Ha Nguyen, RD, LDN has created 11 entries

Ha Nguyen, RD, LDN

  • Pineapple Avocado Cilantro Summer Smoothie

    I know what you’re thinking already! Cilantro? In a smoothie? You probably had the same thought when you heard people were putting spinach in their smoothies but now it’s become so mainstream. Be open-minded. The smoothie actually turns green from the avocado, not so much the cilantro. I honestly came up with this recipe because […]

  • What a Dietitian Buys at Trader Joe’s

    I frequent different grocery stores including ACME, the Italian Market, and ALDI but here are some reason why I really like to shop at Trader Joe’s:

    -the people are very nice
    -there aren’t different brands to sift through
    -they usually don’t have sales so you don’t have to waste time comparing prices
    -most items stay fresh for a long […]

  • Behaviors that Slow Your Weight Loss

    Sometimes, it’s not all about what you eat but it’s about HOW you eat it that affects your weight loss. Here are some reasons why you may not be losing weight. 

    Your portions are off. If you are using a calorie tracking app but aren’t measuring out your portions with appropriate instruments such as measuring cups, […]

  • What I Eat For Breakfast

    Breakfast is usually a veggie omelet, a smoothie, or a high fiber cereal with berries and milk or yogurt. In the winter months, I throw in steel cut oats to the mix. Typically, I choose 2 things to eat for breakfast each week. This week, it could be smoothies and omelets. Next week it could […]

  • Artichoke Tea

    Artichoke Tea
    A sweet herbal drink (no sugar needed!) with floral notes. Pour this tea over a tall glass of ice and you have a refreshing summer drink with magnesium and Vitamin C for zero calories. 

    Recipe
    Servings: 4
    Ingredients
    4 cups water
    1 artichoke

    Heat water in a large pot.
    Wash artichoke and trim brown parts.
    Once water boils, place whole […]

  • How to Optimize Snack Time

    The snack industry is a vast one. I mean, just go into your grocery store, how many aisles are dedicated to snacks (chip aisle, candy aisle, cookie aisle, bakery aisle, etc)? Science however says there is conflicting evidence on the benefits of snacking. Yes, it can help in controlling appetite but at the same time, when […]

  • Fennel and Citrus Salad

    If you’ve been following my social media accounts, you know I have been non-stop with making the Ikarian longevity stew. I had half of a fennel bulb leftover from the Ikarian stew recipe and needed to find a way to incorporate it into another dish. Fennel is a tough cruciferous vegetable so it didn’t spoil easily […]

  • Why These 5 Dietitians Choose to Eat Healthy

    In honor of National Nutrition Month, I asked dietitians across the country why it’s personally important for them to eat healthy. “Healthy” eating comes in many different forms and I can tell you FOR SURE that not every dietitian eats the same. That’s right! We don’t all eat kale salads and green smoothies. The reason […]