Margot Witteveen, MS, RDN, LD

 

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Integrative and Functional Nutrition + Content Creator

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 Margot Witteveen | Atlanta, GA | margot@silverspoonsnutrition.co

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January 27, 2016

 

 

Time for another local food interview!

I met with Ron in early January and took a tour of the facility. I learned a lot about yogurt production and let me tell you... making yogurt in small batches is no easy task. But AtlantaFresh makes it look simple AND good yogurt (among other delightful dairy products) is their passion.

 

I sampled a variety of flavors. I usually buy the plain yogurt (which for me has the perfect balance of sweet and tart) because of its versatility. Now, I will be buying others. The Lemon Custard Royale was deliciously creamy and you could actually taste the almond finish. Tropical Sweet Heat is not only wonderful on its own but is amazing as marinade for meats and/or fish. I can envision a tropical themed meal this summer by the grill. Try it!

 

AtlantaFresh goes beyond the yogurt - they make chef's premium whipping cream (which is fantastic in coffee), Greek dressings and cream cheese. As soon as I can get my hands on some Wheymonade, I will be adding it to my r...

January 21, 2016

 

People tend to have strong opinions about cauliflower. You either loathe it or love it. I happen to love it and hope you will too! It has a delicious mellow flavor that can be cooked in a variety of ways.  Cauliflower belongs to the cruciferous family along with brussel sprouts, broccoli, and cabbage. Though white is the most common color, you will also find it in vivid colors of purple, yellow, and green (see my ealier post). It is a mere 29 calories per cup, high in vitamin C, and K, folate, and fiber.  We usually find cauliflower cooked under a blanket of cheese but there are many other ways to add flavor without extra calories.

1. Simple Roast - try roasting your cauliflower with a little olive oil or coconut oil with sea salt.

 2. Cauliflower "mashed" - this can be a gateway to loving cauliflower. Try roasting and then mash up your cauliflower with garlic and milk (cow's, almond, or soy). Then throw in  your favorite fresh herbs such as sage, thym...

January 17, 2016

 

Turn your salad into a texture-rich dish by adding whole grains. These chewy additions will add some good vibrations that your body and your taste buds will love!  Whole grains provide a rich, slightly nutty texture. Use bright, fresh lettuce or any green as your backdrop and then add your whole grains.

Besides the awesome taste, whole grains are a good source of fiber, they have essential minerals (zinc, iron and selenium), and they make you feel full longer.

Try a variety such as quinoa, barley, wheat-berry, or classic brown rice.  Make an Aztec blend with 1/2 cup of wild rice and 1/2 cup of brown rice. Remember these grains take approximately 40-45 minutes to cook, so make a batch over the weekend and toss them in salads all week long.

 

Culinary Tip: Dress your grain + salad and allow to sit at room temperature for twenty minutes before eating. Enjoy!!

 

January 13, 2016

 

I was fortunate to find a purple cauliflower and a giant bushel of Brussel sprouts at the Morningside Market. I love roasting both of these vegetables. Roasting brings out their deep flavors and when tossed with olive oil and sea salt - it is heaven! I ate these straight out of the oven and literally met my vegetable intake for the entire week.  I also happen to like the vibrant purple color of the cauliflower which makes this dish visually appealing. We all eat with our eyes...

  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped 

  • 1 lb of Brussel sprouts, chopped

  • 1 tbsp of EVOO

  • 1 tsp of sea salt

Roast in oven at 425 for about thirty minutes, toss half way through cooking.

 

Enjoy the crispy shavings from the Brussels sprouts........

 

 

January 11, 2016

 

As 2015 comes to a close, I believe it deserves some reflection.  We saw everything from 3-D printers to drones and my favorite, ugly food. I listed just a few and plus some to look for in 2016 (early predictions). Please share your favorite food or lifestyle trend.  I would love to hear from you!

 

1. Clean or Natural Foods

For several years now, consumers are slowly mitigating their way out of the center aisle (where most processed goods are found) and buying more fresh produce and less processed foods. However, the federal government has yet to define what "clean" or "all natural" actually means. So for now: read your labels. 

 

2. Ugly Produce (Cosmetically Challenged)

Most people want their oranges and apples to be perfectly round without any blemishes; or their peppers and tomatoes to be bright and smooth. While we all know that their odd shape and/or size does not affect the integrity of the produce, consumers still want their food to be pretty...

January 9, 2016

 

This is the first of many interviews by Silver Spoons Nutrition with local food brands and curated products in the Atlanta area. SSN wants to celebrate local businesses + food for those who grow it, sell it, create it, serve it, and everything in between. The idea is to showcase their platform and to dig further into their food philosophy going beyond good eats. Also, it is an opportunity for the local sustainable food world to connect but in a more intimate way, beyond tweeting and following on Instagram and/or Facebook. These short interviews will consist of 10 questions as it relates to their business and concept. 

 

 Garnish and Gather offers gourmet meal kits that are delivered (or pick-up) to your home from locally sourced farmers. The meats provided are ethically raised and they use sustainable seafood. Furthermore, they support local businesses and offer curated products in their "grocery" section. The gourmet meal...

January 8, 2016

As you have read on my website, I am a firm believer in mindful eating. Developing a healthy relationship with food is integral in making a long lasting lifestyle change.  

Here are few recommendations on how to mindfully eat.

1. Make the commitment - set aside a few minutes each day to be in the moment with either a snack or a meal.

2. Make a simple food choice- try with just one type of food or single food such as a strawberry.

3. Offer your full attention - Use all your senses to taste and enjoy the food.

 

Practie this daily and it will be come easier.

For more tips about mindful eating refer to www.mindfuleating.org

 

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Founder of Silver Spoons Nutrition, Margot holds a master's of science in nutrition and is a Licensed Registered Dietitian.

Currently, Margot is in training with IFNA for board certification for Integrative and Functional Nutrition. With over 10 years experience, Margot gets to the "root cause" of systems imbalance.  She uses science based evidence along with the art of healthy living.

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