nutrition, wellness

The Sugar Debate

Sugar is such a controversial topic not just between fellow dietitians but also within the general public. You have the individuals who debate "sugar is sugar, whether it comes from a starchy vegetable or a piece of cake", the individuals who say "sugar is fine in moderation", and lastly you have the individuals who refute… Continue reading The Sugar Debate

Active, wellness

10 Minute Ab Workout

We all have fitness goals--and building a strong core is one of mine. Below you will find a demonstration of 5 different ab workouts with modifications. See instructions for workout below: **Go your own pace, take breaks when you need it, and feel free to do the modification step.  Even if you're just starting out,… Continue reading 10 Minute Ab Workout

food, nutrition, recipes, wellness

Fresh Pico de Gallo

With summer just around the corner and gardens beginning to produce an abundance of fresh veggies and herbs, I decided to share my pico de gallo recipe.  Summer is the season of cookouts, BBQ's, and grilling, and I guarantee this salsa will be a crowd favorite. About a year ago, I learned how to make… Continue reading Fresh Pico de Gallo

food, nutrition, wellness

Inside My Herb Garden: Basil

This is my first year cultivating an herb garden! Mind you, it is a super small scale herb garden, but I am so excited to have fresh herbs to add to my dishes. I have various kinds of herbs in my garden, but today I want to highlight basil. I have THREE types of basil… Continue reading Inside My Herb Garden: Basil

Active, adventure, self love, wellness

Total Body Interval Training

Anyone stuck in a rut with workouts? Here are some exercise ideas to incorporate into your workouts—whether they be at home, at the gym, or at a park! Now that spring is here and the weather is nice, I love to go running but want to get a total body workout in as well...here are… Continue reading Total Body Interval Training

Baking, food, nutrition, recipes, wellness

Black Bean Brownies

Black beans in brownies?? YES! This trend has been around for a few years now. The first time I made black bean brownies was in 2015...I was getting ready to pack up my car and move to California to attend Loma Linda University to become a registered dietitian.  Before I left for school, I made… Continue reading Black Bean Brownies

Baking, food, nutrition, recipes, wellness

HEALTHY Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

"Say what? Who would put tahini in a dessert?" I  thought the same thing when I first saw a recipe using it...tahini is usually used as a creamy binder in hummus and salad dressings... However, I formed my own chocolate chip cookie recipe using it and I'm never going back! 100% husband approved, too!  … Continue reading HEALTHY Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies