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All About Quinoa

Have you tried quinoa (KEEN-wah) yet?   In my experience, people are so weirded out by the name that it scares them off of trying this superfood. Quinoa is a highly nutritious whole grain that comes in three colors: white, red, and black. It is also gluten-free, making it an option for celiac disease patients. Fast Quinoa… Continue reading All About Quinoa

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Avocado Salsa

You might be wondering "isn't this guacamole?" Well, it's not. Guacamole traditionally includes cilantro and raw onions, two foods I do not like. Guacamole is also not traditionally made with hot peppers. Also, guacamole is traditionally creamy/smashed. Before I continue to over-use the word "traditionally," let's move on... This avocado salsa makes a great dip… Continue reading Avocado Salsa

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Taco Bowl

It is human nature to want to take shortcuts. In some areas of life, shortcuts can lead to disastrous results (never try to take shortcuts with your taxes, for example). But in cooking, shortcuts can be a lifesaver! One of my favorite ways to make meals easier is to batch-cook rice. If you cook between… Continue reading Taco Bowl

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Caesar Pasta Salad

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, a time to enjoy traditional foods. For us, that's tamales and pozole. But after a few days of eating the same thing over and over again, with little to no veggies, your body might begin to crave something else. That is exactly what happened to me the… Continue reading Caesar Pasta Salad

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Nourishing Eggs, Beans, and Rice Bowl

Pinto beans were, and as an adult continue to be, a household staple in my childhood home. I remember thinking from a young age that beans keep you strong and healthy- that was the perception imparted on me! There's rice under all those toppings, I promise! Now, as a nutrition student, I've come to realize… Continue reading Nourishing Eggs, Beans, and Rice Bowl

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10 Energizing Study Snacks

As I wrapped up studying for my second-to-last semester finals, I realized how long I've been a student. The dietetics program with the University of Alabama is my second bachelor's degree and it has taken me about two years to complete. Combined with two years of non-degree work and my original 4-year undergraduate work means… Continue reading 10 Energizing Study Snacks

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Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats

With different seasons come different food associations. With fall, I think of warm comforting foods and seasonal produce. Apples are a fall staple. Most varieties are at their seasonal peak during this time. I used gala apples in this recipe.Growing up, my mom would make us cinnamon tea during cold weather. We would drink it… Continue reading Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats

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Berry Filling and Energizing Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is so BERRY filling and delicious! How do I make a smoothie that will keep me full and energized for hours? I make sure to include plenty of: ✅ Carbohydrates ✅ Fiber ✅ Protein ✅ Fat When you are looking to make a satiating meal, you need to account for all three… Continue reading Berry Filling and Energizing Smoothie

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The Backlash Against Fitness Trackers

With the holidays upon us, you might be considering purchasing a fitness tracker. Whether it is intended for yourself or for a loved one, you might have mixed feelings due to recent backlash against fitness trackers. Read ahead as I dissect the why behind the backlash and why I choose to wear a Fitbit (not… Continue reading The Backlash Against Fitness Trackers

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Yogurt and Chia Overnight Oats

Psssst.... overnight oats don't have to sit overnight in the fridge 🤭. That's right! You can make your "overnight oats" a few hours in advance of when you plan to eat them. When I wake up craving them, I'll make them in the morning in time for lunch! And like so many of my recipes,… Continue reading Yogurt and Chia Overnight Oats