Author Archives: DefineYourHealthy

About DefineYourHealthy

Registered Dietitian determined to help women ditch the diet thief (diet culture) and band together to bring body acceptance to the forefront.

Take a mid-week break! by Jessica Dean, RD

The week is half over and it’s time for a mid-week break! How about a quick one pot stir-fry?!  Use one of the bean noodles mentioned in the previous PLC post pasta-pasta-pasta and whip up this delicious dish in minutes! VEGETABLE … Continue reading

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Recipe: Brownies with a Twist by Jessica Dean, RD

Everyone has a can of black beans hidden in their pantry.  Most likely it’s hidden behind the can of pineapple and next to the cranberry sauce. Black beans offer a wide range of health benefits as well as great nutrition. … Continue reading

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Can Processed Foods Be Healthy? by Jessica Dean, RD

Most people associate the term processed foods with foods high in calories, salt, saturated and trans fats, sugar, refined carbohydrates, additives, and preservatives. Although this can be true, with a little detective work you can easily incorporate some processed foods into … Continue reading

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It’s Berry Picking Time. Find a Farm near you! by Jessica Dean, RD

Pick Your Own (PYO) farms offer a fun alternative to the hustle and bustle of the grocery store. Use the links below to find a farm near you! PYO season varies due to weather and crop abundance, generally the season … Continue reading

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The Skinny on Summer Cocktails. By Jessica Dean, RD

Don’t let summer cocktail parties sabotage your diet. Sugar laden drinks such as margaritas and daiquiris can contain more than 600 calories per serving and a TON of added sugar! The American Heart Association recommends limiting the amount of added … Continue reading

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, which watermelon should I pick? by Jessica Dean, RD

Have you ever bitten into a seemingly sweet slice of watermelon only to find it bland and underripe? 5 Simple Steps on How to Pick a Ripe Watermelon Did you know?  Watermelon is the most consumed melon in the United … Continue reading

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Attention, Attention, Calling All Parents!! by Jessica Dean, RD

Attention, Attention, Calling All Parents!! Are you a parent with young children?  If so, you are probably in the middle of a spring sport season.  Your little athlete is pouring their heart and soul out onto the field and enjoying … Continue reading

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