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Ronda Elsenbrook, R.D., L.D., C.D.E.


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Air Fryers Are All the Rage, But Are They Healthy?

Posted by Ronda Elsenbrook, R.D., L.D., C.D.E. on Feb 24, 2018 8:48:00 AM

Air fryers. You’ve probably heard of them. These countertop cooking devices circulate heat at high temperatures to fry, grill, or bake without using oil. They create a crispy outside layer while leaving food moist and chewy on the inside. Because these kitchen gadgets have become so phenomenally popular recently, people are naturally starting to question whether or not they make good on their promises of making “air-fried food” healthy. 

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Topics: air fryer

Think Before You Snack: Ways to Curb Office Snacking

Posted by Ronda Elsenbrook, R.D., L.D., C.D.E. on Aug 26, 2017 9:08:00 AM

We’ve all been there. Someone makes cookies and brings them to the office to share. Or, it’s someone’s birthday and there’s cake on the conference table. Or, you remember that bag of snack mix you have in your desk drawer and 10 minutes later realize you mindlessly polished off the whole bag. Office snacking can wreak havoc on a diet or healthy lifestyle, but with a little planning, you can avoid harmful cubicle munching. 

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Topics: office snacking, snacking at work

Welcome Good Fats into Your Diet

Posted by Ronda Elsenbrook, R.D., L.D., C.D.E. on Jun 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM

In our quest to be healthy and slim, we’ve lumped all fats into the “bad” category. But some of them, including monounsaturated fats, don’t deserve the condemnation and can actually be good for you. 

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Topics: healthy eating, monounsaturated fats, not all fats are bad, dietitian

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