It’s Heart Month <3

February is Heart Month! It seems fitting that Valentine’s Day and Heart Month are both in February. Here are a few facts to start us off… 55% of people ‘celebrate’ Valentine’s Day. 90% of Americans consume over the daily recommendation of sodium intake. 1 in 6 children have high blood pressure. Heart disease is the…

Top 2 Tips for Staying Active through the Winter

The holidays are over and we are all back into our normal routines. For some, the new year may have brought on new fitness goals to accomplish in 2019. For myself, I have my first marathon on the schedule as well as my third sprint triathlon. From my experience, everyone is always excited at the…

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…

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…

Intuitive Eating: The Dieting Cycle

A few months back, I discussed starting the Intuitive Eating book by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. Fast forward to now, I finished the book and ready to give you a brief summary of the main takeaways. Chapter One: Hitting Diet Bottom This chapter provides a background of what we are seeing more and more…

What’s in my Lunchbox

This week, I wanted to give you a quick glimpse of “What’s in my lunchbox”. This is an overview of how food prep can be effortless and incorporating fruits and veggies can be simple. First, you need a lunch bag.  If it fits all the Tupperware it’s a keeper! Breakfast: Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding This…

Saying “Yes”

Less than a year ago, I was talking with Kristen (aka: Pepper) and she mentioned a trip she was planning for the following year. The trip was to Havasu Falls with another RD friend, Becky. I did a quick google-image search and immediately said “YES!” …pretty much inviting myself. I soon found out it was a backpacking…

Iron-Deficiency Anemia

It was the summer of 2012, I was working over 40 hours a week at a local marina and sights on running my first half marathon in the fall. At 20 years old and working outside on Lake St Clair, I didn’t have a care in the world! The hours and work were grueling but…

Starting the Intuitive Eating Journey

I absolutely love the dietitian community! Especially all of the ladies that join me on this blog! Recently, I have been having a sense of how great it is that we all share the same approach when it comes to nutrition –no dieting, making and sustaining healthy habits, guilt-free eating, and having a good relationship…

~Weekend Vibes~

October always seems to go by way too fast! This fall season was filled with quality family and friend time, apple picking, hiking, all things pumpkin and football. Here is a snapshot of how I spent my October weekends 🙂   October 7th: Oklahoma! I had the pleasure of visiting Abbie at the University of…

From ‘hippie grocer’ to Whole Foods Market

Big news coming out of Buffalo this week! The very first Whole Foods Market in WNY opened! I’m not exactly sure if I have ever been to a Whole Foods before so I am very excited to check it out! Before setting out, I decided to do some research….Thanks to Sugar I listened to a…

Intimidation Foods

I’ve said it before and I will say it again…I’m not much of a cook. Because of this I am really intimidated to cook and prepare items I am unfamiliar with. This week, I decided to challenge myself and make “Tofu Pad Thai”. Well, I have never bought tofu before, so that was interesting and…