Author: Susan Piergeorge

Healthy Snacks to keep in the fridge and pantry

By Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN We all have times where we just stare in the fridge or pantry looking for something to eat that can satisfy that hunger. Listed below are some ideas to have on hand and grab in a flash. Be sure to have snacks that include protein, fat and healthy carbs… Read more »

Try Some Turmeric

Did you know that turmeric is a cousin of ginger? Like ginger, turmeric can be utilized in both fresh and powder form. It has a beautiful yellow orange color. Powdered turmeric is somewhat mild in taste with a hint of pepper. Fresh turmeric has the taste, texture and color of a spicy orange carrot. Those… Read more »

Magnificent Magnesium and Your Body

By Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN, Nutritionist Golden Door Did you know that 78% of Americans consume insufficient quantities of magnesium? What makes this mineral so important? At the Golden Door, our guests typically engage in an active fitness program and adequate magnesium is essential. Magnesium plays multiple roles in our bodies. It is a… Read more »

Eat Your Flowers!

In the summer we enjoy the bounty a garden brings. The fruits, vegetables and flowers all just blend together for a beautiful display as well as pleasing our palate. While many fruits and vegetables do start off as flowers, there are a number of edible flowers with nutrition benefits to consider adding to your garden…. Read more »

Golden Door Recipe Restoration: Crab Cakes

An average fried crab cake has about 230 calories with 60-65% fat and nearly 500 mg sodium. At the Golden Door, we believe in keeping our guests well fueled with healthy and delicious meals. From a nutrition standpoint, crabmeat contains quality protein, along with omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins such as folate (B9), cobalamin (B12)… Read more »

Recipe Renovation: Chicken Eggrolls

By Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN, Nutritionist Welcome to our new series of Recipe Renovation! We will regularly be featuring recipes offered on our Golden Door menu or in our cookbooks that feature traditional dishes that have been modified to be healthier while still delicious. Our first recipe is our chicken eggroll offered weekly at… Read more »

How Nutrition Savvy Are You?

March is National Nutrition Month. Take the quiz and see just how nutrition savvy you are! 1. Sources of complete vegan proteins include: A. Chia seeds B. Hemp seeds C. Quinoa D. All of the above   2. Vitamin K can be found in: A. Primarily in green vegetables, such as broccoli and asparagus along… Read more »

How to Eat to Detox Your Body!

When we hear about “detox” we often think of fasting, juicing and colonics. The reality is our bodies were designed to detox 24/7.In our new nutrition series at the Golden Door, we explore factors in our environment, lifestyle and eating that can help our bodies stay well. A few key points to consider are: –… Read more »

Powering It Up for the Holidays

The holiday season has officially started.  The season includes festivities, food, drink-and stress. Let’s try to put it all in perspective to get the best out of it. – One thing we in the Northern Hemisphere know all too well is that there is less daylight from fall to early spring. Less daylight can lead to… Read more »

The Nutrition Benefits of the Thanksgiving Meal

The holiday season is upon us. With all the information of how to curb the weight gain over the holidays, let’s take a look at some of the nutrition benefits of the actual meal. Start off with a little of each and then sit back and wait a while before you have seconds (or thirds!)…. Read more »