Alyssa Broadwater RD Blog

Postpartum Planning

Postpartum Planning

We think about the nursery and getting all of the supplies for the baby but what about getting ready for postpartum yourself as mom? Pregnancy, labor, and delivery are a huge stress which means you’ll have a lot of recovering and healing to do postpartum! Postpartum...

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Preparing Your Body for Baby

Preparing Your Body for Baby

Why is a prospective mother or father’s health so important when preparing to get pregnant? The Child We have some control over the future health of our offspring. While we cannot change the genetics given to our children, we can impact their future health through...

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Eating Dates During Pregnancy

Eating Dates During Pregnancy

It’s not uncommon to hear about eating dates while you’re pregnant, especially as you get later into pregnancy. There’s a theory that dates can help induce labor and make labor easier. We’ll dig into the research and see what the evidence says about that.  What are...

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Hormone Testing: Infertility

Hormone Testing: Infertility

Most people never think they’ll be the one dealing with infertility but if it happens to you it can be completely overwhelming. Conception doesn’t “just happen” for 1 in 7 couples and 1 in 8 women seek help for infertility. If you’re concerned about conceiving, consider hormone testing for both partners.

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Foods That Fight Nausea During Pregnancy

Foods That Fight Nausea During Pregnancy

Morning sickness is synonymous with pregnancy (90% of women will experience it to some degree) but anyone that has experienced pregnancy or been around someone who is pregnant knows that this symptom isn’t named well. Nausea during pregnancy can happen anytime and often may not even be associated with the morning at all.

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Brownie Protein Energy Ball Recipe

Brownie Protein Energy Ball Recipe

For a video tutorial, scroll below These no bake chocolate brownie protein energy balls can be a great way to quench your chocolate cravings while still getting some good nutrition. Cocoa powder is high in health-providing polyphenols and essential minerals. Plus it’s...

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Should You Weigh Yourself?

Should You Weigh Yourself?

How do you determine if you should weigh yourself or not? Let me start off by reminding you all that nutrition should be individualized and each person will answer this question differently. Many factors go into determining if you should weigh yourself. First, if you...

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Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe

Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe

Why should you make this egg roll in a bowl recipe? Egg roll in a bowl recipe: This deconstructed egg roll is an easy, nutrient-dense meal that can be thrown together quickly and is a great way to get lots of vegetables! You get the tasty inside of an egg roll without...

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Simple Bibimbap Recipe

Simple Bibimbap Recipe

Bibimbap is a Korean dish that translates to mixed rice and is typically served with sautéed vegetables, meat (typically beef), sauce, and topped with a fried egg. The sauce is usually composed of gochujang (a red pepper paste), doenjang (a fermented soybean paste),...

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No Mayo Tuna Salad Recipe

No Mayo Tuna Salad Recipe

One thing I stress to many of my clients is having a fall back plan! When plan A and maybe even plan B don’t pan out because life happens, you can still have a healthy and satisfying meal to fall back on. This fall back plan can be many things such as frozen fish that...

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