Fresh Watermelon Salad

Freshhhhhh! My thoughts after having a bite of this delicious mixture of flavors. My co-worker brought a sample of a watermelon salad she had from home, minty+lemony, and it was delicious. So, I created a tweak for it. This salad is perfect for sides at lunch, get togethers and barbeques. I had some today for breakfast…

Green Smoothie

  Juicing and cleansing are all the craze these days. Are they really good for you?? Jucing is a great way to get your fruits and vegetables in, if you are unable to with normal eating. However, when you juice, you are getting rid of tons of fiber, vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for…

Not Fried Refried Red Kidney Beans

Refried beans are sooo yummy! However, typically are made loaded with sodium and fat. Not ideal for a healthy diet. Make some yourself instead! This recipe is super super easy with basically three ingredients. Kidney beans provide lots of fiber, some protein and are very low in fat. Besides being good for you, its really yummy! You…

Lemon Roasted Cauliflower

I love simple vegetable side dishes! Having a meal with at least one vegetable helps ensure you’re getting that minimum of 5 servings of fruits and veggies in per day! The more vegetables you get in a day, the better, despite what anybody else says. Here’s a simple, yummy side dish for pretty much any meal!…

Colorful Cucumber Salad

I love cucumbers, they are so versatile for salad making! They have a simple fresh flavor that matches pretty much any flavor you add to them. Cucumbers are oftentimes forgotten for their great nutritional value. One cup can boost your intake of vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, magnesium and manganese. These yummy…

Cinnamon Cranberry Spiralized Carrots

It’s been a crazy holiday season! With all of these parties and get togethers, it gets tough to stay on track with eating healthy. I had some fun with making a tasty spiralized carrot recipe. This low calorie recipe is a great side dish for meals, or a great addition for any holiday party spread. It…

Zoodles = Zucchini Noodles

Have you heard of this zoodle craze?? I definitely have. I see it all over Instagram and Pintrest, however had never tried it, until tonight! My world will be forever changed. This delicious invention is SO low in calories and packed with vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium! These are are great for athletes–helping your…

Happy National Guacamole Day!

Make your own at home, it is pretty easy to make, really! Homemade guac only requires some chopping and mixing of these items (estimated amounts, may vary based on your liking;) -4 medium ripe avocados (mashed with a fork) -2 roma tomatoes (take out the seeds and dice) -1 lime (juiced) – ¼ C red…

Triathlon #1 : Lake Tahoe Triathlon

Two weeks ago, I completed my first triathlon!! (The Lake Tahoe Triathlon – Olympic Distance) Honestly, I did not train hardcore for this event. I did some mountain biking with friends, surfed a bunch, and hiked trails in Tahoe (I will add I did a few swims in the lake and had a couple of days of running). However,…

Lunch Outside

Healthy organic lunch, outside. Exercise and eating go hand in hand-so why not combine the two? I had a great day. I took a stand up paddle on Lake Tahoe and journeyed to a calm spot to enjoy my lunch. 3 miles of paddling, then a stop to enjoy a turkey sandwich on sprouted what…

What is a Registered Dietitian?

What is a Registered Dietitian (RD)? When looking for sound nutrition advice, Registered Dietitians (RD) are the most qualified. Why? Anybody can call themselves a ‘Nutritionist’, however not everybody can call themselves a Registered Dietitian! Here are a few qualifications RDs must possess that will convince you they have the top food knowledge: They must earn…