Hummus-olé! Healthy Tailgating with Sabra {Recipe Redux}

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Nutrition & Fitness Nut

Holiday Gift Guide for the Nutrition & Fitness Nut

I am a self-declared nutrition and fitness nut. I love reading about human metabolism, creating recipes and working my booty off in a hard CrossFit WOD. This holiday gift guide is for all my fellow nuts out there. I hope…

From Scratch Speculoos Cookies {Recipe Redux}

From Scratch Speculoos Cookies {Recipe Redux}

Certain activities really manifest the feeling of the holidays. For me, it’s baking Christmas cookies. Getting out the spices. Rustling in the back of the drawers for those tools only used 1 month at most. Playing Mannheim Steamroller in the…

Nutrition for Women’s Health & Fertility: My Interview with Ayla Withee MS RD CLT

Nutrition for Women’s Health & Fertility: My Interview with Ayla Withee MS RD CLT

Infertility affects 7.5 million women in the US. Couples are spending thousands of dollars on doctors visits, medications and IVF in their desire to start a family. What if you could break the painful cycle of infertility with nutrition and lifestyle interventions?…

5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are almost here! I’ve begun shopping for gifts, KOST 103.5 is already playing Christmas music, and Trader Joe’s is stocking their shelves with all their holiday goodies. What should be a time of joy and merriment is often…

My Favorite Trader Joe’s Finds

My Favorite Trader Joe’s Finds

Who doesn’t love Trader Joe’s?? It’s fun, the employees are happy and the food is great (and priced great too). I often get asked what I buy at the grocery store. I’m not sure how to answer without rattling off…

Metabolism Myths: My Interview with Yuri Elkaim

Metabolism Myths: My Interview with Yuri Elkaim

You need to eat every 2-3 hours! Multiple small meals are best. Skipping breakfast is bad for your metabolism. If you miss a meal, your body will go into STARVATION mode! If you’ve heard this or believed this, it’s time for…

Super Duper Breakfast Sammich

Super Duper Breakfast Sammich

Disclaimer: I received free samples of Sabra Spreads mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for…

Chocolate Cherry Gluten-Free Scones {Recipe Redux}

Chocolate Cherry Gluten-Free Scones {Recipe Redux}

Some children learn to cook from their Italian grandma or by watching their mom at the stove. Others learn from the American Heart Association. I’m the “others”. No romantic stories of me at my mother’s knee stirring fresh rosemary into the…

Why Weight Stigma Persists (And What We Can Do About It)

Why Weight Stigma Persists (And What We Can Do About It)

Weight stigma is the thing I encounter as a dietitian that saddens me most. It is based on assumptions and lies that people of a larger size: are lazy and gluttonous lack willpower, self-control and self-respect eat too much don’t…

Raising Healthy Eaters: My Interview with Maryann Jacobsen MS RD

Raising Healthy Eaters: My Interview with Maryann Jacobsen MS RD

We all want to raise healthy kids – that’s why I have family nutrition expert Maryann Jacobsen on the show.  She’s here to take us beyond bribing our kids to eat their vegetables, and help them become mindful eaters. If…