Protein Fiesta Bowl

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, which, in my language means all the best foods make a grand reappearance onto the plate. Mexican cuisine has so much to offer in the taste profile. Even in the nutrition profile most of the meals are busting with fresh produce, protein, fats and enough herbs to…

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Zesty Egg Salad Avocado Boats

A slight twist on an old favorite with additional monounsaturated healthy fats, this recipe is zesty and all around delicious. I wanted to post this recipe before the big Super Bowl game last week but my stomach couldn’t bear to see the sight of avocados! That’s right, it wasn’t the eggs that had me running,…

Does Eating Fat Make Us Fat?

Where are my fat lovers out there? I am sure I can find one of y’all out there to share the love for fat with me. I am not trying to be funny here, fat is such as big part of our diet (it’s one of the three main macronutrients, right beside protein and carbohydrates)…

Avocado Caprese Salad

During the summer months when it is just so hot outside, cooking near the hot oven might seem like suicide in the south. That’s why I get creative, creating side dishes and other meals that can be served chilled and don’t take too much energy putting together. We recently had a fish fry with some…

“Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash”

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, especially if I have the time to actually cook something. But let’s face it, most of us don’t have an abundance of time in the morning to make a big spread of homemade biscuits, brewed coffee, poached eggs, and freshly squeezed juice. It’s just not going to…

Busting 5 Common Food Trends

It happened, it finally happened! I have finally become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and I am so excited to get back in the game (and out of the study books) to share so much of what I have learned with you. The road to becoming a Registered Dietitian was a long one but I am…

Butter Lettuce Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos are among my favorite dishes to make because they are so versatile during the summer months. I take that back, I make fish tacos year round because Justin and I love them so much. The trick to making a good fish taco lies in the filling, and a good fish taco shouldn’t need…

Why Avocados are Super Foods

I get asked this question a lot, “Why the avocado?”   Avocados are just ONE of the many foods that we call super. It contains all the essential amino acids required for protein synthesis in the body and does so with an abundance of oleic acid. Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fat that is wonderful for…

Slow Cooked “Chicken Tortilla Soup”

Pin it here! Nothing beats going home after a longgg day at the grind and knowing dinner is already cooked for you. With the exception of putting it all together in the morning, the work is done by 9:00 am when you leave for work. You can finally relax while running errands & working on…