May 28, 2019

Warmer weather and kids getting out of school often means the season of good ol' all-American road trips is upon us. I think the part of travel I get most anxious about is finding food to meet my dietary needs in unfamiliar places. Part of the reason I much prefer a ro...

May 23, 2018

As I've been dutifully, yet lovingly preparing my gardens for the summer veggie growing season, I've been thinking about the level of familiarity I had with last year's harvest. I built the beds, carefully selected and groomed the soil, chose and planted the organic se...

November 13, 2017

If you're wondering what a dietitian's favorite holiday is, the one with the most food would probably be a good guess. I LOVE Thanksgiving! Turkey, cranberries, sweet potatoes, and gratefulness -- that's the verse Julie Andrews should have added to  "My Favorite Things...

October 8, 2017

If you've been following me the last few years, you may be familiar with my "birthday triathlon." It's a healthy tradition I started a few years ago and have continued every birthday. Nothing makes you feel young on a day all about aging like taking good care of your h...

April 21, 2016

Lose 20 pounds in 6 weeks. 21-day plan. One month diet. Etc. Etc.


What do all of these advertisements have in common? An expiration date.



I've seen so many people go through a time-stamped program, see some results, and within a year be right back where they started o...

February 24, 2016

My husband just stopped home for lunch with a taco salad he picked up from somewhere. I had just started eating some chicken and potatoes left over from last night's dinner. At the end of his meal, he had a small pile of tortilla chips left over. He asked me if I wante...

January 31, 2016

Ok, no, I don't literally eat brussels sprouts every day, but now every time I eat them I think of this line and I get "Party Rock Anthem" stuck in my head. And now you will too! Mwahahaha.


So I was that weird kid who always liked the vegetable with the bad rap. Brusse...

January 6, 2016

Happy 2016! Wait, is that right? Why does every year sound so futuristic and every January I find myself saying "I can't believe it's [insert current year here] already and where has all that time gone?" I still remember worrying about Y2K and memorizing all of the lyr...

December 2, 2015

Remember a while back when I posted this blog entry about omelets and their amazing ability to sneak more veggies into your breakfast? Well I've got another kaleicious breakfast idea for you:


The Peachia Kalmond Smoothie

It's got protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and...

November 16, 2015

Like most other things in life, it's what's inside that counts.


Since I'm pretty sure everyone except one weird guy on the internet agrees, if you're a Starbucks lover, you don't care if the cup is red, white, or purple with chartreuse stripes, you're only really inter...

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