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 

Superfood Shamrock Smoothie | @TheFoodieDietitian

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

How To Calm the Mind With Nutrition and Yoga: YOGI EATS | @TheFoodieDietitian

Fave Recipes

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

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

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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)

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

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

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Fave Mindfulness Inspiration 

Love Has No Labels via (this powerful video will make you laugh, cry, and have any other emotion humanly possible)

Blind Devotion via Jubilee Project (I’m not sure if I was on a tear-jerking video kick this week or what but this video made me sob like a baby. It’s beautiful and heart-wrenching at the same time and makes you realize what true love really looks like and that actions speak much louder than words. Just get out the tissues before you watch it.)

4 Keys to Responding Instead of Reacting via Elephant Journal (how often are you too quick to react instead of simply responding —> solutions to ground yourself before reacting)

Life Updates & Gratitude 

  • I’m grateful for the courage I mustered to travel to Europe this summer and the support I received both tangible (looking at you boy who graciously transferred his travel points to me) and intangible – the love and support. I’m psyched that in June I’ll be heading to Ireland, Paris, and Barcelona! [insert hands in the air emoji here]
  • Grateful for a fun dinner with good food, friends, and conversation last Sunday and the excuse to get our apartment clean and in order!
  • Grateful for the patience I cultivated to teach myself how to edit videos in iMovie.
  • Grateful for my dietitian colleagues who are joining forces to speak out about the decision by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to allow the Kids Eat Right logo on food packaging. Disappointed, frustrated, disheartened are all understatements to how I felt when I saw the NYT article  surface this week which basically alerted dietitians to this decision that none of us had any prior knowledge of. I believe in the power of dietitians. The power of our profession. Which is why I volunteer my little spare time to serve on one of the Academy’s dietetic practice groups. But when the Academy pulls a move like this, it makes us all even those who volunteer our time for the organization question our involvement and membership. The Academy claims that placing the logo on Kraft Singles was not an endorsement but no matter what their intention was, we (dietitians) perceive it as an endorsement, and so will the public. As a food blogger and nutrition consultant, I whole-heartedly believe in transparency and disclosing relationships I have with companies on my blog and social media and I expect the same transparency from the Academy. I also expect for the Academy to have OUR (dietitians) best interest at heart. To protect and elevate our reputation rather than bring us down. I am participating in the #RepealTheSeal campaign to show my disagreement with the Academy’s recent decision to allow the Kids Eat Right logo onto food packaging. I invite my fellow colleagues and bloggers who share this opinion, or who support this campaign, to also post this open letter on their own blog, to sign the petition at and/or to use #RepealTheSeal hashtag via social media.
  • I’m off to sunny Florida on Sunday for Oldways’ Supermarket Symposium on behalf of The Mushroom Council (client). Looking forward to warmer temps and soaking up some vitamin D.

Happy weekend ya’ll! xo

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  1. Alternate nostril breathing is my favorite – so so grounding! Your trip sounds awesome – I’ll be in Spain (& Barcelona) for the first time in April.

  2. I really love the responding vs reacting post- so true! Definitely something I need to work on. Also, yay for your first video!! Happy Friday, Kara!

  3. Such great links, Kara! And I love your video! That kraft singles thing is completely bonkers. I’ve also shared the info widely, and seriously can’t believe it. Thanks for including my crazy green oats here!

  4. Such an eventful week – congrats on getting your first video up!

    I loved every place on your Europe list. Wish I’d had more time to explore Ireland… It’s sure to be gorgeous in the summer. You’re so lucky to be going. I can’t wait to hear about your trip!

    Oh… and in Paris, Breizh Cafe is a must visit! So good.

    Thanks for including my smoothie in your faves this week! Enjoy the Florida sun this weekend!

  5. Thanks for sharing the link love, lady! Hope you have a great weekend!!

  6. You are going to have such an amazing time and experience in Europe! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  7. That grapefruit smoothie! I want to try that ASAP.