Author: Claire

The Turtle Theory

The Turtle Theory

Dearest growth seekers,  Let’s talk about turtles. Odd topic for a dietitian, I know–but humor me here. I like to do weird things (as you well know if you’ve been following my journey for more than like 5 seconds). In all honesty, you could probably […]

The One With All The 4’s

The One With All The 4’s

Dearest Freedom Frolickers,  In case you haven’t had the chance to look at a calendar recently, I’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s already JULY. How did that happen? Not really sure–they say it’s because of this undeniable thing called “time,” but I […]

Rainbow Chard & Sunflower Seed Pesto

Rainbow Chard & Sunflower Seed Pesto

Dearest pasta peeps,  Boy oh boy do I have something for YOU. It’s a little nutty, a lot green, and definitely not good just on pasta. In fact, it’s suitable for just about all of your dippin’ and spreadin’ pleasures–potatoes, sandwiches, crackers, roasted veggies, fingers…you get the point. […]

A Berry Gut-Happy Smoothie

A Berry Gut-Happy Smoothie

Dearest Smoothie Sippers,  Do you ever wake up and think “Man, today would be a whole lot better if I got in two servings of fruits and veggies before 8 am…”?? If so, this smoothie concept is for you. If not, this is also for […]

Same Book, New Chapter.

Same Book, New Chapter.

Dearest transitional life stagers,  Today, I come to you bearing the same handful of words with which I addressed you when I published my first ever blog post. I chose to title that post Thriving in New Places , as I had just turned the page of my very […]

Summer Farro Salad

Summer Farro Salad

Dearest Summer Swooners,  If you’re anything like me, summer is a test of how many different ways you can write the word “salad” on endless potluck sign up sheets. Everyone knows that salads are some of the simplest, fool-proof potluck contributions–but none of us want […]

Summer Toasts for Two

Summer Toasts for Two

Dearest Toast Fanatics,  Apologies I couldn’t come up with an alliteration with which to address you, but synonyms for “lovers” or “fans” that begin with “T” are harder to come by than originally anticipated. Anywho, I’m back with another simple, tried and true nutrient-dense recipe […]

5 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Summer

5 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Summer

Dearest Sunshine Seekers, Or should I say..Vitamin D devotees? Yeah, maybe that’s more fitting in the context of this corner of the internet. I’m sitting down to write to you after a stellar, sunshine-filled week of family vacation at the beach. Needless to say, I’ve […]

5 Steps to Becoming an RD

5 Steps to Becoming an RD

Dearest future RD’s, About a week ago, I was one of you. Now, as weird as it may seem, I crossed the finish line of my #RD2be path and stepped (okay, leaped joyously because *let’s be real* I couldn’t contain my excitement) into the beginning […]

Pineapple, Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Pineapple, Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Dearest Salsa sapiens,  You know, like Homo sapiens–but ones who really love salsa. It’s like how your parents always used to tell you if you kept eating too much of one food, you might actually become it? Well, that may actually be the case when it comes […]

Lemon Rosemary Ricotta Hummus

Lemon Rosemary Ricotta Hummus

Dearest Dippin’ Darlings, I have many long-standing inside jokes with myself (a skill one must learn to cultivate growing up as an only child). One of my favorites, however, involves carrots, cucumbers, pita bread, and pretzels. What do all of these foods have in common? Thanks […]

Food is *more than* Fuel: Here’s Why

Food is *more than* Fuel: Here’s Why

Dearest eaters,  A few days ago, I stopped for a cup of coffee on my way home from work. It was the first day (in like *ever*) that Ohio reached temperatures above freezing–the sun was shining, I had a belly full of PB&J, and an […]

Sweet Potato & Banana Smoothie

Sweet Potato & Banana Smoothie

Dearest Smoothie Spooners,  Or “smoothie slurpers,” whichever side you take. Normally, I like to slurp my smoothies through one of my fancy, reusable metal straws (thx Amazon!)–but this smoothie required me to take a step outside of my normal smoothie routine…for two reasons:  The beautiful, […]

Sweet ‘Tater Fries & Spicy Sriracha Ketchup

Sweet ‘Tater Fries & Spicy Sriracha Ketchup

Dearest fellow ‘tater enthusiasts,  I hear you. I see you. I am one of you. And yes–I’m here with a simply splendid spin on some sweet ‘taters guaranteed to please all the hungry mouths. The thing I like most about potatoes? They fit any food occasion. Breakfast? Hash-browns. Sweet […]

Table for One, Please.

Table for One, Please.

Dearest restaurant dwellers,  I’d like to embark upon this post with a theoretical conversation between you and I: Me: “What would you do if I told you that I’ve recently discovered a new favorite tradition of mine?”  You: “Sure, Claire–you’re pretty strange so this ought […]

Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles

Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles

Dearest Noodle Enthusiasts,  This one goes out to all of you–especially those of you looking to spice up your noodle life. Yes, of course, I’m referring to literally spicing things up (hello, cayenne), but also to enhancing the nutritional quality of your pasta dishes. Picture […]

Spicy Parsnip & Potato Soup

Spicy Parsnip & Potato Soup

Dearest Soup Swains,  Don’t worry–until about five minutes ago, I didn’t know what the word “swain” meant either. Yes, I pulled the classic search “nouns that start with the letter ‘S’”–because I can’t pass up the opportunity for an alluring alliteration (see there? did it […]

Sun-dried Tomato & Mushroom Frittata

Sun-dried Tomato & Mushroom Frittata

Dearest Eggcelent Eaters,  Do you yearn for breakfasts that are both delicious and nutritionally-dense, but sometimes feel like you’re cracking under the pressure? Are you scrambling for fresh ideas to spice up your household’s breakfast routine? Do you ever find yourself lost in complication, wishing more […]

Letting Go to Gain

Letting Go to Gain

Dearest friends with superior grip strength,  First, know that I’m using this address rather figuratively. Sure, having literal superior grip strength is an admirable quality and may even set you on the path to stardom on American Ninja Warrior. I’ve always found that show to be incredibly […]

Hosting Happiness: Brunch Edition

Hosting Happiness: Brunch Edition

Dearest members of The Brunch Club,  You know, kind of like the Breakfast Club–but loads more trendy and exclusive? Let’s be honest, brunch doesn’t happen every day. It’s an occasion that should be revered, savored, and celebrated at least once weekly. In my opinion… If […]