Blog Brulee Recap + Life Lessons Learned

Blog Brulee Recap + Life Lessons Learned

Sharing a recap of the week I spent in Boston visiting family and Vermont for Blog Brulee, a conference for dietitian bloggers, and some of the life lessons I learned while I was there. Plus, lots of good eats and pictures from the pretty runs I took in the city. 

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Beyond The Hunger & Fullness Scale

Beyond The Hunger & Fullness Scale

If you're familiar with Intuitive Eating, then you know about the hunger and fullness scale, a tool to help you get back in touch with your hunger and fullness cues. This post goes beyond the scale to talk about some of the common questions and barriers I get from clients in my practice when trying to apply the hunger fullness scale to their eating. 

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Pumpkin, Shiitake and Gruyere Pizza with Trader Joe's Cauliflower Crust

Pumpkin, Shiitake and Gruyere Pizza with Trader Joe's Cauliflower Crust

Have you tried Trader Joe's cauliflower frozen cauliflower crust? Make this fall inspired pumpkin, shiitake and gruyere pizza! It's a tasty vegetarian meal, and gluten free too! Made with a canned pumpkin sauce then topped with chewy shiitakes and aged gruyere. 

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"Feeling Fat" Has Nothing To Do With Your Size

"Feeling Fat" Has Nothing To Do With Your Size

"I feel fat" is a phrase most people have said or thought at least once in their life. But it's dangerous, because it distracts from what's really wrong. Learn why we should banish "I feel fat" from our vocabulary, and why "fat" isn't a feeling. 

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Whole Wheat Caramelized Banana Bread

Whole Wheat Caramelized Banana Bread

Give classic banana bread an upgrade! Make this whole wheat caramelized banana bread, which is made with cinnamon, vanilla and brown sugar caramelized bananas and whole wheat flour for extra fiber. It's the perfect hostess or holiday gift, as extras can be frozen until later. 

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Food Police or Nutrition Ally?

Food Police or Nutrition Ally?

One of my favorite parts of the Intuitive Eating book is a chart under the "Challenge the Food Police" chapter which goes over the different food voices in your head. Learning to identify which voices your food thoughts are coming from helps you decide whether to listen to or challenge that voice. Learning to distinguish the food police from the nutrition ally helps you take care of your health without dieting. 

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Green Curry Avocado Noodles

Green Curry Avocado Noodles

Green curry avocado noodles are made with a spicy green curry sauce made from avocado, tossed with stir fried green veggies! Zoodles are tossed in for texture and more fiber. It's gluten free and vegan! Add tofu or chicken to add more protein and make it more filling. 

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Nourish with Lamb in New Orleans

Nourish with Lamb in New Orleans

Last week I traveled to New Orleans for three days with the Tri-Lamb group to learn about culinary nutrition and lamb! We ate some delicious multi-course meals at some of New Orleans best restaurants, and got to play in the kitchen with lots of lamb, experimenting with Mediterranean diet inspired recipes. 

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What I Ate That Didn't Make It To Instagram

What I Ate That Didn't Make It To Instagram

Instagram might make it look like all my meals are perfectly plated, garnished and cooked from scratch, but that's definitely not the case. Here's a look at my instagram-reject meals that weren't exactly pretty, but tasted good and filled me up! 

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Tropical Tofu Kebabs with Mango and Avocado

Tropical Tofu Kebabs with Mango and Avocado

Heat up the grill to make these tropical tofu kebabs with avocado and mango! They're insanely easy to make, and you can swap in whatever vegetables and fruit you like. Or, instead of this vegan version, make these with chicken, shrimp or pork. 

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Sheet Pan Ratatouille and Chicken

Sheet Pan Ratatouille and Chicken

Looking for an easy and healthy chicken recipe you can prep in less than 15 minutes? Make this sheet pan ratatouille chicken! Throw ratatouille vegetables, olive oil and bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs on a sheet pan and roast until the chicken is crispy and the vegetables are caramelized. It's so simple and perfect for those late summer nights! 

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Weekend Eats

Weekend Eats

Popping in with a recap of my weekend, including a visit from my best friend and her husband from Atlanta, the yummiest cinnamon roll in Columbia, a lunch and margarita date with the hubs and the dogs, and a HUGE recipe fail. 

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Things I've Been Loving Lately

Things I've Been Loving Lately

Sharing a few links and random little bits of life that I think you'll love - my favorite new jacket, a couple links from my RD friends, a frameworthy quote for the office, and an upcoming training opportunity for dietitians. 

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The Privilege of Wellness

The Privilege of Wellness

The wellness gurus on instagram make it seem like $20 smoothie powders and weeklong yoga retreats are a must for health and wellbeing. In reality, what's needed for health is pretty basic, yet a lot of people don't even have access to that. This post talks about the privilege of wellness, because if we could all start thinking about wellness as a privilege, not a mandate, we'd all be a lot healthier. 

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Summer Gnocchi with Basil Brown Butter

Summer Gnocchi with Basil Brown Butter

Celebrate the season with this summer gnocchi with basil brown butter and all of the yummiest seasonal produce! It's incredibly simple - just saute zucchini, tomatoes, corn or whatever else looks delicious at the farmer's market, toss with gnocchi and nutty browned butter. 

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Intuitive Eating and HAES Q&A for Dietitians + Launch of Fall RD Entrepreneurs Symposium

Intuitive Eating and HAES Q&A for Dietitians + Launch of Fall RD Entrepreneurs Symposium

Today on the blog I'm sharing information about an RD Entrepreneurs Symposium I'll be leading a seminar in, and answering some burning questions from my RD readers on the principles I use in my non-diet practice. Click for an intuitive eating and HAES Q&A for dietitians that'll give you insight into how to use these non-diet principles in a diet obsessed world. 

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Four Tips for How to Learn Intuitive Movement

Four Tips for How to Learn Intuitive Movement

Not a fitness person? Me neither. Yet I've learned to incorporate movement into my life on a pretty regular basis by using the skills I gained in intuitive eating. This post shares four tips on how to learn intuitive movement, the practice of getting in touch with your body's signals to determine what type, how long and how intense to do activity. 

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The BEST Almond Butter Blondies with Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Sea Salt

The BEST Almond Butter Blondies with Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Sea Salt

These moist and tender almond butter blondies are the BEST I've ever made. I love them with dark chocolate chips and coconut for a bit of texture. Instead of using flour, this recipe uses almond butter and eggs to create their gooey texture. 

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Defining What Really Matters: Are You Spending Your Energy Where It Counts?

Defining What Really Matters: Are You Spending Your Energy Where It Counts?

How much time and energy are you spending on the pursuit of thinness? Part of living a life well-nourished is putting your time and energy towards the things that are most important to you. This post is all about defining what really matters and putting your resources towards that. 

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How NOT To Do Self Care

How NOT To Do Self Care

When self care feels like work, it isn't working. This post is all about how NOT to do self care. Sharing a bit about why I stopped doing yoga and meditation for a period of time, because it had become another item to check off my to do list, rather than a nourishing way to take care of my physical and mental health. 

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