How We Saved Money on Our Trip to Disney World

How We Saved Money on Our Trip to Disney World

Jeremy and I recently went on a trip to Disney World with my family. Our group had a total of 15 people, including my parents, two of my three brothers and their wives, and seven nieces and nephews. It was a blast!

We’re very budget conscious because we want to be good stewards of the money God has blessed us with and we have some very significant financial goals: paying off loans + saving for retirement, house, and future kids’ college. At the same time, we realize that life is now, and we want to enjoy the days we are given. For us, that includes traveling. Our goal is to take a week-long vacation to somewhere fun every year.

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!