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Simple whole grain pasta with crispy kale and brussel sprouts

Happy September! Now is the perfect time to start falling back into healthy habits (pun intended) and setting new goals if you’ve fallen off the bandwagon over the summer. If you’re overwhelmed by the amount of changes you’d like to make, don’t forget to start small and work your way towards a healthier lifestyle one change at a time. I created this simple recipe to get you started. It’s packed with nutrition yet still tastes indulgent and delicious.  Continue reading “Simple whole grain pasta with crispy kale and brussel sprouts”

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Creamy cashew banana oatmeal topped with seasonal summer fruit

Nothing beats the taste of a fresh, seasonal summer peach, and some delicious fresh berries. I aim to use seasonal fruits whenever possible, knowing that they travelled less to get to my plate and I’m supporting more local farmers.  Plus, they are even more delicious! Oatmeal is a staple for me any time of year because it is so versatile and doesn’t necessarily need a recipe… many times you can use your pantry to create one of many varieties of tasty, creamy oatmeal. I love using cashew milk in oatmeal to create a special creaminess that keeps you coming back for more! Continue reading “Creamy cashew banana oatmeal topped with seasonal summer fruit”

Freshest New RD: I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist!

Meet the newest RD

 

You guys, I am so happy to say I am FINALLY, after a long, difficult and amazing journey, officially a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist! The end of last week, I took the monumental CDR exam, which is the final step for dietitians-t0-be after the Dietetic Internship to become an RDN. I am so happy to share with you all that I passed and officially have my shiny new credentials! Continue reading “Freshest New RD: I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist!”

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Spicy black bean burrito bowl with avocado lime sauce

This is a quick, hearty dinner that is great for a last minute meal when you have staple ingredients around such as rice, beans, and avocado. It has a perfect blend of flavors like spicy chipotle adobo peppers, red onion, cilantro, and lime. It’s a great blend of carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and healthy fats to keep you satiated. I love this meal as is, or I enjoy it with a fresh salad also dressed with cilantro and lime. Continue reading “Spicy black bean burrito bowl with avocado lime sauce”

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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Balsamic Tahini Glaze

Can you say delicious? This was one of my favorite recent creations and I can’t stop making it! It’s so satisfying as a meal – sweet potatoes are full of fiber along with the chickpeas and lentils which also are filled with plant based protein.  The balsamic tahini glaze also has hints of honey and dijon mustard giving an all around great flavor.  Continue reading “Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Balsamic Tahini Glaze”

Fresh Spotlight: Healthy Snacking 101

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Are you in need of some serious snack inspiration? It’s a very popular question I get from clients all the time: What are some healthy snacks that will keep me on track with my goals, and what should I look for? It can be confusing as you browse the supermarket and see thousands of items with fancy labels with so-called health claims. With snacking, we want to get back to basics and keep it simple, as in going for whole foods that are filled with fiber and nutrition to keep you energized, light and nourished until your next meal. Continue reading “Fresh Spotlight: Healthy Snacking 101”