Diary of a bodacious (mom) 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 (mom) dietitian, Nutrition

Why we are gassy: Dysbiosis, prebiotics, and the slow fade of romance

We’ve all dated someone, at some point, who for some reason had pretty gnarly gas. In the beginning of a courtship, they can hide it, hold it in during long movies and car rides. But eventually, they cave in. They get comfortable. And one evening, while you’re watching a Law & Order rerun, something changes.… Read More Why we are gassy: Dysbiosis, prebiotics, and the slow fade of romance

Diary of a bodacious (mom) dietitian, Nutrition, Plant-based Eating

Pomegranate seed oatmeal and a sweet new year

It’s fall! Even though D.C. feels like the end of July with degrees in the 90s, and my scarves remain sadly and securely tucked away, fall is officially here. I swear. Which means Rosh Hashanah- the Jewish new year- and Yom Kippur are as well, and two things come to mind- family time and pomegranate… Read More Pomegranate seed oatmeal and a sweet new year

Diary of a bodacious (mom) dietitian, For moms, Uncategorized

Healthy mac and cheese, a maqui powder mistake, and pregnancy cravings

At the risk of sounding like a 4th grader’s diary entry- soo much has happened since I last wrote! I’ve had a few months of brain-space-otherwise-occupied. Here are the highlights: We got pregnant. I got laid off. I started another full time dietitian  job (first day was today!) I began a part-time private practice. I chopped my hair… Read More Healthy mac and cheese, a maqui powder mistake, and pregnancy cravings

Diary of a bodacious (mom) dietitian, Uncategorized

What to do about cellulite: The Health at Every Size mentality

Revision and update: Hey guys! Since this post was originally published, I came across another blogger’s tight, to-the-point list of tips that may help us decrease our unsightly bits. Fruits, vegetables, exercise (cardio and weights), hydration, adequate protein, and whole grains equal just plain, good livin’. Other advice, such as apple cider vinegar shots, may… Read More What to do about cellulite: The Health at Every Size mentality

Diary of a bodacious (mom) dietitian, Fitness, Uncategorized

Common mistakes in the gym

Sometimes it’s easy to have a solidly good workout, and other times? A bit more challenging. For example, there are days where I can’t wait, I’m dying to, I’m literally craving cardio and kettlebell swings (yes, I’m really serious!). And there are times I’d rather throw myself down the stairs than haul my tired booty out the door. It’s on these… Read More Common mistakes in the gym

Diary of a bodacious (mom) dietitian, For moms

Quality relationships for a longer life

What is the secret ingredient to a long + happy life? Good genes help. And good jeans help. But honestly? Quality friendships provide the biggest boost. According to the Mayo Clinic, having people we can count on can: Intensify belonging and purpose Promote happiness and decrease stress Improve self-confidence and self-efficacy Help us better deal with bad… Read More Quality relationships for a longer life

Diary of a bodacious (mom) dietitian, Uncategorized

Wendy’s to remove antibiotic laden chickens from menu

I’m sure you guys have heard this oft-quoted, catchy Hippocrates saying: “Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”. It seems that sometime before Google search, an animal agriculture executive must have sat down at the end of a hard day, had a few drinks and tried to recite this saying to his colleagues. “I… Read More Wendy’s to remove antibiotic laden chickens from menu

Diary of a bodacious (mom) 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

Diary of a bodacious (mom) dietitian, Nutrition, Uncategorized

Most (positively) delicious veggie lasagna

I was super happy last Sunday night. I felt like a Top Chef. Or at least one of those totally put together women. We know the ones- they host lavish dinner parties where guests whisper, “She is the best cook ever” while passing around homemade macaroons. Yes, that sounds delightful. I’m not quite there yet- but dreaming… Read More Most (positively) delicious veggie lasagna