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Two serving bowls filled with the quinoa tabbouleh salad on a marble background
Main Meals

Low FODMAP Quinoa Tabbouleh

 

 This quinoa tabbouleh is low in FODMAPs but not in flavor! The inspiration to create this low FODMAP quinoa tabbouleh recipe came from working with many patients who described tabbouleh as a favorite dish to enjoy. Tabbouleh originated from Lebanon and is traditionally made with bulgur wheat, parsley, mint, tomato, […]

Fitness, Health

2015 Skyline Triathlon – Race Recap

 

  Sunday {May 17th 2015}, I completed the Skyline Sprint Triathlon, or Sky Tri, put on by EPIC races.┬áThe race was a 400 meter pool swim, a 12.4 mile bike, and a 5K run.┬áThis was my first triathlon so I was very excited and a little (okaaay, maybe more than […]

Nutrition

Healthy Office Snacks

 

 Most people spend 8 to 9 hours at work so having a healthy snack or two during the workday provides the opportunity to increase energy, improve focus, and enhance productivity. Having healthy options available will decrease trips to the vending machine or cafeteria, which can save money and help you […]

Friendsgiving
Nutrition

Five Healthy Tips for the Holidays

 

 1) Get enough sleep. Aim for at least 7-8 hours per night. Sleep deprivation will not only increase fatigue but can lead to increased food cravings. Studies have shown lack of sleep can cause increased levels of ghrelin, a hunger hormone, and decreased levels leptin, satiety/fullness hormone. So get that […]

Breakfast

Simple Spicy Potatoes O’Brien

 

 Potatoes are a very versatile vegetable, a good source of fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Manganese. Potatoes O’Brien are a classic and one of my weekend go-to recipes. They are great alongside a tofu-scramble, in a breakfast burrito, or alone smothered in ketchup. Season to taste with pepper. Serve immediately […]

Two bowls of chili served in a grey bowls, a bowl of fresh cilantro, and two serving spoons with a tan linen on a marble background.
Soups / Chili

Slow Cooker Vegan Pumpkin Chili

 

 This fall-inspired vegan pumpkin chili was originally created for and shared in The Ann‘s November issue back in 2014. This chili is made with simple ingredients and prepared in a slow cooker which provides you the luxury of throwing in all the ingredients, going about your day, and returning to […]