Vacation?! Make sure to include a hike!

Post by Lily Gil, Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor at Nourish Northwest Winter is certainly upon us, and while I definitely prefer a nice chill in the air to sweltering 90 plus degree days, it can certainly put a damper on those outdoor activities. As…

Cold Soups for Hot Nights!

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest I don’t like cold soups.  There’s just something about using a spoon to eat (drink?) a savory liquid that I can’t wrap my brain around.  But these are desperate times, people. With temperatures reaching…

Recipe: Vegan Frittata Cakes

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian at Nourish Northwest I have been using flax eggs in vegan baking for years and eating tofu scrambles for even longer. In fact, we make a wonderful huevo-less rancheros in our brunch cooking class. But, for some…

The Arm Challenge

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Dietitian at Nourish Northwest   I love all of our group fitness classes at Nourish Northwest. With my 1 year old with me at work most days, I’m lucky to make it to one class a week. Sure,…

How to Videos: The Many Faces of the Burpee.

Post by Olivia Martino, Certified Personal Trainer  and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest We all let out a groan when told we have to perform this exercise, yet deep down we know it’s going to be better for us in the long run.  It’s true, it’s…

Top Food & Nutrition Trends 2013

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Dietitian at Nourish Northwest It’s time again to take a look at the year in food. While some of 2012’s food and diet trends gained strength in 2013, some (thankfully) fell to the wayside. Our top picks from last…

How to Video: Using an Immersion Blender

Post by Olivia Martino and Paula Jahn, Registered Dietitians and Co-owners of Nourish Northwest http://youtu.be/nucsQedGU08   The immersion blender (or stick blender) is another kitchen tool that meets our criteria of being multi-use, small and easy to clean. Its uses go beyond pureed soup, although that is…

Take Your Workout Outside!

Post by Olivia Martino and Paula Jahn, Registered Dietitians and Co-owners, Nourish Northwest Several years ago, while we were both living in Seattle, attending grad school we used to work out together at a gym at the very bottom of Capital Hill.  If you…

Recipe: Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Dietitian at Nourish Northwest With less than two weeks until my due date, I have the sudden urge to stockpile food. Maybe it’s the nesting instinct, or maybe I realize that after the flood of post-baby casseroles, I…

A Dietitian’s Perspective on Wellness

As a dietitian, I am in a specialized field of wellness. It is common as an expert in the field to emphasize nutrition as the priority.  This bias is arguably necessary in order to help clients with food issues, just as other health professionals…

Shamrock Run Wrap-Up

Post by Paula Jahn and Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitians and Owners of Nourish Northwest We had so much fun at the Shamrock Run Fitness Fair last weekend! Thanks to LifeWise for sharing a booth with us. We made and handed out samples of our…

5 Nutrition Tips for Endurance Athletes

Post by Paula Jahn, Dietitian and Co-owner of Nourish Northwest The Shamrock Run is approaching! This year, we are teaming up with LifeWise of Oregon for the pre-race Fitness Fair at the Convention Center. Stop by the LifeWise booth on March 15 or 16…

The Pressure’s On

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Dietitian at Nourish Northwest Do pressure cookers intimidate and mystify you and make you fear for your life? Did you miss our Pressure Cooker Basics class yesterday but still have questions about how to work the gadget? Read…

Kitchen Equipment Essentials

Post by Paula Jahn, Dietitian and Co-owner at Nourish Northwest A few weeks ago, we did a post on pantry staples. It is true that in order to set yourself up for success in the kitchen, you need healthy, basic ingredients. In order to turn…

Rx for Health

Guest Post by Abby Bliss White, Yoga Sculpt and Boot Camp Instructor at Nourish Northwest As a Holistic Health Coach and Personal Trainer, I love the month of January because HOPE is in the air.  Everyone is finished celebrating the holidays and ready for…

Farro and Winter Salad

Post by Paula Jahn, Dietitian and Co-owner at Nourish Northwest In the winter, I tend to preach against eating salad. Salad has a broad definition, so let me clarify. I mean to avoid the ones made of papery, delicate leaf lettuce and “fresh” tomatoes….

10 Healthy Holiday Gifts

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian What better way to send a message of love to friends and family than to give a gift of health?  The following gifts touch on many dimensions of wellness, including physical, social and emotional health. These…

Pears and Walnuts: The Perfect Pair

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-owner, Registered Dietitian This dish is embedded in my family history. The origin of my love of pears is no surprise. My grandfather on my mother’s side was the manager of the Scotts Valley Fruit Exchange, a pear packing shed…

Artificial Sweetener’s Bag of Tricks

Post by Paula Jahn, Co-Owner of Nourish Northwest, Registered Dietitian             It’s November—the month that starts the steady flow of sweet treats until the New Year. Whether it’s your kid’s leftover Halloween candy, the plastic cornucopia stuffed with snack…

Destination Fermentation- A Dietitian’s Journey

By Paula Jahn, Co-Owner and Registered Dietitian at Nourish Northwest             When I was in school to become a registered dietitian, the focus was on the tangible, measurable and researchable aspects of nutrition. Modern “evidence-based nutrition” reigned king while traditional wisdom was…