Rowdy for Rhubarb

So there I am just hanging out and watching Food Network when this girl, Genna, sends me a message that she has TONS of fresh rhubarb for me. Her mom has a giant rhubarb plant in her yard and she has been telling me that I need to try it for two years now. As…

Mediterranean Diet Month

The Mediterranean diet has been a favorite of health care professionals for a long time. Studies have shown that the diet has positive effects on heart health, anti-cancer properties and could potentially extend life. This is thought to be due to the high antioxidant, fiber, and healthy unsaturated fatty acid content. The Mediterranean diet encompasses…

Berry Tart For Two

This tart is too good not to share with someone. It’s also good for you. Isn’t that the ultimate gift after all? Sharing healthy delicious things with people you care about? Maybe that’s just the dietitian in me that wants all gifts to improve your health and well-being in some way. Dietitian or not though,…

Meatless Monday: Mediterranean Cauliflower Nachos

Did you know that going Meatless once per week can help to reduce climate change, deforestation, and saves water? What’s not to love about that! My absolute favorite flavors come from the Mediterranean regions. I’m a sucker for a great olive oil on top of roasted vegetables. I also love the taste of feta or yogurt…

Brace Yourselves…Michigan Produce is Coming

It’s officially Spring in Michigan which means Summer will soon be upon us. A Healthier Michigan has this lovely comprehensive guide to all Michigan produce and when it’s ready to harvest. Farmer’s Markets across the state will soon open in May. Time to get brainstorming on recipes. I’m personally excited to make a rhubarb and…

Ya, ya grill ya, ya, ya grill

I loved that song in 7th grade. Classic Nelly. My husband got that stuck in my head. Anyway, back to grillz. The cooking type that is. I want everyone to be prepared for what is about to happen. GRILL SEASON. Us folk in Michigan wereย spoiled with 70+ degree weather andย full blown sunshine over the weekend….

5 breakfast ideas with 5 ingredients or less in 5 minutesย 

Mornings are great for some, nightmares for others. I don’t think anyone wants to physically cook while half asleep in their jam jams. I’ve mastered the art of drinking coffee while watching YouTube videos. But, I have also mastered the quick and healthy breakfast game. Now my mornings are perfect.  Here are 5 ideas to…

10 Produce Items to Buy Every Week

I’m about to give you an insider look at my weekly grocery list. These are things I do buy and use on a regular basis. You will likely find one or more of these items in a single recipe that I post. I put these things on here because most you can eat raw, but…

Meatless Monday in Minutes

Monday’s are hard, but dinner doesn’t have to be. The last thing I want to do on Monday night is make dinner…and I love cooking. Luckily Annie’s Homegrown makes this awesome macaroni and cheese that is all natural. I tend to add in lots of vegetables, top with a little extra cheese and whole wheat…

Ketogenic Diet

I have been fortunate to work with patients on the ketogenic diet. The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, and very low carb diet. This diet helps to put patients in ketosis, which means they use fat as their main fuel source rather than glucose. This diet is highly effective at helping control seizure…

Staycation in Grand Rapids, MI

If you are staying or visiting Grand Rapids, MI this spring break, make sure to check out my top 5 favorite activities! Watch the video here.