu or chicken! Its #nationalzucchiniday and we are celebrating this summer vegetable! Even though many cultures use zucchini, it originated from Central America and Mexico! Many are familiar with it in Italian dishes and this is because the elongated versions of squash appeared in Italian in the 1600s! Zucchini contains fiber which aids in digestion and lowering cholesterol! This guy contains zeaxanthin that can play a role in preventing oxidative stress. It also has B6, folate, vitamin a and potassium! What is your favorite way to eat zucchini?

All foods fit! Foods I eat as a nutrition student #allfoodsfit #balance #yummyfood #antidiet

When grocery shopping relaxes you #healthygroceries #groceryhaul #vegansnacks #plantbaseddiet

🌈EAT THE RAINBOW just like the Skittles commercial ! 🌈 One of the best ways to tell if your meal has all the goods- is to check to see if it's got all the colors of the rainbow. All of these colors come from pigments which provide all different sorts of benefits and each color has a different antioxidant property! ❤️🧡💛 This meal checks almost all of the boxes and that the thing, not every meal has to be perfect! As long as you are doing your best to get in some greens and micronutrients then that's good enough.💙💚💛 Life is too short to focus on eating every color at every meal.💜💙💚 Color profile:🧡❤️💛 Carotenoids: Red/yellow/orange- we’ve got carrots, chickpeas and turmeric. Carotenoids normally indicate that a food has vitamin A and vitamin C Chlorophyll💚🥑🥗 (green): Zucchini, avocado, and cucumbers. Chlorophyll-containing foods contain nutrients like folate, iron and calcium.

Last month I officially graduated with my MS in nutrition and food science! So I am Arugalyssa MS now and a dietetic intern! When I think about my journey to matching to my internship and getting my masters, it was not easy. In high school, I never thought that I would get my masters, I didn't even want to go to college in the first place. I waited to look for schools until summer before my senior year of high school which I would not advise Life is not always easy and sometimes it's not about the destination, it's the journey! I found out I had cancer during the spring semester of my junior year which definitely threw a wrench in my plans plus a pandemic did not help either. The challenges we face as we try to achieve our goals makes actually achieving those goals so much better! I was able to push through some unexpected circumstances and show up for myself and my goals. There is nothing you cannot do! And I had the best support system who kept me going when things got tough!

Avocado or avocadNO? 🥑🥑 Its #nationalavocadoday day and they have to be in my top 5 favorite foods. Avocados not only have healthy fats, but they also have fiber! They are a great source of omega threes and potassium which aids in blood pressure regulation, They are considered a fruit because they have a pit in the middle! Avocados are extremely versatile too! Smear it on toast or a burger. Add it to salad for extra fiber and omega 3s. Add it to a smoothie for creaminess. Or make guacamole with chips or tacos! The possibilities are endless. What is your favorite way to eat avocado!?

I love me some lasagna. Out of all the hot cheese pasta dishes in Italian cooking, it's gotta be in my top ten. And it’s #nationallasagnaday I decided I wanted to make a plant based version with these enormous zucchini I got from volunteering at my local farm. What I love most about zucchini is how versatile it is. you can make zucchini fries, sautéed it up, throw it in oats and of course zucchini lasagna. Zucchini contains 40% of the RDI for vitamin A, 14% of vitamin C,13% of potassium and 10% magnesium. We love vitamin A because it protects your eyes and who doesn’t love some eye protection. Its basically like a shield for your peepers. Its super high in antioxidants which are plant compounds that protect our body from free radicals. Recipe from @minimalistbaker

i eye avocado toast just like Hazel, this dog right here. When I was visiting my boyfriend, he was taking in a stray dog and she also seemed to enjoy avocado toast. Avocado toast is not only a trendy meal, but a healthy meal! You get healthy fats from the avocado and also fiber. You get yummy and energizing carbs from the bread. And if you add an egg, it has complete protein! What is a food trend that you think is worth the hype?

🥚In case you didn’t know, eggs are not considered dairy. I was bamboozled for a while thinking that they were. They are an eggcellent source of protein. 🥚I am an eggstatic about eggs. They contain selenium, phosphorus and B12. 🍳In addition, they even have folate , vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin k. Eggs are no yolk! 🍳You basically get the entire alphabet in your diet if you consume eggs. 🥚The egg has gotten a lot of push back FOREVER. Sometimes its good like chia seeds and sometimes it’s the devil like trans fat. 🥚One egg contains 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats. They are one of the most nutrient dense foods out there. 🍳Even though they contain dietary cholesterol, it doesn’t effect blood cholesterol. This is because eating dietary cholesterol can balance out the natural cholesterol that the body makes. 💗Eating eggs can even raise good cholesterol (HDL). 🥚Bottomline is, eggs are pretty much a super food and if you want to eat them, you should. #dEATS: Spinach: Loaded with iron Whole grain toast: Contains folate Eggs: Contains literally all the vitamins Avocado: Contains omega 3s Sun dried tomatoes: For sweetness

Staple groceries from a nutritionist! #rd2be #nutrition #groceryhaul

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