31 Days of Healthy Eating: Day 14 Tip from Heather Mangieri

31 Days of Healthy Eating: Day 14 Tip from Heather Mangieri

Heather Mangieri

Happy day 14 of National Nutrition Month. Today’s tip comes from a very talented sports nutritionist Heather Mangieri. Heather and I have spent countless hours talking nutrition and it is always a pleasure getting her perspective on healthy eating. Enjoy her tip!


Never Sacrifice Health for a Busy Lifestyle

Learn how to have both! As a busy working mom with 3 active kids, I understand that it’s difficult to prepare a healthy meal every evening on top of homework, extracurricular activities and house work. But with a little planning, you can have both. Take 3 to 4 hours, one day to plan and prepare 4 to 5 different meals for the upcoming week. This way, all you have to do is come home, heat and serve. This also makes it easier for older kids to have a healthy meal if parents get home later. Save meals that do not taste as good reheated for nights when you know you’ll have extra time.


Heather Mangieri, MS, RDN, CSSD is registered dietitian and a board certified specialist in sports nutrition with a private practice based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Find out more about Heather, by visiting her website.

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