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

food, nutrition, recipes, wellness

Garlicky Spinach Dip

Who loves spinach dip?? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ What if I told you I've got a healthy spinach dip recipe?? Using tons of fresh spinach and garlic and instead of mayo or sour cream (like traditional spinach dip), I use nonfat Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is packed with protein which makes this appetizer more nutrient dense than traditional… Continue reading Garlicky Spinach Dip

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Kale Shakshuka

You guys, I've been wanting to try this "shakshuka" thing for a while... Shakshuka is a traditional African dish of poached eggs in a simmering tomato sauce...however, thanks to Molly Yeh, I was inspired to try the kale shakshuka version.   See Molly Yeh's original recipe here-- my recipe is adapted from hers.   Enjoy! … Continue reading Kale Shakshuka

diets, food, nutrition, wellness

What’s a Dietitian?

It has been just over a year since I became a Registered Dietitian! That was one of the happiest moments of my life (aside from my wedding, of courseJ). Throughout my education, people asked me, “What’s your major?” When I told them “Nutrition and Dietetics, I am going to be a Registered Dietitian”, many people… Continue reading What’s a Dietitian?

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Healthy Habits with Your Spouse

Have you ever wanted to make a really colorful, nutritious recipe you found on Pinterest for you and your significant other, and then as soon as you put it on the table your spouse has a hard time choking it down? Yeah, I have been there, too. My husband and I have been married for… Continue reading Healthy Habits with Your Spouse

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New Spin on Summer Crops

It is officially summer, if you couldn’t tell by the sweltering heat and humidity (if you are on the east coast), which means our gardens will be spitting out fresh produce for us once again. I have to be honest, I get excited about summer produce initially, but by the end of the season, I… Continue reading New Spin on Summer Crops

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“DIET”…It’s a bad word

How many of you have gone on a diet?  To be honest, who hasn’t?  In the past, I have definitely tried different fad diets. When I was a young teenager, I told myself I would only eat fruit to lose weight. As I got older, I thought restricting my calorie intake through skipping meals, only eating… Continue reading “DIET”…It’s a bad word

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Healthy Living 101

Happy New Year!  This past year went by in the blink of an eye.  Are we all ready for a fantastic and healthy 2018?  This post may seem super basic to some of you, but it never hurts to have a refresher of what our bodies need.  Before I go into the basics for the average person, remember that every… Continue reading Healthy Living 101

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Staying Active with a Busy Schedule

  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  With 2018 right around the corner, I know many of you will be making “New Year’s Resolutions”.  It is so easy to follow that resolution for a few weeks, but then get caught up in the craziness of life and forget all about it when February rolls around.  Have no fear!  I have a few… Continue reading Staying Active with a Busy Schedule

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Summer’s Berry-licious Crop

Hey, everyone!  I have been a little MIA the past few months with finals, clinical rotations, graduating, and now studying for boards while putting all my wedding plans into action.  However, I missed you all, blogging, and most of all experimenting in the kitchen.  You may have guessed it from the title of this blog, but the “star”… Continue reading Summer’s Berry-licious Crop