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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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Cardamom

A spiced vegan butternut squash soup with cardamom, made extra creamy with coconut milk. Perfect soup for the fall and the holidays!

In the spirit of halloween next week, the Recipe Redux is gettin a little spooky this month. We’re creeping and crawling all the way to the back of our dusty dark spice cabinets and pulling out that spooky spice that we’re afraid to use. The Recipe Redux is challenging us to conquer our spooky spice fear and show that spice who’s boss!

Soooo I’m gonna be totally real with you for a minute here about how I got to my spice and recipe inspiration. This is slightly embarrassing. But also pretty hilarious.

Last week, I walked on over to my spice rack and gave it a little spin to see which spice spooked me out the most. I came up with marjoram and coriander. I was like I don’t…

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Mindful Monday: The Reason You Should Put Down Your Phone

A powerful reminder of the reason why we should all put down our phones and look up.

Last weekend, Steve and I drove home to Buffalo, NY, and I regretfully admit I spent the first five hours of the ride looking down at my phone. No conversation with the beautiful man sitting next to me that had to deal with hours of traffic. No breaks. I was glued. Emails. Facebook. Insta. Google+. Twitter. Back to emails. You get my drift. It was gross.

Until finally, something knocked me to my senses.

It was this video.

As I was watching this, I got chills, I felt emotional, kinda wanted to cry. Once it was over, I shut off my phone and threw it out of my sight. I was disgusted with myself. During those five hours, I never looked around to just enjoy the scenery – the beautiful fall foliage. I never looked…

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Friday Foodie Dietitian Favorites 10.17.14

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


Here are a few of my faves from the week.

On TFD this week

Dairy Tour at Honstra Farms

What The Foodie Dietitian Ate Wednesday #5

Vegan Green Goddess Dressing 

Mindful Monday: The Top 3 Meditation Apps You Need to Download

Fave Recipes

Apple Spiced English Muffins via The Yooper Girl

Quick Pickled Peppers via Cookie and Kate

How to Roast Delicata Squash via The Meal Makeover Moms 

Roasted Garlic Tomato Pasta Sauce via Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Pluot Chia Jam via Kumquat

Mindfulness & Inspiration 

16 Quotes on Being More & Having Less via The Elephant Journal

20 Kitchen Tips & Tricks via The Lean Green Bean

How to Meal Plan via Imma Eat That

When Is It Worth It To Splurge on Unhealthy Food via An Avocado A Day

Awesome Life Updates

Dairy Farm Tour at Hornstra Farms

I was invited by the good peeps of New England Dairy & Food Council to attend a Farm Tour at Hornstra Farms. They covered my lunch but did not compensate me to attend or write this post. All opinions are my own.

A recap of my dairy farm tour at Hornstra Farms where I chilled with cows, ate the creamiest ice cream of my life, learned about dairy farming, and got a dairy farmer’s perspective on some controversial topics in the dairy industry.

I’ve had some pretty cool learning and traveling experiences lately. From almonds in California, to Concord grapes in Washington, to all things blogging in Vermont, and this weekend I’m off to Atlanta for the annual conference for dietitians, FNCE. I feel pretty darn lucky.

And if that isn’t enough to make your head spin (mine is spinning), last week, I drove out to Norwell, Massachusetts to visit Hornstra Farms with the…

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