Roasted Beet, Sweet Potato & Honey Goat Cheese Salad

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Happy Holiday everyone!! This time of year just makes me giddy inside with all the special smells, sites, tastes time spent with friends and family but most of all the reason for the season.  Along with all the deliciousness happening I wanted to bring a little fresh, warm holiday flair salad to the table that is kickin with nutrition and flavor! I have used two super star root vegetables along with power greens and topped with honey goat cheese that naturally melts a tad from the warm roasted veggies served atop the salad. This is a great side salad but can also be a […]

Nourish Your Skin: Papaya Beauty Bowl

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Welcome back to the skin series! Let’s continue our chat about nourishing the skin from the inside out. Like I mentioned before, good nutrition is vital to keeping the skin healthy – and there are specific nutrients that the skin really loves! I am so excited to share this recipe with you because it will give your skin a triple dose of specific skin-loving nutrients. Introducing the Papaya Beauty Bowl. This is a smoothie bowl  that  is good anytime of the day, so delicious, super healthy, and really easy to make. Papaya or paw paw  is one of my favorite exotic fruits with […]

Nourish Your Skin

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I am so excited to offer a skin series over the next few weeks on the blog and hope that you can follow along. Nourishing your skin from the inside out and outside in is so important, and nutrition plays a huge role. Skin health (like I have mentioned before) is a huge passion of mine! Our skin has a big job in protecting our body every single day, and considering that our skin is the largest organ of our entire system it is crucial we nourish and protect it always. Over the next several weeks I will be sharing […]

Golden Beet Smoothie

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Behold the golden beet! This lovely little root veggie is perfect to add in your winter smoothie! Since I have been on a smoothie kick lately, I thought I would share another one of my favorites! This recipe is so simple and nutritious. I love using unexpected foods in smoothies for a different power punch of nutrients! The golden beet offers a punch of nutrients like fiber, potassium, and calcium not to mention the other nutrient rich ingredients included. So if you find yourself in a smoothie rut, here is one to try … I think you will like it! […]

It’s a Dandy Smoothie!!!

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Happy 2015 everyone!! After a 3-month maternity leave I am getting back into the swing of all things healthy!!!  As we enter into a new year, I would love to share one of my personal goals in health and wellness  with you. It is always my personal motivation to eat whole and provide my family with whole foods. In today’s culture, however, let’s face it – it is tough to avoid the processed foods that surround us all everyday. Life is busy and convenience is key for many, which is usually the push towards processed foods that offer that convenience. […]

Pumpkin Face Scrub

Pumpkin Spice Face Scrub

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It’s Fall y’all and pumpkin is not just for pie!! It’s that time of year the leaves start to change with the crisp, cool air,  a cup of warm apple cider calls my name, pumpkins galore, and I start to re-think skin care in preparation for the colder weather. I am not an Aesthetician, but as a Dietitian I love to tinker in the kitchen and utilize wholefoods when I can to nourish my skin topically! Feeding your skin from the inside out through daily, heathy foods is what I always recommend to keep skin healthy, but I also love […]


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Fall has arrived, and the color ORANGE is everywhere. But for the month of September, the color orange signifies far more importance than just the autumn season. The color orange represents the No Kid Hungry campaign to end child hunger in America! It is difficult to swallow that there are children everyday in our own country, the United States of America,  that go hungry on a regular basis. In fact, 1 in 5 children in America go hungry! As a mother, I cannot imagine my child going without food, and it breaks my heart to think that any child would go hungry. […]

The Cantaloupe Boat

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Sail away and calm the day with this yummy and nutritious cantaloupe boat! As Summer ends and Fall begins, I plan to savor every minute of all the fresh summer produce, and cantaloupe is at the top of my list! When teaching my toddler a few years ago that cantaloupe can be so fun to eat, we started calling slices of cantaloupe the “cantaloupe boat” – and of course he thought it was the greatest! Cantaloupe is a staple in our household, and this is the adult version of a delicious cantaloupe boat … perfect to start the day for […]

Mediterranean Grilled Veggie Wrap

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Fresh summer veggies are in their prime – and since fall is just around the corner,  I wanted to share one of our favorite healthy recipes we have enjoyed this summer! The Mediterranean Grilled Veggie Wrap is perfect for a quick dinner or lunch  that includes an abundance of healthy, fresh vegetables! During the summer months I like to frequent the locally grown pop-up stands and farmer markets packed full of fresh picked fruits and vegetables. This Mediterranean wrap is a meatless meal that delivers delicious flavor and is rich in nutrition for the whole family to enjoy!  Here is how […]

BlueNana Pop

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Summer may be coming to an end, but fresh produce is still in full swing. Recently on a special trip to a local blueberry farm along with my 5 year old son, together we picked 5 pounds of fresh blueberries right off the bush!! Right away my recipe wheels started to turn and the first recipe born was the BlueNana Pop!!  It just can’t get any better then fresh picked, sweet blueberries … plus, blueberries are extremely low in calories, high in antioxidant effect, full of phytonutrients, full of fiber, and a great source of manganese. Current research suggests that […]