I eat veggies with hummus, in salads, in pasta dishes, omelettes, or cooked on the side, but plain, raw veggies are just not my jam. With the holidays right around the corner, what better dish than roasted, seasonal carrots to kick off Thanksgiving with a bang? This recipe is a perfect blend of fall flavors and is easy to whip up before your upcoming Friendsgiving, if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed and don’t want to tackle your first turkey this year.Read More
Chances are, you’ve heard of these trendy little guys called prebiotics and probiotics at some point or another – possibly at a yoga class or a juice bar. Yes, they are good for you and yes you should try to incorporate them into your diet. But did you ever stop to wonder what all the fuss is about? And what about antibiotics? Are those good, too? Well folks, it’s gut health. And a glamorous topic such as gut health deserves center stage.Read More
Amidst lobster rolls, crab cakes, and far too many oysters in Boston, I had the immense pleasure of dining at Alden and Harlow in Harvard Square. As a student at Harvard, Alden and Harlow has always been my favorite place to take visitors when they come into town (or so I told people. What’s the harm in pretending to be Elle Woods’ classmate for a weekend?)
Alden and Harlow specializes in small plates, and trust me, they do it well. With many plant-forward dishes focused on thoughtfully sourced American foods, this is definitely a restaurant for the books. Noted as one of the Best Restaurants in the World by Condé Nast Traveler, the eatery lives up to the title effortlessly.Read More
What a time to be alive. For the first time in 71 years, the Chicago Cubs are in the World Series. The city is on fire with a contagious energy and I am reminded daily of how unreal it is that I can forever call Chicago home. Likewise, the Packers are crushing the start of the football season. It […]Read More
Hello! Lauren Whitman here. Also known as bloodymaryaddict on Instagram because I. Am. A. BLOODY MARY ADDICT.
I’m a part-time addict, full-time registered dietitian nutritionist, and also friends with the lovely Marissa Thiry! Her and I both have a love for eating healthy, Bloody Marys, and football! Although we disagree on teams (DA BEARS) we agree that Bloody Marys are a game day essential. If you do them right, they can be equally delicious and good for you. So this Sunday, put on your team’s jersey, grab a glass, fill it with ice, and read the following to make a delicious, nutrient-filled Bloody Mary!
Work is BONKERS right now and I would not say that I’m thriving, but I got an offer to go to the Packers game this weekend and a girl just does not turn that down, no matter how busy her life is at the moment. So after a 13 hour work day yesterday, I had about 4 hours to get my life together, buy some groceries, and whip up a tailgate snack before heading up to Green Bay. Knowing I was strapped for time and needed to port this sucker in the car for a few hours, I grabbed some corn tortilla chips and all the veggies in all the lands, tossed them together and called it a day. Dabbed on the de-puffer cream and loaded up the car, Wisconsin-bound.Read More
Nothing goes better with those fall football Fridays than pizza. Hate to admit it, but I’m a dietitian and I love pizza. So sue me. I try to make my pizza somewhat more nutritious myself by loading it with veggies, prefacing it with salad… all the tips and tricks to make me feel better about myself. Today’s rendition of pizza is a roasted vegetable, whole wheat flatbread – full of flavors and nutrients to fill you up and get you through halftime. Happy Fall, Y’all!Read More
I love this dish because it takes a classic indulgent food like nachos and amps it up with wholesome ingredients to bring nutrition into the conversation. With fiber from the sweet potatoes, protein from the black beans, and all sorts of veggies on top, this is a super balanced dish full of flavor that is perfect for taco night traditions. This is one of my favorite ways to highlight that maintaining a balanced lifestyle doesn’t have to be boring!Read More
From cauliflower crusted pizza, to cauliflower tots, and now buffalo cauliflower bites, this versatile vegetable can pretty much replace a potato, bread, or meat in almost any recipe. And while I love a good chicken wing from time and again, I do get pretty jazzed about challenging myself to try something new and innovative in the kitchen, like swapping the traditional chicken wing with a wholesome vegetable, like cauliflower.Read More
Life is about balance. My personal food philosophy focuses on a holistic approach to wellness, with wholesome and delicious foods to fuel an active and adventurous lifestyle.Read More