breaking it down: fats + oils

Before I even get into the nitty gritty of this post, I just want to say: fat does not make us fat. Good to get that off my chest. 🙂 Fat is crucial for several reasons such as: major fuel for energy + storage protects internal organs cell membranes component absorption of fat soluble vitamins […]

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oven roasted potatoes

Roasted potatoes may sound like a no-brainer, but there’s lots of different methods out there! This is my own version based off all the recipes that claim to be the best. I prefer my roasted potatoes to have crisp, browned exterior + a fluffy interior. Here’s how I do it. Choose the right potato. Potatoes vary based […]

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nutrition confusion

First, fat was evil. Wait, we can eat egg yolks now? What about cholesterol? Just kidding, let’s get rid of carbs instead. But sugar is also killing us now, right? Oh, and gluten, too. Confused, yet? Here’s the deal → Nutrition is a science, and a young one at that. It is still evolving so […]

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weight, what?

  So, I stopped using the scale a long time ago. I also hadn’t been weighed at a doctor’s office since then so I hadn’t dealt with that scale either. Until a couple months ago. I have chosen not to know my weight because I’ve found it to be best for me mentally. With a […]

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breaking it down: salt

To begin, this post is may not be 100% applicable to those with hypertension or fluid retention related to a medical condition. Personal dietary or medical management for those conditions need to be discussed with your healthcare provider.   what is it? Salt is a mineral made up of sodium + chloride. About 40% sodium […]

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gentle nutrition

  In the non-diet world, there are several books that are the books to read. One of the most popular being Intuitive Eating [affiliate link] by Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole. These two dietitians developed their philosophy with 10 principles to help us find food freedom. The principles are as follows: Reject the Diet Mentality Honor your Hunger […]

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daily value

Daily value. And I’m not talking about that percentage on the nutrition label. We’re going deeper than that. It’s “cool” to eat “healthy,” right? Not in the moderation sense, but in the eating only “good” food while shunning all “bad” foods. Black and white thinking. There’s a small part of my dietitian-self thinking “Woo! People using […]

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breaking it down: potatoes

  I figured it would be wrong to write a post about potatoes without including the above song. 😉  If they could be their own food group, my husband would be in heaven. Who am I kidding? I would probably be on board with that, too. White potatoes get such a bad rap. But in […]

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weekend recap

FRIDAY Our weekend started off with finally setting up a bank account in our new city. Only 2.5 months after moving here…no biggie. 😉 This new bank is apparently really into dogs so we left with this free bandana so our dog can also rep the bank’s logo. Had to put it on Riku once […]

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favorites

Here’s a peek at some of what I’ve been digging lately! Iced coffee. But none of the plain stuff. I’ve been so into making my own french pressed coffee to pour over ice and top with various creamers [whaddup hazelnut!]. It’s been a journey with coffee — I used to only drink black with some […]

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