Yay. You’ve gotten your CNS or a nutrition license! Congrats – you’re a certified/licensed nutrition specialist extraordinaire. Not to rain on your parade, and it’s a good idea to start thinking about your continuing education requirements right away. They tend to creep up on you, and you don’t want to be left scrambling when it’s

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It’s that time of year again! October Unprocessed is upon us. For those of you who don’t know this is a flexible challenge to reduce or eliminate processed foods for the month. It’s trickier than you may think, even for someone who eats a pretty clean diet. (If you’re new to unprocessed eating, you can

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It’s that time of year again. I didn’t cook up quite as much of a storm this year, but I still got a chance to play around a bit. Just like last year, I compiled a list of my favorites from 2013. Click on the apples to visit the Pinterest board where I’ve compiled them.

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I’m running behind again. Sorry! Here’s my week 4 October Unprocessed meal plan. Better Tuesday than Friday, right? Last week the Harvest Skillet was a huge hit at our house. I used baby spinach instead of kale and added a few walnuts and dried cherries, and it was seriously tasty. We’ll definitely be making that

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Better late than never, right? RIGHT? It’s been a long week. And we did have to do an emergency take-out dinner once – a sick kiddo and poor planning foiled my best intentions. However, overall we’re sticking with the plan, and it’s been fun experimenting with some new recipes and enjoying my fall favorites. We

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Welcome to week 2! So how did the first week  of October Unprocessed go for everyone? Here, we did alright. I create meal plans like the one you’ll find below, and I almost always go out of order. This year Matt was unexpectedly home because of the government shutdown, and that changed our schedule quite

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It’s that time of year again – October Unprocessed is upon us. For those of you who aren’t familiar, October Unprocessed is a challenge sponsored by Andrew over at Eating Rules. The goal is to go for an entire month without eating any processed food. He’s got some great guidelines & FAQ that help determine

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Y’all have probably seen this graphic with a quote from Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms. It makes the rounds periodically, popping up on my Facebook feed from time to time. Before I get into what bothers me so much about this, let me first say that I love Joel Salatin and support the work he’s

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Let’s say you’ve recently graduated from a nutrition program. You’re building your practice, going through all the details.  (Overwhelming, right? Hang in there. You’ll be so glad that you spent the time to get it all in place.) One of those details is selecting an insurance provider. I often get asked if I have a

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I’m at it again, intrepidly forging my way into (onto?) YouTube with a book review, this time with a very special guest commentator. Who’s 8 months old. Check out this video to find out why I think every nutritionist and parent should read a copy of at least one of Ellyn Satter’s books: Desperately need

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