Nutrition, Plant-based Eating, Prediabetes/Diabetes, Heart Disease & Weight Management, Sustainable Nutrition

Plant-based and higher carb diet may be better for blood sugar

Carbs are on my mind this week. It’s Passover, and we can’t partake in anything leavened- flour that has touched water for more than 18 seconds. So here are a couple examples of my current intake: Matzah with almond-based cream cheese. Matzah with hummus. Matzah with pizza sauce. Matzah with peanut butter. Matzah ball soup.… Read More Plant-based and higher carb diet may be better for blood sugar

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Nutrition, Plant-based Eating, Prediabetes/Diabetes, Heart Disease & Weight Management, Recipes

Vanilla cardamom berry porridge and the benefits of oatmeal

Since my half marathon is only a few weeks away, I have to do a long run today. Dr. P is on call. Which means two things: I’ll run with the Baby Bee in tow. And Vanilla Cardamom Berry Porridge. Aside: It also means I’m rewarding myself by getting a babysitter and having a night… Read More Vanilla cardamom berry porridge and the benefits of oatmeal

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Nutrition, Plant-based Eating, Prediabetes/Diabetes, Heart Disease & Weight Management, Recipes

Green mango matcha smoothie bowl

Sometimes you just need some green in your life. Like when Dr. P and I stayed in Midtown Manhattan with Lady for a week. I was just dying for some greenery by the end of the trip! Both because I was craving fresh air, and also so Lady could stop pooping on the sidewalk in… Read More Green mango matcha smoothie bowl

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Nutrition, Plant-based Eating

Five ways to eat healthier even if you can’t cook

My best friend is a chef. Chef Jenn went to culinary school. Chef Jenn knows all the technical terms for stuff (and she’s a hottie). I didn’t go to culinary school. Inside of a minute, you could convince me “schmegma” was the word for a French braising technique as long as you sounded reasonably confident.… Read More Five ways to eat healthier even if you can’t cook

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Nutrition, Plant-based Eating, Prediabetes/Diabetes, Heart Disease & Weight Management

An easy way to lower blood pressure naturally

With Valentine’s Day today, I’m thinking about our hearts. And flowers. But mostly our hearts. Always an advocate of the natural over the pharmaceutical when reasonable, I like to see research supporting natural solutions to our greatest health concerns. So I was happy to see this new research support an easy way to significantly decrease… Read More An easy way to lower blood pressure naturally

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Fitness, Nutrition, Plant-based Eating, Recipes

Savory kale quesadilla, quick HIIT home workout, and a great home date night idea

Kale. It’s so hot right now. And arguably the heathiest food in the solar system- unless Elon Musk’s Tesla robot identifies a new form of greenery on Mars, there are few foods that can surpass it in nutrient density. There’s even some research that it strengthens our immune systems to help us better ward off… Read More Savory kale quesadilla, quick HIIT home workout, and a great home date night idea

Nutrition, Plant-based Eating, Sustainable Nutrition

Why I’m concerned the way we eat makes us total jerks

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” Ralph Waldo Emerson You want to be liked. Even if you say you don’t, your biology dictates you do. We are social creatures, and social creatures want to be liked. And generally, we are likable. We have compassion. We are considerate. We are effable,… Read More Why I’m concerned the way we eat makes us total jerks

Nutrition, Plant-based Eating

Vegan Buffalo Chicken Salad with Vegan Ranch

I used to habitually mow some Wendy’s spicy chicken. It was my favorite high school after-soccer, after-work, before-class, just-because, swing by the drive-thru meal. Back then, my nutrition knowledge was akin to my current knowledge about how to change a tire: poor to non-existent. And I suffered for it. I had bad skin, frequent migraines… Read More Vegan Buffalo Chicken Salad with Vegan Ranch

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, For moms, Nutrition, Plant-based Eating

The great grocery store debacle, eating on a budget, and vegan fruit sandwiches

I’ve been counseling people on how to eat right on a budget for the better part of a decade, but life gets busy, yo. I don’t always follow my own advice. But now that Dr. P and I are on a mission to not buy anything, I’m eager to see how much we can additionally… Read More The great grocery store debacle, eating on a budget, and vegan fruit sandwiches

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Plant-based Eating

How we can be happier, why I love hugging, and a healthy vegan snack

First- Happy New Year to everyone! I hope we all had an amazing celebration over the holidays. We went to visit my family in Cincinnati for about a week. Then we came back for a Ravens’ game and live comedy show in Baltimore at the Hippodrome. The Ravens’s game was super fun! But they didn’t… Read More How we can be happier, why I love hugging, and a healthy vegan snack

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Plant-based Eating

An overnight confession and pear peanut butter protein smoothie

So this week has been a dichotomy of happy personal occasions (working on that post!) colored by precariousness in the peripheral world. At lunch over yellow lentil, onion and cilantro dosas, my girlfriend and I discussed our concerns as our babies rested unknowingly in their strollers. We had just seen “Wind River”, a solemn film. On… Read More An overnight confession and pear peanut butter protein smoothie

Diary of a bodacious dietitian, Nutrition, Plant-based Eating, Uncategorized

Vegan + gluten free banana peanut butter muffins

Two things are on my mind after this weekend- babies and muffins. Such a girly combo, right? Dr. P and I finally had the chance to hop the 2 hours south to meet our best friends’ 1-month old baby, J. J is adooorrable! We are heels above head, totally in love. And our friends are doing an amazing… Read More Vegan + gluten free banana peanut butter muffins

Nutrition, Plant-based Eating, Uncategorized

Chickpeas + Fiber Highlight

Chickpeas- aka garbanzo beans- are finally getting some credit. With hummus making a dash from the foodie to the mainstream scene, more and more of us are dippin’ and divin’ into chickpea bliss. But these magic little beans are still underrated. We could use them way more than we do to add protein and fiber to dishes  or healthy snacking. They are vitality… Read More Chickpeas + Fiber Highlight