One of the reasons I first fell in love with blogs was because I felt small connections with strangers from other corners of the world. Maybe that sounds bizarre. (I guess it sort of is when you think about it.) Maybe I'm just nosey. But there's something I really enjoy about hearing about someone else's… Continue reading Coffee Date | November
'Tis the season for cold and flu viruses to spread like wildfire. This leaves many people turning to Doctor Google out of desperation to try and boost their immune systems. While it's understandable that we all want quick preventative fixes, there's no proven way to "boost" your immune system. However, as far as nutrition is… Continue reading Immune System Support + Smoothie
When people think of South Dakota, they often think of the cold winters. (Or maybe I'm naive and they really have to look up where it's at on map and assume we ride in covered wagons. haha). However, what's often not discussed is the hot, humid summers. Since the temperatures have heated up around here,… Continue reading Popsicles | Making them Homemade
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 dietitian news 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… Continue reading Dietitian Award—Exciting News!
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 HAES/Weight-Inclusive Practitioner—What it Means to Dietitians
If you are like me, I love any excuse to celebrate a random food holiday. 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 of them all. Because I am a dietitian, I'm naturally drawn to their nutrient… Continue reading Pistachio Day—Celebrating with 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!