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Dietician Bites & May 2023  - 'Grab and Go' 

Dietician Bites By Denice Hynd RD, MPH

Recipe and Image by Brianda Younggren, MPH 5/2023

Spring has arrived! Although sometimes in Northern Nevada it feels like a daily war between Winter and Summer - haha! Regardless of the climate, our celebrations and events continue. During this time, we may be occupied with Spring cleaning, baseball, travel and celebrations such as Mother's Day, and graduations. With our time being pulled in opposite directions, it's important to have a handful of food options that are practical, quick yet nutrient dense. 

Dietician Bites By Denice Hynd RD, MPH

Recipe and Image by Brianda Younggren, MPH 5/2023

Here are some ideas to help you build a quick-grab-and-go pantry, freezer and fridge: 

  • Frozen egg bites are popular because they can be microwaved, air-fried, or pan-fried. Drive through coffee shops have been selling these quick breakfast bites for years. Grocery stores such as Costco, Safeway and Kroger all have some variation that is enjoyable by meat eaters and vegetarians alike. The egg-bites in this article are from Costco, and are made with spinach, red bell pepper and egg whites. They're low in calories at only 70 calories per cup, are packed with protein, and contribute some fiber to your day. With all the running around we're doing in the Spring these cups will start your day off strong! Consider chopping them up and adding to a corn tortilla for a variation on breakfast tacos!

  • Cottage cheese + toast has become a trending snack. Add sliced avocado, or drizzle with honey; having a tub of cottage cheese stored in the fridge satisfies both our texture preferences in PD and our nutrient needs

  • Frozen whole grain waffles + peanut butter is a quick snack that is sweet yet full of plant protein and fiber. Add sliced bananas for additional potassium and sweetness

  • Instant steel cut oat cups + chia seeds are warm and keep you energized with it's slow release carbohydrates


Why we love these options: these textures are appropriate and generally safe for our PD friends, they're affordable and offer a nutrient-bang without breaking the bank. It is 100% acceptable to buy short-cuts to make our lives easier - and who doesn't like the easy clean up? Enjoy!       

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