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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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 makes this dish really stand out. Substituting some of the oranges for blood oranges makes the dish even more beautiful. The segmenting of the citrus is a bit time consuming, but slowing down and doing a mindful task such as this is always a good practice, especially during a hectic time like the holidays! Enjoy and happy holidays!

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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 hope you enjoy!

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