Best of Florence for Foodies

Thanks for your patience on this post! I realize that while we are in winter coats in these photos, we have already seen 90+ degree temps this year, but better late than never, right?

Ah, Florence. This was hands down my favorite city we visited on the trip to Italia (you already know what Tim’s was). It’s somewhere I could see myself visiting for an extended period, and I would have even traded one of our night’s in Rome for another here. The beautiful and historic city sitting in the middle of gorgeous rolling hills here was just picture perfect no matter what your vantage point. Plus, I ate the best pizza I have ever had in my life and ate eggs I still think about some mornings, among many other amazing meals.

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Where to Stay

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Top 10 things to Eat, See and Do in Venice!

Out of our whole trip to Italy, even in the winter, Tim’s favorite city was Venice. He says it just barely edged out Florence (my personal favorite), but future vacation homes may have been brought up by him in conversation. In this post I am going into all the details of our 2.5 days in this beautiful and unique city. While some on my list of 10 are an absolute must on anyone’s list, others are experiences we enjoyed. I also have some places to see that we missed out on… but that just means we have to go back again! Continue reading

Fitting Las Vegas into a Healthy Lifestyle

While I know many of my readers are waiting for the rest of my Italy recaps, I had to throw in a post on this past weekend’s very short trip to Las Vegas! Since it’s National Nutrition Month, and the theme is to Put Your Best Fork Forward, I really wanted to highlight that your social life is part of your health, and never something you should feel guilty about. Continue reading

24 Hours in Milan

The posts you’ve all been waiting for are finally here! I am so excited to relive my trips through these posts that I will get right to it. Our trip began in Milan (after a long layover exploring Dusseldorf), and then we traveled to Venice, Florence, and Rome. I originally was only going to review the trip in two posts, but I ended up giving so much detail that I decided each city would get their own! There was so much to do, see and eat! I will post a review as well of our layovers in Dusseldorf and where to explore if you have a few hours to leave the airport.

If you’re torn about traveling to Italy in the winter months, don’t be. I highly recommend going right after Christmas though, so that you can enjoy all of the gorgeous decor! Continue reading

Super Bowl LI Recap

If you follow me at all on Instagram, you know that last weekend I had the amazing opportunity to head to Houston with my husband for Super Bowl weekend 2017! What an experience! #workperks #thanksRothman

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We were traveling via the Philadelphia Eagles so, while I couldn’t be picky and choosy about my foodie Houston experiences, I can’t say I was disappointed!  I am also exciting to highlight that even when the food isn’t up to you and you are traveling, you can still enjoy yourself and get plenty of veggies in! Continue reading

2017 Food & Nutrition Trends

Quick update from overseas!


I can’t wait to share all of my wonderful food and fitness experiences here in Italy. For now, here’s a taste of yoga and fitness from Florence and my segment on NBC Philadelphia that aired this past Sunday. It covers 2017 nutrition, food and diet trends.  Continue reading

Pulses: Protein and Prebiotic Powerhouses

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You must have heard by now that 2016 is “The International Year of Pulses”, right? No? What do you mean? Are dietitians the only neRDs that hear these things? Following a plant-based diet, I have been eating pulses pretty much everyday for years.

Now, you’re probably wondering what pulses are. Chances are many of you are already eating them regularly and, if you’re not it may be because you’ve heard they’ll make you gassy or you never ate them growing up.

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