Healthy & Tasty Snacks

As I’ve been talking with clients about their daily lives and ways to improve health, I’ve found that many people just need some easy ideas for healthy snacks that can be eaten any day of the week or prepped ahead of time. First, many clients wonder if it’s OK to even eat snacks during the…

The Mediterranean Dietary Pattern & Fertility

I specialized in women’s health nutrition during graduate school, with an emphasis on nutrition and fertility. You may not realize it, but we have lots of evidence for certain dietary recommendations for those who are experiencing difficulty conceiving, and I want to share that info with you in a series of posts on nutrition and…

Tips for Blasting the Winter Blues

Here in Seattle, winter can take its toll. After the seventh straight gray and drizzly day, you start to feel a little punchy, and act out in all kinds of ways: eating junk food, feeling grumpy, getting a little road ragey, binge watching Netflix – you name it, all in the hopes of finding some…

Top 5 Food & Nutrition Trends Seen at FNCE

I had the opportunity to attend FNCE this year – this is the biggest food and nutrition conference in the U.S. with hundreds of vendors, expert speakers and of course, dietitians from all over the country and abroad. One of the fun items to observe when you’re there is what food and industry trends are…

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals & Your Fertility, Plus How to Avoid Them

I specialized in women’s health and fertility during graduate school, and as part of my research I looked into endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and their effects on fertility, a topic relevant to anyone interested in getting pregnant or those who simply want to limit exposure to harmful chemicals. EDCs are chemicals found in everyday products…

VeggieLush Top 5 Keto Tips

The number one question I’ve gotten over the past few years as a nutrition student and now RD is “What do you think of the keto diet?” In fact, sometimes people think they’re being very novel and clever by asking me about it, despite the fact that I’ve literally heard this question hundreds of times….

The Top 5 VeggieLush Ways to Stick to a Fitness Routine

Find an activity you love – This is the easiest way to motivate yourself to get up and go to your workout every day. Do you like to shake your booty? Try a dance class. Do you enjoy being outdoors and getting a little rush from the view from the top? Try rock climbing. If…

Top VeggieLush Kitchen Staples

Want a primer on how to stock your fridge and pantry with all the foods you need to make healthy and tasty meals? Here are the top 11 VeggieLush fridge and pantry staples to have in your house: Seasonal Veggies – the #1 most important food to have in your home is the unassuming veggie….

5 Reasons Beans are the Best

I once said my motto should be More Beans, Less Sugar.  Now, while I realize this isn’t the most catchy or even appealing of mottos, it is at the core of the Veggie Lush way of eating. In a way, the humble bean is a magical food! Here are five reason beans are the best…

Sweet Inspiration: Top 5 Sources of Healthy Sweetness

Cutting down on added sugar? You don’t have to go cold turkey, and you don’t have to hate life as watch your co-workers chow down on donuts.  It turns out there are lots of yummy naturally sweet foods that won’t spike blood sugar as much as added sugar and pack in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants….