Strawberry Kefir Smoothie {Recipe}

This bright and creamy Strawberry Kefir Smoothie is filled with good-for-your-gut probiotics and is a quick and easy breakfast or snack that will satisfy your tastebuds. This recipe originally appeared in the Febryary 2017 issue of Today’s Dietitian Magazine. I was compensated for writing the original article, “Probiotic-Rich Kefir,” and developing the recipe, but I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers on my blog. All opinions are my own. I’m not go… read more »

How to Reignite Your New Year’s Resolutions

Reignite your New Year’s resolutions and get back on track over the next nine months with a PLAN. This post is sponsored by Sargento Foods. I was compensated for my time and received samples of their Natural Cheese Snacks. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. It’s hard to believe, but we’re already three months into the New Year (can we even still refer to 2016 as a new year?!). For many of us, March is a cold, dreary month – there’s snow on the ground, many days of below freezing tempe… read more »

40 Healthy Ways to Cook With Quinoa {Recipe Roundup}

Start cooking this popular ancient grain with 40 healthy quinoa recipes for every meal of the day.  This post was compiled with the assistance of Nutritioulicious intern Amanda Mateer Although relatively new to most Americans, quinoa has been a staple of the of Inca diet in Bolivia, Peru, and Chile for over 5,000 years. In fact, quinoa means “the mother grain” in the Inca language. While some people may still not know how to pronounce this grain, quinoa (pronounced Keen-wa, by the way) has qu… read more »

Your Guide to Back to School Meal Planning

Celebrate Back to School season with these healthy (and fun!) recipe and meal ideas for kids of all ages. Post updated 8/10/16 After a speedy summer, it’s time once again to head back to school! I know most kids have already returned to the classroom, but today is the first day of the 3s for my girls. With the rush to buy notebooks, crayons, markers, and new backpacks, we almost forget to prepare school lunches and snacks in advance. As you know, when meal planning and prep are left for the last minute the… read more »

5 Meal & Snack Ideas for Labor Day Weekend

Summer is winding down but don’t fret! Labor Day weekend fun is right around the corner! To help best prepare and celebrate Labor Day weekend, here are 5 easy meals for small and large groups! Post written by Tiana Yom, MPH, CHES Here are my top 5 quick and simple summer foods, perfect for Labor Day! Smoothies. Put your creativity to the test! Smoothies are a great grab-n-go snack. Depending on the combinations of ingredients, smoothies can be packed with essential omega-3s, vitamins (A, B, C, D… read more »