Happy Valentine’s Day! How will you be celebrating the Day of Love? With your Significant Other? Close friends? Or maybe even yourself for some serious self-care. Mr E and I rarely ever go out on Valentine’s Day. Mostly because neither of us particularly care about the Greeting Card Holiday. And because we don’t want to deal with crowds, price fix menus, and remembering to make a reservation. Want to hear more about it? Check out our teaser Podcast episode all about Valentine’s Day!
If you’re blessed to live somewhere that is warm and sunny year-round, I envy you. For the rest of us who deal with bitterly cold weather and snow this time of year, the only things keeping me and Mr E sane are Netflix, playoff football, and belly-warming foods. And this time of year, there’s nothing we look forward to more on a cold weather day than one of the best food combos created: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup.
Well folks, it’s New Year’s Eve, and that means time to say good-bye to 2017. As we take a few moments today to reflect on this past year, first we need to think about where we started. Last year I indicated my wish for 2017 would focus more on love. I have to say that my wish has come true. This year I have definitely seen a movement among my dietitian colleagues to put more focus on mindfulness, intuitive eating, and finally say good-bye to our old diet culture. I look forward to continuing this movement away from traditional diet culture and negative mindset in the 2018. But first, let’s take a moment to chat about what’s been happening on my little corner of the internet here on Nutrition Nuptials. AND what I have up my sleeve to come in 2018. Continue reading “Nutrition Nuptials 2017 Wrap-Up”
New Years Eve is almost here! As we prepare to say goodbye to the current year, don’t forget to ring in the new year with some of these lucky foods that are traditionally enjoyed among many cultures to promote prosperity, health, luck and love in the upcoming year. And a few that are recommended to avoid. No matter what you and your significant other have planned for the new year, aim to include one or more of these foods in your New Year’s Eve celebration. Continue reading “Lucky Foods for a Lucky Year (PLUS 3 to Skip!)”
My Bitchin’ Black Bean Burger recipe was originally published January 12, 2015. Since that time this recipe has been featured in several media outlets, including Men’s Fitness. Given the popularity of this recipe (it’s one of the top visited pages on this site!) I decided to give the photos an update.
Some nights I feel like I’m on a Food Network challenge show: prepare a meal only using ingredients available in your fridge. Today I had started a slow cooker project a little late in the day, and realized the dish wouldn’t be ready until 11pm. So… it was on to Plan B. I opened the fridge, hoping something would magically appear, when there they were, looking up at me. Earlier in the week I had made dried black beans to have as a side dish, and was reminded that half a package makes a LOT of beans. I had been wanting to explore a black bean burger recipe, so today was as good a day as ever. Continue reading “Bitchin’ Black Bean Burger”
My Energy Blasts recipe was originally published April 1, 2016. Since that time this recipe has been featured in several media outlets, including Shape and Men’s Fitness. Given the popularity of this recipe (it’s one of the top visited pages on this site!) I decided to give the photos an update.
As a yoga teacher, I am constantly looking to improve my teaching skills in addition to my knowledge of yoga and personal practice. In January 2016 I began the journey towards my 500 hour yoga teacher training certification with Laughing Lotus in NYC. The training involves 50-hour week-long intensives. I still have a few more modules to go – my sights are set on completing training this summer! The days are long and they work us hard, especially when the trainings are focused on the physical practice. At any given break opportunity we are refueling. I always pack an endless supply of snacks whenever attending these long days because breaks are short, but my hunger level is super-high! Making a batch of these Energy Blasts has been a lifesaver in the afternoons when there are still many more hours left in the day and more handstands to be mastered. Continue reading “Recipe: Energy Blasts”
Last week I wrote about hanging on to summer with this summer squash dish. Now that it’s mid-month, I’m slowly starting to embrace October. I even stocked up at my favorite local farm market on some fall squashes – spaghetti and acorn. I have spaghetti squash mastered, but acorn I typically just roast and use as a side dish. This time it became the star of the meal. Continue reading “Turkey & Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash”
In honor of this recipe getting a recent feature on Prevention, I decided to give the photography a little makeover. Enjoy!
Mr E and I went on a recent winter getaway to Hawaii. And of course every meal in the weeks following involved seafood and some tropical theme. So when I went to my local grocery store and saw habanero peppers and a large bin of pineapples, I knew a Pineapple Habanero sauce would be born. Continue reading “Pineapple Habanero Sauce”
You know you heard it a million times as a kid. And if you’re Mr E, my nutrition clients, or have been to one of my presentations, then you’ve heard me repeatedly tell you: DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST! Skipping breakfast has been linked to higher rates of obesity due to slower metabolism and tendency to overeat at other meals. When we don’t eat breakfast, we’re denying our body energy to get moving in the morning, which can lead to foggy brains, droopy eyes, and hangry significant others. Not the stuff dream days are made of. That’s why I’m sharing a great breakfast solution to try with your sweetie.
Here in NJ, the Day After Labor Day means one thing: my social media feeds will be flooded with pics of my friends’ kids sporting their new backpacks and First Day of School outfits while waiting for the bus. And hopefully healthy packed lunch boxes. But kids aren’t the only ones who should be taking a lunch from home. Let this new month prompt a new habit for you and your Significant Other: start taking lunch to work. Continue reading “Back 2 Work Lunch Ideas”