Mini-Thanksgiving

Unfortunately, my boyfriend and I won’t be spending Thanksgiving together this year. I still wanted to do something special to honor the holiday so last Saturday, I made a mini Thanksgiving meal for us! It was delicious and Conor-approved! We had such a nice time eating and relaxing it made all the cooking worth it…

Hello Fresh – Have You Tried It?

I have been wanting to try a meal delivery kit for a while, so when I saw a Groupon for Hello Fresh I had to get it! For those of you who don’t know, Hello Fresh is like most other meal delivery kits where they put together a meal plan for the week and mail you…

“Fun-Size” Tips for a Healthy Halloween

While many of us may be a little old for trick-or-treating, none of else are ever too old for Halloween candy!  Whether it’s in the break room at work or in the check-out line at the store, hard to go anywhere without seeing Reese’s cups and mini bags of skittles. So how do we stick…

5 ways to get 30g of protein at breakfast

Although protein is not a nutrient the general public is lacking, data shows the distribution of protein throughout the average day is not similar at all 3 meals.  We typically lack protein at breakfast and over-do our protein at dinner with huge chunks of meat and large amounts of dairy products. This type of eating…

Fabulous Fiber

Whenever I’m at a loss of ideas on what to write about for a blog-post, I think about what I am teaching in class on the given week. (Side Note: I teach an introductory nutrition class at the local community college). This week we are learning about one of the three macro-nutrients: Carbohydrates! So naturally,…

Beets Bears Battlestar Galactica

Those of you that are lovers of Dwight – sorry this is not a blog post about the best show, it is actually about something better: BEETS!  Beets are easily my favorite vegetable. You can roast them, boil them, eat them raw, drink as a juice or incorporate them into your diet by a powder!…

“Labor-Free” Cooking for Labor Day

Labor Day is supposed to be a day to celebrate hard working people, so who wants to labor over a complicated recipe? Don’t take time away from friends and family preparing food and try these healthy, easy recipes! Plus someone’s got to bring the fruits and vegetables! 🙂 Cucumber Salad What do you need? Cucumbers (2…

Type 3 Diabetes… there’s another one?

Many of know someone who has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, whether it’s a family member, a friend, a co-worker, or even all three. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), diabetes (specifically type 2) is has been declared as US health epidemic. Today, more than 29 million Americans are living with type…

Collagen Protein

Hi friends! Anyone else feel like marketplace is blowing up with progressive nutrition products?! It’s actually a very exciting and interesting nutrition world right now. We used to live in a land of standard Quaker granola bars and orange juice fortified with calcium. Now, there are snack bars in the refrigerated section, live bacteria in…

Time to Top it off!

Let’s talk toppings! This has been a hot ‘top’-ic the last few years, and I’m excited to share some of my favorites with you (sorry, I’m not talking ice cream toppings). Spice Girls talk a lot about meal prep and the importance of planning; but with toppings, no prep is needed! Finding the right toppings…

Break the Fast with Sweet Potato Hash

Every summer growing up, my grandparents would take my sister and I to Cooperstown. Known for the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown is a wonderful summer getaway. We would camp, hike, and then get all dressed up to see an Opera at the Glimmerglass Festival at the Alice Busch Opera Theater. Until recently, I thought this…

Stirring Up The Yogurt Aisle

Has the yogurt aisle become confusing to anyone else? And since when did it take up the entire aisle?! It seems like not too long ago, choices were limited to cow’s milk yogurt and a few dairy alternatives that came in nonfat, low fat or whole milk versions. Being trendy with yogurt meant you bought…