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Mia Syn is a Registered Dietitian, host of Good Food Friday on ABC WCIV-TV, and national on-air lifestyle expert.
As one of the most recognized and trusted young dietitians in the media, her content serves as a healthy lifestyle resource for over a million television viewers and readers around the globe. Follow her at nutritionbymia.com and @nutritionbymia on social media for simple healthy recipes and approachable, evidence-based nutrition tips.
What does "only what you need" mean to you?
To me, “Only What You Need” is a way of life. When it comes to diet,
...the majority of food I strive to incorporate is nutrient-dense.
These foods give my body the nutrition it needs to function optimally and thus allow me to feel my best. I encourage my clients to do the same and I promote this on television and with my online community through the food and recipes I share.
In a world where there are so many distractions and things calling for our attention, I strive to focus my energy on the people and possessions that serve me and bring me joy. I have found that it makes for a happier, more fulfilling way of life.
What's an easy way to incorporate more protein into your diet?
Besides helping to rebuild and repair muscles after exercise, protein also plays a vital role in keeping immunity strong and maintaining hair, skin and nails. In addition to vegetables, PROTEIN is what I strive to incorporate into all my meals and I encourage my clients to do the same. High quality protein adds staying power to a dish and helps stave off hunger until your next meal. Eggs are my go-to source of animal protein because I always have them on hand, and they can be prepared in minutes.
OWYN is an easy way to incorporate high quality, plant-based protein and accommodate those with dietary restrictions. Besides enjoying on the go, I love adding the 100% plant-based protein shakes to smoothies and pancake batter to add flavor and easily up the nutritional profile.
I LOVE the OWYN Smooth Vanilla because it’s creamy, light and a seamless addition to any smoothie (whether I’m going all green or more fruit) and baked goods in lieu of almond milk.
This easy Sea Salted Caramel Chia Pudding recipe is loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats that make for a perfect breakfast, mid-day pick me up snack, or end of day dessert!