Getting Back on Track

It has been a crazy couple of weeks. But Hey! That’s what summer is all about right?! July started out with completing my second sprint triathlon, celebrating my birthday, 4th of July, a weekend trip to Ithaca, NY, and a fun-filled weekend with social outings and friends. Due to all the craziness, my nutrition has been…

Top Tips to Navigating the Farmer’s Market

Saturdays are for the Farmers! Each week, I make time to head over to the market to gather my weekly produce and support local farmers. Here are my top tips to navigating the market: Come Prepared Cash: More and more farmers are taking credit but most only take cash. Reusable Bag: Pick one up at…

Big Weekend

It was a big weekend for Pepper and I! We both COMPLETED the Fifth Third River Bank Run in Grand Rapids, MI. We ran the Mighty Niagara half marathon back in September and immediately began searching for our next race. Kristen suggested the River Bank 25k. I was hesitant at first since a 25k totals…

Gas Station Goods

Whether you are a college student or busy mom, convenience items are a must. If you are like me, the first place that comes to mind is a gas station or fast food chain. But when you are trying to stick to eating healthy, options can be limited. Luckily, convenience stores are increasing their variety…

The Salt Lady

At work, people know me as “The Salt Lady”, yes that is right, you read correctly. As the Salt Lady, I am responsible for the Sodium Reduction public health initiative in Western New York. At various locations, I help analyze menu items and find ways to lower the sodium offered to the public. With February…

Roll Up the….Calories?

It’s that time of year again… Roll Up the Rim at Tim Horton’s. Originally from Michigan and now living in Western New York, I am SHOCKED how much this area loves their Timmy’s. The number of Tim Horton’s is surprising and feels like they are on every block. For those of you unfamiliar with Roll…

Meal Prep or Messy Kitchen

So here we are, hump day, I’m currently eating dinner that I prepped on Sunday and already thinking about what I will prep this weekend. You’ve seen the perfect photos on Instagram and Pinterest, 5 days, 5 lunches, snacks and dinners, all prepped before Monday even hits. I’m here to give you the reality of…

Zoodle Time

Ginger here ready for my first blog post! Another RD, blogger and Instagrammer I recently began following is Wellness for the Win. Shanna does a great job of making easy meals with the ingredients you can use over again. On Monday, I looked at my after-work activities for the week and knew I would have time…