The Grief That Leads to Body Acceptance

The Grief That Leads to Body Acceptance

For most, accepting a body that's larger than a goal that you may have spent a good chunk of your life working toward, is a big part of the intuitive eating process. That process of acceptance can trigger what is essentially a grieving process. Learn about the stages of grief, and how it relates to the process of body acceptance. 

Read More

Kimchi Breakfast Tacos

Kimchi Breakfast Tacos

Make these easy kimchi breakfast tacos! They're loaded with avocado, fried egg, roasted Japanese sweet potatoes and spicy kimchi! The kimchi gives you a dose of gut friendly probiotics. You could enjoy these tacos for breakfast or dinner. If you roast the potatoes in advance, these quick and easy tacos take just minutes to throw together in the morning. 

Read More

A Mini-Rant On The Dirty Dozen

A Mini-Rant On The Dirty Dozen

Y'all, organics are great. They're great for the environment, and some studies show there may be a slight benefit to health. But that doesn't mean we need to stress out about conventional produce. The dirty dozen, a list of the produce with the highest levels of pesticides, is often discussed in a way that promotes food fear and anxiety, and scares people from eating vegetables. 

Read More

How To Cope With Negative Emotions, With Or Without Food

How To Cope With Negative Emotions, With Or Without Food

Emotional eating gets a bad rep. People talk about diving into a box of cookies when you're feeling sad like it's on par with stealing a kids bicycle or kicking a puppy. Food and eating is just one of many ways to cope with negative emotions. Instead of worrying about stopping emotional eating, we should be talking about how to build a well rounded set of tools for coping with emotions that includes food. Learn how to cope with negative emotions, with or without food. 

Read More

Pasta Primavera with Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

Pasta Primavera with Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

Enjoy this vegan take on pasta primavera! This pasta primavera with creamy cauliflower sauce uses a dairy-free sauce made by pureeing steamed cauliflower with with onions, garlic, almond milk, and nutritional yeast to make a rich and creamy sauce for pasta. Toss with sauteed seasonal vegetables of your choice! 

Read More

Intuitive Eating and Snacks + 10 Snacks I've Been Really Into Lately

As with most things nutrition-related, there's some pretty polarizing views about whether you should snack or not. Biology tells us that we need to fuel our bodies regularly, and that hunger is a sign that we probably need food, so I'm pretty sure that means yes, snacks are cool. In this post, learn tips for intuitive eating and snacking, plus I'm sharing 10 snacks I've been really into lately. 

Read More

Meal Planning 101: How to Meal Plan in Intuitive Eating

Meal Planning 101: How to Meal Plan in Intuitive Eating

A big part of Intuitive Eating is learning to make decisions about what to eat based on what sounds and feels good in the moment. It may seem like intuitive eating and meal planning conflict, but I actually think they go hand in hand. When meal planning is done in a way that allows for flexibility and takes pleasure into consideration, meal planning can be a powerful ally in making peace with food. Learn how to meal plan for intuitive eating! 

Read More

Spring Salad with Sauteed Peas and Scallions

Spring Salad with Sauteed Peas and Scallions

Celebrate Spring (whenever it decides to get here) with this gorgeous seasonal salad! This spring salad with sauteed peas and scallions is also topped with briny feta, peppery radishes, creamy avocado and an easy lemon vinaigrette. Perfect as a side dish or bulk it up with protein to make a main course. 

Read More

How to Practice Gentle Nutrition in Intuitive Eating

How to Practice Gentle Nutrition in Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating is just "eat what you want." Gentle nutrition is the last principle of Intuitive Eating, but what does it mean. Learn how to practice gentle nutrition in intuitive eating by focusing on the big picture, aiming for variety, and making simple shifts to your patterns of eating to honor your health from a place of self care. 

Read More

Zucchini Bread Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Maple Greek Yogurt Topping

Zucchini Bread Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Maple Greek Yogurt Topping

These yummy zucchini bread chocolate chip pancakes are topped with a dollop of creamy Greek yogurt topping! Perfect for celebrating the holidays with brunch. It's made with gluten free Simple Mills pancake and waffle mix, which is made with almond flour! It adds a nutty flavor. The perfect way to celebrate Easter brunch! 

Read More

Quick and Easy Meal Inspiration

Quick and Easy Meal Inspiration

Lately, I've been doing a lot less cooking and a lot more throwing together of random edible ingredients. Hey, at the end of the day, food is food! If you've got a busy week coming up, check out this post for ideas for quick and easy meal inspiration, so you can keep yourself fed and fueled. Everything takes less than 20 minutes hands on time, is balanced, and most of all, tasty! 

Read More

A Post for Discouraged Dietitians

A Post for Discouraged Dietitians

Feeling discouraged as a dietitian? You're not alone. I've talked with dozens of dietitians who have felt the same way, and I was definitely there for years. I was convinced I wasn't very good at my job, and that I wasn't actually helping anyone. In hindsight, that may have been true. Preaching weight loss and portion control wasn't actually helping anyone. The key for me in finding confidence in my practice was fully committing to a weight neutral, HAES practice. 

Read More

Matcha Coconut Toasted Oat Bran Bowl

Matcha Coconut Toasted Oat Bran Bowl

If you like oatmeal, you'll LOVE oat bran! It's super creamy and cooks in just a couple minutes. Try it in this matcha coconut toasted oat bran bowl, which uses antioxidant rich matcha powder to add a beautiful green color and yummy flavor. Top with tons of fresh fruit and coconut. Make a big batch in advance and reheat all week. 

Read More

Banh Mi Bowl with Lemongrass Tofu Meatballs and Sriracha Aioli 

Banh Mi Bowl with Lemongrass Tofu Meatballs and Sriracha Aioli 

This banh mi bowl is the meal in a bowl of your dreams! Top brown rice with lemongrass tofu meatballs, pickled daikon and carrots, tons of fresh herbs, crispy cucumbers and a spicy sriracha aioli drizzle. You'll love all the different flavors and textures! Perfect for meal prep because it's delicious straight out of the refrigerator. 

Read More

Rediscovering Joy In Movement

Rediscovering Joy In Movement

Hating your early morning workout? Dragging yourself to the gym after work? If you're stuck in a rut where you're hating every second of the workout you're doing, don't be afraid to take a break. Forcing yourself to do something isn't giving you much benefit. Once you take a break and begin to honor your cravings for movement when they do appear, you can rediscover the joy in movement. 

Read More

20 Things To Compliment Someone On Other Than Appearance

20 Things To Compliment Someone On Other Than Appearance

Appearance based compliments aren't as kind as they seem. Sure, it's nice to tell someone they have great style. Or to tell someone they look nice when you think they look nice, whether they're dressed up or dressed down. But when one's appearance, especially their body, is the only thing they get compliments on, it's hard for that not to get wrapped up in their self identity. When their body changes, as it does, how are they supposed to grapple with losing that part of their identity. How do you deal with losing the one thing that's seemingly valued by others. I think it's smart to look beyond bodies, and start complimenting people on things other than their appearance. Here's 20 ideas to get you started. 

Read More

Eating Disorder Myths

Eating Disorder Myths

When I look back at what I knew about eating disorders as a new practicing dietitian (err, thought I knew), and what I know now after years of experience, it's not surprising to me that there's a ton of misinformation out there. Even as someone who studied eating disorders in both of her undergraduate degrees (psychology and nutrition), there was a TON I didn't know or understand.  This week, I want to bust 4 of the most common eating disorder myths that get in the way of people who are suffering getting the care they need. 

Read More