20+ Muffin Recipes for Busy, Fit Families

While it may still be August and in my mind summer just began, all over the country kids are already heading back to school! While a balanced breakfast is important for all children and adults, it’s even more essential that student-athletes are fitting in this important meal before they head to use their brains for most of the day. Continue reading

Summer Updates and Nutrition Media

I know to all of my dedicated readers that it may seem like I’ve been loungin’ around as I slack on blog posts this summer, but I promise that is not the case! I have had some summer fun, but have also been workin’ hard on projects with some fun new clients and written some articles, too. While I have a bunch of great posts that are coming soon, I thought I would update you with some of my recent media and work that can keep you up-to-date on the latest in nutrition trends and sports nutrition! Continue reading

What NOT to do in Rome

Remember that time I was recapping my Italy trip from January? I didn’t forget our last stop! Better late than never to share my experiences, right? Especially in a way that I think it can help others have a better initial impression of this city. Rome was the last city on our trip. While I grew to love it so much more than my first impression, as mentioned in my Florence post, I still wish we had traded out one night in Rome for another in Florence.

Miss my other Italy posts? Check out Milan, Venice and Florence!
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Vegan Ginger Peach Donuts

vegan ginger peach donutsDisclosure: I received free samples of Libbyโ€™s fruits mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Libbyโ€™s Fruits and Vegetables and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

I feel as if my job has taken a quick turn to being less of a dietitian and more of a healthy food trend expert! Since the Fancy Food Show at the end of June, Iโ€™ve written a few articles and chatted about food trends on 6 ABC Philadelphia, and created these trendy treats for you, too! Continue reading

Toast Toppings to Fuel Your Fitness

Toast is quick, fits in anytime of day, and is super versatile. Breakfast, snack, lunch, or dinner, sometimes it just hits the spot! With the fabulous #ToastTuesday trend I thought I’d share some of my favorite ways to enjoy it, along with when you might want to enjoy each combo. The “trend” obviously isn’t the old boring toast you’re used to. Warmed fluffy (mostly) sprouted grain bread with a slight crisp and delicious toppings may be a better description of what I’m sharing today (along with creative recipe ideas from some other dietitians and healthy food bloggers). If you’re thinking “sprouted whaaaat?”, have no idea what kind of bread to buy, or still think “carbs are bad“, check out this post on how to choose nutritious bread. And no whining if you’re gluten-free! I have a whole category for you at the bottom!


(L: almond butter, banana cacao nibs | R: sunflower seed butter, gala apple, hemp seeds)

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Patriotic Smoothie Pops

It isn’t a patriotic summer holiday in America without red, white, blue and sparklers! After a yummy burger, grilled veggies, or any of these dietitian approved barbecue recipes, these creamy patriotic pops are fun for kids and adults to eat at the end of a hot day.

Red White and Blue Popsicles

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Black Bean Brownie Bites with Hemp Seed Frosting

I know, I know, I’ve been posting a lot of dessert-like recipes lately. You all must be devastated by the fact that these delicious bites all contain tons of nutrients and are a super healthy way to indulge.

Black bean brownie bites

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