Eating for Exercise

Did you know that what you eat before, during and after workouts can impact your performance? Eating well not only gives us nutrients and keeps us healthy, but helps us maximize our exercise potential. Eating before a workout gives you the energy you need for optimal endurance. Without proper fuel you may feel sluggish and … Continue reading

Jalapeno Chicken and Brown Rice

I usually try to plan out and shop for dinner recipes, but some days are a “what’s in the fridge?” type of day. This meal was a perfect example of that. Use what’s on hand and get creative! We had leftover Jalapeno Chicken Sausage from this delicious meal, brown rice, black beans and fresh spinach. … Continue reading

Banana Soft Serve

Anyone out there have a food weakness? We all do and I’ll admit that mine is Ice Cream. Luckily frozen yogurt has become a trend, which is a slightly healthier alternative that my body has thanked me for. Even better? Some genius foodies have created an even healthier alternative that is fat free, added sugar … Continue reading

Break Your Food Rut

It is easy to get into a food rut, eating the same things every day and night. We are creatures of habit and when we find what works for us we usually stick with it. I know I have my staples at the grocery store, but I also know the importance of getting a variety … Continue reading

Mexican Lasagna

I’m always up for trying delicious new recipes, especially if they are easy to make. Behold this Mexican Lasagna! When you’re in a cooking rut or don’t have time to make regular Lasagna, this alternate is a great option! Filled with chicken, cheese, beans, salsa and Greek yogurt, this dish is hearty and a good … Continue reading

A Beautiful Weekend

Spring has sprung my friends! It’s Cherry Blossom season here in DC and it couldn’t have been a more beautiful weekend! Temps were in the 70’s and 80’s and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. I was extra thankful for the great weather because this weekend I ran the GW Parkway Classic 5k! But … Continue reading

Coconut Oil: Good or Bad?

Any coconut lovers out there? I loove coconut. I love it so much that during my dietetic internship I created a fake research project showing the benefits of coconut, wishing that one day it would be true! (Source)  And according to many, that day has come! Or has it? All over the healthy eating world … Continue reading

The Best Oatmeal You’ve Ever Had

Spring is “here” but I am cold! Not to fret though, it only leaves more time to eat my Fall and Winter favorites. One of my favorite warm breakfasts is Oatmeal. You might think “boring!”, but hopefully I will change your mind. Oatmeal, like other grains, is a good staple because there are many ways … Continue reading

What I’m Reading Now

Happy Friday all! The weather is getting slightly warmer in DC making life a little bit happier 🙂 I’m reading a lot of interesting things both for work and play and wanted to share with you all. For Work A lot of my counseling centers around Intuitive Eating, listening to your body and being realistic … Continue reading

Get Your Sleep On

When I am counseling students or clients the main focus is food, so people are sometimes caught off guard when I ask them about their sleep schedule. What would this have to do with healthy eating? (Source) The answer: A lot! We know that lack of sleep is linked to low energy, decreased concentration and … Continue reading