Hiking: Olympic National Park

Posy by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer and Owner

Hiking is one of my absolute favorite past times.  There is so much to gain from a walk in the woods: the solitude of being alone with nature or the chance to catch up with a friend, the physical exertion that makes you want to give up at times but ultimately produces heaps of endorphins, the feeling of success and often the breathtaking views you get at the top, a new appreciation for a simple PB&J sandwich as your ravenous appetite gets fed on a break.  Hiking allows you to overcome challenges, view rare beauty and it even changes your brain chemistry, lowers stress hormones and increases your sense of happiness. Read More

Recipe: Sweet Corn Fritters

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner

Yes, school has started, labor day happened and I am going to see the swifts tonight.  These are absolutely signs of fall but summer’s not over yet, people! Read More

Recipe: Lacto-Fermented Cucumbers

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner

Preserving our summer garden harvest has felt like a second job to me lately but I will be so grateful come mid winter when I have fresh tomato sauce and crunchy pickles.  There are many ways to pickle vegetables but my favorite is to lacto-ferment them.  Not only is this method simple and flavorful, but it is also the most nutritious.   Read More

Summer Squash Surplus: A Collection of Recipes!!!

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner

If you grow summer squash, than you are most likely drowning in it right now and if you are like me, there’s nothing more you hate than letting food go to waste.  I have pretty much been eating zucchini every day for the past month and wanted to share some of the things I have made (click on the names for recipe links).  I adapted most of these recipes quite a bit and encourage you to play with them as well based on what you have available and your flavor preferences. Read More

My 4 Day Backpacking Meal Plan

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner

In preparation for a recent backpacking trip I spent some time searching the internet for help with meal planning.  I was really surprised by the lack of creative, healthy ideas out there and did not want to settle for the ready prepared freeze dried meals that most sources were suggesting.  As soon as I saw the word hydrogenated on the label for a breakfast skillet I knew I could do better. Read More