TODAY is Registered Dietitian (RD) Day!! Woohoo!!
Registered Dietitian Day Key Messages: (Source)
- Registered Dietitians are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.
- Registered Dietitians have degrees in nutrition, dietetics, public health or a related field from well-respected, accredited colleges and universities, completed an internship and passed an examination.
- Registered Dietitians use their nutrition expertise to help individuals make unique, positive lifestyle changes.
- Registered Dietitians work throughout the community in hospitals, schools, public health clinics, nursing homes, fitness centers, food management, food industry, universities, research and private practice.
- Registered Dietitians are advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world.
And as a sports dietitian, here are Top Ten Reasons to Consult a CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics):
So, if you have worked with or know a Registered Dietitian, let them know you appreciate them on National RD Day!!
Pineapple Nutrition Facts
Pineapple contains the protein-digesting enzyme bromelain, which is found only in pineapple. Bromelain may reduce inflammation, strengthen the immune system, aid in wound healing, and accelerate recovery. It is also used as a meat tenderizer!
Pineapple is also a good source of Vitamin C and Manganese, which are antioxidants (again, helping to decrease inflammation and promote recovery!)
How to Store Pineapple
The whole fruit can be kept at room temperature for 1-2 days to make it softer and more juicy. Once cut, pineapple is best kept in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
I apologize the recipe portion of this blog has been lacking the last month or so. Mainly due to my not wanting to make recipes but also due to the lack of sunshine and good photo opportunities here in Minneapolis! Trying to get ripe avocados AND some decent sunlight on the same day has not yet happened since I came across this recipe.
But it works! This was my first time ever making any sort of guacamole. I guess I’ve always thought it was difficult to make guacamole even though I’ve seen it done in less than a couple minutes at Mexican restaurants when we order tableside guacamole.
Guacamole is actually really easy to make! While I mostly followed the recipe for pineapple guacamole, I didn’t exactly measure things out and it still turned out great!
I now have more avocados ripening as we speak so that I can make more guacamole! Hip hip … guacamole!! 🙂
Have you made guacamole before?
What do you think about pineapple in guacamole?