Why I Ate Wednesday: The Boston Edition

Why I Ate Wednesday: The Boston 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. 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 eating on vacation, brain knowledge and body knowledge in intuitive eating, not eating vegetables, and regretting food choices.

Read More

Hygge Lately...

Hygge Lately...

Have you heard of the phrase hygge? Hygge is a Danish word that don’t translate perfectly to English, but basically means a sense of coziness, comfort or contentment from an everyday moment. Now that I know the word for it, I feel like I notice those moments and am able to have some gratitude for it. Today on the blog, I’m sharing how I’ve been finding hygge lately.

Read More

Nutrition Facts Are Just Information

Nutrition Facts Are Just Information

At a certain point in your intuitive eating journey, nutrition facts can be helpful, and not harmful. I usually don’t recommend reading the nutrition facts, but it can serve as a source of useful information when the meaning of those numbers is neutralized and detached from trying to manipulate your body size. Learn why nutrition facts are just information.

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More