Kale and Mushroom Stroganoff over Crispy Roasted Potatoes

This kale and mushroom stroganoff is a vegetarian spin on classic stroganoff. For extra comfort factor, it's served over crispy, roasted potatoes instead of egg noodles - although it's yummy over egg noodles too! It gets it's depth of flavor using a combination of fresh cremini mushrooms and dried mushrooms for a rich and flavorful sauce that gets soaked up by the potatoes. 

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My Number One Tip For Eating Less Sugar: Bake Cookies

My Number One Tip For Eating Less Sugar: Bake Cookies

Trying to cut back on sweets? My number one treat to eat less sugar is to bake cookies! Sounds counterintuitive, but trying to cut out sweets just leads to eating more. Instead, learn to make sweets a normal and enjoyable part of your life so you can discover what moderation looks like for you. 

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Harvest Salad with Crispy Cornmeal Chicken, Apples and Gorgonzola

Harvest Salad with Crispy Cornmeal Chicken, Apples and Gorgonzola

A salad you'll actually want to eat! Make this harvest salad with crispy cornmeal chicken, packed with tons of yummy seasonal produce, like watermelon radish and apples with pecans and an easy lemon-mustard dressing. 

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The Power of Self-Compassion

The Power of Self-Compassion

Beating yourself up what or how much you ate? Isn't it odd how we are so much harder on ourselves than we are on others? Rather than motivating change, being hard on yourself creates feelings of shame that keep you trapped in the same cycle of behaviors. Read this post to learn about the power of self compassion. 

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San Francisco and Sonoma California for Thanksgiving

San Francisco and Sonoma California for Thanksgiving

This year, we took a break from hosting duties and flew out to San Francisco and Sonoma to visit family! Sharing a recap on the blog of where to eat and drink, plus a couple gorgeous outdoors spots to visit. Also, get a sneak peek of our potluck Thanksgiving celebration. 

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Vietnamese Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Vietnamese Tofu Lettuce Wraps

My favorite recipes are ones that are packed with tons of different flavors and textures, and don't take too long to cook! These Vietnamese tofu lettuce wraps meet all those criteria! Tofu gets stir fried with garlic, ginger, peanuts, fish sauce and lime juice and tons of fresh herbs, then served in a fresh, crispy lettuce wraps with rice noodles and dipping sauce! 

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Five Exercises to Promote Body Confidence

Five Exercises to Promote Body Confidence

Every day we're exposed to dozens of messages telling us we're more valuable if we're in a smaller body. Of course, this isn't true, but it means that it takes active work to build body image. Read this post to learn five exercises to boost body confidence, because you can't take good care of something you hate. 

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PCOS and Intuitive Eating: Part 2

PCOS and Intuitive Eating: Part 2

Diagnosed with PCOS? Despite what the internet tells you, low carb diets and losing weight isn't the answer. In PCOS and Intuitive eating part 2, learn about specific, non-diet lifestyle approaches for managing your PCOS that are actually realistic and sustainable, and don't all have to do with food. 

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Lentil Pasta with Roasted Fingerlings, Baby Kale and Crispy Garlic

Lentil Pasta with Roasted Fingerlings, Baby Kale and Crispy Garlic

Make this vegetarian lentil pasta with roasted fingerlings, kale and crispy garlic! It's packed with flavor despite the simple ingredients list from crispy fried garlic chips, caramelized onion and plenty of fruity, peppery olive oil! Using lentil pasta means it's also packed with protein for a balanced meal. 

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Cranberry Apple High Protein Oatmeal

Cranberry Apple High Protein Oatmeal

Start your Thanksgiving holiday with a bowl of this cranberry apple high protein oatmeal! It's got some staying power, with extra protein from eggs, but won't weigh you down, so you'll have plenty of appetite for turkey! Plus, the toppings are all ingredients you'll have on hand on Thanksgiving! 

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Parfait

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Parfait

In charge of dessert for Thanksgiving? Headed to a Friendsgiving potluck? Whip up this vegan pumpkin pie parfait! The bottom layer is a buttery whole grain crust, then topped with creamy pumpkin coconut filling, and served with a dollop of coconut yogurt, drizzle of maple syrup and crunchy toasted pecans! 

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Simple Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Simple Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Soup

A cozy bowl of fall-flavored goodness! This simple roasted sweet potato and cauliflower soup is made with only 7 ingredients, but packed with flavor. It's extra creamy from a little half and half swirled in. Perfect make ahead meal for a cold day. Just reheat and top with some of the ideas I give for garnishes. 

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PCOS and Intuitive Eating Part 1

PCOS and Intuitive Eating Part 1

PCOS is a common condition affecting 1 out of every 10 women. Unfortunately, weight loss is the most common treatment recommendation, but dieting does more harm than good. Learn about intuitive eating for PCOS in this first post in a series that goes over what PCOS is, how to get diagnosed, and why dieting isn't the answer. 

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Dairy Free Macaroni and Cheese

Dairy Free Macaroni and Cheese

This dairy free macaroni and cheese recipe is made with the most incredible pumpkin-sage sauce that gets it's yummy creaminess from the soaked cashews that get blended it. A lay of herb infused panko breadcrumbs over the top add crunch! The perfect pasta casserole for fall! 

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Butternut Squash Tortilla Soup with White Beans

Butternut Squash Tortilla Soup with White Beans

Make this spicy butternut squash tortilla soup with white beans for fall! It's vegetarian and packed with fiber from winter squash and white beans! Double up the recipe and freeze for later. I love to serve this vegetarian soup garnished with avocado, cheese, cilantro and lime! 

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What If I Can't Love My Body? Exploring Body Respect, Acceptance, Trust, and Love

What If I Can't Love My Body? Exploring Body Respect, Acceptance, Trust, and Love

Sometimes social media body positivity makes it seem like you have to LOVE the appearance of your body to be doing it right. But what if you can't love your body? Thankfully, body positivity doesn't require you to take daily bikini selfies to participate. Learn about body respect, body trust, body acceptance and body love. 

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Chicago FNCE Recap

Chicago FNCE Recap

Sharing a recap of my yearly trip to FNCE - the national dietetics conference hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year was hosted in Chicago. Read on to see some yummy Chicago eats, fun parties with my dietitian pals, and other highlights from my trip. 

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Simple White Bean Soup with Smoked Paprika Oil, Feta and Kalamata Olives

Simple White Bean Soup with Smoked Paprika Oil, Feta and Kalamata Olives

Have you heard of soup bling? It's my favorite way to fancy up easy soups, like this simple white bean soup with smoked paprika oil, feta, and kalamata olives. Even without the toppings, this soup is PACKED with flavor, despite it's simple ingredients list. Make extra and freeze for later! 

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Intuitive Eating Is Not Letting Yourself Go

Intuitive Eating Is Not Letting Yourself Go

Intuitive Eating is not letting yourself go. Along with body acceptance, intuitive eating is one of the most powerful acts of self care. By letting go of what you can't control (your weight), it gives you space to focus on what you can control - creating sustainable, health-promoting behaviors that nourish your healthiest self. 

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Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Pesto Breakfast Sandwich

Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Pesto Breakfast Sandwich

This smoked salmon, avocado and pesto breakfast sandwich is worth waking up early....or getting to work late for! With fresh vegetables, pesto, a runny egg and a thick layer of smoked salmon, it's the breakfast sandwich of your dreams! 

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