busy work week

What would your Registered Dietitian Nutritionist order at Panera?

Planning to grab lunch from Panera during this busy work week? If you grab and go from Panera, here are two menu items that would be good choices for young professionals looking to stay healthy:

  1. Strawberry poppyseed salad with chicken - this colorful salad is packed with non-starchy vegetables, lean protein, and fresh fruit which will make a satisfying and filling meal

  2. Lentil quinoa bowl with cage free egg - similar to the salad this nourishing bowl combines tasty non starchy vegetables, satisfying protein from the lentil blend and egg, as well as quinoa and brown rice keeping you satiated and full.

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Cooking with Frozen Vegetables - Common Mistakes to Avoid from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Busy work weeks call for quick meals. Frozen vegetables are a dinner staple to keep in the freezer.

One common mistake I see clients making is using frozen vegetables with a lot of additional ingredients (salt, sugar, sauces, gravies) that add extra calories, sugar, and sodium.

My recommendation is to use frozen vegetables where the ingredients list only contains the vegetable itself or list of only vegetables and then add your own flavoring such as olive oil, garlic, and fresh and dried herbs.

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