Are You Lowkey Dieting?

Are You Lowkey Dieting?

With the rise of wellness culture, the line has gotten blurry between dieting and just living a healthy lifestyle. When diet companies use the language of body positivity and wellness, it makes it difficult to spot a diet in disguise. Ask yourself these eight questions to see if you're lowkey dieting, and what you can do to ditch the diet mentality once and for all. 

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Honey Pear Pistachio Muffins with Quinoa Flour

Honey Pear Pistachio Muffins with Quinoa Flour

These honey pear pistachio muffins with quinoa flour are packed with fiber and protein and healthy fats so they'll actually satisfy and keep you full! The quinoa flour adds great texture along with the protein boost. Easily adaptable to gluten free by swapping all purpose gluten free flour. Perfect for breakfast or as a yummy sweet snack! 

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Wake Up Weight Watchers

Wake Up Weight Watchers

Last week it was announced that Weight Watchers will be offering free memberships for teenagers age 13-17 starting this summer. I am horrified, so me and fellow non-diet dietitians and therapists are trying to wake up weight watchers and show them how much harm this will cause to teenagers, increasing the risk of both disordered eating and weight gain. 

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When Exercise Becomes Unhealthy

When Exercise Becomes Unhealthy

Just like there is a point where healthy eating becomes unhealthy, there is a point when exercise becomes unhealthy. Over-exercise, compulsive/obsessive exercise, and exercise bulimia occur when exercise stops being a choice and becomes an obligation. If exercise is interfering with your life, occurring at inappropriate times/settings, or you continue to exercise despite injury or illness requiring rest, then engaging in exercise is no longer healthy for you. Learn the signs and symptoms of overexercise.

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Multigrain Buttermilk Pancake Muffins

Multigrain Buttermilk Pancake Muffins

Enjoy pancakes as a weekday breakfast with these multigrain buttermilk pancake muffins, lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup! Made with a blend of buckwheat flour and whole wheat flour, they're high in fiber. Pair with peanut butter and fruit for a satisfying breakfast! It's a delicious make ahead breakfast! 

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Citrus and Arugula Salad with Fennel and Marcona Almonds

Citrus and Arugula Salad with Fennel and Marcona Almonds

This citrus arugula salad with fennel and marcona almonds is a simple, seasonal salad for winter, perfect as a side dish or for topping with grilled shrimp or roasted fish as a main. It's packed with Mediterranean flavors from crunchy marcona almonds, fennel and kalamata olives. You'll love the simple sherry vinaigrette! 

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Crunchy Salad Mix + Three Easy Lunch Salads

Crunchy Salad Mix + Three Easy Lunch Salads

Try this easy idea for meal prep! Make this crunchy salad mix, packed with tons of different vegetables, and use it as a base to make these easy lunch salads that utilize leftovers and pantry ingredients. In this post, I provide three ideas for chicken tortilla salad, curried lentil and sweet potato, and harvest salmon salad. 

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Instant Pot Vegan Mushroom Barley Soup with Pumpkin

Instant Pot Vegan Mushroom Barley Soup with Pumpkin

Warm up with a bowl of this instant pot vegan mushroom barley soup with pumpkin! It's incredibly easy to make - just mix all the ingredients in the instant pot and set for 40 minutes. You'll get a richly flavored soup, packed with whole grains, beans and veggies, perfect for winter months. A perfect make ahead meal! 

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Coconut Ginger Date Oatmeal

Coconut Ginger Date Oatmeal

This creamy coconut ginger date oatmeal is made extra delish with coconut milk, making a dairy free and vegan breakfast that's packed with whole grains! Sweetened with an easy date syrup so it's no added sugar! With all the whole grains and healthy fats, it makes a satisfying breakfast that's perfect for cold weather months! 

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15 Things You Can Do When You're Not Dieting

15 Things You Can Do When You're Not Dieting

Dieting steals time and energy, our two most precious resources, and puts them towards a futile pursuit, trying to temporarily force our bodies into a smaller size. If everyone considered what they're giving up by dieting, I wonder if people would continue to try and lose weight? Here's 15 things you can do when you're not wasting time and energy dieting. 

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One-Dish Baked Spinach Parmesan Sorghum Risotto with Salmon

One-Dish Baked Spinach Parmesan Sorghum Risotto with Salmon

What's better than a delicious dinner that only dirties one dish? Make this one dish baked spinach parmesan sorghum risotto with salmon, using Hodgson Mills new sorghum sides! All you do is mix the ingredients in a casserole dish and bake topped with salmon fillets. You'll get a creamy whole grain risotto and perfectly cooked salmon! 

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Spaghetti with Greens and Gorgonzola

Spaghetti with Greens and Gorgonzola

Spaghetti with greens and gorgonzola is the easiest vegetarian pasta dish! Just saute your favorite green leafy vegetables with garlic and red pepper flakes, toss with whole grain spaghetti and serve with gorgonzola and toasted hazelnuts! It's budget friendly and easy to swap whatever greens look good at the market. 

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Southwestern Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash with Chili and Orange

Southwestern Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash with Chili and Orange

Looking for a fun new make ahead breakfast the whole family will love! Try this southwestern sweet potato hash, which is roasted on a sheet pan and flavored with Florida orange juice and spices for a yummy sweet and spicy flavor. Just top with a fried egg! This vegetarian meal can be enjoyed for breakfast or dinner. 

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Why How You Feel Is More Important Than What You Weigh

Why How You Feel Is More Important Than What You Weigh

Most of my clients have spent years, decades even, on the roller coaster ride that is dieting. They're exhausted, stressed, depleted and feel like a failure. They know there's got to be a better way, but don't know what that looks like. Why not put the weight concerns aside, and instead focus on feeling good? After all, how you feel is more important than what you weigh when it comes to health. 

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