Oh, the yogurt section. I’m not sure there’s any other section of the grocery store that frustrates dietitians more. Okay, maybe it’s tied with salad dressing. While yogurt itself is quite a healthy choice, so, so many of the commercial options contain added sugar.
Sardines. Isn’t your mouth watering already? Kidding. Personally, I love to eat fish but I’m always a little weirded out by the actual fish part of the equation! So back before baby #1 when I learned that sardines were a great preconception and pregnancy food due to their high omega-3 fat and low mercury content,
How and when should you introduce eggs to your baby?
With the recent talk about peanut allergies and new guidelines from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to introduce peanuts to infants sooner rather than later, I’m also thinking about other common allergens like eggs.
These peppers are a story of pre-prepped ingredients. The first time I made them using pre-diced onions, frozen rice and jarred salsa, I couldn’t believe how quickly they came together! For some reason, I always thought of stuffed peppers as a complex meal but this recipe couldn’t be farther from the case.
Need an easy meal to bring a new mom?
I think we all have those seasons of our life when it seems like everyone around us has a new baby. I’m definitely in one of those seasons right now! As such, I’m getting a lot of invitations to participate in meal deliveries for the new parents.
Do lactation cookies really work?
Lactation cookies. I’ll admit it, the first time I came across this concept my reaction was, “What! A dessert that helps lactation? I don’t know about that, my RD spidey sense is tingling…”
I didn’t think about them much again until after my daughter was born and a fellow mom brought some to our new moms’ group.
Diana K. Rice, RD
The Baby Steps Dietitian
Hi, I'm Diana. Registered dietitian and mom of two.
My passion is helping YOUR family embrace a healthy relationship with food.