The science is there, eating a diet abundant in plants is beneficial for both your health and the environment. Vegan and vegetarian diets have been promoted for their preventative health benefits for decades by the majority of health professionals. Recent documentaries have brought this method of eating back to life with a new(ish) diet trend labeled “plant-based”.Read More
Food & Recipes
Have you checked out the nutrition facts on your favorite food products lately? If you have, you may have noticed a few changes. Over the past year, food companies have been slowly updating their products to be in compliance with the new FDA regulations. While many food companies have made the change over, you will probably notice that many products still carry the old facts label. The initial deadline for the new labeling was January 1, 2020, but those companies that make less than $10 million annually will have another year to comply with these new regulations.Read More
Wellness isn’t simply about being a certain weight, or fitting is to a specific size, it is about creating lasting habits in the many facets of health. MiniNutrition was created around the philosophy that optimal health is found when there is a balance between fitness, nutrition, and self-wealth. Finding this balance can be challenging in our every changing lives, so set yourself up for a successful transition and consider only making a few small changes at a time.
Now that we have the movement piece covered, consider making a few small changes to your nutrition routine. One huge aid to having a successful nutrition transition is being prepared. Meal planning is a great tool to utilize when your trying to change eating habits. It is so much easier to choose a healthy and balanced option when it is prepared and ready when you’re hungry. If you’re not sure where to start use these three tips to get you started.
Thanksgiving is a time to come together around a delicious meal, with the people you love, and celebrate all that you are grateful for. But, for many of us this meal can be a source of stress and anxiety. Not because of the family dynamics, or the stress of hosting a large meal, but because of the volume of food set out on the table.
Have no fear, we are here to share with you some tools to help you tackle this Thanksgiving meal with confidence and kick off your holiday season on a positive note. At MiniNutrition we believe that there is a time and a place to enjoy all foods and Thanksgiving dinner is the meal to do so.
It’s that time of year again… time for the kids to head back to school. And with the change in season comes a new routine kicked off with back to school shopping and packed lunches. Packing a lunch for our young scholars can be a daunting task at times, what with various school food rules, food allergies and aversions, and the pressure to keep the meal healthy and appealing. But driving us forward on this crusade to pack a superior lunch is the knowledge that a nutrient-packed meal is essential to a successful school year. While there are a variety of different components that contribute to the academic success of our students, the one element that is consistent across the board is proper nutrition.
A key message at MiniNutrition is that there is no “one size fits” all method to healthy eating. We aim to empower our clients with the information they can use to make informed nutrition decisions that will work best for their body and their lifestyle.
Making these decisions day in and day out can be challenging, especially in the beginning of nutritional change when much of the information is new. To help empower you to make informed food choices, we are excited to provide you with our Mini Picks! Mini Picks are food items, as well as health and fitness related products, that we love and want to give our stamp of approval.
August’s Top 5 Mini Picks from Bartlett’s Farm
Everything about Nantucket is special… but when you are able to create an entire meal from ingredients grown in the sandy soil of this 14-mile-long island, something magical happens on your plate. Beyond that wholesome feeling of eating a dish made with vegetables, fruit and fish found no more than 5 miles from your dining room table, there is that added benefit of knowing that by choosing locally sourced produce you are protecting the land and community it was grown in.
At MiniNutrition, we believe that local food is a huge part of a healthy life. In addition to the health benefits for your body, locally sourced foods aid in our environmental health, which affects us all. Read More