Grilled Fruit with Coconut Pineapple Sorbet

Hay hay! Hope you all had a fun holiday weekend! Today, Steve and I are driving to the Finger Lakes region for a little getaway (and mucho wine tasting!) before we head back to Buffalo for our friend’s wedding. I’m so delighted to have my friend McKenzie of Nourish RDs on the blog today. McKenzie is probably the sweetest person you’ll ever meet – seriously. Her smile and laugh is contagious and I absolutely adore her. She is recently engaged as well (#bridetobeRDs) and we hopped on the phone a couple months ago to share our wedding planning updates. She’s got a pretty delicious summer dessert recipe to share with us today that I can’t wait to try!  Thanks so much, McKenzie for hanging on the blog with us today!

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Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be filling in for Kara today while she’s away. I’ve been a big…

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Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Hello! Well friends, I’m back from Europe safe and sound and can’t believe how quickly those couple weeks flew by. Steve’s on vacation next week so I’m still “out of the office” so we can spend some QT together. I think a trip to the Finger Lakes was planned by Steve (he’s being very secretive about it) and then back to Buffalo for a friend’s wedding. But today, I’ve got an awesome dietitian, Abby Langer, on the blog sharing her delicious veggie burger recipe just in time for the 4th of July weekend! Abby lives in Toronto and although we’ve never met in-person, I admire her work and philosophy from afar. Hoping that our paths will cross one of these days! Thanks so much Abby for hanging out on the blog with us today.

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I’m so excited to be guest-posting on Kara’s blog while she gallivants around Europe, hopefully…

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4th of July Salsa

Hey guys! Can you believe it’s already July?! I sure as heck can’t. Being away the last couple weeks made it feel like June basically never happened and now I have to make 4th of July plans?! Whaaaat? Craziness. Well, at least I know what I’ll be making this holiday weekend —> this salsa by Meme Inge of Living Well Kitchen! Meme and I met at Blog Brûlée last fall and I fell in love with her positive energy, spunk, and humor. This girl is hilarious and keeps it real on her blog, which is why I keep coming back to read! And you should too – her recipes are the bomb dot com. Plus, she just launched a new e-cookbook with 3 other RD friends with healthier versions of classic Southern recipes – Four Southern Staples, Four Ways. Check it out! Thanks, Meme for sharing this festive recipe with us today!

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Yoga for Runners

So excited for this post today because it’s a change of pace from all the delicious recipes you’ve been seeing. Today, my RD friend Heather is talking about yoga for runners. Heather and I met a few years back at an event when I was working for Chobani and we’ve been blog buds for a while now. Heather recently updated her website/brand, moved out west, got her yoga teaching certification, oh yeah, and got married! This girl is making serious MOVES! And she’s just plain awesome. So excited that we’re now yogi buds too. If you’re a runner, a yogi, or somewhere in-between, you’ll love this post. Thanks for hanging with us on the blog today, Heather!

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Yoga can be ironically intimidating; if you can’t touch your toes, have no idea what “warrior 1” means, or wonder how/why in the world people stand on their heads, you’re not alone!…

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Mindful Monday: How Mindful Eating Can Help You Fall In Love With Food

Hey guys! I’m flying back from Barcelona today back home to Boston and am sad for the adventure to end but so grateful for the experiences – can’t wait to share them all with you! Until then, I’ve got my dear friend Rachael on the blog today. Rachael and I were roommates at Blog Brûlée last year and we immediately bonded – she’s super fun, kind-hearted, and compassionate – we both speak the same language when it comes to our passions, interests, and the whole mindfulness thing. We both started our businesses around the same time so it’s been fun supporting each other along the way. She’s one of my favorite bloggers – she makes AMAZING vegan recipes – and writes thoughtful posts about mindfulness and mindful eating. Big hugs to Rachael for sharing this thought-provoking post with us today!

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Hi there! I’m Rachael Hartley, a private practice dietitian and food/wellness blogger…

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Roasted Peaches and Cream Popsicles

Oh hayyyyyyy!

I’m popping back on the blog today amidst my Barcelona travels to share a delicious summer treat with ya’ll.

Have I mentioned lately that popsicle molds are a life changer? Because they are. If you don’t own a popsicle mold, go out and get yourself one before you deprive yourself one more summer without them. I just got popsicle molds this year and I’m all like “where have you been all my life?” This summer is going to be the BEST yet because it will be filled with homemade popsicles galore. And obviously the presence of ice pops is the one and only gauge of a good summer. 😉

Plus popsicles are the best healthy summer treat because you can make a million and one variations. All you gotta do is essentially blend your favorite fruit with some yogurt, milk, , non-dairy beverage, or coconut water, and voila…

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Caprese Pasta Salad with Hemp Pesto

Look no further for a delicious healthier pasta salad – this caprese pasta salad with hemp pesto is packed with fiber, protein and omega-3s! Who doesn’t love a summer barbecue?

It’s finally time to open up the grill, the pool, and invite your family and friends over for some summertime eating, drinking, and be merrying.

Barbecue foods can get a bad rep though, especially when you think about greasy burgers, dogs made with who knows what fillers, and mayonnaise saturated potato and pasta salads. But barbecues don’t have to be that way! No one says you have to serve up these high calorie, processed foods. In fact, your guests will probably thank you if you make simple healthy swaps to your barbecue menu.Here are some simple barbecue swaps to try this summer to keep your taste buds and waistlines satisfied:

Beef burgers –> salmon or veggie burgers

Coleslaw –> try yogurt or…

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