And who will be there with them helping people find NEW ways to “taste the wow”? Yours truly! I’m excited to partner with them and I can’t wait to experience all the tasty recipes. Evidently one of the “tastes” is an avocado smoothie! YUM… and green smoothies are all the rage these days. (Which reminds me, I still haven’t taken my vita-mix out of the box…. I know, I know. I feel like I’m waiting for the winter thaw, then it’s smoothies for me!)
I will be tasting the avocado one at the Baltimore Health Expo! Will you?
The Avocados from Mexico Taste-mobile will sample delicious and easy to prepare avocado recipes that will let you “Taste the Wow!” that avocados can bring to their meals. Visitors will also get handy booklets with great recipes, tips on how to select the perfect avocado, and the correct way to slice and prepare as well as other fun avocado goodies! The Taste-mobile will be parked inside the Expo and the first 25 people who check-in on FourSquare will get a t-shirt.
As a dietitian, people always want to know what they can do to eat well. Healthful eating is easy if you focus on choosing foods that have good nutrition for the calories. By filling your shopping cart with a variety of vegetables and fruits, you can be sure you are getting a good nutritional “bang for your buck.”
I love avocados, with nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in a one-ounce (3 slice) serving, and I’m excited to be working with Avocados from Mexico. Watch this video to learn why avocados are tops on my “nutrition list” and get a few ideas for including avocados in easy-to-make meals and snacks.
There are endless possibilities to include avocados in your eating plan. Avocados from Mexico are available year round too!
With season nine of The Biggest Loser wrapped up, you may be wondering where you can get your latest BL fix. Cheryl Forberg, RD, the show’s dietitian, has a book out — Six Weeks to a Healthier You — which focuses on quality foods that provide a powerhouse of nutrients for the calories.
In this video, Cheryl shares one of her recipes from the book, a Grilled Shrimp Salad with an Avocado Aioli The avocado aioli has over 20 vitamins and minerals and the “good” fats – heart healthy, unsaturated fats. With help from avocados and greek yogurt, the luscious and creamy quality of the aioli gives you a nutrient dense alternative to the typical bottled creamy dressing high in saturated fat.
The Avocado Aioli can even be used in several ways:
as a creamy sandwich spread — It would be delicious with a few slices of turkey, tomatoes, and cucumber. Yum!
a thick veggie dip — chomp on red pepper, celery, and zucchini strips
thinned out with water for an amazing salad dressing — try it with Cheryl’s recipe or your favorite salad
If you love BL or are just looking for a quality nutrition plan that focuses on good foods that do good for your body, Six Weeks to a Healthier You is a great pick up!
If you’re a Biggest Loser fan, you’ve probably wondered at one point or another what the contestants eat while on the show and how do they learn to eat healthier to keep the weight off. If you don’t already know, it’s Cheryl Forberg, RD — a fellow dietitian and professional chef. She sees the contestants throughout the show to help them make changes to their eating habits.
Watch Cheryl on the Today Show this Wednesday morning (May 19th). She will be talking about her new book “6 Weeks to a Healthier You” that focuses on the long-term benefits of weight loss. She’ll share changes that people can make, one change a week for 6 weeks, to improve their nutrition and overall well-being.
After the show, she’ll be on Twitter answering YOUR nutrition and health questions. (How cool is that?) And if you tweet her your question, you’ll be in the running to win one of ten signed copy of her new book! This could be the closest you’ll get to The Biggest Loser!