43 Easy Grilling Recipes for Summer

Nothing screams summer like firing up the grill, but hamburgers and hot dogs definitely get old after a while. Up your grilling game with these great recipes!Harissa Grilled Chicken Thighs with Lemon Mint Yogurt Sauce via Lively Table Foil Packet Lemon and Herb Cod via Dana White Nutrition

Shrimp and Veggie Kabobs with Wild Blueberry Barbecue Sauce via The Foodie Dietitian

Summer Vegetarian Grain Bowl with Maple-Dijon Dressing via Amy Gorin NutritionGrilled Watermelon Skewers with Yogurt Lime Sauce via Nutrition To Fit

Grilled Peach and Vidalia Onion Salsa via The Joy of Eating

Grilled Tofu Tacos with Roasted Jalapeno Lime Sauce via A Seat at My Table

Sweet Cinnamon Grilled Peaches via Stephanie Lee NutritionRoasted Pepper Grilled Chicken Fingers via Beautiful Eats & Things

Grilled Potato Poutine with Mushroom Gravy via How to Eat

Grilled Naan Pizza with Kale Pesto, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Burrata via The Joy of Eating

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Heirloom Tomato Basil Galette

Easy, delicious and perfectly savory, this heirloom tomato basil galette with goat cheese is basically a fancier version of pizza. Pie for dinner? Need I say more?It’s been a little while since I created a new recipe for the blog. Most of you know that I’ve been recovering from post concussive syndrome and have had to take a little step back from my blog to rest and heal. It’s been really, really hard. I’ve missed my food styling and photography sessions. I’ve missed sharing recipes with you. Luckily I haven’t missed being in the kitchen though. With all of this free time on my hands, I’ve been cooking new recipes and baking lots of bread but I just haven’t had the energy to expose myself to the computer screen (which is a trigger for me) to get a new recipe up.

It means the world to me that ya’ll continue…

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How to Combat Shame

We all experience shame, also known as guilt, humiliation, or embarrassment. Shame is universal – but we don’t have to surrender to it. We can fight it. Read on to learn how to combat shame.I’ve been feeling that it’s important to use this space to talk about the shit that no one talks about. The stuff that has such a big stigma attached to it that everyone feels they need to bottle it all up because we don’t think it’s “normal” or it doesn’t live up to these unrealistic expectations that we, or society, have set for ourselves about how we’re supposed to feel and act. Like when you have problems in your relationship with your significant other. Admitting to seeing a therapist.  Experiencing postpartum depression. Talking about body image issues. Having anxiety about tying the knot. Undergoing financial struggles. The types of things that when admitted, make us feel like a failure. The stuff NOBODY wants to talk about…

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5 Simple Ways to Live Your Yoga

The physical practice of yoga is only one tiny piece of what yoga truly means. So, how do you go beyond the physical practice? Today, I’m sharing 5 simple ways to live your yoga. What does live your yoga mean, anyways? It’s certainly a subjective phrase and open to interpretation, but I believe it means taking everything you learn and embody on your mat and carrying that with you throughout your day-to-day. When we talk about yoga, usually images of people handstanding or contorting their bodies are conjured because that’s the image of yoga mainstream media has portrayed to us. But the physical practice of yoga, asana, is actually just one of eight limbs of what makes up yoga. Yoga is SO much more than downward dogs and sun salutations. Two of the limbs are the yamas and niyamas and I like to think of these as the book of commandments for…

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Musings on Healing and Recovery (A Concussion Update)

Sharing my concussion story, what life has been like lately with post-concussive syndrome, and my musings on healing and recovery.These past six weeks have been excruciatingly hard and in some ways they have also been strangely beautiful.

The Incident

In case you didn’t know, six weeks ago I was in an accident. Steve and I had just finished a dinner date night out (after not being home together for three weeks, we had lots of catching-up to do). After dinner, we decided to walk across the street to another restaurant where our friend recently started a new job – we thought we’d pop over to say a quick hello while he was working. As we crossed the street, my eyes were set on the restaurant where he works and so my gaze was to the right. Little did I know that to my left, a pick-up truck was making a…

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45 Best No-Bake Desserts

Now that summer’s in full swing, I’m aaallll about the no-bake dessert. Easy. Cool. And no oven required. What’s not to love?! Perfect to eat around the pool, share at a backyard cookout, or enjoy at any summer gathering (hellooo 4th of July!), these 45 Best No-Bake Desserts are the perfect summertime sweets!Vegan Gluten-Free Black Forest Trifle via The Foodie DietitianGrilled Apricots with Honey Whipped Cream via Your Choice Nutrition

No-Bake Blueberry Custard Pie via Fannetastic Food

Mini Berry S’mores Sundaes via My Cape Cod KitchenNo-Bake Blueberry Lemon Ice Cream Pie with Coconut Walnut Crust via Spicy RD Nutrition

Sweet Potato Cookie Dough Dip via Bucket List Tummy

No-Bake Coconut Avocado Lime Tartlets via Marisa Moore NutritionPaloma Popsicles via The Nutrition Adventure

No-Bake Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter Pie via Beautiful Eats and Things

Chai Tea Latte Popsicles via The Foodie DietitianChocolate Coconut Cream Pudding via Bucket List Tummy

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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. 

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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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