Back to School, Back to Snacks

How To: Make School Lunch/Snacks Easy, Fun, AND Healthy August and September inevitably mean it’s ‘back to school’ time again, but does that mean your packed lunches have to be inevitably boring? I think not! Whether you pack a lunch or snacks for your children or yourself, I have a few tricks up my sleeve…

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3 Summer Side Dishes

I wanted to do something a bit different with this post, I wanted to give y’all more than just one recipe.. so I decided to create a 3-in-1 post with THREE different summer side dishes. Summer dinners can either go one of two ways. It’s either super busy, running around from one activity to another…

The Easiest “Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes”

Buckwheat, despite the name, is actually a fruit related to the rhubarb plant. However, it is still considered a ‘psuedocereal’ because of it’s characteristics mimicking that of a cereal grain. Buckwheat is 100% naturally gluten free (ideal for people with celiac) but still 100% great tasting. Among other things, it contains high amounts of vitamins and…

10 Snacks Under 100 Calories

10 snacks under 100 calories You hear it, you feel it, your stomach is growling relentlessly. We have all experienced it at some point throughout the day. Whether it’s in the mid-morning, late afternoon, or anytime in between- our minds are conditioned to reach for something to sooth our hunger pains and keep the beast…

Why You Shouldn’t Be Drinking Juice

You won’t find ME drinking juice. You might catch me drinking a ginger/green smoothie, cold pressed almond milk, fresh kombucha, green tea with apple cider vinegar, or black coffee, but never juice. When I found out the ice cold truth about juices, I decided to let her go for good. As a (soon-to-be) Dietitian, I wanted to let…

(5) Easy Protein + Carb Combos

Aligning your meal and snack choices shouldn’t be so scientifically drawn out that it becomes more work and less play. By thinking about your meal/snack choices in a different light rather than calorie restricted, you can easily find a balance that keeps you feeling full and satisfied longer than a handful of popcorn or a…

Empty Promises Of A Low-Carb Diet

Low carb diets may sound like the fix-all when it comes to your weight, eat less carbs .. gain less weight. When you think of carbs, your first thought probably goes straight to pasta, rice, and bread, am I right? Yes, those are carbs but there is more to carbs than meets the hungry eye….

“Oatmeal Apple Pie Bars”

I think it’s safe to say, “Happy Fall Y’all” in Texas. The cooler weather finally decided to come knocking at the door, and when I say cooler weather I really mean a temperature drop to 80 degree weather instead of 99 degrees. Southern girls get a little ahead of ourselves this time of year, there…

“Strawberry Chia Seed Jam”

Summer is coming to a close, but Fall is not quite here yet. It’s the awkward in-between stage of wondering when it’s socially acceptable to bring the fall decor down from the attic. When it’s September and the weather is still in the 90’s, we Texans should not be baking pumpkin spice recipes just yet…..

Benefits Of Eating More Berries

Ravenous Raspberries Banging Blueberries Sweet Strawberries Bold Blackberries As the summer season comes to a close and the seasonal fruits are shoved off the shelves in the grocery store, I can’t help but shed a small tear when I think about all the summer berries that I might miss out on. I know what you’re…