Six Hours In Lisbon, Portugal

A hour-by hour travel guide on what to do if you have six hours in Lisbon, Portugal on a layover.Well, it’s been a month now since I returned from Europe and I’m just getting to my final travel blog post about Lisbon. If it makes you feel any better, I JUST showed my travel pictures to Steve this past weekend. I suppose this is what happens when you’re one month out from your wedding that you’re planning

For those of you just tuning into my travel posts now, be sure to catch yourself up to speed on my time in Switzerland and Annecy, France first. When I booked my trip to Switzerland (using ONLY frequent flier miles and credit card points – woot, woot), I wanted to use the least amount of miles and points possible so I booked the most inconvenient flights, i.e. non-direct flights and annoying layovers,…

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Spicy Hummus Black Bean Veggie Burger

A veggie burger that packs in a lot of flavor and nutrition, this spicy hummus black bean veggie burger is perfect for summertime grilling.This post is sponsored by Sabra Hummus. Thanks for supporting the brands that make TFD possible. Of course, all opinions are my own!

We are hummus fiends at The Foodie Dietitian household. We easily go through 2 containers per week…at least. Paired with some baby carrots, bell pepper slices or rice chips, it is our go-to afternoon snack. And we tend to rotate flavors so we never get bored…roasted red pepper, chipotle, sun-dried tomato, spicy, etc.

Hummus is a spread with Middle Eastern origin that’s made from chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste) and oil. Depending on the desired taste, you can add garlic, spices and herbs to enhance the flavor.

DYK that nine out of ten Americans don’t meet the recommended daily servings for vegetables?! For people who…

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Lemon Raspberry Breakfast Cookies

My new favorite healthy breakfast on-the-go! These naturally sweet lemon raspberry breakfast cookies are packed with protein, fiber and antioxidants to start your morning off right! Between work trips, vacations, weddings, showers, bachelor and bachelorette parties and wedding planning, Steve and I haven’t had too many weekends at home in Boston together this summer. So we take our free weekends very, very seriously. And do what any good couple living in New England should do in the summer…go to the beach! We try to get up extra early on the day we go to the beach to beat the traffic and get a prime parking lot spot (we learned the hard way too many times that the parking lots fill up by 10/10:30am).

If I have to wake up early on the weekend, I basically am rolling out of bed, throwing up the hair and not bothering to put on makeup so I…

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3 Day Trips from Geneva, Switzerland

Staying in Geneva but looking for some nice day trips outside the city? Check out my top 3 day trips from Geneva, Switzerland – Lavaux, Gruyeres and Annecy. I recently went on a trip to Switzerland and in my last blog post on what do in Switzerland for 7 Days, I talk about all the places you need to see and things you need to do while you’re there. In that post, I mentioned that I didn’t love Geneva – it was like any other big city I’ve ever been to. Buuuuuuut I’m so glad we went there because it was a great home base for some AMAZING day trips outside of the city. So if you ever find yourself bored in Geneva, you must take the train, bus or drive to these 3 spectacular little towns.

Lavaux RegionI’ve never been to the South of France but I would imagine that it looks something…

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Kung Pao Eggplant

Better than Chinese takeout! Kung Pao Eggplant is a vegan twist on a classic, bursting with savory, rich umami flavors and packed with nutrients.Happy Thursday!

I’m getting ready to head off to Buffalo tomorrow for my bridal shower weekend so I can channel my inner 10-year-old and awkwardly open gifts in front of a bunch of people. Can you tell being the center of attention isn’t my thing? I am looking forward though to see family and friends and celebrating our upcoming wedding which is 5 weeks away! AHHHHH. So crazy. And still so much to do. Steve and I were joking with each other the other day saying what the hell are we going to do with our lives once this wedding is over?

Maybe make more recipes. Like this one I made for Food Network using one of my favorite vegetables that’s in-season right now, eggplant! I especially love eggplant…

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What to Do in Switzerland for 7 Days

We were clueless when we planned our Switzerland trip, which is why I created this travel guide for you for what to do in Switzerland for 7 days. To say that Switzerland is a beautiful country would be the understatement of the century. The nature, the beauty and the charm all surpassed my expectations.

Switzerland is a very small country, just slightly larger than the state of Maryland to give you a comparison. This is good news for travelers who are hoping to see a good chunk of the country in a short period of time. When my girlfriends and I were planning the trip, we struggled to decide which parts of the country to prioritize to visit in 7 days, relying on friends’ recommendations and Rick Steves. Everyone said something different. I’m here to set the record straight. To give you a day-to-day guide on how to tackle Switzerland in 7 days.

Book…

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Mindful Monday: How to Let Go of the Stories You Tell Yourself

My recent trip to Switzerland inspired this Mindful Monday post on how to let go of the stories you tell yourself to reduce your anxieties. Hey friends! I’m baaaaaaaaack. I started writing this post as a travel guide to Switzerland and then shit got deep so it evolved into a Mindful Monday post :). Stay tuned for a travel guide soon!

My trip to Switzerland was incredible. Like the kind of incredible that opens your heart, opens your mind and leaves you hungry for more. My trip pushed me way outside my comfort zone. Challenged me. Brought me to new heights (literally and figuratively). Made me stronger. There’s a quote that resonated with me from my trip to Thailand a few years ago, “Life begins where your comfort zone ends.” I had the quote put on a magnet with a picture of me on top of a lookout point at Ko Phi…

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