Savvy Summer Salads

“June 21, the first day of Summer” is what my sister always responds when asked about her birthday (thanks, Ky for never letting me forget the first official day of summer… and HBD!).  To celebrate the start of a new season, I would like to share some easy summer recipes. Each of these includes our…

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…

Wake Up & Drink that COFFEE!

When I recently visited my sister in her new home, Cali, we visited an adorable coffee shop. On the side of the building while holding our hot cup of java it stated, “Coffee helps those who sleep little and dream a lot…” Nobody else better comes to mind than the fellow student athletes I help….

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month!

June is national fresh fruit and vegetable month! Celebrate by adding a little color to your plate and trying some new produce. What’s in Season in Michigan Right Now? Vegetables: Arugula, Asian greens, beets, broccoli, chard and beet greens, salad greens, lettuce, spinach, onions, peas/peapods, radishes, sprouts, turnips, zucchini Fruits: In Michigan, July, August and…

Everything’s Better with (Nut) Butter

For me, my love of peanut butter started back in grade school when I literally ate a PB&J sandwich every day from kindergarten through 8th grade. I put peanut butter on celery and topping it with raisins (AKA “ants on a log”). And on occasion, would enjoy the not so healthy Oreo’s dipped in peanut…

GREEK FOOD

Hello and Happy Hump Day! As many of you may know, I traveled to Greece a few weeks ago with two of my girlfriends and had an AMAZING time. However, I have not gotten a chance to share about one of the best parts of the trip…the FOOD of course! Like any vacation or trip,…

Aldi Obsession

Ginger & Pepper walk into an Aldi… the rest is history ❤ Both of us spices have a long-standing relationship (aka: LOVE) with this grocer.  Why is Aldi amazing? Let me tell you…  Efficient: Aldi stocks their supplies in their original boxes so there is no time lost moving product to the shelf. In addition,…

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…

Eggplant “Bacon”!? Trying New Recipes

How many of you take pictures of recipes from magazines or social media and never do anything with them? I am extremely guilty of this. Almost weekly I’ll see a recipe that looks interesting and snap a picture to try it later. Weeks go by and the picture gets lost in my album never to be seen again. So this week…

Some SWEET updates!

As many of you may know, I grew up in a rural area showing livestock, baling hay and working for the man (my dad). Part of living on a small farm was helping with everything that needed to be done, and now that I am older, it’s something I can really appreciate! Although, put lightly,…

Nutrition Philosophy

  When people find out that I’m a dietitian, they always ask me what I eat, what I don’t eat, and what I recommend they should eat. YIKES! My head wants to burst when I hear these questions because they are not quick-answers, but more of an explanation of my nutrition philosophy.  If you’ve been…