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…

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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…

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…

“Chicken Turmeric Curry with Jasmine Rice”

Okay so I have a funny story to tell you about where I found my inspiration for this post. I’ll be honest, I promise. Last week, during my foodservice rotation in my Dietetic Internship I was helping out in public school kitchens. I worked three days alongside the foodservice workers to get a better understanding…

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…

Easy and Delicious “Salmon Croquettes”

Salmon Croquettes. Fancy word, fancy dinner? Better known as salmon cakes, these crispy little guys are easier to make than you think. With a few extra ingredients such as corn and green onions, you can increase the flavor and change up the game. If you like your salmon cakes with a bit of spice, try adding…

(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…

“Not Your Momma’s Chicken Salad”

Let’s face it, chicken salad has been a staple in your mommas kitchen since childhood. There is definitely a reason for it too, it’s easy to make, easy to store, easy to grab and go when we’re running out the front door chasing after the dog. The good news about chicken salad is the amount…

Cheers For Being 5 Years Soy-Free!

…and why I still choose to be soy-free for another 100 years.   It was a long and winding road, before I started to feel healthy again. I was in a state of slight depression at the time, thinking I would never regain access to my former chipper self. Where did I go wrong, how did…