Intuitive Eating is a Journey, Not a Destination

Hey friends! I’m still in Japan this week (back next week!) and so my other awesome intern, Dana, is taking the reigns here on the blog today. Dana is an amazing new RD (woot, woot!) who is passionate about intuitive eating and Health At Every Size. She’s also just an overall lovely human being and I think you’re gonna love getting to know her today. Dana is brave enough to be sharing her personal story of her relationship with food and her body here today and I’m sure you’ll be able to relate to some pieces of her story. I hope today’s post reminds you that we’re all on our own journeys; no one has really reached “the destination.” We’re all works in progress. xo

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Hi everyone — my name is Dana! I’m a new RD, a lover of good food, yoga and a great book. I’ve been interning…

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Whole Grain Triple Berry Ginger Scones

Bursting with springtime berries and a kick of sweetly spiced ginger, these easy Whole Grain Triple Berry Ginger Scones  are perfect to share with Mom on Mother’s Day or would make a fabulous addition to any weekend brunch spread!Hellooo lovelies. I’m away in Japan this week and next for a business trip (and some extended pleasure too) so my two wonderful interns are going to be hopping on while I’m away. First, up we’ve got Jenni with her mouthwatering scone recipe. Jenni’s been helping me out behind the scenes at TFD since January and I’m excited to rip back the curtain and let her take the spotlight here! She’s passionate about culinary nutrition communications and intuitive eating and I think you’ll see that passion shine through in this post. I just adore her casual, friendly, down-to-earth writing style and I can’t wait to see this girl KICK IT as an…

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How to Raise an Intuitive Eater

The topic of how to raise an intuitive eater seems to keep coming up these days so I’m sharing four tips today about how to raise an intuitive eater.This post is sponsored by (and photo credit to) Revolution Foods. Thanks for supporting the brands and organizations that make TFD possible! As always, opinions are my own.

I’ve been thinking more and more about this idea of raising an intuitive eater lately. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I recently chatted about my own personal experience with food growing up (spoiler alert: it was not intuitive) with Paige Smathers on her podcast Nutrition Matters. Or, if it’s the fact that more and more friends and colleagues my age are raising kids of their own and sharing their struggles. Or, if I’m starting to think about the type of eater I want to raise and how I want my kids…

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20 Favorite Rhubarb Recipes for Spring

After patiently waiting out winter, I think it’s safe to say spring has fiiiiinally sprung! One sure sign, the bright glossy stalks of rhubarb that start showing up at farmer’s markets. From sweet to savory, and beverages to breakfasts, choose one of these 20 Favorite Rhubarb Recipes to give this springtime veggie (yep, it’s technically a vegetable) a try.Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Fizz via The Foodie Dietitian5-Minute Raspberry Rhubarb & Coconut Quinoa Porridge via Katie Cavuto

Healthy Strawberry Rhubarb Bread via Fannetastic Food

Honey-Stewed Strawberry Rhubarb Compote via Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Crisp via The Joy of Eating

Rhubarb Raspberry Oat Squares via Katie Cavuto

Rhubarb Ginger Lemon Muffins via Jessica Levinson

Rhubarb Sauce + 4 Ways to Use It via Teaspoons of Spice

Strawberry Rhubarb Overnight Oats via Sinful Nutrition

Berry Rhubarb Mini Cheesecake Bites via One Hungry Bunny

Rhubarb Banana Bread via Smart NutritionStrawberry Rhubarb Coconut Crumble Bars via…

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Easy Shakshuka with Harissa

A traditional Middle Eastern dish with a North African twist, this easy shakshuka with harissa (eggs baked in a spicy tomato stew) is a delicious savory dish to put on your Sunday brunch menu! Friends who know me well (aka friends I brunch with) know that there’s a 99% chance I will order eggs benedict for brunch if it’s on the menu. Rarely do I stray from my beloved Bene but if I was to cheat on Bene, there would only be one dish worthy enough for a brunch love affair: Shakshuka. Poached eggs. Spicy tomato stew. Homemade grilled bread. DONE. There’s nothing more I need in life. Except for maybe some crumbled feta on top. 🙂But for reals, Middle Eastern food is making a comeback. It was named one of the top food trends for 2018 (check out my most recent piece on Middle Eastern foods for Shape.com) and so…

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Crockpot Cream of Asparagus Soup

With only six ingredients needed, this crockpot cream of asparagus soup might be the easiest soup you’ll ever make. This has been a strange start to spring. I’m ready to start eating all the spring produce and yet I’m still wearing my winter jacket. Something just seems wrong with this picture at the end of April. This week was Marathon Monday in Boston and I ended up watching it on TV from the comfort of my home because it was 40 degrees and pouring rain. I love the marathon but I love being warm and cozy and not catching a cold more :).Even with this bizarre cold spring weather, I figured I could still start to embrace spring by making soup with spring veggies; enter: crockpot cream of asparagus soup. This may be the easiest soup I’ve ever made because SIX INGREDIENTS. That’s it. And the crockpot does all the magic…

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The Best Lavender Granola

Floral and reminiscent of springlike temps that are hopefully on their way, this lavender granola is perfect paired with milk, yogurt, or just eaten straight out of the jar!It’s funny, well actually, it’s kind of sad, I used to never buy granola. I never bought granola because it was always listed in articles titled “healthy food that’s surprisingly not so healthy for you.” I started to believe that it contained too much added sugar and so I never bought it.

It’s sad because I really do like granola. I love its satisfying crunch. I love all of the different textural components like the toasted oats, the crunchy nuts and the chewy dried fruit. And I relish that it adds more satisfaction to other foods I enjoy like yogurt. Yogurt to me is so much more enjoyable with some crunch on top. Otherwise, it’s just a boring cup of smooth and…

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