5 Tips for Less Stressful Meal Planning

There are many different approaches to getting food to your plate -- it’s all about experimenting and finding what works best for you. Here are a few of my favorite meal planning tips to help you get started if you are new to meal planning or perhaps are looking for a less stressful approach to the game.

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Lemon-Raspberry Energy Bites

I’m a big fan of energy bites because they are easy to throw together and you don’t have to turn on the oven. These are great for a post-workout snack or really just any time of the day you are a needing a little energy boost from complex carbohydrates, protein, and quality fats.

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It's Okay to Eat Carbohydrates

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard that “bread is bad” and “I’m avoiding bread” or “I’m trying to cut out carbs.” Why are breads (and other carbohydrates) SO vilified in the dieting world? Carbs are the focus of attack because non-evidence-based nutrition information spreads like wildfire. This is nothing new. With every decade, comes a new fad or trend. Carbohydrate seem to be the target for the diet industry once again.

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Dietitians & Therapists Share Why They Embrace a Non-Diet, Weight Neutral Approach

When I set out to become a dietitian, it was based in a strong desire and passion for helping others with their health, using food as a foundation. After having the privilege of working with hundreds of individuals one-on-one the past few years as a dietitian, I quickly began to see that the conventional approaches and weight focused paradigm I was taught was doing much more harm than good.

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Meal & Snack Ideas for Over the Road Traveling

For the past seven years, my husband has worked as a flat-bed truck driver and spends several days on the road, returning home most weekends and occasionally some weeknights. Even though we’ve been together these past seven years, I’ve yet to go on a truck driving adventure with him and decided it was due time to see what his working lifestyle is all about!

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