Google+

Packing in Nutrition with Pre-Dinner Snacks

eat your veggies before dinner

Thank you to Sabra for sponsoring this post! When I was little, I remember hovering around my mom when she was making dinner, hungry and being a bother. Her response? She’d feed us veggies. I especially remember eating a lot of fresh bell peppers pre-dinner – she’d toss slices of them back at me and my brother like we were wild animals being held Continue Reading …

WaterSound, Florida Wedding

andrew mauney morgana phlaum wedding

Hi friends! I’m back with one final recap from our Florida trip! (Miss the first two? Here they are: Seaside, Florida adventures and Pensacola, Florida adventures.) As you know, Matt and I were in Florida for his brother Drew’s wedding to the lovely Morgana. We are so happy to welcome her to the Mauney family! Let’s back up to Friday first, Continue Reading …

Seaside, Florida Adventures

seaside florida vacation

Hey friends! Matt and I are on our way back to DC after a fun few days in Seaside, Florida for his brother’s wedding! I’ll be back tomorrow to share a recap of the rehearsal dinner and wedding day fun, but for now wanted to pop in with some of the non-wedding food and fitness highlights from the week. :) Sadly we had pretty crummy weather Continue Reading …

3 Reasons to Stop Calorie Counting

3 reasons to stop calorie counting

Hi there! I'm Rachael, Columbia, SC private practice dietitian, food/wellness blogger at Avocado A Day, and one of the two other dietitians launching Joyful Eating, Nourished Life, the 6 week online intuitive eating program, with Anne. Leading up to the start of our first group, we'll be visiting each other's blogs and sharing a bit about the Continue Reading …

Wine Pairings Delivered to Your Door

blue apron wine review

Thank you to Blue Apron for sponsoring this post! Check the end of the post for discounts on Blue Apron meals and wine. Fun news, you guys: Blue Apron, our favorite dinner companion, now offers more than just their signature chef-inspired meal kits. Introducing: Blue Apron wine! Each month, Blue Apron works with world-class vineyards and Continue Reading …

Pensacola Beach, Florida Adventures

sunset pensacola beach

Hi friends! As you know, Matt and I are currently on vacation in Florida! Matt’s brother is getting married this coming weekend and we came down early – because, why not? :) We’re currently making the drive from Pensacola Beach (where we spent the past few days) over to Destin/Seaside/Watersound area (where the wedding festivities are taking Continue Reading …

Cookie Monster to Altitude Master: How Jason Fitzgerald Upgraded His Diet and Never Felt Better

Jason Trail Running (640x243)

I’m on vacation this week and have asked my Nutrition for Runners co-author, running coach Jason Fitzgerald of Strength Running, to share a guest post on how his diet has changed (and consequently, his running) since meeting me and writing our nutrition program together. Read on to see how he went from cookie monster… to altitude master. :) Continue Reading …

Things I’m Loving Lately

spring flowers in DC

Hi friends – and happy Friday! I hope it’s a beautiful one for all of you. Thank you for your insightful comments on my Abstainers vs. Moderators: Do They Exist? post from yesterday – loved hearing your thoughts on the topic! And now – for some things I’m loving lately! 1) Matt and I leave for vacation tomorrow!! Matt’s brother Drew is Continue Reading …

Abstainers vs. Moderators: Do They Exist?

coffee shop heart

Does the concept of abstainers vs. moderators really exist? I’m in the mood for something a bit deeper today – care to join me? Last week, I saw a really interesting post about abstainers vs. moderators on my friend Julie’s blog. In the post, she writes about a podcast she listened to by Gretchen Rubin (author of The Happiness Project) that Continue Reading …

Vegan Kale Caesar Salad Recipe

kale caesar salad

This vegan kale caesar salad recipe tastes just like classic caesar salad, despite being vegan! Enjoy it as a side dish, or as a meal with some bread on the side or whole grains on top. I am obsessed with kale caesar salads lately. Something about the creamy, savory dressing and the hearty chew of the kale goes so well together. I’ve Continue Reading …