Tips for Surviving the Holidays on a Gluten-Free Diet

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are upon us with Thanksgiving only a day away and Christmas/Hanukkah just around the corner! Although the holidays are supposed to be a time of love and joy, I think we can all agree that they can also be a bit overwhelming and stressful at times. Adding to…

Baked Spiced Apples

Confession: I may be a dietitian, but I most definitely have a sweet tooth. I was really craving something sweet over the weekend, so I decided to bake some apples. This was actually the first time I had ever baked apples, so I researched a few recipes before creating my own. I liked certain components of…

Sippin’ on Fall: Pumpkin Smoothie

Besides the fact that pumpkin is definitely the trendiest food to consume this time of year, it is also one of the healthiest foods that you can put in your body! The orange flesh of pumpkins is low in calories, but rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, B vitamins, potassium, copper, and more. I…

A Forkful of Fall: Fall Harvest Salad

Wait, somehow it’s almost November?! Despite some of the uncharacteristically warm days we’ve experienced this season, it’s safe to say I’m definitely still in fall mode. So, I wanted to create a salad that captures the beautiful colors of fall and is rich in nutrients. Mission accomplished. I present to you my Fall Harvest Salad—a colorful…

Goal: Make a Career out of GF Taste Testing

Have you ever dreamed of a place where you could enjoy an endless amount of gluten-free samples and discover the newest gluten-free products and trends on the market? Sounds too good to be true, right? Yeah, I thought so too. But, this place actually does exist, and it’s called the GFAF Expo! Last Sunday, I…

Spice Up Your Trail Mix: Cinnamon Spiced Autumn Trail Mix

It’s starting to feel like fall, y’all (well, maybe not the temperature, but at least the leaves are beginning to change color!)  Are you looking for a healthy GF snack to enjoy throughout the fall season?  How about a trail mix filled with the colors of autumn and the scent of cinnamon?  If you’re saying yessss in your head (or out…

A Special Place

Cincinnati, Ohio has always held a special place in my heart. It’s the closest major city to Miami University, where I spent the best four years of my life earning my bachelor’s degree. Growing up, it was the place where we traveled on our annual family vacation every summer. We would spend up to two…

Restaurant Week Recap

It’s that time of year again in Philadelphia—Center City District Restaurant Week!! Just to clarify—they call it Restaurant Week, although it usually lasts for two weeks, not one. During this time, you can get a delicious three-course prix fixe dinner for only $35 at participating restaurants. This is a tradition upheld by many major cities across…

Let’s Raise a Glass and Have Some Toast

Just because we can’t eat gluten, doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy one of the greatest Insta-crazes ever: #ToastTuesday. Adding jelly, butter, or cream cheese to plain white toast was so 2015 (maybe even 2012); not to mention, it’s not exactly the most nutritious breakfast choice. Instead, opt for a breakfast that is a perfect combination of protein and…

Savoring Summer

Somehow it’s already September and Labor Day weekend is in full swing, marking the unofficial end of summer. But before you order a pumpkin-flavored drink and start searching for plaid shirts in your closet, take the time to enjoy your three-day weekend with a drink that encompasses the colors and tastes of summer—fruit infused water….

Life is Good

To be honest, there are times when I want people to notice me. I want my friends to notice my overpriced haircut. I want the only cute guy at a party to notice my blue eyes and genuine smile. I want a stranger to notice my outfit and drunkenly tell me how “super cute” it…