What the heck is Well-Balanced eating anyway?

Kristen and I talk a lot about eating well-balanced, but unless you have sat down with us or heard the Well-Balanced Plate talk you may be wondering… what does that mean? The Well Balanced Plate After reading countless research articles, books such as  The Blue Zone Solutions, and a combining over 20 years of professional nutrition…

Honey Garlic Shrimp

Need an easy weeknight meal? Look no further. Shrimp can be cooked on a skillet in just minutes and when you add steamed veggies and some simple brown rice you’ve got a complete and balanced meal. Did we mention it’s delicious? Why Shrimp? It’s a low calorie, protein- and nutrient-rich option. Four ounces of baked…

Why Cassandra went vegan and keeps it simple in the kitchen

Cassandra has been on her own wellness journey for some time. She has dealt with many health concerns at a young age and through diet and exercise she has found healing. When I first met Cassandra she was already on the right track. It’s been an honor to support her along the way and help her…

Who is on your team? 4 ways to get more helpers

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 The other night, while reading Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, I got to thinking about my people. You know, the ones that make life more fun, doable, and interesting. I joke that God knows I am such a handful I needed two partners – one in life and one…

How to actually follow through with your health goals

“I’m going to do better,” you say. “I need to lose this weight and I’m starting today.” “I’m so out of shape, I’m going to join the gym.” How many times have you said something like this to yourself without following through? Or maybe you did, but it only lasted a day, because things like this…

Tracking leads to progress

Revised: Monday, July 31, 2017 “You cannot manage that which you do not measure.” Peter Drucker As dietitians, Kristen and I are big advocates of food journals. I know, I know… Oh, here it comes.  This request is often scoffed at when brought up; however, a recent literature review suggests that self-monitoring is the cornerstone…

Why we might remind you of your mother….

Lucy always says she was put on this earth to spread the good news about fruits and vegetables. I feel the same calling. To us, it’s an important mission because many people often forget or downplay the power of produce. If fruits and vegetables had labels they would boast all kinds of health benefits. If…

Comfortably Chubby | 3 Steps to improving your body image

Monday, July 17, 2017 Last week while hanging out by the pool, a new friend, Katie, and I got to talking about body image, how we grew up, and our own habits. Katie is beautiful and full-figured. She exudes confidence in her body. Katie told me she enjoys her lifestyle – especially eating and drinking (and…