January 2014

A Colorful, Nourishing Diet

January 22, 2014

A healthful diet is one that provides the perfect balance of calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, and micronutrients along with the social and sensory pleasures of eating. If you add all of these together, you might say you are achieving ideal nutrition. Of course ideal nutrition is individualized, but using the overall recommendations from the Academy […]

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Weekend Visitors

January 21, 2014

We had some special visitors this weekend! Everyone loves it when Grammie Buzz and Pea visit! We had the perfect balance of time spent with my parents and free babysitting. My parents like to hang with Mazen alone, so it was a win win! After they arrived on Saturday, we walked downtown on a chilly […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

January 20, 2014

Sunday: REST Saturday morning I went to Athletic Conditioning along with about 100 other people crammed into the fitness room at our gym. It was so crowded we spent most of the class jumping to take up less space! This was an awesome workout that left me red in the face, but it was so […]

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Nutrition Notes: Canned Soups

January 17, 2014

In a perfect world we would all make soup from scratch and freeze the leftovers in containers to reheat on a chilly winter day. We love soup in our house and we often do have reserves in the freezer ready for eating. But frozen soup can take a while to thaw in a hot minute, […]

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The Intersection Of Nutrition And Mental Health

January 16, 2014

Here is the third installment of the Registered Dietitian series! Melissa Preston is a registered dietitian and therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and food addictions. Read her blog here! How does food influence our mood and how does our food influence our mood? Do you use food to deal with your emotions? […]

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January 15, 2014

I’m working backwards this week since I had so many leftovers for lunch!! I did a week of Cook Smarts meals. I felt super organized and confident about our menu all week long. After a year + of winging it, I’m ready to get organized. Our family needs it! (Plan to see a lot more […]

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Ways Motherhood Has Changed Me

January 14, 2014

This post isn’t about all the profound ways I have changed after becoming a mom. Rather, it’s about the everyday habits and health changes that have manifested since I gave birth over 16 months ago. None of these changes has been intentional. They are changes that come with the different lifestyle I lead providing meals […]

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