Recipe: Roasted Potato and Aspargus Salad with Lentils

Post By Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian

I make this salad around this time every year because it is the perfect bridge between winter and spring. It’s hearty and filling, yet utilizes a spring vegetable and loads of fresh dill. I aboslutely love it and hope you do too!

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Pantry Staples + Recipes

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian

Having a stocked pantry is more important than ever these days but before I say much more I just want to remind everyone not to start hoarding food! Just get what you need plus maybe a little more but leave some for others in need.

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Feeding Kiddos: Healthy Habits from the Beginning

Post By Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian

My career as a dietitian started 11 years ago at a WIC (Women’s Infants and Children clinic) counseling pregnant and postpartum women and their small children. My subsequent career choice led me to a pediatric obesity clinic in Kentucky. Throughout these early years of my career I counseled hundreds of families on how to feed kids. In addition, I taught cooking classes to kids of all ages, while the parents sat in a room with a psychologist discussing how to model appropriate eating behavior. I’ve seen the whole spectrum, from pregnant women who for the first time in their lives were taking an interest in nutrition because they wanted only the best for their child from the start, to the parents with the morbidly obese child, who brought McDonald’s into the appointment and proceeded to blame the child for eating too much.

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Recipe: Smoky Lentil Soup

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian

One of my menu planning methods for personal chef clients is to look through my photos to remind myself of what I have made in the past. All of those food photos actually do serve a purpose! I made this lentil soup a couple of months ago and it was a big hit with all of my clients. Let’s fill up on these hearty soups while we can, spring might be right around the corner 🙂

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Recipe: Winter Nourish Bowls with Orange Miso Sauce

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian

One thing that really gets me through the winter is roasted vegetables, and there truly is no meal I’d rather have than a big giant bowl of them, smothered in a yummy sauce. I cannot take credit for this recipe; it’s from http://dishingupthedirt.com/. However, I’ve already shared it with two clients today and felt that many more people could probably benefit from it.

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