Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

NYC Nutrition and Mindful Eating

Six Tips to Make Thanksgiving a Part of Every Meal

Six Tips to Make Thanksgiving a Part of Every Meal“When walking, walk. When eating, eat.” (Zen Proverb) This week many Americans will gather with family, sit at a dinner table, and give thanks. There’s something extraordinary about a holiday that has a sharing meal with family and friends as its centerpiece. What once used to […]

NYC Dietitian Invites You to Indulge in the Fall Harvest of Winter Squash

Pump Up Your Winter Meals With These Nutrition-Packed Foods

Pump Up Your Winter Meals With These Nutrition-Packed Foods As a registered dietitian, I always try to teach my clients the importance of including in-season fruits and vegetables in our diets. By doing so, we offer our bodies a variety of flavors and nutrients that they need, stay within our budgets, and help the environment. […]

Freekeh and Butternut Squash

Curious to try freekeh, yet not sure where to go after eating it as a hot cereal? Blogger, amateur chef and former high-school teacher Lauren Martin created this slow-cooker recipe. If you don’t eat meat, it’s just as delicious if you leave out the chicken and substitute vegetarian broth. 2 bone-in chicken breasts ½ C […]

Butternut Squash with Pumpkin Seeds and Cranberries

Ingredients: 1 lb. butternut squash, cut into ½ inch cubes 2 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp. pomegranate juice or orange juice 1/8 tsp. kosher salt (table salt will do) 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds toasted 3 tbsp. dried cranberries Directions: Steam the squash until fork tender, […]

Pumpkin (or other winter squash) Pancakes

Ingredients: 1 cup cooked mashed winter squash ¾ cup unbleached flour 1 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. cinnamon 2 large eggs, separated 1 tbsp. brown sugar 1 cup buttermilk 2 tbsp. melted butter or, coconut, canola or grapeseed oil Place the cooked squash, egg yolks, butter or oil and brown sugar […]

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Ingredients: ½ cup rolled oats 1 cup 1% fat milk ½ cup cooked pumpkin (from a can) Cinnamon to taste 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, honey or coconut sugar ¼ cup chopped pecans Put the oats, cinnamon, sugar and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once the mixture comes to […]

NYC Nutrition: Eight Tips For Eating Your Way Through the Holidays

(Stay Healthy and Enjoy Without the Guilt)

(Stay Healthy and Enjoy Without the Guilt) We’re on the brink of the holidays, soon to tumble into a landmine of high-fat, high-sugar, high-calorie foods. And regardless of what you may or may not celebrate, this time of year is filled with office parties, family dinners, church brunches, filled snack bowls, candy bowls, and cookie […]

NYC Nutrition

Boost Your Fiber Intake, Boost Your Health

Boost Your Fiber Intake, Boost Your Health   November is American Diabetes Month and with all the talk about blood sugar and high quantities of sugar in our diets, glucose is on our minds. As a dietitian, I work with many patients who live with diabetes, and one of my number one recommendations for diabetics […]

NYC Dietitian Offers Six Tips to Replace Frankenstein Foods

Keep the Mystery and Horror Out of Your Childrens’ Lunch Boxes

Keep the Mystery and Horror Out of Your Childrens’ Lunch BoxesTo celebrate Halloween, I started thinking about foods in disguise – foods that dress like foods but are hiding a whole bunch of Frankenstein elements behind them to keep them looking  and tasting like food. Many of us take things at face value, pick them […]

Personal Trainer NYC Tip of the Month

Seven Tips to Stand Taller, Sit Straighter and Live Better

Seven Tips to Stand Taller, Sit Straighter and Live Better “Stop slouching.” “Sit up straight.” Growing up to our grandmothers, mothers and aunts harping about bad posture, we thought it was about drinking tea nicely and being “a lady.” Certainly part of it was that. But, on a much deeper level, they were right. Sit […]