Who would have guessed that gut health would be such a popular topic? In the past few years, we have seen a rise in probiotic sales around the world. By 2024, it is estimated that sales will reach nearly $66 billion globally (1). Back in 2012, the use of probiotics and/or prebiotics increased by four… Continue reading Gut Health and Nutrition: Probiotics vs Prebiotics 101
It's no secret that our society is obsessed with a youthful appearance. Turn on any episode of your favorite reality television show and you'll see the stars with expressionless faces from botox, fillers, and lip injections. In fact, an article from Reuters estimates that the anti-aging market is expected to reach $331 billion by 2021.… Continue reading Aging Gracefully with Nourishment + Smoothie Recipe
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