What Supplements Does A Budget-Conscious, "Food First" Registered Dietitian Take?

What Supplements Does A Budget-Conscious, "Food First" Registered Dietitian Take?

This is a topic I’ve been wanting to cover on the blog for a while, but I wanted to lay a foundation with food first. If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I believe in eating a balanced variety of food groups - and not eliminating any food groups - for optimal nutrition. For the most part, if you eat food from every food group on most days, you will probably have pretty good nutritional status.

How to Plan Flexible Mediterranean Meals Without Breaking the Bank or Eliminating Your Favorite Foods

How to Plan Flexible Mediterranean Meals Without Breaking the Bank or Eliminating Your Favorite Foods

Lately, I’ve become more flexible with how I structure our meals and less vigilant about making sure Jeremy and I have two vegetables or a fruit AND a vegetable with every lunch and dinner. As a result, meal-planning has become a lot easier and we have been more satisfied with our food.

How Intuitive Eating and Eating Competence are Changing My View of Nutrition

How Intuitive Eating and Eating Competence are Changing My View of Nutrition

As a registered dietitian, I consider it my duty and privilege to continually learn and grow in the always-evolving field of nutrition and health. This means that my nutrition practice changes over time - as it should.

How to Follow the Mediterranean Diet when You're Too Tired to Cook

How to Follow the Mediterranean Diet when You're Too Tired to Cook

One of the biggest barriers to eating well on a budget is the “tiredness factor”. Sometimes (often), I come home from work so tired that all I want to do is sit on the couch with Jeremy and watch Netflix or read a book. Chopping, prepping, stirring, and heating all sound nearly impossible to me on those days. Jeremy is super sweet and always willing to help out, but I know that he’s exhausted on those days, too!

My Favorite Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas for the Mediterranean Diet

My Favorite Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas for the Mediterranean Diet

Breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day, right? The only problem is that morning is also the busiest time of day for a lot of us, meaning that breakfast can become a bit of an afterthought.

When it comes to breakfast, I’m all about making sure my meal tastes great (this should go without saying, but sadly in this day in age, it doesn’t.), is easy and quick to prepare (I’m not a morning person), and aligns with the Mediterranean diet.