High Protein Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian I work with a lot of vegan clients who want to know if they are meeting their protein needs. It is definitely very possible to achieve your recommended protein intake on a vegan diet but I often see…

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian I recently made this dish and had a ton of requests for the recipe… so here it is! I also recently completed Kid Friendly Meal Plan #2 and if you are looking for more ideas for what to…

Recipe: Delicata Miso Ramen

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian Recipe adapted from epicurious.com I came across a version of this recipe on Instagram and knew I needed to try it immediately. This year we grew only 6 delicata and while the number was slightly disappointing, it has…

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Posole

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian I aboslutely love this soup! It’s super simple to make but what truly make it shine is the toppings. It’s all about the toppings. Pile on radishes, sour cream, cilantro, lime wedges, avocado and of course, tortilla chips….

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: 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: 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: Pizza Dough

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian It’s time to give away another one of our secret cooking class recipes! Our recipe for pizza dough is so simple but it’s SO good and it’s just not fair to keep it to myself. Our pizza class…

Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Tart

Post By Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian If you are like me and your tomatoes are finally just now getting ripe, you need to act fast and figure out how to eat them at every meal! This yummy tomato tart is dinner in my house…

Recipe: Mongolian Soy Curls

Post by Olivia Blodgett, Registered Dietitian I made this dish for personal chef clients this week and was asked to post the recipe. I love working with soy curls both for their nutritional value (they are a great source of protein), their versatility and…