Feeling Full vs. Feeling Satisfied (Mindful Monday)

Knowing when you’re full is one thing, but knowing when you’re satisfied, is a game changer. Discussing the difference between feeling full vs. feeling satisfied this Mindful Monday!Hey guys! I’m excited to have my friend Alex from Delish Knowledge back on the blog today. You all know she’s my go-to blogger for delicious, plant-based recipes but she also writes a pretty insightful Mindful Monday post as well! Today’s post, Alex talks about an important nuance of intuitive eating – the difference between feeling full vs. feeling satisfied. This comes up a lot with my intuitive eating clients who aren’t used to tapping into satisfaction. After all, satisfaction doesn’t belong in diet-culture! If you’re currently only relying on your hunger and fullness cues (or some other arbitrary rules), I hope today’s post is helpful for you. Take it away, Alex!

Hi! I’m Alex, a registered dietitian nutritionist who believes that healthy…

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Tomato Pie Bites

A quick and easy, 7-ingredient appetizer, these tomato pie bites are the perfect hors d’oeuvres for your next summer party!Hey guys! I’m so happy to be able to introduce you today to my RD friend, Meme. She’s one of the funniest human beings I’ve ever met and makes the best blooper recipes videos ever. Like seriously, I die laughing watching these things every single time. She keeps it real in the kitchen being her fun-loving, goofy self and it’s amazing. So if you need an extra dose of fun in your day, head over to Meme’s blog and social channels and start following her asap. Meme also makes the most delicious and down-to-earth recipes and she’s sharing one today that I cannot wait to try. Take it away, Meme!

Eating seasonally is something I grew up doing. My parents were always big on getting the best produce that was in…

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Why Healthy Is Always Changing (Mindful Monday)

A good reminder that “healthy” is always changing as your life changes and be gentle with yourself as the tides change.Hey guys! My friend Robyn over at The Real Life RD is kicking off a Mindful Monday guest post series while I’m in Europe. I met Robyn for the first time at FNCE last year and immediately fell in love with her keep-it-real, no BS, attitude. She also has a kickass blog and Instagram account that’s all about embracing your imperfections and treating yourself with kindness, which really is a breath of fresh air considering all the negative, perfectionistic content we’re inundated with these days! I hope today’s post reminds you that health is not all black and white and definitely not one-size-fits-all. 

I’ve learned over the past few years of being a dietitian and also being a 20 something human, that we as a society have gotten the meaning of…

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Easy Recipes for Summer Potlucks

Hi, friends! Over the next couple weeks while I’m away in Europe, I’m going to have some of my fav RD friends guest posting on the blog. I’m really excited for you to “meet” them all – you’re going to love them. We’re kicking off the guest posts today with my friend Anne from fANNEtastic Food. I met Anne a few years back at Blog Brûlée and was so impressed with how she built a blogging career for herself – she was definitely an inspiration for getting TFD off the ground a few years ago. Anne’s sharing some of her fav recipes for summer entertaining today, just in time for the last couple summer hurrahs! 

One Night Cruise in Halong Bay with Bhaya Cruises

Continuing my Vietnam travel series, a recap of our night cruise in Halong Bay with Bhaya Cruises!Ok five down. One more (Hoi An) to go. These Vietnam trip recaps have taken me longer to get up than I would’ve liked but I figure it’s better late than never! If you missed them, be sure to check out two days in Ho Chi Minh City, five days in Hanoi, the best Hanoi street food tour, and five days in Luang Prabang. 

I’m excited to share with you our experience in Halong Bay with the cruise company we chose. I hope that we can help you not make the same mistake we did!

Ok, so Halong Bay in a nutshell: unbelievable. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay is a scattering of 1,000 islets and limestone pillars and Northern Vietnam’s #1 tourist destination. I’m not going to lie to you though…

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40 Easy Summer Picnic Recipes

Don’t miss out on your last month of summer picnics! Spend quality time outdoors with good food and good people with these 40 easy summer picnic recipes!Caprese Potato Salad via Jenny Shea Rawn

Strawberry Lemon Curd Trifle via Create Kids Club

Creamy Broccoli Salad via The Foodie DietitianRoasted Cherry Farro Salad via Jessica Levinson

Quinoa Edamame Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette via Jennifer Hunt

Cauliflower Chickpea Tabbouleh via Byte Sized NutritionBlueberry Pecan Chicken Salad via Lone Star Nutrition

Red, White, & Blue Angel Food Cake Skewers via Stacey Mattinson

Roasted Strawberry Guacamole via Dishing Out HealthParmesan Zucchini Chips via Nutrition Starring You

Healthy Deviled Eggs via Fantastic Food

Grilled Cauliflower Hummus Sandwich via The Foodie DietitianFreekeh and Black Bean Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing via Triad to Wellness

Kale Salad with Cranberries and Pepitas via Erica Julson

Roasted Carrot & Ranch Hummus via Make Healthy EasyCitrus Quinoa Salad with Prunes via…

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Mangonada

Move over frose, this mangonada is your new favorite frozen summer drink!This recipe (and media article) was created in partnership with the National Mango Board. As always, opinions are my own!

Ok, I still haven’t tried frose (despite desperate attempts to find it in Boston) but this frozen mango drink is arguably even better. Especially with a splash of your favorite spirit – tequila, rum or vodka would work well.

Mangonadas are a staple snack/treat in Mexico and slowly starting to gain traction here in the U.S. in states like California, Colorado, Arizona and Texas. The recipe is simple: fresh mango, lime juice, ice and chamoy sauce.

Authentic chamoy is made from salted, pickled fruit like apricots, plums or mangos and dried chiles. Once a condiment found only in the street food scene in Mexico, chamoy is slowly starting to make it onto the culinary map; chefs are now adding it to cocktails and using it in their fine-dining…

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