Recipe: Roast Chicken Thighs with Beets and Greens

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian I recently had a personal chef client ask me if I ever prepare meat. The answer is yes, I sometimes do. Meat was a rareity in my household until more recently when I discovered that my daughter enjoys…

Recipe: Raw Butternut Squash Salad with Brown Butter, Hazelnuts and Currants

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian This recipe is not my own but I have to share it because you need to know about it. We are in it for the long haul with winter squashes, root vegetables and potatoes off all kinds. No…

Recipe: Gazpacho

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian Today I harvested my first heirloom tomatoes (they are FINALLY ripening) and along with the hot forecast this week, I couldn’t think of a more timely recipe to share. It is so bright, beautiful and fresh and has…

Recipe: Raspberry Scones

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian I’m obsessed with all things summer but I recently said to my husband that there are really two things I look forward to most: jumping into cold rivers and eating juicy, fresh berries. I can’t get enough berries…

Recipe: Peanut Butter Chia Oat Bars

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian I have to admit, I love a good Rx bar, but homeade snacks are where its at in terms of cost effectiveness and nutrient profile. It’s so easy to customize homeade bars to whatever your nutrient needs may…

Strawberry Recipe Roundup!

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian Strawberry season is upon us and the best way to consume these sweet, juicy miracles is definitely fresh! However, if you are like me and you like to hoard berries you may find yourself in a position where…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Recipe: Citrus Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing

Post By Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian I went into the vaults of our old cooking class packets and found this recipe from our Healthy Holidays class that I absolutely love! Have you ever had creme fraiche before? It is truly a special ingredient and…

Recipe: African Bean Soup

Post By Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian It’s definitely, soup season! It seems like it’s really cold across the country right now, but luckily I have a recipe to keep you warm! This soup is one of my staples. It’s easy, flavorful and nutritious. I…

Recipe: Winter Squash and Mushroom Risotto

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian This is another recipe from my favorite cooking class we used to offer, Autumn Harvest. We served this risotto alongside the roast chicken and veggies. We added some parmesan cheese in at the end but I have included…

Recipe: Simple Roast Chicken (and the yummiest veggies ever!)

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian Nothing screams fall like a chicken roasting in the oven! While this recipe is so simple, roasting a chicken is a pretty important cooking skill to know. Once you have done it a few times you will no…

Recipe: Apple Muffins

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian Lately, I have been doing a lot of baking for my daughter and since she is only one, I want to avoid adding any added sugars to the foods that she eats. I have been playing with blending…

Recipe: Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Free of Added Sugars)

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner Here is my new favorite banana bread recipe! It suits many dietary restrictions/preferences and is super moist and naturally sweet.  I added dark chocolate chips, which does add a tiny bit of sugar but also…

Recipe: Salted Chocolate Pudding

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner I have been making a lot of this pudding lately for our Corporate Wellness Lunch and Learns.  It’s super simple and it covers a lot of the principals we discuss in our classes: limit added…

Recipe Roundup: Trader Joe’s Meals

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner One request that I have gotten numerous times from clients is for ideas for simple recipes. I have always had some trouble accomodating this because I personally love spending time in the kitchen and it…

Recipe: Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner This is a super simple and very delicious recipe that I make for my personal chef clients.  Feel free to experiment with different non-dairy milks. I have used cashew and coconut milk (full fat) and…