These muffins are great for adults and kiddos alike.
These photos are kind of the worst, but this recipe is phenom and pattypan squash are coming up hot right now...so I'm posting today. You can make them with or without goat cheese, depending on your dietary preferences...both ways are equally delicious. This is an awesome recipe to feast on the flavors of the season! (Pictured above with crispy chicken thighs from a local farm.)
Zucchini everywhere. Backyard gardens, CSA pickups, farmers' markets...there's even a basket of it at my yoga studio. People can't give the stuff away. Every other month of the year, I spend good money on this zoodle staple...and now? People are tossing around free buckets of fresh, local, organic zucchini every which way.
I’ve mentioned recently here and on social media that I’m trying to scale back and change my coffee/caffeine consumption habits.
I’ve talked through this with clients and friends quite a bit (people get deliriously curious when you bring up dietary changes. Particularly when those dietary changes involve less coffee. Moms be like whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!), so I thought I’d outline what was going on with me that forced my hand with this decision.
I've been in a food rut. Most evenings, the thought of preparing a meal both exhausts and annoys me. Back when I was a vegetarian, it was so easy to throw together a last minute meal. Cook up a pot of grains, sauté up some veggies...done. Now I eat a relatively grain-free diet, with far more animal protein. (With lots of personal experimentation, I've learned I feel better this way. This may or may not be appropriate for you. A great way to figure it out is by joining my Fueled+Fit program. This is basically the format I used to dial in my current ideal diet. I say current because since I'm a human, I will continue to change, and so will my diet.)
I've been making this recipe for years. I've shared it with countless people: I make it at workshops, some variation of it is always included in my nutrition programs, kids have tried it and loved it. You should make it.
One of my more popular posts was when I revealed the foods in my kitchen. There's just something about seeing what other people eat. I, for one, have always loved to rummage through the fridges and cupboards of other people. Does this make me sound like a feral animal or a psychopath? Eh. I do it not with judgment, but with curiosity. I just love seeing what people eat! (And definitely for information gathering when working with clients. Did you know this is something I do?)
About 8 years ago I herniated a disk in my lower back. I did it at the gym, I’m pretty sure - pushing myself too far beyond my body’s capabilities, not listening to my body, not respecting the need for recovery, and not fueling myself well (you know all those mistakes I talked about last week? Yeah, I’ve made them all).
So I don't know enough (anything) about exotic cuisine to determine whether or not the title of this recipe is accurate, but let's go with it. This salad is a tasty trifecta of sweet and savory and spicy.
I made it on a whim when we were grilling burgers and I realized that we had nothing to go with them because my 2 year old had eaten all the sweet potato fries I baked up. #parenthood
What should I eat before and after I exercise? Do I need specific snacks?
I get this one a lot. More so lately, for some reason.
My answer to this question is basically my answer to everything: you have to experiment and see. Just as there's no one diet that is appropriate for everyone (shock of all shocks), not every person will do well with the same fuel surrounding exercise.
It depends on the type of exercise you do, the intensity, the duration, your goals, your lifestyle, your health status, etc.
Isn't it funny that you don't realize how good you feel until you stop feeling good? I mean, we don't often walk around thinking about how great our teeth feel, right? But once we get a toothache, it's next to impossible to forget the pain. We long for the sweet relief of getting back to baseline!
This is me with headaches. I'm lucky in that I don't get headaches often. When I do get them, though, they're doozies. I'm willing to do anything to feel normal again...because I realize normal feels good!
Headaches are a common complaint amongst my clients and program participants, so soon I'll be sharing with you my favorite tried and true natural remedies for headache relief.
But today, we dig in a little deeper.
We are closing out the second week of my current group of Fueled+Fit, and my peeps are diving in DEEP. They are doing the hard and messy work. They are putting themselves out there on our private Facebook group. They are sharing successes and asking for support. They are seeking out progress, not perfection. They are GETTING IT.
Seeing as I’m a nutritionist, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I often get asked about diets. Under the “diet umbrella” comes inquiries about calorie counting, food portioning and food tracking.
Based on what I’ve seen with group nutrition participants, individual clients, and my own food transformation, I’ve formed a pretty strong opinion of the above topics. Today I will share them with you.