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Kick the can

Little by little, I’ve been making an effort to decrease the amount of packaged foods I buy, steering more towards whole foods that are prepared at home. It’s definitely not all-or-nothing for me, though, as some things I find take far too much effort for me to make myself, and are too delicious and convenient when bought pre-packaged. I haven’t, for example, tried making my own bread, pasta, marinara sauce, almond milk…a myriad of food items that I use regularly and happily purchase from the store. Maybe some day I’ll be blogging about making all of these items from scratch, but for now, I’m good. After successfully making my own granola bars, I’ve since explored other from-scratch alternatives to food Read More…

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Eating too much…kale?!

If you know anything about eating healthy, then you definitely know about kale.  It’s the quintessential “health food,” boasting high levels of calcium, vitamin C, and iron, and providing lots of fiber and cancer-fighting antioxidants.  As far as most people are concerned, it can do no wrong.  Or can it? I read an article recently about how eating too much kale can actually be bad for you, and I thought it was an excellent example of how too much of anything– even kale, the holy grail of health foods!– can be detrimental to your health.  The problem with kale, and other cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, and bok choy, is that it is goitrogenic, which basically means Read More…

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Thinking outside the box: Simple and delicious homemade granola bars

I apologize for the long hiatus from blogging.  Since my last post, I’ve completed my thesis, so I now officially have my Master’s degree in Nutritional Science!  My thesis project was designing a web-based intuitive eating course, so stay tuned for details on how you can enroll in the class once it launches. As I’ve mentioned previously, I believe that a diet made up mostly of whole, minimally-processed foods is optimal, so with that in mind, I’ve been trying to slowly decrease the amount of packaged foods I regularly consume.  One item I’ve consistently eaten that comes from a package is granola bars.  They’re a convenient food to throw in my purse (or, these days, my diaper bag!) and grab Read More…

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Meal plans vs. planning meals

I don’t write meal plans.  Sure, you can find many a nutritionist who will gladly tell you what, when, and how much to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, but I’m not one of them.  I believe that prescribing meal plans violates personal boundaries, and while they may work to improve eating or promote weight loss in the short term, they are not sustainable, and inevitably lead to dieting backlash in the form of overeating.  Instead, I believe that people should eat when they are hungry, (rather than when a meal plan tells them to), stop when they are full (versus eating a prescribed portion size), and eat what is appealing and satisfying to them in that moment (as opposed Read More…

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A whole lotta frittata

First, I must apologize for my extremely long hiatus from blogging.  The last couple months of pregnancy were pretty crazy, and then life got infinitely crazier once the baby arrived.  But our baby girl is here, and she’s healthy, beautiful, amazing, and also a lot of work! One recipe I’ve made several times comes from a cookbook a vegetarian friend recommended to me and that I found online for literally a few dollars.  The cover is pretty hilarious– straight out of the 80s!– but there are some great recipes in there, including one I’ve grown to love and depend upon over the last few weeks: the Zucchini Frittata.The first few weeks of motherhood were particularly challenging, and I found myself Read More…

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WDNE? (What Do Nutritionists Eat?)

I saw this article recently called 8 Top Meals from Nutritionists, revealing what nutrition professionals really eat, and thought it would be fun to share what I’ve been eating these days.  I feel like I already share some of my favorite dinner recipes, so I’ll skip that one and just talk about what I like to eat for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and a veggie side dish I’ve been really into lately.  Here goes!: Breakfast Lately for breakfast, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying a bowl of Nature’s Path Flax Plus flakes, which provides me with 5 g of fiber, a bit of protein, and (thanks to the flax seeds used in the flakes) Omega-3 fatty acids, the consumption of which has been shown Read More…

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January 27, 2013 7:46 pm
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Balance, Recipes
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Intuitive cooking

A friend, classmate, and fellow intuitive eating enthusiast occasionally teases me about the fact that I’m a great intuitive eater, but a terrible intuitive cook.  What she’s referring to is the fact that I religiously follow recipes when cooking, and am reluctant to stray from the prescribed ingredients or cooking instructions.  I figure if someone took the time to write it down, then it must be good, right?!  Why mess with what works?!  I even tend not to make recipes that include ingredients that I don’t like (such as whole tomatoes or mustard) because I’m afraid that cutting these ingredients out will change the whole recipe and essentially ruin it. Anyway, her friendly chiding has led me to make attempts Read More…

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School Lunches: Attempt #2

As mentioned in a previous post, I am constantly searching for tasty, satisfying, portable lunches to bring to class with me.  Lately, I’ve been so busy that the old standby, PB & J (which in my case is really Justin’s Maple Almond Butter and jam on Ezekiel  bread), has had to suffice, but I get pretty sick of it after a few days, so it’s nice to mix it up and eat real food every now and then. Recently I made a recipe using arugula from my Farm Fresh To You box. Once again, I was faced with the challenge of making something from a veggie that I’m not too familiar with, and I wound up using it to make Read More…

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May 7, 2012 2:00 pm
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Recipes
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And the beet goes on

Just wanted to post a quick update on my veggie adventures.  Last week I received beets in my produce box, which was a little scary because I’ve only ever eaten them in a restaurant, but in a way I was kind of glad that I was forced to learn how to prepare them.  And it turns out they’re not scary at all!  The other night I made a Tart with Beets, Figs, and Chevre (goat cheese), a recipe I found on gojee.com, a really fun site where you can search by what ingredients you have, as well as put in what you don’t like (so I won’t get any recipes that have mayonnaise or mustard in them…yuck!).  The tart turned out Read More…

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March 20, 2012 3:39 pm
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Recipes, Vegetables
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Veggie adventures

Recently my husband and I signed up for organic produce delivery from Farm Fresh To You.  I had known about this company and ones like it for a while, but had resisted signing up for it because the idea of having random fruits and vegetables delivered to my house kind of stressed me out.  What if I got something I didn’t like and/or didn’t know how to prepare and it went to waste?!  I just knew that having a bunch of vegetables sitting in my refrigerator would be super stressful, and I didn’t want to deal with it.  However, when a woman approached us near the entrance of our local grocery store and said they were offering a promo, my husband Read More…

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March 8, 2012 12:35 am
Categories:
Recipes, Vegetables
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