Adventures in Canadian Maple Syrup (+ a Giveaway!)

Hello my friends! I’m headed back south to DC today after spending the week up in Quebec, Canada, on a press trip with my friends from Pure Canadian Maple Syrup. I have been working with them since last year (see also: Healthier Maple Brownie Cookies + Matt’s Maple Cinnamon Latte), so when they invited me up to learn more about the maple syrup production process in person, I was all about it. A big thank you to them for covering my expenses for this trip/sponsoring this post!


We did and learned a TON this week, so it was hard to boil it down/pick the highlights and main takeaways, but I did my best. :) You can see more of the adventures over on my Instagram page as well!


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Tart Cherry, Kale, and Feta Stuffed Chicken

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Guys, I am PUMPED about this stuffed chicken recipe. It’s easy to make, healthy but absolutely delicious, and “fancy” looking enough to enjoy when guests are over, too. Total win in my book! Introducing: Tart Cherry, Kale, and Feta Stuffed Chicken. As you guys know, I’m a huge tart cherry fan, and this recipe is the latest creation Continue Reading …

30 Minute Total Body Home Workout

30 minute total body workout

A few weeks ago, while snowed in, Matt and I got in a fun total body circuit workout inspired by the CrossFit workout I did while in the Dominican Republic. I thought some of you might like to check it out, too, so here it is! Minimal equipment is required – just some hand weights, and it’s sure to get you sweating. (Try it at your own risk – Continue Reading …

Is Coffee Healthy?


Morning, friends! I’m on a press trip in Canada at the moment (as always, see what I’m up to on Instagram!), so I’ve invited my dietitian friend Jenna Braddock to share a guest post with you all today. She’ll be answering this question for you guys: Is Coffee Healthy? Enjoy!   Is Coffee Healthy? guest post by: Jenna Braddock, Continue Reading …

Urban Athletic Club Coupon Code + Weekend Food Adventures

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Morning, my friends! I was at the airport bright and early this morning – I’m off on a press trip for the week. You’ll be able to see what I’m up to soon on Instagram/Twitter, but for now, some hints: I’m packing my passport, but not my swimsuit this time. ;) As for this weekend, it was a really busy one! On Saturday morning, Matt and I Continue Reading …

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

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It’s cold and rainy out today – what better thing to do but stay inside and enjoy some of this Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese? This recipe is my latest Almond Breeze partnership creation – and it’s a really good one! Cheesy comfort food at its finest, but with a sneaky nutritious punch, thanks to the fiber-filled butternut squash, Continue Reading …

Friday Randomness


Morning friends! Before I get into some recent adventures, I wanted to share that I put together a new blog page: How to Start a Nutrition Counseling Private Practice. I’ve been gets TONS of emails with questions from fellow Registered Dietitians looking to start a private practice, so I decided it would be helpful to create a whole blog page Continue Reading …

Back to the Track + Recent Eats


Hi friends! Guess what? I FINALLY made it back to the track this morning! Between all the travel I’ve been doing and all the snow/ice we had over the past month and a half, I hadn’t been to the track for my Potomac River Runners group in wayyyyyy too long. I skipped last Thursday and this Tuesday because of the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC half Continue Reading …

What I Ate the Night Before My Half Marathon


Hi friends! I’ve been getting some questions lately about pre-race fuel in terms of what to eat the night before a race, so I thought I’d share what I had the night before the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC half marathon on Saturday. Remember, though, that what works for me might not necessarily work for you. :) Some tips for your meal the night before Continue Reading …

Petition to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – #RepealTheSeal

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I am participating in the #RepealTheSeal campaign to show my disagreement with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ recent decision to allow the Kids Eat Right logo on food packaging. I invite my fellow colleagues and bloggers who share this opinion, or who support this campaign, to also post this Open Letter on their own blog, to sign the Continue Reading …