Friday Foodie Dietitian Favorites (Halloween Recipe Round-Up)

Happy Halloween!

Friday Foodie Dietitian Favorites – my faves for the week – recipes, mindfulness, and inspiration. This week, my fave recipes are Halloween-inspired!

Halloween Cheese Crackers via Living Well Kitchen

Halloween Vegetable Skeleton with Rainbow Vegetable Dip via Meal Makeover Moms

Halloween Sangria via The Law Student’s Wife

Halloween Jack Skellington Ricotta Olive Tarts via Snixy Kitchen

Meringue Ghosts via Paula’s Plate

Mini Spider Pizzas via Recipe Runner

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies via The Dinner Mom

On TFD this Week

Mindful Monday: 5 Simple Ways to Live Your Yoga

Butternut Squash & Tempeh Tacos with Salsa Verde

FNCE Highlights: Trends, Inspiration & Bridging Nutrition & Yoga


How to Trust That the Universe Will Give You Exactly What You Need via Mind Body Green 

 3 Buddhist Beliefs that Will Rock Your World (& Make You Much Happier!) via Mind Body Green

Life Updates & Gratitude

FNCE Highlights: Trends, Inspiration & Bridging Nutrition & Yoga

Ever wonder what happens when 9,000+ registered dietitian nutritionists get together in one city for a conference? My 2014 FNCE highlights include new food trends, inspiration from an Olympian, and making the connection between nutrition and yoga. 

Last week, I attended the annual Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) for registered dietitian nutritionists.

It was a whirlwind of educational sessions, work for a client, walking the expo floor and spotting food trends, attending board meetings, networking, and (the best part!) catching up with friends.

I always leave FNCE feeling inspired with a million and one ideas and people I want to connect with after the show. One of the things that got me particularly psyched this year was an educational session on yoga. Now I’m obviously biased given that I’m a yoga teacher but I believe that marrying nutrition and yoga holds so much power in helping to significantly improve people’s lives and…

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Vegan Butternut Squash and Tempeh Tacos with Salsa Verde

Vegan butternut squash and tempeh tacos topped with salsa verde make for a comforting and satisfying fall meal with a southwest twist!

That time my Mom called and said she ate tempeh.

Yes, this happened. About a month or so ago, I get a call from my mother to tell me that she had the most delicious vegan tacos – made with tempeh and butternut squash. She went on and on about how she couldn’t believe how good they were for having tempeh in them. She didn’t think she’d like tempeh but this recipe proved her wrong. She then wrapped up the phone call by confirming, “so you’ll try to make these on your blog, right? RIGHT?!”

Sure, Ma (can’t say no to your momma).

So we all have my dear mother to thank for the deliciousness that graces the blog today. These tacos are comfort food meets southwest. Tempeh and…

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Mindful Monday: 5 Simple Ways to Live Your Yoga

The physical practice of yoga is only one tiny piece of what yoga truly means. So, how do you go beyond the physical practice? This Mindful Monday, I’m sharing 5 simple ways to live your yoga. 

What does live your yoga mean, anyways? It’s certainly a subjective term and open to interpretation but I believe it means taking everything you learn and embody on your mat and carrying that with you throughout your day to day. There are actually ancient yoga texts that outline the principles of yoga that you should live by but I’ll save the history lesson for another Monday. Today, I’ll share what living your yoga means to me; what I try to practice on the daily, on and off the mat.

  • Be kind to each and every person you meet. Remember that everyone is fighting their own battle so be gentle, friendly, smile, and engage. You may not realize…

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  • Friday Foodie Dietitian Favorites 10.24.14

    Friday Foodie Dietitian Favorites – my faves for the week – recipes, mindfulness, and inspiration.


    On TFD This Week

    Vegan Loaded Sweet Potato

    What The Foodie Dietitian Ate Wednesday #6

    Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Cardamom

    Mindful Monday: The Reason You Should Put Down Your Phone


    Vegan Fettuccine Kalefredo via Oh My Veggies

    Simple Cinnamon Pumpkin Pancakes via Pinch of Yum

    Slow Cooker Vegetable Red Curry via Delish Knowledge

    Sweet Potato Pie Dessert Hummus via Love & Zest

    10 Slow Cooker Chili Recipes via Holley Grainger


    Ayurveda Life: Using Love and Focus to Change Our Loves via Prana 

    5 Simple Daily Steps to Nourish Your Soul via An Avocado A Day

    15 Self-Care Lessons via Mindful Meals

    How Doing Dishes Can Help You Lose Weight by Caroline Kaufman Nutrition via Huffington Post 

    The Best Free Yoga Videos For Newbies via Greatist


    Where to Go on Traveling…

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    Vegan Loaded Sweet Potato

    The ultimate vegan loaded sweet potato – packed with kale, black beans, and topped off with a homemade green goddess dressing. Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. 

    I feel like such a tease today.

    I’ve been throwing this loaded sweet potato in your face for weeks now without a recipe to go on.

    I had good intentions to share this with you a while back but somehow other recipes bullied this poor sweet potato to the sidelines.

    Well, I’ve got good news for you. The wait is over. And the sweet potato is finally fighting back.

    This recipe was created on a whim about a month ago. Steve was working late and I was left to fend for dinner by myself. I wanted something that fit the following criteria:

    • Fit for a table of one
    • Healthy
    • Warm, comforting & grounding (in Ayurveda, root vegetables like the sweet potato are…

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    What The Foodie Dietitian Ate Wednesday #6

    Tune in every Wednesday to find out What The Foodie Dietitian Ate Wednesday (#WTFDAW) for recipe and meal planning inspiration, and well, to learn that RDs are human too!

    So…it’s pretty gross weather in Boston today…and I’m totally 100% all good with that. I returned late last night from Atlanta after 5 days of non-stop going…going…going. Well, this energizer bunny needs a day of rest and the weather is supporting my self care efforts. So I sit here in my bathrobe under the covers in my bed typing with a mug of tea next to me.


    2 fried eggs, slice of Go Veggie cheddar cheese on Nashoba Brook Bakery bread.

    Cup of black tea with coconut creamer and raw honey.


    Local Gala apple from apple picking at Russel Orchard.


    Massaged kale salad with lemon juice, pumpkin seed oil, S&P, and walnuts. Bakery bread with butter from Hornstra…

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