the best soft sugar cookies

sugar cookie dough frosted christmas shapes

Perfectly soft sugar cookies topped with luscious cream cheese frosting just begging for sprinkles!   You guys. These are it. Gone are the days of crispy + crunchy sugar cookies. Because in my personal opinion, if it ain’t soft, it’s just not right. My other issue with sugar cookies is the icing. I totally love […]

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finding satisfaction in food

coffee enjoy

Hi, friends! I’m Amy Hanneke (not to be confused with Amy Shen!) and I’m guest blogging over here to talk about satisfaction! We did a little blog swap today – click over to my blog here to see Amy S’s post! What is satisfaction + why is it important? When it comes to food, I […]

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is healing your relationship with food worth it?

joy freedom mountain top

In response to the title: YES! Healing our relationships with food + exercise is absolutely worth it. It allows us to live our life to the fullest without being under the control of negative food thoughts + compulsions. But you don’t have to just take my word for it. There’s something truly magical about connecting […]

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how to eat during the holidays

It’s that time again, folks! Holiday season. For some of you, it may have started the day after Halloween with all your decorations + Christmas music blaring! 😉 I’m a “must wait until after Thanksgiving” gal, myself, but you do you! The holidays can be stressful, but let’s not allow food fears to add to […]

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decoding hunger

Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full. Easy peasy, right? Wrong. Too often, people try to turn honoring hunger cues into another diet. No sir. None of that here! It’s true that part of being a normal eater is tuning into hunger + fullness cues to help guide our food choices, but it’s not […]

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breaking it down: gluten

wheat bread and grains

  Gluten seems to have become the newest four-letter word…even though it has six letters. But you get what I’m saying, right? It’s our newest addition to the clan of nutrition villains out to destroy our bodies! I sure hope you guys can tell when my sarcasm is coming through because ^^^ sarcasm. That video […]

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what to do when you’re out of your routine

traveling on an airplane for vacation

Having just come back from a wonderful weekend in Chicago [Yay, FNCE 2017!], it got me thinking a bit about routines. And how they can be so helpful yet, also make us feel crazy, depending on the degree to which we stick to them. I’ll be the first to admit that I find watching “morning […]

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weekend recap: fnce 2017

chicago city skyline

I love my career choice for many reasons but another fantastic aspect is the great community. Relative to other professions, there’s a fairly small group of us dietitians in the United States. A quick Google search tells me there’s less than 100,000 whereas there’s over 3 million nurses, for example. But don’t fret, we’re a […]

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fall favorites

It’s time for another favorites post — this time a fall favorites! This is another one of those posts that I always love scrolling through on other blogs. Maybe I’m just nosy, but regardless, if you also curious about what someone else has been enjoying lately, read on!   St. Ives Body Wash // Specifically in […]

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acorn squash breakfast bowl

  All your favorite breakfast goodies put in one sweet acorn squash bowl to make us feel like fall has finally arrived.   I love this acorn squash breakfast bowl because it means that fall has arrived and brought squash season with it! One of my favorite vegetables is winter squash — pretty much of […]

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