Healthy Competition?

Healthy Competition?

This quarter, I have been taking an oil painting class at my local community college. Being a dietitian, I like to paint food, like a dino kale leaf or a French macaron. I have, however, had to catch myself from…

Shame on You (Not Me)

Shame on You (Not Me)

Times have changed. Weight used to be just a number that was checked at the doctor’s office. Pant size was a helpful way of finding clothes that fit right without having to try on the whole rack. Body image? I’m…

A Protein Pick-Me-Up

A Protein Pick-Me-Up

I was recently gifted with the Vega One Starter Kit and as one who has had not-so-delightful experiences with vegan protein powders in the past, I was curious to try Vega’s line and was hopeful from others’ experience with their…

Avocado Oil Review and Our Daily Kale Salad Recipe

Avocado Oil Review and Our Daily Kale Salad Recipe

This bottle of avocado oil gifted by Chosen Foods makes for a nice addition to my oil collection. I have never seen avocado oil before and was recently introduced to the company Chosen Foods. I am pleasantly surprised by both….

Learning to Listen

Learning to Listen

Looking back on this summer, one of the highlights for me was being an auntie. My brother and his family live far away, so I usually only get to see my nieces in-person a couple times a year. Other than…

Back to School! Healthy Eating on Campus

Back to School! Healthy Eating on Campus

The school year is upon us and young adults nationwide are heading off to college for the first time. Balanced eating on campus can be a challenge. Social events usually involve or revolve around food; dorms have limited cooking resources and…

It’s Good For You

It’s Good For You

Parents say this to explain why their kids should eat something that is green or gross…or not sweet or covered in rainbow sprinkles. People say this to explain why they eat food that doesn’t appeal to the eye or tastebuds….

Like Pulling Teeth

Like Pulling Teeth

Getting myself to do some things is like pulling teeth…or having a root canal. I was told by my dentist (who conveniently happens to be my mother) that a tooth that I thought was just sensitive is going to need…

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

Most goodbyes are bittersweet–more bitter than sweet. We say goodbye to youth and summers on the lake as we enter an era of responsibility, challenges, and trials. We leave 18+ years of school where we had the support of our…

What Don’t You Eat?

What Don’t You Eat?

During my summer travels abroad and a temporary break from social media, I got glimpses of a world where all food is ok–a world where people choose what to eat based on what’s seasonal, what their body is craving; a…