Diet Mythbusters Part 2: Carbs

Diet Mythbusters Part 2: Carbs

When someone finds out I’m a dietitian, one of the first comments I get is “oh, so you tell people what to eat.” In my office, we do a lot more UNLEARNING! There’s so much misinformation out there about nutrition, and that can make eating really stressful, constantly worrying if you’re doing something potentially harmful. In that light, this year for National Nutrition Month I’m busting the most common nutrition myths. In part 2, we’re covering nutrition myths about carbohydrates.

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Spring Asparagus and Goat Cheese Pizza

Spring Asparagus and Goat Cheese Pizza

My black car is officially yellow, so it’s time to break out the asparagus recipes, starting with this spring asparagus and goat cheese pizza! While I am usually adamantly pro-tomato sauce on pizza, I love this pie topped with garlic oil, two cheeses, crisp-tender asparagus and thin slices of Yukon gold potatoes. Don’t be skeptical of potatoes on pizza - the crispy rounds of potato are so good! And as I’m writing this, I’m realizing proscuitto or bacon would be a very welcome addition.

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What to expect working with a non-diet dietitian

What to expect working with a non-diet dietitian

As a non-diet, private practice dietitian, there’s a lot of misconceptions about what we do, and I think a lot of those misconceptions can make people afraid to reach out for help. Will you be told what you can and can’t eat? Will you be judged for your weight or eating choices? Will you be lectured about nutrition the whole time? Learn what to expect working with a non-diet dietitian in this article.

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Vegan Peanut Ginger Cauliflower Veggie Burgers

Vegan Peanut Ginger Cauliflower Veggie Burgers

Homemade veggie burgers can be hit or miss. This recipe for vegan peanut ginger cauliflower veggie burgers are a hit! Made with a combination of quinoa, oats, chickpeas and rice cauliflower seasoned with ginger, soy sauce, peanut butter and fresh herbs. Enjoy over a salad on in a bun with an easy sriracha mayo!

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Diet Mythbusters Part 1: Food and Nutrition Myths that Never Die

Diet Mythbusters Part 1: Food and Nutrition Myths that Never Die

When someone finds out I’m a dietitian, one of the first comments I get is “oh, so you tell people what to eat.” In my office, we do a lot more UNLEARNING! There’s so much misinformation out there about nutrition, and that can make eating really stressful, constantly worrying if you’re doing something potentially harmful. In that light, this year for National Nutrition Month I’m busting the most common nutrition myths. In part 1, we’re covering nutrition myths that never seem to die!

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Spaghetti with Tempeh Sausage Marinara and Artichokes

Spaghetti with Tempeh Sausage Marinara and Artichokes

This spaghetti with tempeh sausage marinara is a weeknight version of one of my favorite weekend dishes! It swaps crumbled tempeh seasoned with sage, fennel, basil and oregano for sausage to make it a vegetarian meal. Add artichokes for veggies and texture! This easy recipe takes less than 30 minutes hands on time!

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Coconut Cherry Muesli

Coconut Cherry Muesli

Coconut cherry muesli is super easy and budget friendly to make! Made with oats tossed with dried cherries, shredded coconut, almonds, and cashews with oats. Enjoy it by itself with milk, or mixed with yogurt and topped with berries and honey for easy overnight oats. Packed with fiber for a filling breakfast!

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What I wish more people understood about eating disorders

What I wish more people understood about eating disorders

There are so many misconceptions about eating disorders, within dietetics, and in the general population, and that’s created a world that’s really dangerous for those with eating disorders or at risk. It prevents people both from asking for help when they need it, and receiving adequate care when they do.

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Spicy Harissa Bean Soup

Spicy Harissa Bean Soup

This simple, budget-friendly recipe for spicy harissa bean soup is my favorite way to clean out the pantry of all those random mason jars of beans that accumulates when you shop in the bulk aisle. Learn tips for cooking perfect dry beans, and ideas for other recipes for using up harissa.

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How to Stop Binging on the Weekend

How to Stop Binging on the Weekend

With less structure, more going out to eat and travel, and sometimes, more alcohol, navigating eating on the weekends can be a challenge. It’s not unusual to get trapped in a cycle of eating “perfectly” during the week, then binging on the weekend. Learn 9 tips for how to stop binging on the weekend in this post.

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South Africa Travel Guide: Garden Route & Johannesburg

South Africa Travel Guide: Garden Route & Johannesburg

Sharing the final South Africa travel guide from our recent trip! This edition covers the Garden Route, where we went diving with sharks, hiking in Tsisikama National Park and Robberg Nature Reserve, and stayed in the resort town of Knysna. We wrapped up with a night of camping in Addo Elephant Park and finally, museum hopping in Johannesburg.

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Discovering Space for Body Peace

Discovering Space for Body Peace

Body image work is hard. Every day we’re exposed to dozens of messages and triggers telling us that we don’t stack up to an unrealistic beauty ideal. It’s easy to identify these triggers, but what about identifying the spaces where you do feel at peace with your body, and actively discovering space for body peace?

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The MANY Problems with BMI - aka The BS Measuring Index

The MANY Problems with BMI - aka The BS Measuring Index

BMI charts are as ubiquitous to doctors offices as stethoscopes and thermometers, a crude formula that categorizes people into underweight, normal, overweight, and obese categories. Most people recognize the BMI scale has it’s problems, but most don’t realize just how bunk BMI actually is. Learn about the problems with BMI, and ways you can improve health outside of the scale.

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Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Almond Granola

Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Almond Granola

This dark chocolate, coconut and almond granola is the BEST granola for snacking! Or, enjoy it with milk or yogurt for a satisfying breakfast. Made with mashed bananas and maple syrup, it’s lower in sugar but still plenty sweet. With chunks of dark chocolate, roughly chopped almonds, quinoa and big clusters, it’s got tons of crunch too!

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Browned Butter Spaghetti with Roasted Cauliflower

Browned Butter Spaghetti with Roasted Cauliflower

In all my years of blogging, and all my years of pasta eating, this browned butter spaghetti with roasted cauliflower is my absolute favorite pasta dish! With a rich browned butter and garlic sauce, juicy cherry tomatoes, sweet caramelized cauliflower and briny capers, there’s so many flavors packed into one bowl of pasta. Learn how to make this veggie packed bowl of spaghetti at home!

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IBS & Intuitive Eating Part 4: A Personal Perspective

IBS & Intuitive Eating Part 4: A Personal Perspective

I’m back with part 4 of my IBS and Intuitive Eating series. Today is a personal story from my part time dietitian Kate, of how she learned what’s best for her IBS symptoms was not more fiber, water and exercise, like EVERY doctor told her, but rather less of those things! Learn how intuitive eating helped Kate make peace with food, and soothe her stomach symptoms.

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Running is a Stressor

Running is a Stressor

The idea that running is a stress reliever is pretty universally accepted, but did you know that physically, running is actually a stressor? You read that right. Running, and other moderate to high intensity exercise, raises levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. That doesn’t mean running is unhealthy - quite the opposite! It’s just that your body needs the right conditions to support it. Learn how to best support your exercise in this post!

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