Milk Frother Roundup

January 22, 2021

Whether it is an oat-milk cappuccino with extra foam, or a frothy matcha latté, there are few things cozier than a warm drink on a cold winter day. But with stay-at-home orders still underway, many of our morning coffee routines have been disrupted. During these last few months, as I’ve tried to replicate my go-to … Continue reading Milk Frother Roundup

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Winter Workouts

For those of you on the East Coast, winter’s piercing winds and shorter days can make exercise seem like a daunting task. But finding ways to stay active during these colder months is key to helping you feel your best. Exercise is important for overall health and wellness, achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight, … Continue reading Winter Workouts

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LMN Holiday Gift Guide

December 12, 2018

This year, we came up with a holiday gift guide tailored for all the special people in your life. From your wellness-focused cousin who drinks ashwagandha mushroom coffee, to your son in law who is on a Sous Vide kick, we’ve got you covered. Happy gifting, shopping, gearing up and, of course, happy holidays to … Continue reading LMN Holiday Gift Guide

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Biena Chickpea Recipe Roundup

December 5, 2018

We are excited to be featuring Biena Chickpeas this month – from Cinnamon Crunch to Rockin’ Ranch, the possibilities are endless! Not only do they pack in flavor, but at 5 grams of protein and up to 24% of your daily recommended fiber per serving, these roasted chickpeas are a healthful addition to any meal … Continue reading Biena Chickpea Recipe Roundup

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LMN Healthier Halloween Guide

October 10, 2018

Between elaborate costumes and neighborhood explorations, Halloween has always been one of my family’s favorite holidays. But the baskets of Snickers, Candy Corn, and Tootsie Pops can easily make October (and the following few months) a junk-food nightmare. Not to fear! That is why we designed the LMN Healthy Halloween Guide. These few simple tricks … Continue reading LMN Healthier Halloween Guide

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Prepped, Prepared, and Packed Lunch

A nourishing lunch is an essential part of healthy eating and living. Lunch provides your body with fuel for the rest of the day, giving you energy throughout your afternoon, keeping your metabolism revved, and regulating blood sugar levels. But when your lunch options depend on your local grab-and-go spots, it can easily be filled … Continue reading Prepped, Prepared, and Packed Lunch

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Seasonal Pumpkin Product Roundup

Pumpkin Season has arrived! Pumpkin packs in Potassium, and vitamins A and C, and dietary fiber. So this October and November, keep a look out for these seasonal pumpkin products, and dabble with other seasonal flavors, like sweet potato and butternut squash.    

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3 Habits to Pick Up This Fall

September 13, 2018

As we fall back into our autumn routines, try incorporating these 3 wholesome habits to set yourself up for a healthful and productive year.   Make Water Your Drink of Choice From glowing skin to digestion, drinking 2-3 liters of water a day is an essential part of our health. Yet many of us fall … Continue reading 3 Habits to Pick Up This Fall

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Stock and Organize Your Fridge Like an R.D.

An integral part of healthful eating is making sure you always have the option to do so. And there is no easier way to set yourself up for success than to stock your refrigerator with nutritious foods. Storing healthy, readily available foods in your fridge keeps you on track, and rids you of any doubt … Continue reading Stock and Organize Your Fridge Like an R.D.

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Summer Vegetable Guide

July 3, 2018

Plump tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and juicy peaches are the signs of summer that we crave all year long. And when the produce is this undeniably flavorful, it’s time to ditch the meat altogether, and let those summertime veggies shine.  But a meatless meal doesn’t have to mean a mere salad – our LMN summer vegetable … Continue reading Summer Vegetable Guide

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Super Bowl LII: A Healthy Snack & Plan Of Attack

February 3, 2018

Whether you’re a Patriots or an Eagles fan, the culinary highlights of Super Bowl parties are likely to include lots of beer, chips, nacho grandes, hot ‘n spicy this and deep-fried that. It’s always fun to spend some time with friends and enjoy the musical stylings of Justin Timberlake while checking out the always-hilarious commercials. … Continue reading Super Bowl LII: A Healthy Snack & Plan Of Attack

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5 Great Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin this Season

October 13, 2017

  October is all about pumpkin and nothing is better than that. Pumpkin is bursting with fiber, vitamins A and C, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Sweet and delicious do not describe the flavor as well as the word ‘comfort.’ Here are 5 fabulous ways to enjoy pumpkin this season – why not? — year round. Pumpkin … Continue reading 5 Great Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin this Season

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Natural Products Expo Finds:

October 11, 2017

I recently returned from an invigorating trip to the Natural Products Expo in Baltimore. I met the innovators behind some of my favorite foods, and was introduced to new products that are high on my wish list. Clients and friends have been asking for a full debrief, so here it goes! Wild Friends Nut Butter … Continue reading Natural Products Expo Finds:

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Red White and Blue

June 29, 2017

Are you headed into the July 4th weekend excited to party with family and friends, but nervous about endless buffets of food? Start with a plan and try these festive yet healthy red, white and blue recipes.   Watermelon Berry Pizza: Watermelon: Has a high water content (92% water!), so it can help with your … Continue reading Red White and Blue

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Product of the Month: Stainless Steel Grill Clips

June 28, 2017

Grilled vegetables are an easy way to bump up the nutrient density of your go-to BBQ meal, but sometimes more veggies end up slipping through the cracks than onto your plate. That’s why we recommend Grill Clips to help hold together your produce, and ensure they get a safe transport from grill to table.   … Continue reading Product of the Month: Stainless Steel Grill Clips

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Produce Storage

How you store your fruits, vegetable, and herbs can affect their texture, ripeness, and even flavor! This summer, follow these simple storage guidelines to optimize the taste and shelf-life of your produce. Produce Storage Tips: Ripe Avocados: To speed up the ripening of your avocados, place them in a brown paper bag with an apple or … Continue reading Produce Storage

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Guacamole Love

June 27, 2017

Whether you use it as a dip for your vegetable crudité, or dolloped on your fish fillet, guacamole serves as the perfect summertime accompaniment to any meal. The Mexican dish dates back to the Aztec empire in the 1500s, and has yet to lose its popularity. Spicy or sweet, chunky or creamy, guacamole’s versatility allows … Continue reading Guacamole Love

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5 Travel Tips To Stay Healthy On The Go

May 24, 2017

Whether you’re off on a quick three-hour regional flight or a ten-hour jaunt over the Atlantic, what you eat and drink at 40,000 feet will affect how you feel when you land. But sometimes, the lack of airport restaurants or limited in-flight foods, leaves you confused about your food choices. These 5 tips can help … Continue reading 5 Travel Tips To Stay Healthy On The Go

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3 New Habits to Effortlessly Pick Up This Memorial Day

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and while your weekend may be filled with barbecues and beach festivities, there is also no better time to jumpstart healthful habits as you head into summer. These three simple suggestions will keep you feeling and looking your best without interfering with your Memorial Day plans.   A … Continue reading 3 New Habits to Effortlessly Pick Up This Memorial Day

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The Picker

May 23, 2017

Brooke is a busy mom of three with a strong determination to feed her family well. She is 5’5” and weighs 152 lbs. Her usual, pre-baby weight was 128, where she felt she looked good and had confidence in her appearance. While she dropped all of the weight after baby #1, after baby #2 she … Continue reading The Picker

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Product of the month: Cast Iron Pans

Cast Iron pans have a reputation of being high maintenance, but don’t let the daunting cleaning instructions deter you from this essential purchase. Durable and versatile, the cast iron pan is the ultimate kitchen staple, providing you with cooking (and nutritional!) benefits. Let me tell you why it’s worth it to use cast iron in … Continue reading Product of the month: Cast Iron Pans

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The Kitchen from Oz

May 1, 2017

Walking into Holly Merrin’s kitchen is a little like Dorothy seeing Oz for the first time. From the emerald green terrazzo floors to the bold green leather chairs and fabulous views of the Hudson River, this kitchen is long on the wow factor.   The mom of the moment is long on the wow factor … Continue reading The Kitchen from Oz

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Overnight Oats, LMN Style

March 14, 2017

Overnight oats may seem like a trendy breakfast, but as we put our “Best Fork Forward” this National Nutrition Month, I want to convince you that this trend is one worth making a staple in your home.   I’ll tell you why. I’ll give you the general how to info. I’ll back it up with … Continue reading Overnight Oats, LMN Style

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Black and White Eater

Allison is has battled weight for most of her adult life. She put on 20 pounds after she graduated from college and got a job in the working world. Formerly a tennis player, she’s 32 and had tried more diets than she could count over the past 10 years. She came to me at 5’7” … Continue reading Black and White Eater

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A Perfect Day to Purge Your Pantry

Is your pantry a disaster of stale cereal and junk food? Do you have multiple bags of half eaten chips left over from the super bowl party you hosted in January? Is there food that has been there for weeks, if not years? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone. … Continue reading A Perfect Day to Purge Your Pantry

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How to order fast food

March 13, 2017

Is there a time and a place for a fast, healthy lunch? Absolutely. Ideally, fast food isn’t a daily event, and you have your homemade breakfast and lunch prepped and ready before you tuck yourself in the night before. But let’s face it, sometimes that just doesn’t happen because the dog gets sick, there’s nothing … Continue reading How to order fast food

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Grain Bowl Three Ways

If you are in the mood for something special, swap your plate for a bowl. Nothing says comfort like a delicious scoop of your favorite grain, be it oats, faro, spelt, rice, buckwheat or corn meal. You can go sweet or savory, spicy or soothing, and yes, if done right, it can help you meet … Continue reading Grain Bowl Three Ways

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The Grazer

February 13, 2017

Erin is an amazing woman. In her early 50’s, she has a richly rewarding job that she loves. It has her in meetings, on the road and engaged intellectually all day long. At 5’4” and 140 pounds, she always looks put together, but she is 8 pounds above her most comfortable weight for the past … Continue reading The Grazer

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Rethink Your Stance On Chocolate: The Benefits Of Cacao Flavanols

February 10, 2017

Fancy desserts and, of course, chocolates, are nothing but plentiful during the Valentine’s Day season. It’s easy to vilify chocolate and when you’re eating it in unlimited amounts as it can block your progress regarding achieving your nutrition goals. Unhealthy fat, plus the processing of cocoa and additives in many chocolate items will eclipse any … Continue reading Rethink Your Stance On Chocolate: The Benefits Of Cacao Flavanols

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Super Bowl LI: A Healthy Snack & Plan Of Attack

February 3, 2017

Whether you’re a Patriots or a Falcons fan, the culinary highlights of Super Bowl parties are likely to include lots of beer, chips, nacho grandes, hot ‘n spicy this and deep-fried that. It’s always fun to spend some time with friends and enjoy the musical stylings of Lady Gaga while checking out the always-hilarious commercials. … Continue reading Super Bowl LI: A Healthy Snack & Plan Of Attack

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How to Cleanse

January 31, 2017

Not one more day could pass with all of these New Year’s cleanses flashing on my screen without me putting my two cents in. Most cleanses don’t get my seal of approval because they’re miserable to follow, leaving you hungry all day. Too many have ridiculous juices or supplements involved. I won’t even engage in … Continue reading How to Cleanse

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Replace your “Dieting Ways” with a Baseline Day

The year has barely started and all I’m seeing and reading are about the pressure to restrict, cleanse and lose weight in January. The media is screaming that 2017 is absolutely going to be the year where dieting is a thing of the past. We know that most of the time, when people lose weight, … Continue reading Replace your “Dieting Ways” with a Baseline Day

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Lara’s Amazing Holiday Feast 2016

December 13, 2016

Knock a delicious holiday feast out of the park this year with blood orange libations, a sensational holiday roast, crispy, gorgeous baked latkes, dazzling haricot vert with shallots, indulgent homemade, couldn’t-be-simpler truffles, topped off with an egg nog latte that’s to die for. Sound good? Tips and tricks to pull it off without a hitch … Continue reading Lara’s Amazing Holiday Feast 2016

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LMN Ho Ho Ho Holiday Gift Guide

The invention of the holiday gift guide is sheer genius. The inspiration that is pouring out of people and the generosity of sharing giftspiration puts so much fun in the “what should I get my sister-who-has-everything,” and takes out so much stress of making time to shop, navigate crowds and crossed fingers that back ordering … Continue reading LMN Ho Ho Ho Holiday Gift Guide

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Poke Poke

Here’s a poke to wake up to poke (poh-kay), the delicious raw fish trend that you should be paying attention to. Hot hot hot right now is a classic dish from Hawaii of cold fish. Poke in Hawaiian means to cut or slice. It is traditionally marinated in sesame oil and soy sauce and served … Continue reading Poke Poke

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Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes from Lara Metz Nutrition

November 21, 2016

We love Thanksgiving at Lara Metz Nutrition. We are dietitians who love food, coming together and making the most of time off with family and friends. It is truly a privilege to share in your wellness journey and cheer on all of your success. As a gesture of our gratitude, we’re sharing our favorite recipes … Continue reading Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes from Lara Metz Nutrition

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Healthy Halloween Treats

October 27, 2016

My kiddos’ costumes are ready for Halloween and we are finalizing our spook-tacular decorations for our visiting trick-or-treaters. This year my family will kick off the night with a Halloween craft activity at home followed by a healthy dinner, including these cute clementine and green-bean jack-o-lanterns, and ghostly banana pops before they venture out for … Continue reading Healthy Halloween Treats

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Fall Meal Planning

October 14, 2016

Happy fall! I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted from my re-entry into “normal” life. Back to school, building my business, and simply trying to get myself organized. There is one aspect of my life I aim to be in control of, family dinner. Family dinner serves as the anchor for my day. It’s my time … Continue reading Fall Meal Planning

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Crudité: Lara Metz Nutrition Style

July 1, 2016

We all love a fresh crudité. It is always a hit, even in its simplest carrot-broccoli-cherry tomato form. It’s one of those rare things that work for kids and grownups, Paleo and gluten free eaters, vegetarians, Beyonce dieters and anyone else you can think of. A show stopping,  veggie centerpiece  is a rare gem, but worth aspiring … Continue reading Crudité: Lara Metz Nutrition Style

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Salad Done Right!

Salad is one of the most versatile and beloved staples in a healthy eaters life. There are infinite ways to concoct and construct a salad, and keeping them healthful is super simple if you know what you’re doing.  Far too many of us think we’re making solid choices at our favorite salad joints, but are … Continue reading Salad Done Right!

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Burger Bar

Is summertime summertime without a burger? Debate that this July 4th. I’m sure it’s unanimous that no matter what kind of burger you crave, it’s on your bucket list of must haves this sunny season. Embrace your love for burgerliciousness as you pursue your healthy ways. Try your favorite burger the Lara Metz Nurition way, … Continue reading Burger Bar

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Healthy Summer Kitchen Must Haves

June 16, 2016

Your summer is poised for success if your kitchen is prepared, stocked and inviting. It is nearly impossible to make unhealthy choices if gorgeous summer produce is staring you in the face and your pantry is lined with basics to pull off meals and snacks you feel good about. There is nothing better than local, … Continue reading Healthy Summer Kitchen Must Haves

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12 Easy Tips for a Healthy BBQ

Let’s face it, in spite of all of the salads, chia, green juices and passed up cookies you take pride in working on all week long, when it comes to a bbq, you’re still thinking burgers, buns, coleslaw and potato chips (of course washed down with a beer!). Grilled foods can be the most healthful, … Continue reading 12 Easy Tips for a Healthy BBQ

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Sweet, Sweet, Passover!!!

April 24, 2016

Time and time again, people complain about hating Passover food. Matzo is “boring” and constipating. You “can’t eat anything good,” and “always gain a few pounds.” While those sentiments may have been legit back in the ‘80’s, when options were few and creativity was lacking, today’s Passover palate is loaded with a bounty of healthful … Continue reading Sweet, Sweet, Passover!!!

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Super Bowl 50: Tricks for Touchdown Eating

February 3, 2016

Guest blog by Stacia Helfand, MEd, RDN, CDN, senior associate at LMN The countdown to Super Bowl 50 between the Broncos and the Panthers is closing in. You love the idea of a night with friends, can’t wait to see what Coldplay is going to perform and already filled out your squares for the pool. … Continue reading Super Bowl 50: Tricks for Touchdown Eating

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