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

Baking, food, nutrition, recipes

ALMOND JOY Granola

It's been a hot minute since I made homemade granola! Who else loves a good crunch with a yogurt parfait or on-top of a smoothie bowl? This girl does! Granola oftentimes gets a bad rap because many store bought ones are high in fat, calories, and sugar. While all of that is true, you can… Continue reading ALMOND JOY Granola

summer snacks healthy
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

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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

Baking, Breakfast, food, nutrition, recipes

Bunny Pancakes

It wouldn't be a holiday if I didn't post a bunch of festive favorites 🙂 Today I am sharing my PERFECTED pancake recipe--they're fluffy, golden, cook perfectly, and don't crumble when trying to flip! The best part? These pancakes taste like regular pancakes BUT are filled with fiber and protein! Score. Simply make the pancakes… Continue reading Bunny Pancakes

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HEALTHIFIED Reese’s PB Eggs

Easter is just a few days away, and if you're looking for a more nutritious dessert to take to the family Egg Hunt, I've got ya covered! One of my favorite Easter candies is Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs...why are they better than regular Reese's? I have no idea...they just are! And I am thrilled that… Continue reading HEALTHIFIED Reese’s PB Eggs

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