Food and Nutrition Blog

Check out the following food and nutrition blog posts for health and wellness information and tasty recipes! Nothing is more powerful than good nutrition. Not only can optimal nutrition help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, good food can also give you energy and make you feel great! The world of nutrition is constantly changing as experts conduct innovative studies and publish breakthrough research. We are bombarded with new and trendy nutrition information every day via the internet, TV, fad diet books, magazines and more. So what does good nutrition mean to me? Follow my food and nutrition blog to stay up-to-date with important nutrition topics and discover delicious healthy recipes!

Guilt-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Recipes | 0 comments

Guilt-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes

Love is in the air! But that doesn’t mean you need to spend your weekend gorging on cake, cookies and candy. Show some love to your body with one of these guilt-free Valentine’s Day recipes! Coconut Quinoa Pancakes with Citrus Ricotta and Blood Orange Jam by Half Baked Harvest – Does your idea of a great Valentine’s Day start with breakfast in bed? These pancakes – made with a blend of quinoa, whole wheat flour, and coconut and topped with a blood orange chia jam – would make any health-conscious girl’s...

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12 Tips for Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Healthy Living | 0 comments

12 Tips for Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals

Week nights can be hectic and difficult to plan for. An unpredictable turn of events (say the boss asks you to stay late at work, the nanny calls in sick, after-school programs are cancelled) can change a well-thought-out plan to cook a healthy dinner into an emergency drive-thru meal. But a few simple tips can keep you on track even during your busiest hour – allowing you to create quick and easy weeknight meals that will help you stick to that New Year’s resolution. This is a sponsored post supported by Perfect Fit...

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What to See and Eat in Austin

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016 in Healthy Living | 0 comments

What to See and Eat in Austin

We recently took a short vacation to Texas! It was our first time visiting and we took plenty of recommendations from our friends on what to see and eat in Austin. Given the city’s extraordinary foodie culture, I’ll be totally honest – I did not make the healthiest of food choices while I was there. However, with a partner in crime to share delicious treats with and countless miles walked each day, I tried to achieve the best balance possible. Below is a summary of our 72-hour getaway captured via Instagram. Day 1...

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What’s In Season – Winter Produce Recipes

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Healthy Living | 2 comments

What’s In Season – Winter Produce Recipes

Seasonality is about the pursuit of flavors. During the chilly months of December, January and February, many at-home chefs become uninspired by winter fruits and vegetables. But there are far more seasonal produce options during these months than the standard potatoes and onions. Our winter produce chart and healthy winter recipes will keep you inspired until spring! Today’s global market allows us to buy foods grown anywhere in the world all-year long – leaving grocery store shelves stocked with strawberries in the...

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New Year Detox Recipes

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Recipes | 0 comments

New Year Detox Recipes

Happy New Year! While you may have survived the chaos of the holidays, you may not be proud of the food and drink choices you made during all of the parties that come along with the celebration. January 1st signifies a fresh start and the perfect time for post-holiday detox. Start the New Year off right with foods that are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds to help neutralize toxins, boost the immune system and repair internal damage caused by overindulging during the holidays. Below are a few New Year detox recipes full of...

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Healthy Holiday Chocolate Bark

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Recipes, Snacks | 0 comments

Healthy Holiday Chocolate Bark

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Christmas is less than a week away – do you have all of your gifts ready? If the answer is no, I have a potential solution – healthy holiday chocolate bark! Easy, edible gifts are the perfect way to combine homemade charm with the delicious flavors of the season. Among all of the high calorie Christmas cookies and eggnog, your family and friends will be relieved to celebrate the holidays with this healthy snack. Don’t be fooled by the beautiful appearance...

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Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2015

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Healthy Living, Nutrition Education | 0 comments

Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2015

‘Tis the season to get cooking! Whether you are looking for the perfect holiday gift or some inspiration to prepare you for your New Year’s Resolution, our list of best healthy cookbooks of 2015 is here! Our annual cookbook roundup features healthy cookbooks of a variety of authors who specialize in different areas of expertise. Loaded with delicious ingredients and beautiful photography, these cookbooks are perfect for that special someone in your life in need of anything from autoimmune-friendly and vegan recipes to gluten-free and...

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RDs at Work – Interview with Renee Clerkin

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in How To Guides, Nutrition Education | 0 comments

RDs at Work – Interview with Renee Clerkin

One of my favorite things to do is to meet and learn from other dietitians. There are so many RDs in private practice doing great work out there – the areas of expertise are endless and everyone has a unique niche in the field. I am constantly receiving and answering questions from RDs-to-be about my practice and clients. And while I love sharing the details about what I do, the beauty of this career path is that no two nutrition private practices are alike. There is no “one journey” or “right way” to approach...

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Holiday Shopping Emergency Snack Kit

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Snacks | 3 comments

Holiday Shopping Emergency Snack Kit

It’s coming whether we are ready or not!  This busy holiday season is upon us and, if you are like me, you will be frantically running around trying to get things done.  As we all know, malls and shopping centers are great places to shop for a variety of gifts, but they are also known for their unhealthy fast food restaurants, snacks, and food courts.  These places are traps for mindless eating (eating even though you aren’t really hungry) and this can pose real problems for anyone trying to stay healthy. For many, shopping can be hard...

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Thanksgiving Superfood Menu

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Dinner | 0 comments

Thanksgiving Superfood Menu

Thanksgiving: a time to reconnect with long lost relatives, spend endless hours cooking in the kitchen, stand in line to get the best Black Friday deals, and enjoy countless games of football. No matter what our Thanksgiving Day objective, our ambitious intention to make healthy food choices tends to get lost in the chaos of the holiday. Don’t wait until 2016 to resolve to eat healthier. Showcase your commitment early with this delicious and healthy Thanksgiving Superfood Menu that will impress your guests and keep you feeling your best all...

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