bacon butternut squash soup

bacon butternut squash soup

Today is my first Thursday of the semester without having my dietetic internship in the ICU. I spent the morning cozied up watching the Today Show while folding laundry, unpacking from FNCE, and running a few errands at Target. I also took Lou, the cutest rescue pup ever, on a long walk only to come [...]

what you don’t know about your weight

what you don’t know about your weight

What you don't know about your weight is that it is pretty useless information. Especially considering how much time we spend thinking and attempting to change it. Knowing a person's body weight is important for documenting a child's development, prescribing medications like anesthesia, or calculating tube feeds. That is close to being it. In fact, the [...]

caprese stuffed chicken

caprese stuffed chicken

At least once a day I reminisce about my trip to Italy 2 years ago. Yes, it was just that magical. Every day was filled with gelato and Tuscan wine. And most days included a simple, yet mindblowing, Margherita pizza. I was truly living THE dream. In Spain, I recently tried pan con tomate, bread with [...]

what’s normal eating

what’s normal eating

Sugar-free, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, caffeine-free, fat-free, GMO-free, carb-free, soy-free, salt-free. Those all sound not only fun-free but mental-sanity-free. And sure, there are allergies and intolerances to certain foods. However, eliminating foods to be hip wid it or in hopes to lose weight is harmful. It's also unsustainable. Dieting is one of the top risk factors for [...]

cheesy pesto pasta

cheesy pesto pasta

I am not a big fan of Mondays. But I am a big fan of 10-minute dinners...especially on Mondays. Every Monday, I try to eat meatless. Mostly because I am a sucker for alliteration #MeatlessMonday. But going without meat on Mondays has other benefits too. First of all, plant sources of protein are usually less [...]

body & brain hunger

body & brain hunger

Body hunger is typical hunger, the kind where your stomach growls. Brain hunger deals with the emotions, like cravings and eating for the experience. Body hunger Body hunger includes stomach growls, headaches, shakiness, lack of concentration, irritability, and nausea. Without a doubt, find food ASAP once one or more of these symptoms start. Keep in [...]