Vegan Pumpkin Pie Parfait

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Parfait

In charge of dessert for Thanksgiving? Headed to a Friendsgiving potluck? Whip up this vegan pumpkin pie parfait! The bottom layer is a buttery whole grain crust, then topped with creamy pumpkin coconut filling, and served with a dollop of coconut yogurt, drizzle of maple syrup and crunchy toasted pecans! 

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Simple Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Simple Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Soup

A cozy bowl of fall-flavored goodness! This simple roasted sweet potato and cauliflower soup is made with only 7 ingredients, but packed with flavor. It's extra creamy from a little half and half swirled in. Perfect make ahead meal for a cold day. Just reheat and top with some of the ideas I give for garnishes. 

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PCOS and Intuitive Eating Part 1

PCOS and Intuitive Eating Part 1

PCOS is a common condition affecting 1 out of every 10 women. Unfortunately, weight loss is the most common treatment recommendation, but dieting does more harm than good. Learn about intuitive eating for PCOS in this first post in a series that goes over what PCOS is, how to get diagnosed, and why dieting isn't the answer. 

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Dairy Free Macaroni and Cheese

Dairy Free Macaroni and Cheese

This dairy free macaroni and cheese recipe is made with the most incredible pumpkin-sage sauce that gets it's yummy creaminess from the soaked cashews that get blended it. A lay of herb infused panko breadcrumbs over the top add crunch! The perfect pasta casserole for fall! 

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Butternut Squash Tortilla Soup with White Beans

Butternut Squash Tortilla Soup with White Beans

Make this spicy butternut squash tortilla soup with white beans for fall! It's vegetarian and packed with fiber from winter squash and white beans! Double up the recipe and freeze for later. I love to serve this vegetarian soup garnished with avocado, cheese, cilantro and lime! 

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What If I Can't Love My Body? Exploring Body Respect, Acceptance, Trust, and Love

What If I Can't Love My Body? Exploring Body Respect, Acceptance, Trust, and Love

Sometimes social media body positivity makes it seem like you have to LOVE the appearance of your body to be doing it right. But what if you can't love your body? Thankfully, body positivity doesn't require you to take daily bikini selfies to participate. Learn about body respect, body trust, body acceptance and body love. 

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Chicago FNCE Recap

Chicago FNCE Recap

Sharing a recap of my yearly trip to FNCE - the national dietetics conference hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year was hosted in Chicago. Read on to see some yummy Chicago eats, fun parties with my dietitian pals, and other highlights from my trip. 

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Simple White Bean Soup with Smoked Paprika Oil, Feta and Kalamata Olives

Simple White Bean Soup with Smoked Paprika Oil, Feta and Kalamata Olives

Have you heard of soup bling? It's my favorite way to fancy up easy soups, like this simple white bean soup with smoked paprika oil, feta, and kalamata olives. Even without the toppings, this soup is PACKED with flavor, despite it's simple ingredients list. Make extra and freeze for later! 

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Intuitive Eating Is Not Letting Yourself Go

Intuitive Eating Is Not Letting Yourself Go

Intuitive Eating is not letting yourself go. Along with body acceptance, intuitive eating is one of the most powerful acts of self care. By letting go of what you can't control (your weight), it gives you space to focus on what you can control - creating sustainable, health-promoting behaviors that nourish your healthiest self. 

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Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Pesto Breakfast Sandwich

Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Pesto Breakfast Sandwich

This smoked salmon, avocado and pesto breakfast sandwich is worth waking up early....or getting to work late for! With fresh vegetables, pesto, a runny egg and a thick layer of smoked salmon, it's the breakfast sandwich of your dreams! 

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One Question To Ask Yourself Before All Food and Exercise Decisions

One Question To Ask Yourself Before All Food and Exercise Decisions

As you're developing your intuitive eating practice, you might find yourself in the predicament of not knowing if your food choices are stemming from restriction or deprivation. Read this post to learn one simple question you should ask yourself before all food and exercise decisions to see if it's stemming from self care or punishment. 

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Cheddar Apple Toasts

Cheddar Apple Toasts

Sharing one of my favorite snacks for fall! These cheddar apple toasts have the just right combination of carbohydrate with fat and protein to keep me satisfied until my next meal. The bright crisp apples are perfect paired with crispy bread and sharp cheddar. 

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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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