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Ever since I discovered Big Spoon Roasters’ products, I haven’t been able to keep my spoon out of their adorable little jars. Big Spoon Roasters (BSR) is based out of Durham, NC and the company has a really cool story. I am all about finding local products to recommend to my nutrition clients, and BSR is ALWAYS at the top of that list! Why Big…

Breakfast is my thing. Especially on the weekends. And because it’s nearly impossible to find a place that has exactly what I want without me customizing my order to the annoyingth degree, I usually opt to create my own breakfast spread at home. Here is my rationale: Breakfast can be simple and low-maintenance to make and clean up if you do it right. The complexity…

Eggs are small but mighty. They are nutrition powerhouses that are excellent sources of protein and choline, to name a few. This egg salad recipe not only satisfies the body, mind and tastebuds, but it is a great (easy!) option to throw into your weekly rotation of meals, especially if you are struggling with finding good options that do not require a lot of time…

Forward folds are underrated. They often are woven into the beginning of a yoga class as a warm-up to gently, gradually relieve tension in the body, specifically the shoulders, neck, lower back, hamstrings, hips and calf muscles. Forward folds are also great for mindfully strengthening the thighs, knees, lower back and abdominal muscles. My favorite forward fold variation is Padangusthasana, a deeper variation of Uttanasana, (forward fold).…

Easter candy smacks you in the face every time you walk into the grocery store, so shouldn’t we create a nice place for it to live before we shovel it in by the handfuls? Call it an excuse to buy the candy, but I’m calling it arts and crafts meets a perfect dessert pairing that’s festive and aesthetically pleasing. You’re welcome. Mini Coconut Macaroon Cups…

I didn’t try chicken salad for the first fourteen years of my life. The smell, the excessive mayo factor, and the concept of plopping a blob of chicken goo between two pieces of bread seemed pretty unappetizing. But all of this changed one day in eighth grade when I was pretty desperate for lunch on a class field trip with very limited options. A friend of…

Yoga allows us to make shifts in the way we think and how we talk to ourselves.Challenging the body and cultivating a slower, steady breath in our yoga practice gives us the chance to not only strengthen our bodies, but also clear out the clutter for our minds and our emotional well-being. And while I am a huge believer in the practice of yoga, you…

Healthy eating is imperfect. When we make perfection the focus of achieving a healthier diet, we are setting ourselves up for failure. My number one priority as a registered, licensed dietitian is to help my clients find happiness from the very beginning of their journey. If we can approach change from a positive, feel-good place, I know that the work that we do together will not…

It’s no secret. When we plan ahead, we feel better.   Our days run smoother, we breathe easier, our lists seem manageable (or at least not so overwhelming). But when we don’t have a plan, it’s tempting to make a few impulsive decisions to leave us feeling disorganized and perhaps a little out of control. If we apply this thinking to how we eat, we can…

Did you know that 1/4 cup of walnuts provides your daily recommended intake of plant-based omega 3s? Omega-3s are “essential” because our bodies need them, but we are unable to make them on our own…so we eat them! Think of them as the gateway drug to healthy eating and living.  When our bodies get this nutritional gateway drug, our hormones become more balanced, our cells function…