Here's the archive of Nutritional Nuggets, recipes and nutrition facts you can use every day!  For the latest Nutritional Nuggets, visit Nutritional Nuggets!

Making Convenience Meals Better for You by Kara Sommerfeld

Issue Date: 
September 2021

Do you often find yourself turning to pre-packaged meals when you’re hungry? Whether it’s canned, frozen, or made by a grocery store, convenience meals can be a lifesaver. They’re convenient and taste good, but they can also be loaded with calories, fat, and sodium. Here are some ways to try and make these meals a little more nutritious.

Be SMART in 2022 by Joy O’Donnell, RD, LD

Issue Date: 
January 2022

This is my first nutrition article for SAPAS, so to introduce myself, I have been a Registered Dietitian for 17 years. My professional path has included work in clinical nutrition, community food programs, health coaching, and 10 years as a stay-at-home parent (I am the mother to three girls). I became a dietitian because I enjoy learning about food and how it impacts our health, and supporting others in their journey toward a healthy lifestyle. I am pleased to have this opportunity to share news and information related to nutrition with all of you.

A Healthy Heart with Three Little Seeds by Joy O’Donnell, RD, LD

Issue Date: 
February 2022

February is Heart Health month. This week my 6-year-old daughter created a pinecone birdseed feeder using seeds and peanut butter and hung it outside to feed the birds during the winter. This got me thinking about seeds and how these tiny, unassuming, plant parts can have a big impact on our heart health. Many seeds contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a polyunsaturated fat, that has proven benefits to cardiovascular health.