I wasn't sure if I wanted to share this on my blog because it seemed a bit like a "humble brag;" but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited, so here we go: I was nominated and awarded South Dakota's Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year for 2019!! How crazy is that?!!! I'm… Continue reading Exciting News–Young Dietitian of the Year!
Today is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day and this day's meaning has changed for me over the years. In the past, I thought of it as a day to celebrate all the great work dietitians were doing to improve people's lives through Medical Nutrition Therapy and "weight management." But, as you may know, my views on… Continue reading What Being a HAES/Weight-Inclusive Practitioner Means to Dietitians
If you are like me, I love any excuse to celebrate a random food holiday. National Donut Day? Sign me up! National String Cheese Day? Yep, let's do it! And National Pistachio Day is no exception. I often find pistachios to be a highly underrated member of the nut family—yet they are probably my favorite… Continue reading Celebrating National Pistachio Day with these 11 Recipes
I have a confession. About 2 months ago, I stepped on the dreaded bathroom scale. I know what you're thinking--"Umm Amanda, don't you tell us all the time to stay away from that thing?!" And yes! I absolutely do. If you've been following me on social media or reading my blog for awhile, then you… Continue reading The Day My Bathroom Scale Died
This post was sponsored by Pazazz Apples. It's no secret that I love my snacks between meals. Not only do I love that snacks provide me with a boost of energy, but I'm convinced the people around me also appreciate it—goodbye hanger! Among the staple items in my snack repertoire are Pazazz apples. While I'm generally… Continue reading Add PAZAZZ to Your Snacks!
We're a few days into the New Year and chances are pretty good that your social media has been filled with diet talk. Facebook Friend: "I'm going on Whole 30 and doing hot yoga 5 days a week." Instagram Influencer: "I'm doing keto this year to lose weight." Random Tweet: "What a bummer that calories have to start… Continue reading Non-Diet New Year Intentions
The holiday season is among us and talk of "gift guides" are flooding the internet. A simple Google search of "2018 Gift Guide" will tally in BILLIONS of results. While I love giving and receiving some of my most coveted items for the holidays as much as the next person, nothing really compares to a… Continue reading DIY Mason Jar Gifts
Happy 1st birthday to my love, Spilling the Beans! It's hard for me to believe that it has already been a year since I finally posted for the first time on my blog and social media platforms. I still remember writing that first blog post called I Think You Should Just Go For It. Because I… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned after 1 Year of Blogging/Social Media
With a new school year upon us (sorry to remind the teachers and students of the world!), I thought I would share some recipes for easy breakfasts. I've always been a fan of breakfast, but I had a lot of friends growing up who often skipped. Now that I'm older, I do find that I'm… Continue reading Simple Breakfast Ideas
People are often confused by the Intuitive Eating world. You mean to tell me that you don't follow food rules?!? I hear you. When I first heard of Intuitive Eating, I had similar thoughts. Becoming an Intuitive Eater and breaking free from the confines of diet culture does not happen overnight. It takes a lot of… Continue reading Why We Choose to Be Intuitive Eating Dietitians