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”
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!”
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”
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”
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”
I hope everyone had an awesome weekend as we head into May! This cold lentil salad is great to put over some greens for a filling lunch or wonderful for a brunch, for example for Mother’s day coming up next weekend! Continue reading “Lentil, Carrot & Raisin Salad”
I’m so excited about this topic as I’ve been using coconut oil in my natural beauty routine for quite some time now, and I love it! It has such a soft and silky texture that makes skin feel amazing.
Coconut oil is a saturated fat that differs from the saturated fat from animal products, as it is a medium chain triglyceride, primarily made up of lauric acid, which means it is processed differently in the body as it is assimilated and absorbed very quickly and used for energy metabolism (when eaten, of course)! Here, we’re going to focus on it’s topical uses and save the coconut oil consumption for another fun time. Continue reading “Natural Beauty Series: Coconut Oil”