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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…

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…

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…

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…

Quick backstory on the recipe name. This recipe started out as To-Go Oats. Then, a dear friend of mine started calling it To-Goats which quickly (naturally) morphed into Goats. It has nothing to do with goats, which actually makes sense because my friend who came up with the name is a hip millennial now living in Cali with a true knack for meshing words into new…