Abigail Joy Dougherty: Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Expert & Lover of Life

Archive for the ‘Fruits and Vegetables’ Category

Back to School: Healthy Lunches!

Tweet Tweet Pin It Whaaaaaaa? Summer is over? Well, at least it is on this side of the country and although it may seem WAY too soon, school is here. For many this means to bed and to rise earlier, school pick up lines, back packs, stricter routines and yes, school lunches! If you struggle creating […]

Don’t Be a Fool: How to Avoid Being Fooled by Common Health Claims

Tweet Tweet Pin It Happy April Fools Day!!  With all of the trendy health claims on food  packages these days, it could feel like everyday is April Fools Day. While the food products’ packaging may be eye-catching with bright colors and a ridiculous amount of health claims, these claims may be fooling us as consumers! […]

How to Travel Like a Dietitian

Tweet Tweet Pin It I love to travel! I love to travel for work, fun and all the areas in between! The last year, specifically April-October 2015, were an absolute whirlwind of travel for me — A huge change from my normal routine but a welcome change and a life changing change! In March of […]

Vegetables for Breakfast!

Tweet Tweet Pin It Yes, you heard that right…. VEGGIES FOR BREAKFAST!! Hoooray!! This is one of my favorite ways to start any day off with a super-duper-awesome nutrition booster!! Vegetables are like little multivitamins straight out of the ground; what a treat!! AND eating vegetables in combination with a healthy source of fat and […]

Healthy Grilling

Tweet Tweet Pin It Happy Weekend!!!! Looking for a healthier way to grill out this summer? Search no more!! From burgers to sides, I have compiled some of my favorite tips & recipes on how to “healthify” your next BBQ! I also take a special interest because my husband and I just bought a new […]

The Power of Anti-inflammatory Foods!

Tweet Tweet Pin It The Power of Anti-inflammatory Foods (Photo compliments of eatdrinkbetter.com) You may have heard that behind every nagging ailment  (illnesses, injuries, and chronic diseases) is long-term or “chronic inflammation,” but what exactly causes this long-term inflammation and what are some natural ways in which you can decrease chronic inflammation and decrease your risk […]

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day 2015

Tweet Tweet Pin It Oh joy, oh joy, oh happy joy!! This is the one day a year that the nation has decided to honor all 89,000+ registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN’s) from around the country, putting a highlight on what we do and who we are! The day helps increase awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as […]

Oh Happy Day

Tweet Tweet Pin It Happy happy Sunday!! LOVE this verse!!! From my Facebook post this morning! Okay, so I decided to do the #Nablopomo thing and thought, I can definitely do this. Blog everyday for a month… sure, why not? Now it's the 16th and I'm getting a little sick of this! HA!! No, really, […]

Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Cranberry & Pecan Salad

Tweet Tweet Pin It Happy HAPPY Friday!!!   It’s a good day, friends, it’s a GOOD day!! I want to share this delicious recipe that I am absolutely obsessed with right now – Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Cranberry and Pecan Salad! This salad recipe came completely out of necessity. I had a cooking demo the […]

Beat Stress with Nutrition – Part 1

Tweet Tweet Pin It Happy Monday!! What better way to start out the week than a post on STRESS!! With the upcoming holidays, the winter blah-zehhhs and life, sometimes it feels like stress can get the better of us! But have no fear, there are foods you can eat and behaviors that can really help […]