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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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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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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

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Raspberry Chia Pudding

Chia seeds deliver so many nutrients into your meals! You could easily sprinkle them into smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, etc. Or: you can make CHIA PUDDING. Check out my previous chia pudding recipe, made with turmeric and pineapple here. Nutrition Benefits Recap ◊Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids◊ ◊Excellent source of fiber (~10 grams per 2… Continue reading Raspberry Chia Pudding

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Super Simple Pasta Bake

Some nights you want a comforting, delicious meal... but don't want to spend a ton of effort in cooking! So, what to do on those types of nights? Lucky for you, those types of nights are my specialty 😉. That's right! I'm a professional life-long lazy girl who also loves to eat good food. I… Continue reading Super Simple Pasta Bake

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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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Spicy Salsa Shakshuka

Do you love eggs at any hour of the day?If yes, keep on readin'! This recipe is a fun Mexican twist on a classic dish. While there are thousands of shakshuka recipes floating around, this one gets it spice from jalapeños! The combination of jalapeños, tomatoes, and onions mirrors the vibrant flavors of salsa. Serve… Continue reading Spicy Salsa Shakshuka