Menu Plan Monday: Week of September 15, 2014

This past weekend, I ate a lot of Nutritioulicious food, made some new friends, and was motivated and inspired by some of the most well-known registered dietitian nutritionists and food bloggers in my field. I spent the weekend in Vermont at the first annual Blog Brûlée. I knew going into it that I would have an amazing time, but the weekend…

8 Tips for Washing Fruits & Vegetables

Post written by Tiana Yom, MPH, CHES In recent years, the United States has had several large outbreaks of illness caused by contaminated fruits and vegetables — including spinach, tomatoes, and lettuce. As fresh produce can be contaminated in various ways, the FDA recommends to choose produce that isn’t bruised or damaged, and make sure that pre-cut items — such as…

Menu Plan Monday: Week of September 8, 2014

I don’t know about you, but I feel fall in the air, which is making me want warming food like soups, stews, and roasted vegetables. This week’s menu is inspired by the summer tomatoes left on my kitchen counter and the chilly temps outside. What are you inspired to cook this week?     Week of September 8, 2014 Monday: Panko…

Blog Brûlée Here I Come!

Disclosure: My attendance at the Blog Brûlée is partially sponsored. I have received a registration discount for my attendance in exchange for writing this pre-event post. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for the weekend of September 12-14! Ok, I’m a little nervous to be leaving the girls home alone with their daddy for the weekend, but I…

Menu Plan Monday: Week of September 1, 2014

Labor Day has come and gone, the summer is unofficially over, and most kids around here are heading back to school this week and next. If you’ve been to the supermarket recently, you may have noticed that despite the humid temps, the produce pickings are changing and your summer favorites are more expensive and less available than just a few…

5 Meal & Snack Ideas for Labor Day Weekend

Summer is winding down but don’t fret! Labor Day weekend fun is right around the corner! To help best prepare and celebrate Labor Day weekend, here are 5 easy meals for small and large groups! Post written by Tiana Yom, MPH, CHES Here are my top 5 quick and simple summer foods, perfect for Labor Day! Smoothies. Put your creativity to the test!…

Menu Plan Monday: Week of August 25, 2014

We still have another couple of weeks before school starts in our neighborhood, but with Labor Day weekend coming up and most children already back to school this week, summer is pretty much at its end. Before you pack the school lunch boxes with the same old sandwich, check out my protein-packed Veggie & Bean Quinoa Bites, this month’s Recipe ReDux….