Philadelphia-area native Anna Chiodo Ortiz is happy to talk about her battle with eating disorders. She’s transparent with her followers on Instagram — where she gives glimpses of her life as a track and cross country star at Bucknell University — about the fact that she struggles with body image and her relationship with food.
When it comes to healthy eating, everyone has an opinion on what’s good, what’s bad, what’ll make you gain weight, and what’ll make you lose it. But every body is different — and just because a diet of all-corn worked for someone, that doesn’t mean it’ll work for you (and, um, we don’t recommend trying it.) That’s why we like to leave nutrition advice to the pros: dietitians and nutritionists who are always up on the latest in healthy-eating research.
To put it bluntly, the grocery store bread aisle is a hot mess. There’s eight bajillion varieties — whole grain, multi grain, whole wheat, ancient grain, sprouted grain, super-healthy-awesome grain, you name it. If sitting in the grocery store for two hours reading bread labels *isn’t* your thing, we feel ya.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I’m obsessed with frozen food. I know, I know, frozen green beans aren’t quite as pretty as a fresh avocados. But man, when you’re busy (like, you know, every adult in America), it sure is nice to be able to pull some fail-safe dinners straight from the freezer.
There are some foods you can almost always find in my kitchen: whole wheat tortillas, eggs, apples. But what do the pros keep on hand for those last-minute meals? What are the things they’re constantly reaching for in their kitchens? We asked some nutritionists to to share their top gotta-have-it healthy foods. Here’s what they had to say.