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Does anyone remember when KALE wasn’t a thing? The first time I heard about it I was in grad school studying nutrition, and my friends were like: How do you not know about kale? Do you even CARE about nutrition? (They didn’t actually say this). And my first thoughts were: Did Popeye know about kale? It’s not like it’s a new crop. Maybe Bluto ate all…

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).…