Creamy Dairy-Free Tomato Sauce

Who got a new kitchen gadget for the holidays? Or, just for fun recently? While I’m excited about the new Instant Pot I received for Christmas and all the delicious recipes to come, my favorite kitchen tool for the past couple of years has been my immersion blender.

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Warm Pomegranate Panzanella

Disclosure: I received free samples of POM Wonderful mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by POM Wonderful and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

While the pomegranate ginger sports drink I posted the other day is delicious, this is the pomegranate recipe you’ve been waiting for. Never had a panzanella salad before? Well, first, you’ve been missing out and second, if you’re still unsure of what it is, it’s basically a bread salad. What could be better?!

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Pomegranate Ginger Sports Drink

Disclosure: I received free samples of POM Wonderful mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by POM Wonderful and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Alright readers, it’s pomegranate week! This afternoon while I was in the kitchen perfecting a delicious recipe that will be up later in the week, this one just came to me.

I also realized I had to post it right away because

  1. it’s SO unbelievably easy
  2. as a sports dietitian I somehow don’t have a sports drink recipe on this blog
  3. pomegranate juice has been getting me through “long workouts” the past few weeks

Homemade Pomegranate Sports Drink

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Intuitive Eating: A Respectful Lifestyle Part I

While I felt I adopted a non-diet philosophy during my dietetic internship and graduate school, due to seeing so much disordered eating as I worked with University at Buffalo athletes, my journey to this concept of “intuitive eating” came several years later. As discussed with Heather on her podcast, intuitive eating isn’t something covered in a dietetics undergrad program or our mandated internship {or wasn’t 10+ years ago}. And it definitely isn’t covered on our certification exam! Until I was working with a client who had previously been in a treatment facility for an eating disorder, the term “intuitive eating” wasn’t in my vocabulary. After she mentioned it, I got the book and read it in a couple of days, wishing I’d known how to pull these philosophies together in my practice so much sooner. Continue reading

Don’t Diet This January {What to do Instead}

Why You Don’t Want to Go on a Diet

Very simply, diets don’t work.

To be more specific, over 90% of people who go on a diet wind up gaining all of the weight they lose back. Roughly 2/3 of them wind up weighing more than they did in the first place. Why? Well, diets aren’t lifestyle changes. They are restrictive and put your body in a state of mental and physical stress. They hurt your metabolism. They compromise your mood. They reduce your nutrient intake. They suck the fun out of your social life.

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Simple Vegan Chocolate Truffles

It’s cookbook week here on Eat Real Live Well!
{Click if you missed my review of the Fertility Foods Cookbook
and the insanely easy Whole Wheat Biscuits}

On December 22, 2016, the “grab a book and cook” theme for The Recipe Redux wound up producing one of my favorite recipes to date. The Lentil Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust was a remake of Bobby Flay’s chicken pot pie from page 216 of the Throwdown cookbook, and I really wish I could put mine up against his (someone send this post to Bobby or Food Network so they’ll invite me to Beat Bobby Flay!).

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Whole Wheat Biscuits via Fertility Foods Cookbook

Today the blog is taking a bit of a turn away from fitness nutrition and seasonal recipes to highlight an important topic that impacts many couples around the world, but doesn’t get enough press. Even if I were not pregnant or trying to become pregnant, I’m excited to share a passion project and recipe from two registered dietitians and friends, Liz Shaw and Sara Haas (Sara is also a chef!).

Easy Whole Wheat Biscuits

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