Browned Butter Pear and Dark Chocolate Baked Oatmeal

Browned Butter Pear and Dark Chocolate Baked Oatmeal

My favorite cake was the inspiration behind this recipe for browned butter pear and dark chocolate baked oatmeal. My banana and berry baked oatmeal is a regular in our house, so I decided to switch it up with this more fall-appropriate version. I love to make this dish to use up pears that are a little past their prime. Perfect for a make ahead breakfast!

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The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

In todays achievement obsessed society, sleep is often thought of as a luxury, or just an afterthought. I used the think the biggest consequence of inadequate sleep was feeling cranky and wasting too much money at Starbucks. It wasn’t until I started working at the VA with many veterans who had a difficult time sleeping due to PTSD, when I started to dig into the research and understand the importance of sleep.

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Why I Ate Wednesday: The 14-Hour Workday Edition

Why I Ate Wednesday: The 14-Hour Workday Edition

In this crazy mixed up diet culture we live in, sometimes it’s hard to know what a “normal” day of eating looks like. Today’s WHY I ate Wednesday post is to give you an inside look at intuitive eating in action, looking at what guides my eating decisions and how that plays out throughout the day. In this edition, I talk about grazing, why it’s ok to eat late at night, and how hunger varies from day to day.

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Easy Herbed Ricotta Fettuccine

Easy Herbed Ricotta Fettuccine

Is there anything more comforting than creamy pasta? Enjoy a bowl of comforting goodness in less than 15 minutes with this recipe for easy herbed ricotta fettuccine, made with an simple no-cook sauce of ricotta blended with garlic, herbs and olive oil. Add your favorite seasonal vegetables to make it a meal!

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Intuitive Eating & IBS: Part 3 - Disordered Eating and IBS

Intuitive Eating & IBS: Part 3 - Disordered Eating and IBS

IBS is incredibly common among people who struggle with eating disorders or disordered eating, but most of the dietary advice can make disordered eating worse. Learn about the relationship between disordered eating and IBS, and strategies for coping with IBS when you’re in eating disorder recovery.

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Are You Giving Yourself FULL Permission Around Food?

Are You Giving Yourself FULL Permission Around Food?

A few weeks ago, I shared a few instagram posts on gentle nutrition. I got a lot of comments and questions from people who were trying to experiment with gentle nutrition, but feeling frustrated with never making the “healthy” choice. This is one of those cases where the answer is in the question. If you’re going into a choice with the mindset that one decision is better than the other, then you’re not giving yourself full permission.

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One Dish Vegetarian Greek Rice Casserole

One Dish Vegetarian Greek Rice Casserole

This one dish vegetarian Greek rice casserole is so easy to make! Just bake rice with chickpeas, spinach, sauteed garlic and onions, tons of fresh herbs and lemon! Top it off with feta cheese and bake until the rice is tender and crispy on the bottom of the pan! Easy to make with shelf stable ingredients so it makes the perfect pantry meal.

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Why I Ate Wednesday: The Hurricane Edition

Why I Ate Wednesday: The Hurricane Edition

In this crazy mixed up diet culture we live in, sometimes it’s hard to know what a “normal” day of eating looks like. Today’s WHY I ate Wednesday post is to give you an inside look at intuitive eating in action, looking at what guides my eating decisions and how that plays out throughout the day. In this edition, I talk about grazing, hunger fullness cues changing from day to day, and meal planning for intuitive eating.

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Five Thoughts (Including Intuitive Eating Misconceptions and Neuroplasticity)

Five Thoughts (Including Intuitive Eating Misconceptions and Neuroplasticity)

Sharing five thoughts from the week, including misconceptions about intuitive eating for chronic disease, being a tourist in your hometown, decorating your house with things that spark joy, a new walking meditation to try, and the concept of neuroplasticity, or the brains ability to change.

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Snack Food is More Than Fruit, Nuts, and Energy Bars

Snack Food is More Than Fruit, Nuts, and Energy Bars

Snack food is more than fruit, nuts and bars. There are no rules about what kinds of foods you’re supposed to eat for a snack. Listen to what sounds good to create a snack that’s actually satisfying for you. Cookies are one of my personal favorite afternoon snacks, especially Simple Mills crunchy cookies.

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Why I Ate Wednesday: The Labor Day Edition

Why I Ate Wednesday: The Labor Day Edition

In this crazy mixed up diet culture we live in, sometimes it’s hard to know what a “normal” day of eating looks like. Today’s WHY I ate Wednesday post is to give you an inside look at intuitive eating in action, looking at what guides my eating decisions and how that plays out throughout the day. In this edition, I talk about zooming out on nutrition and how to eat when you sleep in past breakfast.

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Coconut Curry Crusted Chicken Salad with Mango and Honey Mustard Dressing

Coconut Curry Crusted Chicken Salad with Mango and Honey Mustard Dressing

This summery coconut curry chicken salad with mango and honey mustard dressing is made with Growing Roots new organic coconut and seed bites, which packs tons of flavor and crunch into oven “fried” chicken tenders! You’ll love the easy homemade honey mustard dressing paired with the sweet-tart juicy mango, fresh greens and spicy chicken!

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Intuitive Eating and IBS: Part 1

Intuitive Eating and IBS: Part 1

Most of the dietary recommendations for IBS are all about avoiding certain foods or going on an elimination diet. But these common recommendations for IBS can sometimes make things worse and not better. In part 1 of this series on intuitive eating and IBS, I’ll discuss what IBS is, possible causes, and discuss intuitive eating vs. elimination diets as a treatment.

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