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Snack lunch and snack dinner: THE 5 minute meal solution
What comes to mind when you hear the words “snack dinner” or “snack lunch”??Read More
Why you should be eating walnuts at lunch everyday...
Did you know that only 49% of people actually take a true lunch break each day? In this post, I’ll cover some things to consider about your lunchtime routine, and why you should be eating walnuts at lunch everyday.Read More
How to host a family friendly Cinco de Mayo Party with no added sugar
Keep reading to find my tips for everything you need to host a family friendly Cinco de Mayo party (and for celebrating National OJ Day on May 4th!), including Florida Orange Juice no added sugar recipes, and both mocktails and cocktails for your friends and family to enjoy!Read More
What to eat before and after a workout
There’s a lot of misinformation about nutrition out there, so when it comes to fitness nutrition, it’s important to understand why I give certain recommendations. Here I’ll briefly cover how we fuel activity, why everyone’s needs for exercise vary, and main goals of food intake before and after. Then, I’ll provide actual suggestions for what to eat!Read More
What a diabetic dietitian puts in her smoothies
Ever wonder what a diabetic dietitian puts in her smoothies? Or maybe what a dietitian would recommend you put in yours?Read More
19 quick and easy ways to satisfy a sweet tooth
…I’m thinking of a real life “I want to eat something sweet” type of scenario. You just want something quick and easy that will bring a smile to your face. There’s many ways to do this that taste amazing, AND don’t involve diet products or convincing yourself that ignoring it will make it go away… o, and that you can have ready in under 10 minutes…Read More
Teaching thankfulness at Valentine's Day with gratitude jars
Growing up, I always looked forward to Valentine’s Day because it meant that my mom would give us treats and a pair of goofy heart socks. For us, it was never about the date night, but rather simply one more opportunity to express how much our family means to each other, but in fancy footwear.Read More
Free Valentine's Day Cards for your Favorite Foodie
Tis the season for all thing red, pink, love, and candy! But it doesn’t have to be… bring a smile to everyone’s face with these free Valentine's Day cards for your favorite foodie. They’re great for teachers, co-workers, friends, and kids alike!Read More
30 sheet pan dinners ready in under 25 minutesRead More
Eat intentionally: 11 food choices to make in 2019 that won't set you up for failure
Rather than setting unrealistic weight loss goals, or proclaiming you’re going to never eat sugar again, let’s try setting ourselves up for success and vowing to eat intentionally in 2019. No crazy goals, diets, or fads, just realistic plans and perspectives on food.
Still not quite sure what I mean? Keep reading for 11 food choices to make in 2019 that won’t set you up for failure like a traditional New Years resolution would…Read More
How to Stay Awake Without Coffee
Let’s face it – life is exhausting. Juggling work, school, spouses, partners, kids, friends, and making time for yourself can leave even the most motivated of us in need of a hefty slumber. So, how can we stay energized when our lives are so demanding? Often, we reach for our beloved super hero, coffee, to make it through the day. It really can feel like a savior sometimes! And don’t get me wrong, I love coffee just as much as the rest of the world, but sometimes you just need more options! So how can you stay awake without coffee? Keep reading to learn how to stay awake without coffee…Read More
DIY Holiday gifts in a jar: Protein balls and energy bites
You've probably already heard that no-bake protein balls & energy bites are the cool new "cookies" that Santa's Elves are rolling. So when it comes to DIY gifting, if you're like me and love the idea, but sometimes miss the mark a tad (think: pinterest fail, lol), these DIY Christmas Jars are a simple and foolproof way to avoid the land of misfit gifts. Plus, they're delicious & healthy, so whether it's a hostess gift or a teacher gift, or any other type of gift for that matter, these DIY mason jars are perfect!Read More
How to handle Halloween candy and kids
This time of year, I get asked ALL THE TIME about how to handle Halloween candy and kids…
How much should they have?
Do you let them have any at all?
What do you do with your kids?
How much is too much?
Do you hide it from them?
And you get the idea…Read More
Why should you have fat in your diet?: 5 reasons to not fear fatRead More
What can you cook in an air fryer?
It’s probably one of the hottest cooking trends right now, but you may be wondering what can you cook in an air fryer? Is it just for leftovers? How does it work? And again, what can you cook in an air fryer???Read More
Cold Pumpkin Recipes For Warmer Weather
It's the middle of September, the kids are back in school, and while fall is supposed to be just around the corner, if you live in the South like I do, you won't be seeing those fall-like temperatures anytime soon. So, if you're also like me and want to enjoy all thing pumpkin this time of year, keep reading for tons of cold pumpkin recipes for warmer weather.Read More
7 things you should buy at the grocery store that aren't food
What's on your weekly grocery list? Ever wondered what things you should buy at the grocery store that aren't food? If you're only buying food at the grocery store, then you may be missing out on some great deals…Read More
5 After School Snack Ideas that Won’t Ruin Dinner
It’s the middle of August, and kids have already started heading back to school in certain parts of the country. (My oldest started yesterday!) The first day of school can bring a flood of emotions and potentially stress, but it also brings a return to some semblance of “normalcy” for a lot of families… though, I don’t think anything’s ever quite “normal” when it comes to life with kids, but anyways…Read More
Ready or not, school is just around the corner! Hard to believe right?! Do you know what you’re going to pack for your kids for lunch on that first day? Ya, I don’t either, it’s ok. But, one thing I do know is that loading my kids up with sugar at lunchtime is a sure fire way to make sure they’re exhausted and unable to focus in the afternoon. So, here are my Top 10 Low Sugar Lunchbox Staples:Read More