3 Ways to Experience More Food Satisfaction

Hey, friends! As I continue to recover from my concussion, my intern Dana is popping on the blog to share a post about how to experience more food satisfaction. Satisfaction is such an important piece of intuitive eating and something that often goes by the wayside with dieting. 


Somewhere along the way, food gained a reputation as being primarily fuel. And while we certainly need all kinds of food to give us energy and keep us feeling our best, food is far from being simply fuel. Food connects us to our cultures and our families. Food helps us celebrate life’s big occasions. Food is delicious, pleasurable and satisfying…or at least it should be.If you listen to popular opinion (aka diet culture) you’d likely think the only foods that are acceptable to fill your plate with are ones that are beneficial to your physical health. Ones that provide certain amounts…

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Three Cheese Tortellini with Pesto Shrimp and Asparagus

The perfect weeknight dinner, this Three Cheese Tortellini with Pesto Shrimp and Asparagus comes together in less than 30 minutes.This post is sponsored by Nestlé’s Balance Your Plate program and Buitoni. Thanks for supporting the brands that make TFD possible and as always, opinions are my own!

Pasta has unfortunately gotten a bad rep over the years. Blame it on the Atkins Diet of the 90’s or the Keto or Whole 30 diets of 2018, or blame it on the current obsession with demonizing gluten. Any way you shake it, people are afraid to eat pasta.

And I get it. It’s so easy to get carried away by sensationalized media headlines telling you that this one food is the reason behind your weight gain or your health woes. And it’s so easy to fall prey to the promises that diets like Whole 30 and Keto dangle before our eyes.But…

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Spring Vegetable Cacio e Pepe

Peppery and oh, so cheesy, this spring vegetable cacio e pepe is the perfect springtime comfort food. Oh, what a longggggg weekend I had. And I mean that in the worst sense of long. lol

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my Stories and know about the accident I was in last Friday night. For those of you who don’t, let me quickly fill you in. I was hit by the driver’s side mirror of a big pick-up truck while crossing the street. The truck was making a sharp turn and didn’t see Steve or I crossing the street (and we didn’t see them coming either) and BAM. My head was whacked by the truck’s mirror. I was basically in a state of shock the rest of the night and vacillated between hysterical laughter (omg did that really just happen?) and ugly crying…

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20 Fun Floral Recipes to Try

Flowers are pretty, but they’re not just for the garden! In fact, floral flavors are one of the top food trends sweeping the nation this year. Bring floral flavors into your kitchen this spring + summer with one of these fun recipes!The Best Lavender Granola via The Foodie DietitianHealthy Berry Lemonade with Lavender via One Hungry Bunny

Wild Blueberry Lemon Nice Cream with Edible Flowers via Amy Gorin NutritionWild Blueberry & Rose Water Smoothie via Tasty Balance Nutrition

Gluten-Free Lavender Lemon Bars via Lively TableLavender & Basil Summer Fruit Salad via The Nutrition Adventure

Blackberry Lilac Mojito via Half Baked Harvest

Wild Blueberry & Lavender Smoothie via Emily Kyle Nutrition

Mini Vegan Chocolate Hibiscus Cake via The Almond EaterLavender Honey Glazed Healthy Apple Muffins via One Hungry Bunny

Cozy Lavender Almondmilk Latte via The Foodie DietitianBlueberry Lavender Sangria via Lively Table

Herb & Flower Yogurt Spread via LiveBestLavender Honey Lemonade…

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Why I Don’t Include the Nutrition Information for My Recipes

It’s the most frequently asked question I get on the blog so I figured it’s about time I answered it in depth! Explaining why I don’t include the nutrition information for the recipes on my blog.One of the questions I get asked most often in the comments section on the blog is why don’t I provide the nutrition information for my recipes. I’ve even had some people question if I’m truly a dietitian because I don’t include the nutrition information. Here’s what I can assure you:

  • I am a registered dietitian nutritionist
  • I create damn good recipes that taste delicious
  • I’m most often keeping nutrition in mind when I develop recipes
  • When you visit my blog, you will never feel an ounce of food guilt or shame due to some numbers.

If you’ve asked me this question before or thought about asking me it, this post is not…

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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


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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