Cozy Nights + An Ice Cream Sundae

Cozy Nights + An Ice Cream Sundae

As a small business owner, I need time at night to decompress from the workday. Lately, I’ve been trying to be more intentional with my bedtime routine. My current favorite way to relax? This ice cream sundae! Yup, night time ice cream sundae’s are dietitian approved, and a perfectly acceptable way to relax at night! Learn why in this blog post.

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Three Bean Tortellini Minestrone

Three Bean Tortellini Minestrone

This Three Bean Tortellini Minestrone tastes like it’s been simmering all day, but you can make it in just over 30 minutes! Thanks to the addition of READ’s canned three bean salad, it gets the yummiest depth of flavor despite just a quick simmer on the stove! It’s vegetarian too, but even meat lovers will like this soup!

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Goat Cheese Polenta with Mushroom Chickpea Ragu

Goat Cheese Polenta with Mushroom Chickpea Ragu

Would you believe you can have this bowl of creamy goat cheese polenta with chickpea mushroom ragu on the table in less than 30 minutes! Made with instant polenta and an easy protein packed vegetarian ragu, this is some serious Italian comfort food!

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Five Thoughts {Including "Girl, Wash Your Face" & Not Ignoring Body's Cues}

Five Thoughts {Including "Girl, Wash Your Face" & Not Ignoring Body's Cues}

Sharing five thoughts from the week, including why you should probably skip reading “Girl, Wash Your Face” if you’re healing your relationship with food, last minute Thanksgiving ideas, what happens when you ignore your body’s cues, book and documentary recommendations for fellow history nerds, and a recap of a couple entrepreneur panels/classes I was on/taught last week.

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How to not freak out about food on Thanksgiving

How to not freak out about food on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is supposed to be about food, but with all the mixed messages about overabundance and restriction coming from diet culture, it can be a stressful day of eating. Learn strategies for not freaking out about food on Thanksgiving so you can fully enjoy yourself and celebrate the holiday without feeling guilty about eating.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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