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But, seriously…what should I eat?!

Sometimes, people who are used to diets and regimented eating plans get frustrated at the fact that I’m not going to tell them what to eat. Because I follow an Intuitive Eating philosophy, I believe that you possess the internal wisdom that tells you what, when, and how much to eat, and that my job is to help you reconnect with those internal cues. If you learn to listen to it, your gut or intuition will tell you what it wants or needs at any given moment. But, I get it…sometimes you might need a little guidance. So, while everyone is different, my advice would be that in general, eating a little bit from all food groups will not only make you 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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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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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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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
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Recipes, Vegetables
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Stickers for veggies

Just read this short article called Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggies. According to the results of a study cited in the article, it’s as simple as giving kids stickers as a reward for trying new foods. Who knew?! I was a VERY picky eater as a kid. I would decide, without even trying something, that I didn’t like it. It wasn’t until adulthood that I started challenging some of my preferences, and trying the things I had previously turned my nose up at (although I still won’t go near mayonaisse, mustard, or raw tomatoes…yuck!).   I am hoping to raise kids that aren’t as picky as I was (or am), so maybe I’ll try this sticker trick to get Read More…

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January 6, 2012 5:10 pm
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Vegetables
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I don’t always eat my vegetables

I have a confession to make…I’m a Master’s of Nutrition student, and I don’t always eat my vegetables. And, if I’m being totally honest, I don’t really like vegetables all that much! That’s something I can’t really admit openly to my fellow classmates. That’s scandalous stuff in the studying-to-be-a-dietitian world! This realization creates some problems for me…on one hand, the future dietitian (I hate that word! More on that in a future post…) in me knows that I should be loading up on veggies because they’re good for me. On the other hand, the intuitive eater in me feels like I should be eating the things that are satisfying and enjoyable to me, not forcing myself to eat something that Read More…

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