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…

It’s National RDN Day!

Wednesday, March 14th is Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (RDN) Day, which recognizes RDN’s as the lead nutrition experts in the world today. RDN Day is always celebrated on the second Wednesday of March’s National Nutrition Month. It just so happens that this year we also share the holiday with National Pie Day (3.14…)! How food-fitting! In honor of…

Cherry Juice & Probiotics

I’ve been living the dream in Oklahoma for 7 months now, and knowing life never slows down makes it very easy to ditch your healthy habits and mindlessly eat! I can’t tell you how many times I eat on-the-go or while doing something else. (Like, writing this post with my new obsession of Girl Scout…

National Nutrition Month®

March is National Nutrition Month®! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics dedicates this month to celebrate its Academy members as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information. Throughout the month, the Academy promotes the importance of developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. This year the theme is, “Go…

A Lenten Look into Fasting

Happy Valentine’s Day & Happy Ash Wednesday everyone! As a Catholic, having these 2 “holidays” fall on the same day has definitely made things interesting. My boyfriend and I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day yesterday on Fat Tuesday with pizza and a packzis. I also finished off my bag of conversation hearts (my favorite!) before…

Making Room. My Faith Journey and Lent 2018

KATI UPDATE: I have not posted on Instagram since last year, November 28, 2017…. I have not gotten my nails done, hair highlighted or purchased any clothing since before the holidays. I eat cereal at work for breakfast most days and the only thing I really do in regard to meal prep is buy prepared…

Getting Creative With Your Meal Prep

  I often hear people say they don’t like to meal prep because they run out of ideas or get sick of eating the same thing over and over throughout the week. It’s so easy to fall into the habit of buying and making the same foods every day. You’ve probably seen the Instagram pictures displaying identical containers of…

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…

Rethinking the refuel: How athletes can now refuel properly

“Would you like a bottle of water?” “Yes please!” I state, dying of thirst after walking throughout campus and not to mention still dehydrated from running in an indoor track meet the day before. “Actually, we were speaking to your mother,” stated someone from the Penn State compliance office. Shocked. My mother accepted while I…

Warm Foods for Cold Weather

Happy 2018! I hope everyone’s new year is off to a GREAT start! #twentygreat-teen.  If you’re like many people, myself included, one of your new years resolutions may be to “eat better.” This can include a variety of healthy changes such as taking the time to meal prep, cutting out processed foods, and/or eating more…

Holiday Q&A with the Spice Girls!

Check out our FIRST EVER Music Video to learn how we are burning calories this holiday break!   1.) What is your favorite holiday treat? Abbie – On Christmas Eve my family always goes to the bar Cole’s in Buffalo where we always have wings! Growing up I didn’t care for them, but after moving…

Finding Balance This Holiday Season

As many SPICES have already noted, it’s important to find balance throughout the holiday season to truly cherish and enjoy it. As they quickly approach, here are a few tips, pointers, and suggestions to help you embrace the holidays this year. Activity This is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays. Getting…