Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day - New Kid On The Guac

Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day! As a new RDN, this day is HUGE for me. I want to shout it from the rooftops – “HI, HELLO, IT’S ME WORLD, I’M A REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST!”. But it’s 6am and I fear that my neighbors might not like that. Regardless, this day is extra special to me […]

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Three tips to Snack Smarter On-the-Go

Three tips to Smarter Snacking On-the-Go - New Kid On The Guac

For someone who is moving a million miles a minute, sometimes it is hard to choose healthy, on-the-go options for snacks. One of the requests I get all the time is ideas for healthy, portable snacks. The fact of the matter is, we live in a world that sometimes moves faster than we do, and it is […]

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The Magic of Matcha

The Magic of Matcha - New Kid On The Guac

For those of you who don’t know, now you know: Matcha is the new kale. And I’m here to help you get on board. From the outstanding health benefits, to how to place your order at Starbucks, to the recipe for the best matcha latte at home, fear not my friends: you’ve come to the right […]

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New Approach to Resolutions

New Approach to Resolutions - New Kid On The Guac

I love New Years Resolutions. While many of my friends think they are cliché, and my friends in the fitness/nutrition world joke about how January is “busy season”, I like to view it in a positive light. I like to think that every year, it’s a chance to start over. To turn a new page. […]

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Seasonal Superfoods

Seasonal Superfoods - New Kid On The Guac

I am a Christmas fanatic. Over the top obsessive in every way possible. I can be found listening to Christmas music in July, have a countdown on my phone all year long (only 21 days people!), and typically start my holiday shopping progress as early September or October. That being said, I like my kitchen […]

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Good Tidings to You and Your Waistline

Good Tidings To You and Your Waistline - New Kid On The Guac

Ah, the holidays. It is nearing the most wonderful time of the year. What makes it so wonderful, you ask? For me, it’s the promise of a white Christmas in Chicago (most years) which includes roasted chestnuts at Christkindlmarkt, my mom’s homemade hot cocoa after a day of holiday shopping,  baking banana bread by the […]

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The Truth about Gluten

The Truth About Gluten - New Kid On The Guac

Let’s talk about gluten. Why are people afraid of gluten? What is this infamous substance that is all the buzz in supermarkets? All of a sudden, being “gluten-free” is equivalent to quitting smoking. It’s like you wear a badge that says “I’m 90 days gluten-free, I’m officially clean”. How did this philosophy come about? And […]

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How to Pick a Ripe Avocado

How To Pick A Ripe Avocado - New Kid On The Guac

If I learned nothing else in my four years of undergrad nutrition studies in Southern California, at least I learned the essentials – picking a ripe avocado. (Just kidding – I learned loads of useful info at school, I swear! I just really love avocados, so this lesson seemed to stand out above the rest.) […]

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Charity Miles

Charity Miles - New Kid On The Guac

Calling all runners, bikers, and walkers- this is a MUST READ! Some genius do-gooder has morphed fitness and charity, bless their soul. With this FREE app, you raise 10 cents per mile of exercise. Honestly, how amazing is that?! Two of my favorite things – exercise and charity, combined into one glorious app, distributed to millions […]

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