Friday Foodie Dietitian Favorites 3.27.15

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

On TFD This Week 

Did You Take the #EatMindfully Challenge?

Roasted Radish & Ricotta Crostini 

Fave Recipes

Carrot Cake Quinoa Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting via Healthfully Ever After (obsessed with carrot cake with cream cheese frosting so I’m all love this healthy twist)

Vegan Potato Nachos via Delish Knowledge (this girl knows her vegan nachos)

Slow Cooker Vegan Chickpea and Potato Curry via The Pretty Bee (curry? slow cooker? done and done)

Sweet Citrus and Spice Salmon Sliders via Jenny Shea Rawn at My Cape Cod Kitchen (these sliders look bomb!)

Grilled Vegetable Tart via Craving Something Healthy (leftover grilled veggies? throw ‘em in a tart for a quick dinner!)

Fave Mindfulness Inspiration

Everything the Buddha Ever Taught in Two Words via The Elephant Journal (hint: it has something to do with change)

How Meditation Can Help Us Evolve…

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Roasted Radish Ricotta Crostini

An appetizer to whet your spring appetite – creamy, refreshing ricotta infused with lemon and mint and topped with sweet roasted radishes. 

I’m rebelling against Mother Nature. On the first day of spring, Mother Nature decided that Boston needed just a little more snow this year because it’s not like we’ve broken any records for snowfall or anything. My rebellion included getting a mani/pedi with Essie’s “Lilacism” color and making this radish crostini to tell Mother Nature she can stick it and I’m going to celebrate spring anyways. Even if it is below freezing.

I got on this kick of roasting radishes last summer after I found a recipe for roasted radish & arugula barley salad from Edible Boston that I packed in a mason jar and pretty much ate every day for lunch during my yoga teacher training. Now you know I love roasting fruits and veggies and was amazed…

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Mindful Monday: Did You Take the #EatMindfully Challenge?

A quick debrief and next steps for the #eatmindfully challenge. 

Sorry I’ve been a little MIA on Mondays since the #eatmindfully challenge. I’ve been mindfully managing my time and weekends and some Sundays you just want to disconnect amiright?

Anyways, I didn’t want to end the #eatmindfully challenge without a little debrief. And more importantly, I want to hear from YOU. Did you take the challenge? Or, were you able to bring more awareness to your eating patterns? Was it challenging? A piece of cake?

I found it to be really tough. Especially later in the week when I was traveling and at Expo West. I mean how can you eat mindfully when every two feet someone is literally shoving food samples in your face and you have distractions every which way you turn. It was challenging to say the least. If not downright near impossible. But what I took away…

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Friday Foodie Dietitian Favorites 3.20.15

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

TGIF! Happy Friday ya’ll.

 On TFD This Week

Superfood Shamrock Smoothie 

First Episode of Yogi Eats! How to Calm the Mind with Nutrition and Yoga

Fave Recipes

Fried Avocado Tacos with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce via An Avocado A Day (avocado tacos are the bestest)

Green Goddess Overnight Oats via The Muffin Myth (digging the addition of spirulina powder to make these oats super green!)

Grapefruit Smoothie with Berries and Mint via Marisa Moore Nutrition (love how this smoothie hints at spring but still uses winter citrus! Perfect for this seasonal transition)

Banana Chocolate and Peanut Butter Swirl Bread with Pecan Praline via Healthy Nibbles and Bits (that pecan praline doe)

Vegan Korean Nourish Bowl with Barley (Bibimbap) via MJ and HungryMan (this nutritious bowl definitely lives up to its nourish name)

Fave Mindfulness Inspiration 

Love Has No Labels via HelpsGood.com (this…

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Yogi Eats – How to Calm the Mind with Nutrition and Yoga

My very first You Tube video where I introduce you to my new series Yogi Eats where we bridge nutrition and yoga as a means to nourish the body and mind. This week, we explore how to calm the mind with nutrition and yoga. 

Hey ya’ll!

Remember when I wrote that Mindful Monday post on how to cultivate patience? Well, I figured out a new way to practice patience! Try editing video in iMovie when you know absolutely nothing about the program. Sure was a test to my patience! But after a few YouTube tutorials and mustering a couple expletives, I finally got the hang of it. So I’m psyched to introduce you today to my first You Tube video! One of my 2015 goals was to start doing more video, and I finally mustered up the courage to get over how weird it is watching yourself on screen and shoot anyways!

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Superfood Shamrock Smoothie

In honor of St. Paddy’s Day, I’ve whipped up a superfood shamrock smoothie that’s bursting with green nutrition. 

Hope ya’ll enjoyed your St. Paddy’s Day weekends! We had some friends over Sunday night for dinner for corned beef and all the fixins (I ate all the fixins). Of course, I made more Irish soda bread and in traditional Irish fashion, a few pints of Guinness were had…and Bailey’s…and Jameson. OK, yes. We made Irish car bombs. They’re so fun!

After a few pints on Sunday night, I was craving some serious green detox smoothie action to whip me back into shape. I decided to keep in the shamrock spirit and create a superfood green smoothie for the holiday where you want ALL THE GREEN THINGS.

It turned out pretty delicious and the wheatgrass and maca powders are masked by the strong flavor of the fresh mint and potent cocoa nibs. And…

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