How to Create Goals for 2018 That Set Your Motivation on Fire

The only time I ever recommend looking back is to see how far you’ve come in your journey. I like to look back on New Years and take note of how much I have grown in life, what I’ve learned, and what I would do differently in the next year to come. I never want…

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2017 Healthy Chew Top Kitchen Picks

My Top 10 Kitchen Picks from 2017 If you’re still looking for some great Christmas gifts to give that foodie, cook, or baker in your life- I’ve got just the thing(s) for you. From simple stocking stuffers to gifts that will have them jumping for joy, I am including all of my favorite tools in…

6 Warming Spices You Should Be Using

The specific category of spices referred to as “The Warming Spices” have been around for ages. They have been used for multiple different reasons, from cooking and baking to medicine and herbal remedies. The reason they are called ‘the warming spices’ is exactly why you would think. They have the capability to increase your internal…

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…

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…

Sustainable Living With Plant Proteins

  Within the last five to ten years, plant proteins have gained an escalating interest with consumers. It’s been considered to be one of the hottest and newest trends on the market, allowing plant-based vegetarians, vegans, and others alike an easy way to receive more protein in their diets. Some studies have shown the benefits…

My Famous Guacamole

  This recipe showcase is long past over due, but leave your doubts at the door because this simple yet simply delicious recipe will knock the icing off your store bought guacamole. There’s nothing much to it- avocado, cilantro, pepper, tomato- the freshest ingredients around to give it a fresh bite. It gives even the pickiest of eaters something to…

Shrimp Ceviche Lettuce Wraps

  Come on Summer, you’re almost here! I can almost taste you. The sweetness from the summer’s abundant fruit offerings to the zesty zing of fresh squeezed lime juice. To me, Summer means longer days, lighter meals, and fresher ingredients. To me, Summer is a way of life, it’s what us southerners dream of during the…

Fiesta Shrimp and Farro Salad

Alright guys, you asked for it, so here it is. Can I get a drum roll please…. The protein packed, whole grain goodness, veggie lovers delight, whopper of a salad that uses avocado as a dressing! Can I get an amen to this beautiful masterpiece? This recipe happened by accident this past week when Justin…

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…