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Teriyaki Pineapple Shrimp & Zucchini Ribbons

Earlier this week, my family celebrating both my birthday on Monday (I turned 25!) and my Grandpa’s birthday on Wednesday. He didn’t say how old he was turning (I think 80?), but to me and my family, he looks and acts like he’s in his 60’s. My Grandma and Grandpa are such great examples of how I…

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What to Do When You’re Overworked and Overwhelmed

Our lives are so rushed. We’re trying to get a list of tasks done, and finish as much as we can each day, speeding along in our lives to our next destination. We rush what we need to do there so we can move to the next. We’re overwhelmed by what feels like non-stop, never…

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It’s My Birthday!

Happy Monday!  Today is my 25th birthday. Nick had planned a surprise birthday vacation and right now we’re wherever that is (note: I wrote this post last week, knowing we’d be gone). Check out my Instagram to see where we went. I’m so happy to take a break from work and blogging and everything else…

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In Defense of the Supermarket Dietitian

In a world full of nutrition misconceptions, daily coverage of new studies, and the continuous pushing of new miracle ingredients and superfoods, it’s hard to distinguish facts against fiction. It seems as if every time we go to the store, there’s a new product with various health claims. Gluten free this, hormone free that, free…

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Garden Party Pasta Salad

So last week, I got a new phone. I think I’ve mentioned on here before that I take all my food pictures with my smart phone. My phone of choice was the Samsung Galaxy S4, and last week I upgraded to the S6! The difference in the camera is phenomenal. The S6 has a “pro”…

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Sunday Link Love: July 12-18

Happy Sunday, everyone! I’m glad I had time to pull all of my favorite links of the week for today’s post. Things are going to start getting busy around here. My 25th birthday is a week from tomorrow! This coming weekend marks the start of a very busy three months. Lots of traveling (probably the…

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Dietitians Eat “Bad” Foods Too

Sometimes, it drives me absolutely bonkers when I’m about to take a bite out of a delicious, warm chocolate chip cookie, and someone goes “Look! The dietitian is eating a cookie!”  Most of the time I am able to laugh it off, but the more it happens, the more it bothers me. I know, being a dietitian…

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Easy Turkey & Black Bean BBQ Tacos

This meal is so simple, it barely even needs a recipe. Last Sunday, I did my usual meal planning and grocery trip, and when I got home I did a little food prepping. The plan was to make a big batch of meat for tacos to put in our lunches this week. We’ve been trying…

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Asian Waldorf Lettuce Wraps with Sweet Chili Mayo

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest for California Walnuts and am eligible to prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.” I worked at a popular Asian restaurant throughout college. I was a hostess, so I took orders, packaged up to-go orders, and helped prep some food in…

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