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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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Goodbye Summer Salad

Gonna be honest: I created this summer salad recipe right at the beginning of the summer months! But since I never got around to writing it up, I figure now is a good time before berries are no longer in season. Consider this salad a goodbye ode to summer. This salad is a meal base… Continue reading Goodbye Summer Salad

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Super Creamy Green Smoothie

This smoothies, like many of my recipes, was born out of necessity. You see, I still had a lot of frozen pineapple and frozen orange slices in my freezer that I had thrown in there before a trip. What is the point of saving fruit from going bad if it just sits in the freezer… Continue reading Super Creamy Green Smoothie

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Lazy White Cheddar Shells with Edamame and Spinach

It started like this: Today was one of those days in which your mood can only be described as lazy. I had a stressful day yesterday and I wanted today to be extra easy. For dinner, I was craving my Pesto and Edamame Pasta Salad. But first, I would need to empty out the pot… Continue reading Lazy White Cheddar Shells with Edamame and Spinach

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Chocolate-Raspberry Oatmeal

I had chocolate chips in my oatmeal this morning and I loved it! It was just what I needed today 🙂 At the end of this article I share the recipe. But first, let's have a short conversation. Why was it okay to eat chocolate in my breakfast? Read on please...Have you found your food… Continue reading Chocolate-Raspberry Oatmeal

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Anti-Inflammatory Chia Pudding

Chia seeds were a staple of the ancient Aztec diet.   Nutrition Benefits Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids Excellent source of fiber (~10 grams per 2 tbsp) High in protein (~4 grams per 2 tbsp) Also: calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc With all of this in mind, I eat chia seeds daily. But today… Continue reading Anti-Inflammatory Chia Pudding

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Edamame & Pesto Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is perfect for a Meatless Monday, or really any day of the week! There is plenty of protein in this meal with the edamame and hemp hearts. Balanced off with fat from the pesto and carbohydrates from the pasta, it is well-balanced and satiating for hours. Easy to make, nutritious, and delicious!… Continue reading Edamame & Pesto Pasta Salad

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Hot Green Salsa

Green salsa makes a regular appearance in my home. It is very easy to make and adds incredible flavor to a variety of dishes. I have used it on tacos, eggs, and even salads! Some nutrition benefits of making salsa with hot peppers like jalapeños: Peppers contain anti-inflammatory compounds called capsaicinoids, of which the most… Continue reading Hot Green Salsa

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Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

Today might be the day dedicated to peanut butter appreciation, but in my heart it's peanut butter day everyday!To commemorate peanut butter's special day, here are some quick nutrition facts to help you appreciate the queen that peanut butter is. One serving of PEANUT BUTTER will provide: 2 grams of fiber, which helps keep you full… Continue reading Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

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Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Looking for a quick, easy, and filling meal? The answer: overnight oats. One of the best things about oatmeal is how customizable it is. Hot oatmeal is amazing in its own right, but overnight oats are special in that they can be prepared in advance and taste great cold or reheated. Topping ideas: Berries! Strawberries,… Continue reading Cinnamon Overnight Oats